Jab Harry Met Sejal, one of the most anticipated Bollywood movies of 2017, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma has finally released on Aug 4 and has recieved a mixed review and rating from its viewers, most of whom are extremely upset with the second half of the movie.
The Imtiaz Ali film was expected to be highly entertaining with the add-on magical essence by the ace director. But, somehow Jab Harry Met Sejal has failed to to give that magical impact, despite having certain quintessential Imtiaz Ali elements. The film has turned out to be a little less satisfactory than his previous works.
Anushka Sharma portrays the character named Sejal, who is a Gujarati self-claimed selfish woman. Sejal goes on a tour with her family and her faceless fiancée Rupen, who is seen only in the second half. During the tour, she loses her engagement 'ring' and having involved in a fight with Rupen, Sejal decides to stay back and search the ring.
Shah Rukh Khan a.k.a Harry or Harinder Singh Nehra is a Punjabi self-claimed 'cheap' and 'womaniser', who happens to be the tour guide of Sejal and her family. Eventually, Harry finds himself reluctantly stranded alongside Sejal in her quest to find the ring. On Sejal's demand, the two decide to trace back the entire holiday and revisit all those places in hope of finding the ring. As the duo starts retracing the steps, they fall in love with each other amidst constant mushy fights over silly things. Throughout the film, the tagline 'What you seek is seeking you' plays as a constant reminder to its viewers.
Although the first part of the film was still entertaining with some interesting comic elements, the second half was extremely dragged and the audience, when interviewed, found the film highly dissapointing. Many say that 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' is like consuming the same wine served in a different bottle. IBTSingapore has compiled a few Twitter reactions from the viewers.
Here are some of the ratings given by the top known publications:
The Times of India: 3/5
The New Indian Express: 1.5/5
India Today: 1/5
Hindustan Times: 2/5