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Jab Harry met Sejal -- The story revolves around Harry and Sejal, as they journey across Europe. A search for Sejals engagement ring makes Harry understand love & relationships better. Sejal experiences new found freedom, security & solace in Harrys company and in between all of this there is love, life, lies, thrill, fantasy and the voice within.

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4 August 2017 (USA) See more »
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What you seek is seeking you.
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"What You Seek Is Not This Film." ♦ Grade D- See more (174 total) »

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25 February 2017
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Cast

 

Shah Rukh Khan ... Harinder 'Harry' Singh Nehra

Anushka Sharma ... Sejal Zaveri

Björn Freiberg ... Bar Guy

Martavious Gayles ... Anthony
Bruce Huther ... Clubber
Attila G. Kerekes ... Clubber

Christina Murphy ... Club Waitress
Daxesh Patel ... Tourist
Rana Ranbir ... Harry's Friend

Chandan Roy Sanyal ... Gas

Evelyn Sharma

Manjot Singh

Anjan Srivastav
Aru Krishansh Verma ... Mayank
other cast:
Leon Malnay ... Boy at Wedding
Lola Malnay ... Flower Girl

Directed by
Imtiaz Ali 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Imtiaz Ali 

Produced by
Juan Amin .... line producer
Bunty Arora .... production consultant: europe
Ashish Chauhan .... line producer
Gauri Khan .... producer
Saurabh Khandelwal .... line producer
Zita Kisgergely .... service producer
Sanne Rosinga .... line producer
Rajesh Sharma .... executive producer
Leti Singh .... production consultant: europe
Sander Verdonk .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Hitesh Sonik 
 
Cinematography by
K.U. Mohanan 
 
Film Editing by
Aarti Bajaj 
 
Casting by
Lóránd Banner-Szûcs (casting director Hungary)
Ralph Berkin (casting director Hungary)
Mukesh Chhabra 
 
Production Design by
Shwetha Sebastian 
 
Art Direction by
Lois Beker 
Nelli Pallós 
 
Costume Design by
Ildikó Andó 
Arun J. Chauhan (additional costumes)
Aki Narula 
 
Makeup Department
Agoston Zsombor .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Catarina Gaspar .... production manager
Siddhesh Sawant .... post-production supervisor
Virág Varga .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Krisztina Barkóczy .... first assistant director
Sonal Joshi .... first assistant director
Hugo Morgado .... second second assistant director
Beáta Neszmélyi .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tamás Balogh .... buyer
Bálint Diószegi .... stand by props
Dana Horeman .... set dresser
Edwin Kemper .... art producer
 
Sound Department
Bulganin Baruah .... sound editor
Prapul Betapudi .... assistant sound
Devobrat Chaliha .... assistand sound engineer/mixer
Vishnu Das .... Pre-mixing engineer
Faisal Majeed .... supervising sound editor
Dileep Subramanian .... sound deisgner
 
Special Effects by
Conor Coughlan .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Prashant Agrawal .... vfx line producer
Ketan Murlidhar Bhoir .... matchmove artist
Shizan Faisal .... compositor
Shobhit Garg .... Vfx Team Lead: Red chillies VFX
Nilesh Jokhan Gupta .... matchmove artist
Anil Kumar Maurya .... compositor
Truptesh Naik .... compositor
Sarfaraaz Shaikh .... motion graphics: lead
Dhiraj Shetty .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Devendra Dash .... steadicam operator
Aman Dhillon .... Publicity Stills
Abraham Joseph .... electrician
Jasper Leeman .... key grip amsterdam
Siba Prasad Maity .... second assistant camera
Alexander Malarik .... crane operator
Krisztián Tajti .... camera trainee (segment)
Márton Tamus .... best boy electrician
Wesley Westerhuis .... bestboy grip: amsterdam location
 
Casting Department
Dániel Timon .... casting coordinator
Dániel Timon .... casting coordinator: local casting
Vaibhav Vishant .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shreya Gupta .... costume assistant
Barbara Urbanyi .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Salil Deshpande .... Head Production redchillies.color
Siddhartha Gandhi .... assistant film colorist
Jon Mora .... supervising editor
Ranendu Ranjan .... associate editor
Makarand Surte .... colorist
 
Location Management
Gergö Bakos .... location supervisor
Roy van Rosmalen .... location scout
 
Music Department
Shefali Alvaris .... playback singer
Tony Deori Basumatary .... arranger
Pritam Chakraborty .... musical director
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Utkarsh Umesh Dhotekar .... arranger
Boloy Kumar Doloi .... song mixer: dolby atmos
Dipanjan Guha .... music producer: score
Tushar Joshi .... vocal conductor
Irshad Kamil .... lyrics
Shalmali Kholgade .... playback singer
Shahid Mallya .... playback singer
Pritesh Mehta .... music producer: soundtrack
Dhrubajyoti Phukan .... music producer/programmer
Arijit Singh .... playback singer
Hitesh Sonik .... background score
 
