Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
A lonely 40-ish man, likely to remain a bachelor, has a chance to find the love of his life when he falls for a vivacious young woman.
Wonderful. Didn't know I could like a Bollywood movie that much. Khan is spectacular in his double role as a silent nerd and an over the top macho caricature. Comic, melodrama, vast musical sequences. And of course, as always in Bollywood, a completely ridiculous premise.
Surinder is a calm, nerdy guy who accepts to marry Taani, a really outgoing girl, as to fulfill her father's last dying wish. Problem is she doesn't love him or really know him, so he starts disguising himself as a completely different person so he can be with her at her dance classes. I have to admit, I love Bollywood corny romances and I enjoy watching Shah Rukh Khan, who is a really charismatic actor, but this movie is just over the top. I mean, he takes off his glasses and his mustache and she can't recognize him anymore? And the end was painful to watch, as she was balancing towards her husband in one minute and the next thing…
Shah Rukh Khan plays a double role, as the middle class everyman Surindar and his alter-ego Raj, which he adopts as the dance partner of his unhappy wife, Taani, played by Anushka Sharma in her debut role. Plot makes no sense, why wouldn’t a woman recognize her own husband, but SRK gives a stellar performance and there’s lots of dancing.
I knew it! I knew it all along. Anyway now that people have got me a name tag of Hollywood chauvinist, I don’t care much. What is the problem with YRF?
What is the problem with YRF? (This is not a repeat question, its just the intensity). What’s the eternal connection with Punjab and Bollywood? Is it something like, the founder of YRF was in huge debt and some Punjabi person bailed him out on a condition that he would always throw at least a semi-Punjabi movie in a quarter of year to whole India? Don’t we have enough with all-the-same-sounding Punjabi tracks one per movie like a censorship qualifying condition? We have the whole script in Punjabi accent here.…
Memorable songs. Unbelievable narrative. Okay,
It's an hour too long, the music gave me a migraine and the main character is sort of funny but also sort of a total dickface. As my first Bollywood film this was surprisingly enjoyable and tolerable with some genuinely hilarious bits littered through the rest of the melodramatic shit. Cheesy as all fuck but apparently that's a norm. The main lady is drop dead gorgeous, which helped.
This was the New Year's Eve film on SBS2 and oh, god, they could not have chosen better. This was a delightful film, happy and upbeat, in some parts *hilarious* - Shahrukh Khan's alter ego was, in a word, magical, and the motorcycle jousting was fantastic. It's a simple plot, but it's such a sweet film and so upbeat, that it's impossible not to enjoy it.