Thursday 8 January 2009

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi [2008]

I had watched Ghajini prior to this; moreover, my enthusiasm for the movie was zilch to put it mildly. Hence, suffice it to say, I had a far better time than I had expected, while watching it. Starring the indefatigable Shahrukh Khan, Rab Ne… is a formulaic movie but with a heart. Overtly sentimental, melodramatic at the drop of a hat, brazenly sappy, filled with over-the-top romance and relying heavily on coincidences – the movie is as mainstream as it gets; yet, (though I find it too embarrassing to admit) I found the movie strangely enjoyable. The story couldn’t be any more filmic – a man, married to a much younger girl in a marriage of convenience, gets a secret image makeover, changes his identity, and starts romancing her on the backdrop of a reality-show dance competition. The part of a geeky, unspectacular, soft spoken, middle-class, scooter riding, shy man and loving husband has been played extremely well by Shahrukh. It’s when he becomes the more recognizable lover-boy, err man, during the character’s dual existence that the situation starts getting more run-of-the-mill. Debutant Anoushka Sharma has done a pretty good job as the young bride. The snap shots along with a voiceover that chronicles what happens after the incidents of the movie, shown during the end credits, are quite hilarious. This is a feel good movie and nothing more.

Director: Aditya Chopra
Genre: Drama/Romantic Comedy/Musical
Language: Hindi
Country: India


Ank said...

This is one of my most favorite movies of all times. Has a certain surrealist quality about it that I just love. Rates above even "In the mood for love" for me from the WKW stable. Well written Shubhajit!

Shubhajit said...

Are you sure you posted for the right movie review? I guess you meant 2046. Thanks anyway.

Watch Movies Online said...

An another and heart touching movie by SRK.