Nearly everyone who went inside the theatre came back wondering whether it was a film, a nightmare or both rolled into one.
Imtiaz Ali is one of the most talented, respected and loved directors in Bollywood but with great power, comes great responsibility especially towards the audience. Some people expressed like they are considered as fools.
The decision to make a film with Shah Rukh Khan and an Anushka Sharma totally backfired. Nearly everyone who went inside the theatre came back wondering whether it was a film, a nightmare or if they are robbed. Its the same feeling when people watched Bin Roya Movies, a complete nonsense tv drama story is been released on big screen.
There is no story, no plot and no performances in the film except for a few, here and there. A complete copy of english movie “harry met sally”. It was like copying ‘For A Few Dollars More’ into Thoray Zyada Dollars Kay Liye or ‘Stop! Or my Mom will shoot’ into Ruk Ja, Warna Meri Maa Goli Mar Degi.
Harry (SRK) is a tour guide who is characterless in his own words. He gets to meet Sejal (Anushka Sharma) who has lost her ring during her trip to Europe and wants Harry to help her find it out because he was their tour guide on the trip. They move around ala DDLJ and finally end up loving each other despite their intentions ‘to-not-fall’ in love.
Shah Rukh Khan looked old in the role, misfit from the first day as a tour guide who flirts with women wherever he goes. The role would have suited Ranveer Singh or Ranbir Kapoor. Anushka tries too hard to impress the audience but when you don’t have a chemistry with your co-star, you also end up over acting despite your best intentions.
She tries to flirt with him to pass time and Harry doesn’t approve despite having a dheela character. Moreover, the place where she finally finds her ring … well, that’s quite predictable but I will let you find it out yourself and be shocked.
The twist in the tale was SRK’s idea but we would have been happy with the original deal.
IF you are a SRK fan go watch it and don’t expect much from the movie. SRK seriously need to work on story otherwise his career as king khan is going down.