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JHMS is not an intellectual masterpiece: Imtiaz

JHMS is not an intellectual masterpiece: Imtiaz
Written by Priyanka sarangi

The most talked movie on the social Jab Harry Met Sejal might have got mixed response from the audience but the director Imtiaz Ali calls it a masterpiece. The movie which features ShahRukh Khan and Anushka Sharma showed both the actors in a never seen before avatar but due to same love story and boring script, the movie did not do well at the boxoffice. But to this filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has cornered all the criticism against him and said that  he never wanted praise for himself while making the movie.

He says that he is sure that a lot of people do not think that the movie is an intellectual masterpiece, bit he did not intend it to be one. The Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer romcom has drawn bad responses from reviewers who have called the flick mushy and churned out from the same oven having typical SRK romance and bereft of any storyline. Imtiaz, whose movies have a central theme of relationships and their vagaries, said he has never belonged to the “intelligent club” and always aimed at making this film for the masses.Some said you really need to be intelligent to understand an Imtiaz Ali film. For me that was a blow. He feels that he have never been part of any intelligent club. The director wanted to make a very simple film with all his heart and he did so.

Imtiaz Ali said that he has not made this film for praise. He said that he wanted to be the director who makes different films. This one is made to reach the maximum number of people. Not to just get praise for himself the director said. Shah Rukh, who worked with Imtiaz for the first time, echoed his director, saying the magic of “Jab Harry Met Sejal” will take time to latch onto people. SRK said that he has not seen Imtiaz Ali’s previous work.

Some critics have talked about the magic being missing. I think he would not like to recreate that magic that he has done in the past. This one has a new magic. It’s a new trick. Maybe just the newness of it is going to take some time for people to understand the magic of the film. Working with Imtiaz was quite magical,” he added. The two-hour-twentyfour-minute film revolves around the two characters and how Sejal (Anushka) bumps into tour-guide Harry (Shah Rukh) and together they set off visiting the exact same spots that she and her family visited — in the hope of finding her lost engagement ring.

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Priyanka sarangi

Journalist by profession, music lover by passion. Love to write and edit content on different topics of entertainment beat. Love to travel but only with my favorite people.