Director & Writer – Imtiaz Ali
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Producer -Gauri Khan
Production Company – Red Chilies Production
Star cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sayani Gupta, Evelyn Sharma and Chandan Roy Sanyal
Music – Pritam
Rating – 3.5
First things first, the film Jab Harry Met Sejal is a romantic comedy film and it has a story that revolves around the journey of Sejal who is a girl from Gujarat talking a toll to all across Europe who is on a hunt for an engagement ring. She comes across Harry who is a tour guide. He is known to understand relationship and love better, while Sejal in his company experiences a new kind of liberty, security and solace and amidst all this, she falls in love with the guy and thus you get to see elements like love, life, thrill, lies, fantasy and the search for the inner voice. So, what happens next is interesting to catch in the nearest cinema when the film finally hits the theatres.
With the film Jab Harry Met Sejal you find a man who seems to navigate a very much familiar territory but it come along taking risks. You get to see his flamboyance being is replaced suddenly with a ‘coolness’, and the infectious charm is then being replaced with ‘sexiness’. Soon you realize the humor of SRK getting a dark undertone, making everyone discover his character. In a sense you can find Jab Harry Met Sejal turning out to be a big relief amid lots of noise due to tacky Bollywood romantic flicks as it comes with some unique plot and interesting script. In a sense, it scores points for its uniqueness and creativity. All thanks to the director Imtiaz Ali who is known for carrying out the urban romance with lots of vigor and professionalism.
Unlike his previous movies, JHMS, too is known to have some fresh and quirky take on love along with the elements of relationships. He has shaped the characters with elements like fun and elements, which we often find the real couple speaking about the same. He is successful in making the film a complete entertainer having the elements including love, drama, romance, comedy and intensity, all interwoven so neatly, which adds another feather to the film.
Now talking about the performances, SRK despite being 51 years old still plays a perfect lover boy in the movie. His nonlinear character has given him ample opportunities to showcase his acting tricks, which he seemed to have leveraged with great dexterity. He is simply awesome in expressing so well in a wide range of expressions– probably more than what you can find in his other hits like DDLJ, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and Kuch Kuch sizzlinga Hai put all together. And don’t forget to catch his perfect comic timing showcased in the film.
Now talking about his chemistry with the leading lady Anushka Sharma, in one word, it’s splendid. In a sense, it has also helped the lady to play both a goofy and classic women with great dexterity. In other words, the two have shown up with a perfect millennial concoction. Now, talking about the other elements like music, screenplay, and cinematography and editing, everything remain a perfect blend in the film making it a worthy catch.
Jab Harry Met Sejal – The Last Word
No matter how modern one can be in their lives we all seek love that’s the crux of the movie. The film’s efficacy simply lies in its capability to make the issue of the heart feel more urgent. The film seems to carry much of the depth and soulfulness under the grab of the film’s light hearted affectations. The film simply works as it perfectly invites you to get lost in its maze of a romantic tale.