Jab Harry Met Sally Courtesy InToday Desi Martini

Jab Harry Met Sally Courtesy InToday Desi Martini

Jab Harry Met Sejal is getting terrible reviews around the world. Here’s the thing, Imtiaz Ali sees beyond superficial love stories and everyday human beings. He has the eye to see the real person and how they struggle with being themselves and falling in love.

Sejal (Anushka Sharma) stops Harry (Shahrukh Khan) and tells him that he has to help her find the ring her fiance proposed with. Harry is off duty as the tourist guide and tries hardest to convince her that the search can be done differently rather than him repeating the tour with her only. Sejal is adamant and even when Harry confesses to her that he is a big flirt and control himself with women, she tells she can and that the search must happen together.

The journey begins and obviously they fall in love. Yes, that happens. But what is unusual is that they end up discovering and being comfortable with their true identities. Each saves the other.

The music by Pritam rocks and flows with intensity and fun throughout their trips. Imtiaz loves Europe and probably this is the last time he will be able to be in his comfort locations. His next film should include the pair of Hrtihik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, it will be interesting to see how they bare their true selves or get into the skin of a complex character deep with emotions and meaning.

The wonderful work by Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma must not go unnoticed. Though, Shahrukh looks older and if Ranbir Kapoor was Harry maybe the charm may be different. Shahrukh is vulnerable, sexy and on fire. Anushka is nerdy but aggressive.

Jab Harry Met Sejal will be appreciated later in the years.

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