THERE'S SOMETHING DIVINE ABOUT SHAHRUKH!
Although Rab Ne Bana Di jodi is not a mindblowing movie, it is definitely worth a watch and in fact stays with you even after leaving the hall.
It is Shahrukh, Shahrukh and Shahrukh all the way.....it is Shahrukh who makes even a boring character like Surender Sahni endearing...he is just so awesomely charming even at the age of 43. He made the two characters so different, that the movie has repeat value just for his sheer presence in it. I couldn't have imagined anyone else in these two roles.
Anoushka also fit her role surprisingly well and gave a convincingly good performance, for a first movie. However, her future as a heroine in the hindi film industry is debatable as her glamour quotient does not appear to be a core strength.
'Tujh Main Rab Dikhta Hai' was beautiful and 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte' was extremely enjoyable. However it is for that brief time when you get to see Shahrukh and Kajol together, that you realise what 'chemistry' really is. Shahrukh and Anoushka's chemistry seemed tepid in comparison.
What was not appealing in the movie:
....The sets seemed so unreal and artificial that it did not transport one to Chandni Chowk willingly. I think Aditya Chopra's films appear to advantage when shot in outdoor locations. (Read DDLJ in comparison to the unreal sets of Mohabbatein).
.....Repetitive scenes of dinner time, going to work in the morning and taking the tifin box. of the dancing school made the movie monotonous in parts.
However, definitely worth 1 watch at least and 2 or more if you happen to be a Shahrukh Fan.