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Asin to romance Shahrukh Khan | replaces Katrina Kaif

This Southern belle is definitely having a ball. After working with Aamir Khan in Ghajini Salman Khan in yet-to-be-released London Dreams , Asin is set to work with Shahrukh Khan .

Grapevine is abuzz that Asin is being considered for a role opposite SRK in a Yashraj film. However, the original choice for the role was Katrina Kaif , but Shahrukh, who wants to keep safe distance from Salman and co., wasn’t too interested in working with Katrina.

So Katrina is reportedly out and Asin is in.

Saying yes to the project wasn’t easy for Asin. She had already allotted the dates to a Priyadarshan flick with none other than Akshay Kumar . And since Yashraj Films demanded dates around the same time, Asin was in a fix. She had to choose between doing a film with Akki or Yashraj.

But luck favoured Asin. Akshay asked Priyadarshan to postpone his film because of unavailability of dates. So as Priyan’s film was shifted to 2010, Asin had free dates for the Yashraj film.

So now, as things stand, Asin is most likely doing the YR Film with SRK. But interestingly, there’s a buzz that she might be replaced by Katrina in Priyan’s film with Akki.

Well, the two ladies are all square now.


April 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rab ne Bana Di Jodi Script will be at Oscar Library

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It is not the first time it has happened for Yash Raj Films, but it has certainly happened the fastest. Barely a day had gone by post the release of RAB NE BANA DI JODI that the Oscar library had made a request for the script for its permanent collection. The sensitivity of the screenplay and the unusual love story attracted the attention of the staff at the library right away. 
The scripts in the collection reside at the Margaret Herrick Library and are made accessible for research purposes only; students, filmmakers, writers and actors are among the regular patrons. Screenplays may only be viewed in the library; they do not circulate. Also, no screenplay is allowed to be photocopied. 

The invitation is recognition that the screenplay of RAB NE BANA DI JODI stands out from the crowd – not just among Indian movies but movies released worldwide. As the movie goes from strength to strength at the box office, it is a tribute to the entire team whose passion, hard work and sheer creative onus, made the film such a refreshing change of pace for jaded audiences.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rab ne Bana Di Jodi-Rediff Review

Movie:Rab Ne Bana DI jodi

Starring:Shah Rukh Khan,Anushka Sharma,Vinay Pathak

Director:Aditya Chopra

Music Composer:Salim-Sulaiman

Adtiya made Mohabbatein next, which was judged against DDLJ. I saw it twice, the second time to hear Shah Rukh Khan’s [Images] speech to Amitabh Bachchan [Images] in the film’s climax once again. Those words were among the finest penned lines I have heard in our cinema.

Eight years later, Aditya is back with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

It is an absolute triumph for him as the creator (writer and director) of the film. He takes the formula and turns it around on its head with a film that that is self parodying, self referential and absolutely refreshing.

The film sees SRK [Images] playing Surinder Sahni (Suri) a regular office-going guy, who lives a quiet life and married a girl Taani (Anuksha Sharma proves to be a good find), who had just lost the guy she wanted to marry.Obviously, she doesn’t love him. But he does, and decides to win her with an alter ego called Raj.


Yes, Raj is back!

But this Raj is totally unlike DDLJ’s Raj, who would never run away with the girl. This Raj is all for running away. He is Taani’s dance partner in a musical competition she participates in, by day and her husband Suri by night!

In DDLJ, Pardes and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai [Images], SRK was stealing the other guy’s girl. In this one, he is stealing her from himself!

The scene is set for an all-out entertainer, especially because Aditya and SRK have teamed up for this. They make a new age commonman hero in Suri, all the while poking fun at the flamboyant lovers SRK has played before. But these aren’t insider jokes, they are steeped in popular culture that we have grown up on. For example, there is a hilarious take off on Hrithik Roshan’s [Images] advertisement where he beats a bunch of baddies using a girl as a weapon. I won’t spoil your fun about the other movies Suri and Taani watch in the film, but trust me, you have seen them all!

