Rabne Bana De Jodi – Movie Review



This movie is actually a cliche’d, regular love story. A bit of Mouna Ragam, if you ask me.  The story can be summed up in a single line.

Wife realises that her boring, average, middle-class husband is the man of her dreams.

But what makes the movie so watchable to me, is Shah Rukh Khan. His sheer screen presence creates magic. 

Shah Rukh as Raj is a bit over the top, yes, but he creates a powerful contrast to the boring Surinder. 

Anoushka Sharma is perfect for the role. Simple, beautiful and at the same time, has a girl-next-door look. Lovely clothes too.

The third most important character in this movie is the city of Amritsar itself. Its almost like the city has a life of its own. Ravi K Chandran’s work  is just brilliant.

The downside is the movie drags in parts. Especially the Sumo wrestler scene was so unnecessary.

And Shah Rukh’s efforts to look the part of an average man-on-the-street is a bit overdone.  Instead of blending in, he stands out, more like a fancy dress. And the grotesque close-ups don’t help either.

But I walked out of the theater with a smile. A feel good movie from the king of Bollywood.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

Like snuggling with a favourite book with a hot cup of tea on a rainy afternoon…



  1. maami said,

    December 15, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Too hole hole for me:-(


  2. Pradeep said,

    December 15, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I think that is a very generous review, probably the most generous one Rab Ne will ever receive. Shaving the moustache and keeping it back on will make a husband unidentifiable to a wife? This would have probably got laughed at in the 80s, forget today.

    Too cliched, too unintelligent. I can tolerate unintelligent cinema if it is entertaining. I wouldnt say Rab Ne was an entertainer. The first half was good in pieces. The second half was downright boring. I wonder why SRK agreed to act in such a shallow script.

    Hope the other Khan does better in Ghajini.

    True.. But I’m so starved for movies these days, anything even half way watchable is welcome!! 🙂

  3. Pradeep said,

    December 15, 2008 at 10:51 am

    and yeah, Vinay Pathak was totally wasted!

  4. samasyakashiram said,

    December 18, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I agree with everything you said. I just saw the movie last night, and walked out thinking ‘SRK did it again!’ Nice review 🙂

    Thanx! 🙂

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