Firstly the simpleton character of Shahrukh Khan (whose screen name is Surinder Sahni in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) seems to be inspired by the simple, lovable ragamuffin/vagabond played by the legend, Raj Kapoor in his Awara/Anari days. Notice the simplicity and SRK's soft, soothing dialogue delivery style (Surinder Sahni this side ji!) which tug at the heart, much similar to Raj Kapoor's characters in his hey days. Then we have the couple logo of the R.K.Films (more like a dancing couple here) which makes an appearance in the promos and the posters of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] And last but not the least, the original showman and his family's presence is highly pronounced in the brilliant dance track, 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte', where King Khan pays homage to the greats of Bollywood. And topping the list is of course Raj Kapoor followed by his brother, the great dancing star, Shammi Kapoor and the number ends with his youngest son, the super actor, Rishi Kapoor.
So, with the Raj Kapoor factor embedded in its plot we are sure that Bollywood's global superstar, Shahrukh Khan will win the hearts of zillions through his effective portrayal of the winning underdog in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, when the film releases on December 12.