MOVIE REVIEW | Jab Harry Met Sejal is a cocktail of varied emotions but its taste may not be liked by all.

Film : JAB HARRY MET SEJAL
Genre : Romantic Comedy
Cast : Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Evlyne Sharma, Chandan ROy Sanyal
Music : Pritam
Produced by : Gauri Khan
Directed by : Imtiaz Ali

Rating :  ***

So , the day all of us have been waiting for since long time has come. SRK-Anushka starrer , one of the most anticipated films of 2017, Jab Harry Met Sejal has finally arrived. The genre (Rom-Com) is not new to Bollywood but to see the King Of Romance in this genre always gives us fresh feel as romance is never old. And when SRK’s romance is like a wine. The Older it gets , the better it tastes.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal , marks the third collaboration Shahrukh and Anushka after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).
All of us had lots of expectations from Jab Harry Met Sejal as it marks the return of King Of romance back in his fort where he has never disappointed us yet. So like his romantic predecessors , does this one live up to the hype and expectations ? Does it deliver what it promises ? Does SRK impress you once again ? Does SRK-Anushka chemistry touch your heart ? Does film entertain ?
The answer is YES ! It Does ! How ? Here’s the full review.

Story : 

Jab Harry Met Sejal is a story of Harindar Singh Nehra aka Harry, a tour guide who dreamt of becoming a singer and Sejal , a simple , fun loving girl who is engaged to another person , and is on a tour. Now Harry is a tour guide of Sejal. While other tourists are about to leave back to their respective countries, Sejal learns that she has lost her engagement ring somewhere on this tour. Now she can’t go back to India without this Ring. She seeks Harry’s help. Harry agrees to help her and they revisit all the places in search of ring. While searching ring both discovers ways of living, Sejal experiences new found freedom, security & solace in Harry’s company. And in between all of this, there is love, life, lies. thrill and fantasy.
So do they find the ring ? Does Anushka go back and marries to her fiance or decides to marry Harry ? All questions will be answered in the theaters near you.

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Screenplay :

The screenplay of Jab Harry Met Sejal is written by Imtiaz Ali himself. And when Director himself writes screenplay he scarcely fail. Imtiaz has written the screenplay very well. Till the first half this screenplay has everything , Fun , Romance, Emotions, Thrills but falls flat in second half and some scenes look stretched. Especially in the pre climax. Looking as a whole this screenplay has its moments but not decent enough to make it a wholesome entertainer.

Performances :

Shah Rukh Khan is known for Romance. We all know that no one can beat him when it comes to romance. Its his fort. And I must say he has excelled once again. Full marks to him for his portrayal of Harry. He makes you smile and makes you love.

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Anushka Sharma has once again proved that why she is called one of the most talented actress in Bollywood. She has nailed it in her Gujrathi accent. Being Sejal She consummates Harry quintessentially. Chandan Roy Sanyal has few scenes which he has done nicely. Evelyn sharma and Paras both have done their works nicely.
Overall performances are Fantastic !

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Music :
Music of Jab Harry Met Sejal is composed by Pritam who is known for Super Hit music. And in JHMS also, he has kept his brand alive. Radha and Hawayein are already Big HITs.
Beech Beech mein is like a slow poison that now has grown over people and you enjoy it while watching movie. Butterfly is okay while Safar is really good. I liked it. Phurrr by Diplo is also a good number.
So Music is Nice and goes with the flow of the film. These songs don’t disturb the screenplay.

Direction :
Imtiaz Ali is known for his different takes on love stories. Here he has not delivered something very special but having said that , whatever he has designed for audiences and especially for SRK fans he deserves half marks for his attempt. This film is not typical Imtiaz Ali film. I mean , if you compare it with his predecessors, you will find this one different. May be Imtiaz wanted to make a commercial entertainer. Personally I’m disappointed with his direction in second half.

Lets have a look on Positives and Negatives of Film , Jab Harry met Sejal.

Positives : Performances , Screenplay of first half, Cinematography, Music, BGM, Dialogues , Romantic Scenes, Chemistry of lead pair and the Climax.

Negatives : Second half seems stretched in some scenes, Editing , some Melodramatic and cliched dialogues in second half

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Rating Analysis :

Story/Screenplay : 2.5
Editing : 2
Music : 3
Performances : 4
Direction : 2.5

On the Whole , First half Of Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal is Very Good and Entertaining. While film drags in second half , gets slow , only to pick in in Pre-climax and makes it a good watch especially for those who rejoice this genre. Looking at current trend this film doesn’t have good commercial future. Producers will make money as COP is recovered but Distributors will lose some amount.
So I am going with three stars for JHMS.

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