Jab Harry met Sejal is one of the most expected films of the year. When a visionary director Imtiaz Ali and King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan come on board, obviously the expectations would sky rocket. However, the movie delivers zero, to our dismay. It is an easily forgettable journey.
Coming to the specifics of the movie, the story is the weakest link apart from forced songs which are good to hear but do not fit into the narratives. The songs were like the commercials in television telecasts. Screenplay is sloggy, writing is pathetic and the total plot has just flunked. There is no depth in characters unlike Imtiaz’s previous films wherein, the characters were so profound.
Performance by lead actors is the only saving grace to the film. Shah Rukh Khan as a cynical tour guide is convincing and charming, at the same time. He perfectly outlines the feelings, mental state of a tour guide who is suffering from loneliness and frustration of life. None other than SRK could have pulled this off with such an ease. Anushka Sharma at the same time, delivers a decent act of a Gujju girl even though her accent makeover was uncalled for. Music is good but as said earlier, too much is too bad. Background check score, choreography and cinematography offer nothing new.
On the whole, this film is a two and half hours of pointless boredom. I remember SRK asking everyone to take their heart to the movie. But now I understand why he said that because it doesn’t have it, the ‘Soul’ is purely missing.
Whether to watch it or not?
One simple answer is Absolutely Not even if you are a die hard fan of SRK like me. If you want to visit Europe and doesn’t have the money in your pocket, better watch some YouTube videos. You don’t have to go and waste your precious three hours for this worst cinematic experience.
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