Jab Harry Met Sejal Movie Review, Rating & Audience Response

Tomas Mccoy
August 5, 2017

Because, with due apologies to Bill Shakespeare, barring the chemistry between the lead stars, that is precisely what this film amounts to: nothing.

The songs "Hawaayein" and "Radha" are melodious and well-picturised, but do nothing to enhance the experience.

Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal is now in theatres and King Khan has requested movie-goers to just "bring their hearts" to watch the film. Sejal (Anushka) while boarding back after her Europe tour with her family and fiance realizes that her engagement ring is missing. You can see that she is actually feeling liberated in the absence of her dominating fiancée Rupen, who is always gung-ho about putting all the blame on her. But tour guide Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) and soon-to-be-married lawyer Sejal (Anushka Sharma) have all the time (and money) in the world to find a ring and in process themselves and of course true love.

Obviously, this gives Ali the opportunity to combine his two favourite cinematic genres, the road movie and the romance. The movie's pre-production begun in April 2015 and the principal photography commenced on August 2016. Ali has two bankable actors playing the now been-there-done-that characters. Shah Rukh's Harry, with his unabashed cheesiness and "cheapness", plays his part with an arrogant aplomb that seems borrowed from his superstar persona of Aryan Khanna in Maneesh Sharma's "Fan". What happens to their inner conflicts and outer conflicts as a result of their journey together is Harry and Sejal all about. Yes, this is for the first time I have worked, approached SRK.

With witty one liner and romantic sequences, the film progresses steadily from the beginning. But, then suddenly the ring disappears and Sejal refuses to return back home unless she finds it. Harry quite reluctantly agrees to be her companion. It comes with a cliché plot and lacks a surprise element. In "Jab Harry Met Sejal", the story holds the same essence, but everything else is just a mess.

The first half is an engaging one while the second half seems to be a bit of a drag fest.

Q: "After Rab ne bana di jodi" It is Anushka's third movie with SRK, people are now comparing iconic Kajol-SRK pair with Anushka- SRK. She has tried her best to get into the Gujarati accent but is often seen faltering.

If we consider selling of distribution rights for JHMS 1st day collection, the movie got more money than utilized in production.

Jab Harrry Met Sejal is released in 3500+ screens in India and good number of screens in overseas.

Jab Harry Met Sejal is occasionally amusing, but not half as amusing or cute or ruminative as it clearly thinks it is.

Speaking on the collaboration with DJ Diplo, Shah Rukh "Harry" Khan shared with ANI, "We have such awesome talents here, in form of Pritam da, Irshad Kamil Saab, Imtiaz (Ali) himself, who make some of the nicest music, which I feel deserve a world stage".

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