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Jab Harry Met Sejal: 5 things to expect from Shah Rukh’s upcoming rom-com

Written by: Samhati Bhattacharjya

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Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s Jab Harry Met Sejal is all set to hit the theatres across the globe on August 4. Fans have been going gaga about the film ever since the makers launched its poster with utmost glory. But, talking about romantic films, Bollywood as an industry that thrives on romantic flicks and Jab Harry Met Sejal seemed to be nothing new till the trailer was released. Although, the short teasers or the ‘mini trails’ were not that impressive but, the trailer actually gives a breath of freshness giving the king of romance a degree of cool quotient.

However, this Imtiaz Ali’s new film started garnering a lot of criticism because of the title ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ that is similar to the American romantic comedy named ‘Harry Met Sally’. But, now that everything is going well and it’s only one week left to witness the magic of Imtiaz Ali clubbed with the romance of Shah Rukh Khan, here we are to share 5 things with you that you can expect from Jab Harry Met Sejal.

A pure love story

The trailer introduces the two lead characters named Harry and Sejal to us. For the first time in his 25-year-long career, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a Sardar, while Anushka dons a Gujarati kudi avatar. The tagline of the film says, “What you seek is seeking you” and it goes without saying that this line binds the lead characters together.

Cheerful Characters

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Shah Rukh Khan has always been known for his quintessential lover boy image that comes as the legendary Raj and/or Rahul, spreading his arms, in most of his films. But, I guess now it’s time to meet the other side of the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’. In Jab Harry Met Sejal, Shah Rukh a.k.a Harry, a tour guide in his own words, is ‘cheap’ and is a womaniser. He doesn’t hold back from flirting with woman or staring at them. We have always seen Shah Rukh as a soft-hearted romantic guy who can do no wrong, but this time it will be interesting to watch him portray the character of a lover who is not perfect, who is flawed.

Coming to Anushka Sharma, the viewers will get to see Anushka as a geeky (yet sexy) newly-engaged Gujarati girl in Jab Harry Met Sejal. Given a fact that Anushka is almost like a ‘Queen of Accents’, she has successfully portrayed the character with a perfect Gujarati accent in this film. Anushka is usually known for her ‘bindaas’ characters but it looks like this film will showcase a different side of her as Sejal.

Enchanting music

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When, it comes to Imtiaz’s films, the music is one aspect that always of top quality. And, this film is not an exception. Ever since the release of the song titled ‘Radha’, the film’s songs were music to our ears and soothing for our souls. As per reports, ‘Radha‘, ‘Butterfly‘, ‘Beech beech mein’, ‘Safar‘ have topped music charts within weeks of its release. On Wednesday, one more song titled ‘Hawayein’ was released and as expected people have already started liking it a lot. Apart from the soulful scores, the fun and peppy music breathes life into the film and help us understand the characters of Harry and Sejal on a personal level.

The magic of Imtiaz Ali

When it comes to making a romantic film, Imtiaz Ali is a class apart. His films are always realistic and he never focuses on fantasy-romance. One can always relate to Imtiaz Ali’s films as the director always keeps his story real. The ace-director has time and again proved his mettle with films that will be remembered for years to come, including Socha Na Tha and Jab We Met. Although his last film Tamasha starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone failed to meet up the expectations. After films like Rockstar, Tamasha or Highway, Jab Harry Met Sejal is expected to bring the director back to the light-hearted genre with this upcoming family entertainer.

The trailer has already displayed a sea of emotions and some powerful dialogues that evokes humour with dark undertone. Both Harry and Sejal have a layer of shades in their characters that would surely create curiousness among the audience to know more about the two.

The sizzling chemistry between Shah Rukh and Anushka

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Shah Rukh and Anushka’s on-screen chemistry has always been appreciated be it Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi or Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The duo have been seen weaving amazing magic in their movies and this time the on-screen pair is back with Jab Harry Met Sejal. After the trailer, one can easily vouch for the sizzling chemistry between Anushka and Shah Rukh and hopefully it will not fail to meet up the expectations of the audience.

