Jab Harry Met Sejal movie review: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma’s film is banal and unsatisfactory BY SAEED NASIR

It’s a large disappointment to see Shah Rukh Khan time for his safe place yet not performing together with his capabilities. Here’s our movie review of Jab Harry Met Sejal. Ranking: 2/5.


Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma’s Jab Harry Met Sejal is banal and unsatisfactory.

Jab Harry Met Sejal
Solid: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Ranking: 2/5

There’s a montage in Imtiaz Ali’s early on film Love Aaj Kal where Saif Ali Khan helps to keep crossing the same path, but his teeth looks more obligated everytime. Despite a profession that is looking up, his inner aggravation has got the better of him and eventually he starts to merge in to the crowd. This was Imtiaz Ali’s way of displaying the value of love and the right partner in life.

Well, Shah Rukh Khan’s Harinder Singh aka Harry starts off where Jai leaves. The stress that this tour guide in Amsterdam holds within him is palpable but never really explored. Frequently in and out of romantic relationships, he isn’t a person who wants to be studied seriously. There are ample hints that he is running from something.
Sejal Jhaveri (Anushka Sharma) is one of his clients who stays on behind her tour group to find her lost engagement ring. A talkative Gujarati gal, she has probably resided a sheltered life that has restricted her from really living, like Heer from Rockstar. Slowly and gradually and gradually, she confirms her Jordan in Harry, whom she telephone calls ‘Hairy’. Apparently, this is how highly educated Gujarati girls from well-to-do family members talk.

Sejal has self-confidence issues plus they can get difficult. For example, she thinks it’s fine if the goon kidnaps her and tries to take benefit of her, for such a person will see her worth his attention. She actually says, “Unko toh at least ‘waisi’ lagungi naa main.” By ‘waisi’ she means ‘hot’.

Sejal’s immaturity draws in Harry, who, then and there, makes a decision to be her protector. He says, “Tum us type ki ladki ho hi nahi.” No one cares to make clear the other type as if that is the most realized term in Imtiaz Ali-Shah Rukh Khan universe
The slow build-up provides Shah Rukh Khan sufficient time for you to showcase his typical ‘loverboy’ skills. He maintains on turning his expressions between “I am upset till you say something lovely” and “Tum nahi jaanti Sejal, kuch kuch hota hai”.

There’s a back-story too, but that’s as unimportant as trying to find depth in this film. A rehash of Imtiaz Ali’s previous film, Jab Harry Met Sejal forces views and dialogues in so that a music could follow. Why not directly play the melody? After all, it’s the music that offers some respite from this drag-fest.

On second thoughts, it isn’t a good typical Imtiaz Ali film. Where is the fact that personal realisation of the individuals who want to run away from the burden of love? At most, it’s a extended meet-cute that then melds into a search for a goddamn ring. From subject to its climax, everything screams ‘been there, done that.’


And there’s a terrible angle including Chandan Roy Sanyal and his gang of unfunny migrants. Don’t want to ruin your fun, but this twist will also help remind you of Love Aaj Kal.

Shah Rukh Khan gets our expectations high in the beginning when we witness measurements of his personality, but that eventful minute doesn’t previous long and he gets back again to participating in to the gallery. He makes sure no one misses those folded hands and just a bit slanted forhead. Discuss the burden of being a superstar!

Anushka Sharma, on the other side, is even more clueless. She frantically will try to look cutely foolish whenever she actually is not mouthing dialogues like “Main waisi ladki nahi hoon jo apni engagement tod degi.”

At one point, she actually says, “Lonely feel nahi karna hai,” and thank god for the. Otherwise how would we understand her refined signs!

That was a joke. Nothing is subtle here.


Jab Harry Met Sejal is completely banal with some hummable music. It’s a large disappointment to see Shah Rukh Khan returning to his comfort zone yet not performing near the top of his powers.

Pritam’s tunes can do some patchwork, but little or nothing can rescue this 143-minute of lethargic storytelling.

I haven’t found what I was seeking, appears like you will not either.

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