Be it Jab Harry met Sejal jhms or any smaller film, all are dependent on the views of the audience. For any film, first day first show reactions are the most important. Above all the critics and promotions or stardom, its the first day first show audience that decides the fate of a film because they are the true fans. This audience has left their important works and businesses to go watch their favorite film stars on a busy Friday morning. Whatever the trade says or promotions do, its the first show which declares if the film is a hit or a miss. Based on these the box office is operated for the weekend or the entire lifetime collection.
Jab Harry met Sejal carries a lot on stack because it is Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma coming together that too in a Imtiaz Ali who is considerably celebrated amongst Hindi film audience. After the immense promotions, first show reactions of the film are favorable with about 70% audience loving the film while 20-30 is divided between liking and disliking respectively.
Theater occupancy in metro cities are about 80% and smaller towns have about 60% which is subjected to grow over Saturday and Sunday. Audience is thoroughly enjoying the film and Shahrukh Khan did his job perfectly carrying the film in his shoulder. Emotional side of the film could be compared to Tamasha though overall tonality is similar to Jab we met. Jab Harry met Sejal is going to be the biggest Shahrukh Khan film post Chennai Express and biggest of Imtiaz Ali’s career so far.