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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 12 December 2008 (USA)
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A breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love journey of an ordinary man Suri and his 'total opposite' love Taani.

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Aditya Chopra

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Surinder 'Suri' Sahni / Raj Kapoor
Anushka Sharma ... Taani Sahni
Vinay Pathak ... Balwinder 'Bobby' Khosla
M.K. Raina ... Taani's father
Rani Mukerji
Manmeet Singh Manmeet Singh ... Raju mechanic
Kajol
Bipasha Basu
Lara Dutta
Preity Zinta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Bedii ... Tiny Singh (as Bobby Bedi)
Vivan Bhatena ... (as Vivan Bhathena)
Puneet Cheema Puneet Cheema ... Dance Instructor
Alene D'Souza Alene D'Souza ... Dance Instructor
Aneesha Dalal Aneesha Dalal ... Dance Instructor
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Storyline

Have you ever stopped to think if the most ordinary, uninteresting, unobtrusive man you might see on the road or around you might have a love story to tell? Maybe not. How can an ordinary man have a breathtaking, goose flesh igniting, awe inspiring love story of all things to tell? This is what happened to Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan) - a simple, clean hearted, honest man, leading a humdrum life, when he meets his total opposite and finds love in the flamboyant, fun-loving, vivacious - Taani (Anushka Sharma) for whom the whole world is her canvas and she paints her own life with the colours of rainbow all until unforeseen circumstances changes it all and brings them together. What follows is a journey filled with laughter, tears, joy, pain, music, dance and a lot of love. A journey that makes us believe that there is an extraordinary love story in every ordinary jodi (couple). Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (A Match Made By God) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Match Made by God See more »

Filming Locations:

Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$911,771, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,074,346, 11 January 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte" pays tribute to the legendary Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Dev Anand, and Rajesh Khanna. Each stanza of the song contains lyrics that represent the titles of songs filmed with those aforementioned actors. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Surinder Sahni: Yesterday, I saw her for the first time, and as I saw her, I immediately fell in love.
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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 Chicken Little (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai - II
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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A delicious over-cooked Indian dinner.
12 December 2008 | by d1uwSee all my reviews

A poorly tailored trailer does not begin to describe what is one couple's journey from the ordinary Jodi to extraordinary Jodi.

It's a Simple life story of a ordinary couple which goes from many ups and downs and finally typical Indian ending. What else one can need ?? My first impressions were, 'WOW, this Shahrukh guy has a tremendous screen presence (but, yikes, what a profile!)' and 'I love the old guy with the black hair' but still the potential of the character is very real with a touch of grass root and it's totally judged by king Khan. This is ShahRukh's best performance after "SWADES". "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" is a common man real life drama made into a modish glamorous movie. The film has a knowable love story made to look like an extraordinary film by Aditya Chopra as it comes with intense emotions, songs, dances, drama and succeeds in touching hearts of audiences. You enjoy, cry and have fun watching the film. Performance of Shahrukh is at its best and Anushka is made to match him.

Aditya Chopra writes and directs ably proving that his first movie "DDLJ" was no fluke . In fact "MOHABBATEIN" carries the same theme of love way ahead of "DDLJ" but in case of "RNBDJ" it's really disappointing. The dialogues are average but yes Shahrukh is surely over the top... but isn't that the reason why he is where he is today. no character has to justify their actions but for the fact that they are driven by their emotions... which is pretty common among common human beings..

The problem I have is with what exactly message the movie wants to spread? I feel that the movie is trying to say, love first other things later. Other things including personal relationships, office work and careers.

But to be honest, I didn't like this movie much, and after seeing about 100 Hindi films since then, I still don't like it much. It has some great songs that are almost completely destroyed by the ancient and I still can't sit through the endless love stories of the couple.

You don't have action thrills suspense but those going for Shahrukh Khan's film, can watch the movie. Since the film is coming with high expectations many won't find it up to their thoughts.

Overall, the story and the execution is a let down. The performances are decent and the movie sure has some light moments that would make you smile and laugh. The film fits all generations, families and ages and it can be expected to be a hit film. At the all important box-office, the opening has been surprisingly not upto expectations for such a huge film. It should pick up over the weekend. Going past the Week 1 figures of either Singh Is King or Om Shanti Om seems highly unlikely.


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