And, if these things are not enticing enough for guys then the lush locales of the film would surely excite you. Be it the picturesque location of Prague, Amsterdam and Budapest or the rustic beauty of Punjab, Imtiaz Ali has unfolded the scenic beauty brilliantly through the lens. So, buckle up and get your tickets to witness the amazing tale of Harry and Sejal. See you at the theatre!

 

Tickling the emotional side of ours: 8 Tanishq ads that you can’t afford to miss

Written by: Angana Sen Gupta

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Every piece of jewelry tells a story.” -Gem Hunt

When women were asked what their jewelry meant to them, the answers had been unanimously familiar. Some said it’s something that holds our emotions, some said it’s the moments that we cherished while receiving it and some feel nostalgic owing to the memories attached to every piece. But, the thing that seemed extremely common was that everyone had a story to tell.

Human beings are famous for being emotional fools and if a brand can tickle that foolish bone then their profit will have no limits and that is exactly what Tanishq has done with its advertisements. From convincing the daughter to get married to showing the relationship between the father and the daughter, Tanishq has touched all aspects of life through their simple ads.

Here are few of Tanishqs ads, which not only tell a story but will also make you relate to it very easily.

The Power of Persuasion

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A father always knows what is best for his child, but a mother knows better how to convince the child. Want to convince your daughter to get married while she is acting extremely difficult? Well, try taking her to one of Tanishq showrooms and stroll around casually. She picks up a necklace and that’s your chance. Hit the bull’s eye! Click here to watch the ad

Celebrating Sisterhood

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Is it always that you need a brother to protect you because you are fragile, delicate and emotionally weak? What about those hands who cared like your mother when you were sick? That shoulder you needed on nights you just had your first heartbreak? They are just like your shadows and they have always got your back irrespective of anything. Is Rakshabandhan more about a brother sister relationship or is it to celebrate the person who solemnly promises to stand by you come what may? Click here to watch the ad

Confessions of a Bride

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Marriage is a completely new path that two people decide to walk down hand in hand just having faith that they shall be there for each other through all the thick and thin. Happiness does not depend on grand things. What make a difference are the small nothings. The bride wished for something different for her wedding and her groom along with Tanishq granted her wish and the result was nothing less than breath taking which shall be relished all through their lives. Click here to watch the ad

Breaking Stereotype

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A dark woman, having a child, getting married, in front of thousands of happy people and the child being accepted by the stepfather- is a direct blow to so many stereotypes. When the Vedas clearly state the equality of men and woman, we being from the modern society still cannot adjust to certain norms. A minute and a half ad just struck the right chords that we should be ashamed of. Everyone deserves at least another chance in every relationship. Click here to watch the ad

Celebrating Motherhood

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From birth the constant one that you have and will always have is your mother. Her love doesn’t change like seasons and no matter how tall, old and fat you are, you shall always be her little one whom she first held. From sacrificing her sleep to sacrificing her dreams and at times also sacrificing her meal, she has done it all silently without even expecting anything in return. Nothing matters more to a mother than the happiness of her child. For such a pure form a love a little something from us. Click here to watch the adClick to watch the ad

Friends for life

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School, college and then suddenly life happens and we miss out on the fun that we once had. But, what if you still have those 3 idiots in your life? Would the journey still seem monotonous and difficult? Best friend / friends are the extended family one has. You cry, laugh and fight together. Your problem is their problem. Your heartbreak is their heartbreak and they can still kill for you at the drop of their hat. Such is the bond of friendship and this ad clearly shows how important it is to have friends as they are the real salt in your simple and boring life. Click here to watch the ad

The Juggler

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Oh she is a woman, she will anyways get a promotion”, “Isn’t she trying too hard to impress?”, “Isn’t she not supposed to wear that?”, “She is all dressed up only to grab the attention during the presentation”, so on and so forth and the list never ends. A woman is still considered to be a delicate darling who gets her things done only because of her sexuality. But, what society tends to forget is that a woman can handle both her work and home with quire ease irrespective of her sexuality. The woman, who just got a promotion, has worked late every night only to get promoted. The intern, who just asked a question, has a very inquisitive nature and is smart. The clients are more interested in the product because they are spending corers on the product and not on your colleague. So, stop suffering from inferiority complex. Instead of wasting time gossiping about someone, if you have worked those extra hours even you would have been promoted. So, pull up your socks and bring it on! Click here to watch the ad

