RAB NE BANA DI JODI is not a small film after all. Though there were talks till date that Yash Raj Films and Shah Rukh Khan have come up with their smallest film ever, both in terms of scale and duration (there were even murmurs around the film's length being a multiplex friendly 2 hours), that is far from true.
Though the scale at which the film is set would be visible once RNBDJ releases this Friday (we certainly aren't talking about a KABHI KHUSHI KABHI GHAM or an OM SHANTI OM here since both were massive in look), it has been revealed that the film belongs to the old world school of near three hours duration, hence packing in quite a lot for all who wish to see Shah Rukh Khan for the longest duration on the big screen. The exact length of the film is in the vicinity of 2 hrs. and 45 minutes.
"Yes, the film is close to the duration you suggest though it could be a couple of minutes here or there", confirms Monica Bhattacharya, spokesperson of Yash Raj Films, "The film's playing time is less than 3 hours for sure though."
This would still be less than Shah Rukh Khan's longest movie with Yash Raj Films in recent times, VEER ZAARA, which lasted close to 190 minutes. Even KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA and SWADES crossed the 180 minutes milestone though DON was 170 minutes long, OM SHANTI OM spanned 160 minutes, CHAK DE INDIA stood at 150 minutes long with PAHELI being his shortest in recent times at only 140 minutes.