One of the funniest moments is when Taani nods off in a boring commercial and dreams up a song sequence where Raj announces that if you are bored of regular romances, he has learned from ‘the baap’ of romances and unleashes a song featuring SRK’s favourite heroines.

RNBDJ ranks as one of SRK’s best performances till date, his finest moment being in the interval when Raj talks to Suri and he talks back!

Technically, production designer Muneesh Sappel does a great job.

One of the things you may notice is that Aditya, along with cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, have designed the pace of the film with a lot of long and tough steady cam shots, held together by expert performances. I say tough because the camera is never static, yet it moves at exactly the emotional point you would require it to move in close to the character or pull back.

Salim-Suleman have a blast with the music of the film, which infuses the traditional Yash Raj music with a new age tempo.

One of the big surprises in the film is that despite the film being set in Amritsar [Images], it doesn’t feature the assembly line family tree starting with Dara Singh playing the great grandfather and percolating down to every single niece-nephew, family dog and domestic help. RNBDJ has four leading players, SRK essaying two of them, Anushka [Images] and the brilliant Vinay Pathak as Bobby Khosla.

RNBDJ is an fun entertainer with some very wicked writing at work.

Okay, we can bring in the orchestra now.

PS: Do not miss the end credits!

Rediff Rating: 

December 13, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shah rukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Movie Review


I just watched it came back.It was quit good.I absolutely loved it.

It’s a very simple story about an ordinary man Surinder Sahni [Shah Rukh Khan] trying to live an ordinary life, but his life takes a solid turn once he meets Taani(Anushka Sharma) and gets married to Taani due to some unexpected tragedy. They share a plutonic relationship but Suri starts loving Taani and expect her to notice his feelings some day. Taani decides to join a Dancing competition which motivates sure to change himself and join her as a different person. He takes help from his friend Bobby [Vinay Pathak], changes his looks and joins the class and become Dancing partner of Taani as Raj [Shah Rukh Khan]. Raj and Taani get along after some initial tussle and slowly Raj expresses his love to Taani. Story was simple but what’s makes it interesting is the way it’s been presented.

Obviously, Its Shah Rukh Khan’s performance. He again proves that he is the real king of Bollywood. He carried this film totally alone on his shoulders. 

 Anushka is a great dancer and she looks amazing in the songs.Haule Haule is my favourite song from this movie.Iam sure you will get laugh by watching this song.Its a very funny one.

And the song phir Milenge is also super song.Actually its a combo of old songs.There were Kajol,Priety Zinta,Rani Mukharjee,Bipasha and Lara Dutta dancing with Shahrukh in this song.The pair Srk-KAjol is better than rest of pairs,kajol was looking amazing where as Zinta was looking aged.

You will laugh even when there’s no comedy just by looking at him and watching him react to things and people around him. Shahrukh,OMG!!! He is getting more charismatic as day goes.Just look at those scenes where he feels shy whenever he see Taani(Anushka).He acted trmendously while he fighted with a Sumo Fighter in a Japanese type Exibition’s Competetion.Anushka Sharma who said its her first her to believe me,she is amazing .Anushka is a great dancer and she looks amazing in the songs.Even she acted very well like a matured actress.Her debutance is better than Deepika PAdukone. Vinay Pathak was good where he plays the role of  a friend of Surinder(Shahrukh).Songs are good.I wont say they are Super,But Salim-Sulaiman has done a splendid work.Overall a superb family entertainer.

But do not expect this film to be anything like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Mohabbatien which were previously Srk-Aditya’s combo movies.Its may be near the scale of DDLJ or Mohabbatein I think.The End credits with Srk dialouges at back ground,were very funny with pictures of Suri and Taani where they had toured in China.

Aditya Chopra deserves full credit for this film along with Shahrukh.His way of treating this film is good and touches ones heart at human level. He had power to make this film to look much big, but decided to keep it simple and straight which works in the favor of the film, though the treatment might look bit boring.

Go and watch it.No doubt you will enjoy this movie a lot.

Me,myself will rate it as 4/5

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Bollywood, Movie | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment