Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

rab ne bana di jodi takes on the nitty-gritty of the romance in an arranged marriage. Enough reason for Aditya Chopra to bring in the mush and gush. Yet, "What a woman wants?" and "What her man is capable of giving" is explored with some insight. We are growing up, but only 'haule haule'

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Plot Summary

Surendra Sahni (Shah Rukh Khan) is married to Tani (Anushka Sharma). But, Tani is not really in love with him. How do they live a happily 'married life' ever after?

What Worked

  • The end credits.
  • That it didn't have an item number! Even in the opening and closing credits.
  • Vinay Pathak being cheered on his entry! Three cheers to the audience!!
  • The USB stick-laptop scene - hilarious!
  • Surendra wearing the same t-shirt in different colors, adds to the guy-without-taste image that they are trying to create.
  • The soap opera-ish movie clips that Surendra-Tani were shown watching in theaters.
  • The contrast between the Raj from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge who didn’t want to elope with his girl without her parent's permission and the Raj in Rab ne bana di jodi who wants to elope with a married woman.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Shah Rukh Khan in the bright-colored pants kept reminding me of Aamir Khan in Rangeela and for some reason that just didn't work.
  • Does a geek know that his peculiar behavior is actually inappropriate? If yes, then why doesn't he stop? If no, then how can he comment on it?
  • It's okay for a friend to understand that a couple needs to fall in love after they are married, but an entire garage full of people doing that is a bit too much.
  • The cheesy computer gimmickry to have 'I love you' shimmer in Anushka's eyes.
  • How does Tani disappear without Surendra knowing when he was in the aisle seat?
  • How does Raj manage to see without his glasses on?

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • The lady enters the house with her left foot first. Ouch! Or was it intentional to mark the absence of the 'elders'?