7 Reason Why ‘Jab Hary Met Sejal’ Fail to Catch Audiance

Why Jab Hary Met Sejal Fail to Catch Audiance

Why Jab Hary Met Sejal Fail to Catch Audiance

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ released on 4th August, embraced with much hype. However, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer romantic thriller turned out to be a disaster. Despite being loaded with the charm of The King of Romance and the directorial intelligence of Imtiaz Ali, JHMS remained an underachiever. Let us give a thought to the plausible flaws that led to the fiasco.

Lack of Romantic Dialogues from SRK
How is a Shah Rukh Khan starrer supposed to win at the box office without a single romantic dialogue coming from King Khan? An SRK movie is expected to break all previous records of the most romantic dialogue ever, which ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ sincerely lacked.

Weak Script
The entire film revolves around the lost ring. The unpleasant screenplay does not catch the hearts of its audience. JHMS’s dull narrative was a vain attempt to cater to the audience’s expectation. The first half of the movie still keeps you seated; where the second being a lullaby. The sluggish, unrealistic and boring script miserably failed to connect to the viewers.

Non Impactful Characters
Imtiaz Ali’s characters are known for their depth, be it Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar or Highway. Jab Harry Met Sejal’s defeat comes in the wake of weak characters in the form of Harry, who is simply a confused wanderer and Sejal, who instead of being bubbly and humorous, is perennially perplexed. The success of films like Hindi Medium and Lipstick Under My Burkha makes us realize the content that audience is looking up to.

“The filmmakers are under the impression that superstars can sell any poor content, but it doesn’t work that way. The stardom of actors can work only up to a point and after that the content has to speak for itself. With Jab Harry Met Sejal, the content was very poor”, reported an analyst.

Too many songs
With Jab Harry Met Sejal, the actual story takes a back seat. The audience is bombarded with songs, a lot of them. JHMS is rather a musical film than a romantic comedy. The back-to-back songs create a mess and disconnect audiences from the film. Jab Harry Met Sejal has as many as eight songs that cut short the story that it was actually supposed to be and some of them are immensely out of place.

High expectations
King Khan is bestowed with the high-end title due to a reason. SRK’s fans set their expectations too high each time an SRK starrer nears a release. Moreover, SRK-Anushka has been a successful bollywood pair recently giving hits like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The sweating promotions that Anushka and SRK set themselves off too made the firm even more promising. JHMS however crashed into a catastrophe.

Unsettling roles
The time has come when people are realizing the mismatched pairs that bollywood typically offers. The audience has stopped liking a 50 year romancing a girl half his age. No matter how young-vibes come from him, Shah Rukh needs to realize this too, more sooner than later.

Piracy is another major reason for Jab Harry Met Sejal’s misfire at the box office. Soon after the movie released, it got pirated and was released online. Despite vain precautionary attempts by the makers, the film could not be saved. The under average reviews from the viewers further worsened the prospects for Jab Harry Met Sejal; turning it into Jab Makers Met Disappointment.

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