Transportation Department
Bob Aronds .... driver
Aleck Lugt .... driver
Loránd Molnár .... transportation coordinator: Hungary
Bánó Péter .... picture car coordinator
Sharon Van Den Hatert .... driver
Minke Zijlmans .... driver
 
Other crew
Rafi Ahmad Anjum .... marketing
Molnár Bence .... production assistant
Bosco Casear .... choreographer
Angad Dev Dogra .... visual promotion: assistant creative promo team
Caesar Gonsalves .... choreographer
Singh Jassi Jasprit .... turban designer/stylist
Anjo Kantelberg .... production coordinator
Márk Katona .... production assistant
Jeevan Khullar .... visual promotion: Senior editor promo team
Ashley Lobo .... choreographer
Vaibhavi Merchant .... choreographer
Gábor Molnár .... universal medic supervisor
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity design
Rahul Nanda .... publicity design
Binny Padda .... visual promotion
Ravi Padda .... visual promotion
Krisztina Tóth .... office production coordinator
Libbe van Dijk .... production assistant
Fanni Verbovszki .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Dia Mirza .... thanks
Arjun Verman .... thanks
Manoj Yadhav .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Когда Гарри встретил Седжал" - Russia
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143 min
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Trivia:
Shahrukh Khan revealed that he was signed only after Ranbir Kapoor declined the lead role.See more »
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References When Harry Met Sally... (1989)See more »
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19 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
"What You Seek Is Not This Film." ♦ Grade D-, 5 August 2017
Author: Tejas Nair from Mumbai, India

Director Imtiaz Ali used to be the go-to guy in Bollywood for travel movies, thanks to Socha Na Tha (2005), Jab We Met (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009), and most recently, Highway (2014). Although this romantic drama does embrace some elements of Ali's trademark styles, it eventually ends as a disaster.

Sejal (Anushka Sharma) is a young bride-to-be who at the end of her Euro trip realizes that she has lost her engagement ring. She asks, or rather commands, her tourist guide Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) to help her find the ring. With much reluctance, Harry extends his travel agent hospitality and agrees to help her. Soon they form a friendly relationship, with both of them hoping, and partly confident, that they do not, and will not, go overboard. Can they become more than friends? Why does Harry seem so mysterious?

While one will definitely get an answer to the first question, there's no guarantee for the second one. Although it looks like Harry is just getting by with his monthly salary from Cox & Kings, he seems to be living a rather comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. He gets panic attacks about his mysterious past but the film never goes there until the end. Sejal, on the other hand, fakes a Gujarati accent and believes that appending "ne" to the end of every sentence is absolving her from the crime she is committing by talking. There is no character development, and the friendship they forge is entirely superficial. Harry does not want to get involved with Sejal, but dons the chivalrous cap because he's the dude. Most of the times, it's just Sejal imparting some law points to a random stranger because she's a lawyer back in her country. On the whole, the wafer-thin plot is about their engagement ring hunt - a silly drama - which the characters themselves know and express quite a few times throughout the film.

It almost feels like director Ali stopped paying any attention to the advancement of story and let the lead actors take charge. As a result, it does go haywire in the second half, with no one having any idea as to how to salvage the film. Chandan Roy Sanyal comes in as a small-time criminal but instead of salvaging, ends up fouling up.

It is not comfortable in toto to watch Khan act as a young travel agent who has bathed in wisdom. He starts poorly but then picks up as the romance kicks in, a field that he has lots of experience in. The performance still does not match up to his past aura of a young heartthrob who took Bollywood, its leading ladies, and its collective audience by storm almost a decade ago. His recent filmography (Fan and Dear Zindagi in 2016, and Raees earlier in 2017) evince a shift in approach, slightly moving away from the genre he was once so comfortable in. This film evidently breaks the chain. Sharma looks like she is acting. Whatever she does never fails to surpass the limits of overacting, and fueled by her cringe- worthy accent, everything falls down. It can even be said that it is Sharma who screws up this broth along with Ali's awful writing. Either way, it can be unanimously agreed that both Sharma and Khan cross the threshold of overacting, which cannot be tolerated even if one considers the genres.

The music is perhaps the only good thing about the film, which aptly fits the story. Production and costume design are very good, but they still throw up questions about the characters. How is Harry affording such expensive costumes?

If watching a man and a woman fool around in exotic European cities is the perfect idea of cinematic entertainment, then this is the film to go for this weekend. If any other filmmaking parameters like a logical plot, humor, or even just plain romance matter, look for options. It sends out a lousy message at the end and then attempts to develop Harry's character. How anti-climactic!

If analyzed from a pedantic mind, there are several issues that hound the film-watching experience. It would be enough to say that one of the songs is picturised on the lead characters just as they wake up from a not-so-comfortable slumber. They have not brushed yet and are never shown doing it later either. Minimum sanitation is what one expects.

BOTTOM LINE: Imtiaz Ali's "Jab Harry Met Sejal" is an enterprising film which could have been a lot better had it been made with any efforts. With the actors made to do what they think is best, the film stumbles and does not provide what its viewers are seeking. Watch it on TV.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

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