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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

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A middle-aged man who lost his love for life rediscovers it by assuming a new identity in order to rekindle the romantic spark in his marriage.

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Surinder 'Suri' Sahni / Raj Kapoor
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Balwinder 'Bobby' Khosla
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Taani Sahni
M.K. Raina ...
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Manmeet Singh ...
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Tiny Singh (as Bobby Bedi)
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(as Vivan Bhathena)
Puneet Cheema ...
Dance Instructor
Alene D'Souza ...
Dance Instructor
Aneesha Dalal ...
Dance Instructor
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Storyline

Surinder is married to Taani but there is a huge age gap between them. There is no real romance in the marriage. Then, a dance reality show called "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" airs and Taani wants to participate but can't because her husband is not hip and happening. She has a fear of losing, and she also fears that her friends will laugh at her. Surinder overhears her problem and decides to go in for a makeover. He watches some movies and learns to dance in order to woo his young wife. Throughout the show, Taani keeps falling in love to with this new-and-improved Surinder without once realizing that he's really her husband. Written by mansoor-biggest fan of SRK

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This December, you will laugh... you will dance... you will fall in love. See more »


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12 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

INR 220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£403,842 (UK) (12 December 2008)

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$2,074,346 (USA) (9 January 2009)
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Trivia

The dancing jodi motif seen throughout the film is the famous Raj Kapoor logo, which was designed after a scene between Raj Kapoor and Nargis in the film Barsaat (1949). See more »

Goofs

When Raj and Taani are having a competition to see who can eat the more 'gol gappas', Taani's nail polish colour continues to change from red to pink. See more »

Quotes

Surinder Sahni: I don't know what love is. Until now, I've never had good luck and have fallen in love with any of the ladies. I don't even know any ladies, forget about, falling in love with one.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, when the credits are rolling, Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan) narrates a honeymoon vacation in Japan illustrated with photographs of the trip. See more »

Connections

References Shree 420 (1955) See more »

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Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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So what if she didn't recognise him?
29 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't love this movie, but I'm frustrated at how most of the negative reviews are focused on the wife not recognising her husband. Have none of you seen Superman? In that, Lois Lane doesn't recognise that Clark Kent is Superman, and yet I doubt any of you would complain there. It is a trivial plot element that can be overlooked - and in the film's defence, they did try and justify it by making romance a bit magical (though probably didn't need to go that far).

The film was sweet, colourful, and fun to watch. The music was great and the acting was decent. Having said that, I think there were some fundamental flaws in the films and tricks they missed:

1. Why should the girl love Suri when he offers her none of the love and fun that Raj does? I don't understand why she is supposed to settle for the 'real' Suri when he is so boring. If Taani is supposed to compromise for her husband, should he not also become a bit more like Raj and meet her half way? It would have been great if he had started dressing a bit more fashionably for her even in his 'Suri' self.

2. We are told that Taani is a loyal and decent wife. Yet it is completely out of character for her to think about running away with another man. I was a bit disappointed that she didn't even tell Raj she was married and spent so much time with him outside home.

3. A perfect twist to the film would be for Taani to have known all along - it would have been a nice way of showing that Taani did recognise his heart from the start but she also wanted to see how far Suri could go. But without this twist, the story was very predictable.

These things make the film very frustrating for me. But at the same time, I don't want to fault it too much as I think it is still on the right path - I'm fed up of the show-offy 'Don's of Bollywood today. Romance is still where it's at.


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