18th Century Rab Visits 21st Century

I finally saw Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi yesterday, and was astonished to find that it was even worse than I’d expected. Shah Rukh Khan’s alleged acting was no surprise to me—he played two absurd caricatures, and hammed furiously. Nor was I surprised by the implausibilities, or how much it dragged, or the melodrama, and so on. No, what stunned me was the scene (spoiler alert) in which the heroine touches her husband’s feet, after realising that she sees God in him. I couldn’t believe they could show a scene like that in a 2008 film. If I was Gauri Khan, I’d totally kick Shah Rukh’s ass.

In contrast, see this girl. Now that’s the spirit.