First Review of Jab Harry Met Sejal by Umair Sandhu

Love story to work wonders, it ought to have the germs to make the viewer jump with joy and participate in the goings-on. And the principal characters here — Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma — are so real, so natural, so believable and so winsome that the viewer gets absorbed into their world as minutes pass by. 

To sum up, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL is as refreshing as an ice-cold watermelon juice in scorching heat. Imtiaz Ali’s expert storytelling coupled with Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma sparkling performances make this film a must-watch! 
The highpoint of JHMS is its story. The sequence of events in the first hour is akin to a roller coaster ride. 

But the pace slackens in the second hour. Partly because the goings-on get dramatic and serious. Also, things seem to be stretched in this hour. The love story takes its own sweet time to reach its destination, when the fact remains that it could’ve [and should’ve] reached the finale earlier. Thankfully, the end is expertly executed and takes the graph of the film higher. 

Imtiaz Ali deserves brownie points for handling the subject with such maturity. The fun-laden scenes are truly funny and the emotional ones make you moist-eyed. Striking the right balance between light and heavy moments is akin to walking on a tight rope and Imtiaz handles the two extremes with remarkable ease. An accomplished storyteller undoubtedly! 

Pritam proves his versatility yet again. Radha & Hawayein is already SUPERHIT Songs. Cinematography of Europe is simply Eye Catching. Editing is Sharp & Crispy. No Dull Moment throughout the film. Production Designing is First Rate. 

Both Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma deserves for top honours. SRK delivers his career-best performance in JAB HARRY MET SEJAL. He goes for a complete transformation his looks and attire to look the character he has chosen to portray and the understanding with which he enacts his part is worthy of lavish praises. 

Anushka Sharma is in top form as well. JHMS is a turning point in her career [personally as well as professionally]. Good Performances by all supporting actors.

On the whole, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL is one of the finest [romantic] films to come out of Bollywood in 2017. At the box-office, it has the merits to work big time. Strongly recommended. 

Umair Sandhu Rating : ☆☆☆☆


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