Imtiaz Ali Dear Aaj Kal Trailerwho recently came on the Internet had many doubts. While some of us tried to defend it by performing some of his timeless films like Highway, Tamasha, Jab We Met; One sentence was enough to take us out – "But he's also the director who did Jab Harry Met Sejal."
Before Jab Harry Met Sejal, Imtiaz had already given us his film brand with complex characters like Ved, Veronica, Veera, Veer and others. When he came to the screen with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi from Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan, it was difficult not to go to the theater without prejudice.
Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) was a collaboration between a director who redefined rom coms in the Hindi film industry and the King of Romance. It was considered a classic, the ultimate romantic film, full of emotions that the Indian audience didn't know they were capable of feeling. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the weakest film in Imitiaz’s career and a huge waste of Shah Rukh’s talent.
Check out the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal here:
Harry is a tour guide who is forced by Sejal (Anushka), a privileged Gujarati girl, to find her engagement ring, which she lost somewhere in the middle of nowhere. They travel through Europe to find the ring and are the perfect conditions to fall in love.
The film's trailer reveals this part of the story and the 2-hour-24-minute film tells you nothing more. Harry seemed to be a flat version of Bunny by Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, a loner who travels the world. Sejal, on the other hand, reminds us of Geet from Jab We Mets Geet, which is only ignorant.
Anushka Sharma's character shows up as a straightforward, stupid girl who ignores someone else's feelings, but still urgently asks for approval. She keeps asking Harry "Kya my layak hu?" or go into self-pity mode with "Kyuki mein hot nahi hu na".
Harry, who is a womanizer, quickly falls in love with this Sanskari-Wanna-Be-Sinskari-Sejal and says: "Tum gandi cheezo ke lia nahi bane. Did Imtiaz really write this film? My heart refuses to accept it.
Shah Rukh keeps dreaming of Khet, because how else will you represent Punjab without spending even two minutes there? There is a gangster who is thrown into the middle of the film like tear gas just to rattle our already rattling heads. Did Imtiaz dream of Rohit Shetty when he wrote this film? We'll never know.
The characters are so sketchily written that even talented actors like Shah Rukh and Anushka don't make us fall for the story. Probably because they seem to be prevented from doing so themselves.
It was films like Jab Harry Met Sejal and Zero that made Shah Rukh take a back seat and rethink his script selection. Jab Harry Met Sejal should have been the keyword for Imtiaz. We really hope that he thought about it before giving us the & # 39; new & # 39; Dear Aaj Kal presents. Because if not, it will only ruin a perfectly good film, both for us and for ourselves.
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