Jab Harry Met Sejal is a nice, one-time watch and has its moments. The film wastes no time in introducing the characters and the ‘mission’ to find the missing ring begins right away. The funny moments make for a great watch and some emotional moments are very well handled. But both characters seem confused and their back stories are not established, that takes away the impact to a great extent, apart from some unconvincing moments. The clichéd, filmy finale somehow works though. Shah Rukh Khan as always is terrific and looks super-dashing. Anushka Sharma is marvelous. She doesn’t reach to the level of the accented act of Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express but it’s too good nevertheless. Music is a mixed bag. Radha is entertaining but its Hawayein that emerges as the best track. Beautifully helmed! And one wishes if the whole film was handled with the same amount of sensitivity and sense. Both Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali are known for great romantic films and it’s sad to see them both coming together and giving a one-time-watch film! They should have delivered a memorable romantic fare, if not a classic.
My rating – *** out of 5!