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The common man in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

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Still from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
There is no denying the fact that Aditya Chopra, with his trendsetting Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, redefined the way films were being made in the mid 90s. He, in a way brought in the cosmopolitan culture and characters into focus in Bollywood, which was trying to find solace in another form of cinema, as the angry young colossus (read Bachchan) had more or less gone into a self exile!

The characters were trendy, hip and believed in their own identity rather than bowing down to the dictates of tradition. Come 2000 and Mohabbatein, a new approach but majority of the characters remained from the upper echelons of the society. Cut to 2008 and Aditya Chopra is back, with his favourite Shahrukh Khan, this time as the middle class Surinder Sahni, who has for company Anushka Sharma as a modern but small town belle Taani, from not such a flourishing family.

If we go by the tagline, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is supposed to be the extraordinary story of an ordinary man, who has a mundane job in an electricity board and how he impresses the 'young' love in his life and wins her over.

We are quite sure that if Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi delivers what it promises, it could well turn out to be a big winner with the 'aam aadmi' ('common man'), who has for quite sometimes been feeling rather left out amongst the distinctly urbane big budgeted extravaganzas.

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