Jab Harry Met Sejal have been in news even before the release of the movie or its whereabouts as two most popular and best people of the Bollywood film industry had joined together for a film, Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali. People expected another versatile film from the brilliant film maker Imtiaz and another super hit film from SRK. However, now after the release of the film, all have went in vain.
Imtiaz Ali, who has been credited for making films that resonate with the youth like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Highway, Rockstar and Tamasha, has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism for his latest release ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. The film that stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the leads has been receiving mixed response with most of the critics being of the view that the film lacks the magical touch of Imtiaz Ali, as witnessed in his earlier movies.
At a recent promotional event held for the film, when the filmmaker was quizzed about the same, he said, "I am sure that a lot of people do not think that Jab Harry Met Sejal is an intellectual masterpiece, but I did not intend it to be one,” He further explained, "Some said you really need to be intelligent to understand an Imtiaz Ali film. For me that was a blow. I feel that I have never been part of any intelligent club. I wanted to make a very simple film with all my heart...I have not made this film for praise. You know I would like to be the director who can make different kinds of films. This one is made to reach the maximum number of people. Not to just get praise for myself.
The movie which released this Friday has managed to rake in approx Rs 45 crore at the ticket windows till now, which is less than what was expected.