5 Excellent

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Jab Harry Met Sejal starring Anushka Sharma and Shahrukh Khan chronicles the journey of a Punjabi tour guide with a past and an eccentric Gujarati lawyer bride to be in picturesque locales of Europe. Considering Imtiaz Ali's sensibilities and his coming together with an actor of Shahrukh Khan's caliber, I expected nothing less than fireworks but I'm sad to say that the film felt underwhelming on many counts. There were moments in the film which were brilliantly written and performed but the more interesting part (Harry's past) was not explored which is sad. The songs although catchy felt like a distraction to the narrative. SRK gets to flex his muscles as an actor as he leaves all his typical mannerisms and stays true to the character. Anushka Sharma was in top form and in quite a few scenes, manages to outperform SRK. Overall the film never felt like more than the sum of its parts; far from boring but not the kind of depth that we have been used to from Imtiaz; emotionally or philosophically. #JHMS #Safar #Anushka #SRK #Watchable