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Rab ne bana di jodi


This was published in Nxg - The Hindu


Director: Aditya Chopra
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka, Vinay Pathak

Every film doesn't' have a great concept. It takes great screenplay and direction to make a flawed concept into a great movie. Rab ne bana di jodi(RNBDJ) does have an interesting concept, but poor screenplay plays spoil sport here.

Story wise it is about Surinder(SRK) who wanting to make his wife Taani(Anuskha) be happy again comes in disguise as the fun loving Raj only to make her life more complicated. Whom she chooses (or God chooses) to be her lover forms the rest of the story.

Aditya Chopra forgot the most important aspect of commercial film making while writing the script: the audience should not be let to think about the movie while watching it. It is accepted that Taani can't identify her husband in disguise the first time they meet, but even after days of being together with both the characters; her inability to identify the disguise is plain stupidity. SRK's character is the most confusing character of all in the film; if Raj can be that intelligent in making her fall in love with him, then why does Surinder try such atrocious ideas to impress her? It was like Surinder was willingly being reserved to make Taani love Raj. Then what is the use of singing "slowly slowly love will come" every now and then?

If at all one wants to watch this movie, then it is for SRK; be it the reserved Surinder who loves his wife behind her back or the openly flirting Raj, SRK essays both the roles to near perfection; especially in the scene near the climax where SRK cries and laughs at the same time when Taani tells to Raj that she is in love with Surinder. On the whole RNBDJ is half baked: see it if you must.

Verdict: 2/5

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