After a pause of almost 8 years, Aditya Chopra is back behind the camera and boy he does it some justice, well, leaving the clichéd story aside for a moment. His earlier movies (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein) have generated quite a buzz and raked in quite a few bucks for the Yashraj clan. Apart from the director, the only other thing common across Aditya’s movies is Shahrukh Khan, the man who has the ability to carry the entire movie on his shoulders, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is no different.
Aditya could not afford to go wrong with this movie, Yashraj films does need a big hit to revive his production firm and so he plays safe and doles out what he does best, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a love story albeit with a twist. Reality dance shows are the order of the day for Indian television and Aditya cleverly weaves his story around the dance show theme.
Surinder Sahni aka Suri of Punjab Power company is your next door aam-aadmi who lives through his life in a text-book like fashion. He marries a girl named Tanni (Anushka Sharma) who apparently is much younger to him. Suri loves Tanni but the same cannot be said about Tanni.
Suri has to win back his lady love and he does it via the dance show where Tanni intends to take part. Out Suri – in Raj (again!!!) the hip looking jazzy dresser Raj tries to woo Tanni off her feat. Even though the script is hackneyed, Shahrukh’s personality switch and his racy acting ensures that the audiences are glued, he is aided by script which is hilarious at times. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi lack of punching story is compensated by good technical work, some soul pulsating music and brilliant performances by King Khan, Anushka Sharma and Vinay Pathak (as Shahrukh’s barber friend).
Rab Ne bana Di jodi is out-an-out family entertainer which relies heavily on Shahrukh Khan’s performance to deliver, go watch for Shahrukh i.e. if you like can tolerate King Khan’s antics.