I saw Jab Harry Met Sejal on Saturday, after reading all the bad reviews. To be honest, I expected something that would give me a headache. Instead, what I found was a pleasant film with a lot of giggles, set in beautiful places across Europe.
Yes, agreed that the movie is not without its faults – Anushka Sharma’s (Sejal’s) Gujarati accent was unnecessary, and the apparent impossibility of attempting to find a ring in Europe is laughable, but despite that, the film gave us more joy than sorrow.
Firstly, Shah Rukh Khan’s (Harry’s) charm is unmistakeable, and the ease with which he delivers his dialogues is the reason why I am such a Jabra fan. As they say, you can resist beauty, but you can’t resist charm. There’s that scene in a nightclub where Sejal attacks someone (seems like a drug lord) who makes a pass at her. All the other sycophants of the don put their eyes on Sejal, and you’d expect the hero to come and beat them all up. But, instead, SRK comes out and cries in pain, telling Sejal that he had told her not to come to the night club. They both run away, and hide on the side of the boat. It’s a scene where the chemistry between the two actors is effortless, and the result is rom-com magic.
Then there’s another scene somewhere in the second half, where both Harry and Sejal are sitting by the sea, and Harry cries out Sejal’s name loudly in the air and says that he remembers her a lot. As if she is not sitting there, and he is missing her. Again, SRK manages to tug the strings of my heart, and make me feel the true pain of pining for someone.
Another thing that attracted us towards the film was the clothes worn by SRK and Anushka. Honestly, we’ve not seen a film where the lead actors have been styled better for a long, long time.
Finally, we’d like to add the best part about the film – when it was over, I missed being a part of Harry and Sejal’s world. The movie didn’t seem like a drag to me, and I was glued to my seat even when the end credits were rolling.