It's a big disappointment to see Shah Rukh Khan returns to his comfort zone and yet not performing at the top of his powers. Red Chillies Entertainment head of marketing Binda De said: "Jab Harry Met Sejal is a movie for all age groups". This is the third time this blockbuster Jodi is coming together and we are assured that they will set the screens on fire with their chemistry. The film directed by Imtiaz Ali and also starring Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sayani Gupta and Evelyn Sharma hit the theaters today and was naturally house-full in most of the theaters. It has a lot of similarities to Imtiaz Ali's previous films like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Tamasha.
The pre-release buzz of "Jab Harry Met Sejal" is quite good. Thus, the makers have released the final song 'Phurrr, ' and it indeed catchy. But the truth is, Shah Rukh is going through the toughest phase of his career and he desperately needs a big hit.
"Jab Harry Met Sejal" has a few genuinely "cool" encounters between the lovers. It's not just that the movie was not remarkable, it looked very unbecoming of a director who had earned both respect and accolades for his filmmaking.
Jab Harrry Met Sejal is released in 3500+ screens in India and good number of screens in overseas. With no big-ticket film in the first half of 2017, hopes are high on this movie to rake in the moolah. The website quoted trade expert Sumit Kadel as saying, "The opening day could clock around 22-23 crores and weekend should be 75-76 crores".
Unlike other SRK movies, the dialogue written for him in JHMS is less flowery and more to-the-point.
Final Verdict: Jab Harry Met Sejal is a romantic entertainer. Where a search for Sejal's engagement ring will make SRK understand the value of love and relationship. "There haven't been any good films in the recent past, which would have motivated the audience to spend money". Shah Rukh's Harry, with his unabashed cheesiness and "cheapness", plays his part with an arrogant aplomb that seems borrowed from his superstar persona of Aryan Khanna in Maneesh Sharma's "Fan".