It seems like Imtiaz Ali has lost his charm. Whenever Imtiaz hits the news of his next release, we eagerly hope we’ll take something along with us when we leave the theatre. But alas, Jab Harry Met Sejal gave nothing to take with us when his story ended. After giving us a good set of films, Imtiaz released his next with Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan, and yes, we expected a lot from it. This film is just a mixture of Socha Na Tha and Highway, searching for that true feeling of love everyone searches in the journey of life.
Sejal is searching for a lost ring gifted by her fiancé followed up by a romantic proposal. She misses her flight to get the love of her life back and ends up falling head over heels over a tour guide, Harry. When a practical girl meets a dreamy man, lost in the search of his own existence, both of them end up getting what they were searching for their entire life, the feeling of solace in someone’s arms. The predictable storyline and a lot of romantic moments might entertain you, but this time, you won’t take a story of your hidden self; the way we expect from Imtiaz’ magical storytelling idea.
Romantic peppy songs, a few funny scenes and Anushka’s Gujarati accent won’t bore you. But if you expect something illusional is going to happen while watching this, then you’ve entered the wrong theatre of a magical love story.
Though a great cinematography, foot-tapping sound design, and a huge star-cast will cast a spell on its audience, you’ll surely get something’s-missing-feels in the entire movie. If you are planning a romantic movie date this weekend with your special one, grab a popcorn and go for it. But this is surely not a life changing Imtiaz Ali film! Anushka does justice to the Gujarati girl’s role, while SRK’s hot tourist guide avatar is something you won’t afford to miss.
We give Jab Harry Met Sejal 2.5 stars with a kink!