Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) Movie Review

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Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) Movie Review 1

Producer:  Gauri Khan

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Cast:  Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sayani Gupta, Evelyn Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Kavi Shashtri

Music: Pritam, Diplo

Genre: Romantic Drama

Rating: (2/5)

Story:

Harry aka Harinder Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is a tourist guide in Europe. Sejal (Anushka Sharma) meets him in her Europe trip.   Her engagement ring loses, and she refuses to return to India without that ring. She takes help from Harry to find the ring.  During this journey, they re-discover themselves and their relationship towards each other.

Plus Points:

The first half has included with light, breezy moments.  The movie has some nice comic scenes and dialogues between Harry and Sejal.   Also, there are some small moments in the movie, which you can take them with you even after ending it.

The songs are great.  Especially, Radha, Hawayein, Phurr, Beech Beech Mein, and Safar are grooving. But the rest of the songs are disappointing.

Talking about performances, Shah Rukh Khan has shown his usual charm along with his intensity.  His performance is rustic and quirky.  The same can say about Anushka Sharma. She has shown a bold yet emotional Gujarati girl with aplomb.  Her chemistry with Shah Rukh is watchable.  The rest of the cast is OK.

European locals have shot beautifully.   The editing is decent.

Minus Points:

Imtiaz Patel is known for unusual love stories.  His films talk about self-discovery through the journey.  This movie is not different from his previous movies.

The boy and the girl meet in Europe, they fall in love with each other, they get separated later, and they go against their family and come together. We have seen such stories a hundred times in Bollywood movies. Imtiaz could do different (out of the box) with this usual story.  The climax is predictable.

The movie has ripped off scenes from movies such as DDLJ, Karan Johar movies, Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met, etc.

The second half has dragged with repetitive and pointless scenes.

There are too many songs in the second half, which have not fit properly into the narrative.

It has put some illogical tracks in the movie. Why does Sejal try hard to find her lost ring, while she can purchase a duplicate ring easily?  The backstory of Harry has shown half-baked.

The movie has the weakest script.

The romance between Harry and Sejal looks fake and unappealing.  Shah Rukh and Anushka’s chemistry looked forced in some places.

At one point, the movie becomes over-melodramatic.

Is this movie worth to watch?

It is a one-time watch movie. If you want to see beautiful European locals and performances of the lead pair, go for it.   But don’t expect something different from this bland movie.

Critic’s Rating

53%

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