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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Credited cast:
Surinder 'Suri' Sahni / Raj Kapoor
Balwinder 'Bobby' Khosla
Taani Sahni
M.K. Raina ...
Taani's father
Manmeet Singh ...
Bipasha Basu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Bedi ...
Tiny Singh
Vivan Bhatena ...
(as Vivan Bhathena)
Puneet Cheema ...
Dance Instructor
Alene D'Souza ...
Dance Instructor
Aneesha Dalal ...
Dance Instructor


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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There is an extraordinary love story in every ordinary Jodi. See more »


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Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Do zakochania jeden krok  »

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INR 220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£403,842 (UK) (12 December 2008)


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

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2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


As part of the film's promotional campaign, Yash Raj Films designed special lenticular posters that featured both Surinder Sahni and Raj dancing with Taani. See more »


Raj shows Taani "I LOVE U" written all over the Amritsar town to express his love for her. The next shot shows a close-up of Taani and one can see the reflection of "I LOVE U" in her eyes, but the it's not a mirror image as it should be. See more »


Taani: Do not ever try to flirt with me!
Surinder Sahni: But where am I flirting? Flirting would be if l were to tell you that I have never seen a girl more beautiful than you and when you dance all sweaty with the way your hair swings left and right, my heart skips a beat. But I didn't say anything like that. No flirting.
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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 »


References Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) See more »


Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod
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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