Shah Rukh creates magic at box office with Rab Ne…’ (IANS Film Review - Rating: *** 1/2)

December 12th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Shah Rukh KhanFilm: “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”; Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak; Director: Aditya Chopra; Rating: *** 1/2No larger than life character or lavish sets, over-the-board acting or trademark merchandise - Aditya Chopra’s latest offering “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” is an extraordinary love story of an ordinary man and thoroughly entertains the audience.

After the record breaking hit “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1994), followed by “Mohabbatein” in 2000, the third much-awaited Aditya Chopra-Shah Rukh venture is capable of keeping the audiences glued to their seats in a mix of emotions.

Shah Rukh proves his mettle once again with his immaculate acting and makes it a treat to watch and appreciate the friendly neighbourhood common man in his geeky avatar and Punjabi dialect.

Massive applause echoed in the multiplex from the scene the superstar made his dramatic entry in the film till the credits.

Carrying both the characters with aplomb, King Khan spells his magic on screen highlighting the flip sides of a person’s personality that every individual would associate with.

Set in modern Amritsar, the film unfolds the story of an ordinary man Surinder Sahni (Shah Rukh) and his attempts at winning his young wife Tani’s (debutante Anushka Sharma) love whom he marries under unforeseen circumstances.

Binding the couple together is a reality dance contest that eventually brings the pair together under circumstances when Sahni goes for an image makeover and participates in the show with Tani as a loud and flamboyant man by the name of Raj Kapoor.

The climax takes a turn with Tani’s realisation of her true love for her spouse.

Like other Shah Rukh movies, the movie also has a special appearance package song “Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke” that features actresses like Kajol, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji grooving to the beats with a jazzy looking Shah Rukh.

However, unlike Chopra’s previous films, “Rab Ne…” boasts of an appealing soundtrack with only four songs in well roped in situations.

Newcomer Anushka complements Shah Rukh despite being years younger to him. She has matched step-to-step with the King Khan in the popular number “Dance Pe Chance”. She has emoted well and holds much promise.

All in all, a complete family package deal worth watching.

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