Daddy’s Princess

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It’s a fathers dream to see his little princess as a bride. On one hand, it gives him the utmost happiness and satisfaction but, on the other hand, he also suffers from that extreme anxiety and sadness. No one can ever understand the pain he undergoes to let go off his most valuable possession. For a girl, her father is the first love of her life. No matter how hard you try, she will always compare you to her father as he is the only one she trusts. A mother can give her child the extreme care and love but, a father helps his child to be fearless and independent. Fathers are more vulnerable when it comes to their daughters and Tanishq’s new ad beautifully projects this unique bond. Click here to watch the ad

 

Bollywood bets big on second half: Upcoming films of 2017

2017 started with a bang for the Indian film industry, especially Bollywood and all the credit goes to the big star releases. There were some good performances including Raees, Kaabil, Jolly LLB 2, Mom and Jagga Jasoos. But, when it came to the box office collection, Baahubali 2 clearly sweeped off all the other films with its collection of over 500 crores in Hindi version. Although, there were big releases by Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, but none of them managed to make it to the Baahubali club. However, it’s not the time to get disheartened as there are at least seven big flicks lined up this year that are likely to become box office hits. Here is the list:

Jab Harry Met Sejal

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Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is one of the most awaited films of this year. This is the first time when Imtiaz Ali has directed SRK and Anushka Sharma. The makers of the film have already released mini trailers of Jab Harry Met Sejal and both the actors are looking amazing together, but quite different from the way they looked in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. In this film, SRK will be portraying the character of a Punjabi guide, while, bubbly Anushka will seen as a Gujarati lawyer. Releasing on August 4, the movie promises to be a roller coaster ride with lots of fun elements.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

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Akshay Kumar will take over the Independence Day weekend with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Apart from Akshay, the film will also portray Bhumi Pednekar in a different act. The actress, who shot to fame with her realistic portrayal of an overweight girl in small town India in the National Award winning 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, will be back to the big screen with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha after a a two-year hiatus. Slated to be released on August 11, the film highlights the importance of toilets and the problem of open defecation in India. The viewers will also see Akshay and Bhumi Pednekar pairing up for the first time.

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be back as the lead actor in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, an upcoming Indian action thriller film directed by Kushan Nandy. The film, scheduled to release on 25 August, 2017, will showcase Nawazuddin as a sharp shooter. Apart from Nawazuddin, the film will also star Bengali actress Bidita Bag in the lead role.

Simran

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Kangana Ranaut-starrer Simran is scheduled to release on 15 September. Although, the last release of the National Award winning actress, Rangoon did not do well at the commercial circuits, but, Simran is likely to bring the best out of her. In the film, directed by Hansal Mehta, Kangana will be seen in a character of a quirky, cute and notorious housekeeper.

According to reports, Simran is based on Sandeep Kaur, who is an Indian serving her jail term in the US, due to her notorious bank heists. After engaging in gambling and losing a lot of money, Sandeep’s inability to pay off the debts resulted in her resorting to robbery.

Bhoomi

After Sarbjit, director Omung Kumar will be back with his next Bollywood drama titled Bhoomi. The film will star Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sidhant Gupta. ‘Bhoomi’ is an emotional and sensitive revenge drama that explores the relationship between a father and daughter. The film will release worldwide on 22 September, 2017.

Padmavati

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November will see Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period romance Padmavati, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, a film that is reportedly the most expensive in the country with a budget of Rs180 crore. The film has been in the eye of the storm ever since the filmmaker started shooting for the film. Although, the shooting of the film was disrupted and vandalised almost twice, but the film has been scheduled to release on 17 November, 2017.

The film is a dramatized account of the 1303 siege of the Chittor fort in Rajasthan. Alauddin Khilji, the Turkish ruler of Delhi led the invasion, motivated by his desire to capture the beautiful queen Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar.

Tiger Zinda Hai

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The year will end with Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to his 2012 superhit film, Ek Tha Tiger. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie will bring back the hit pairing of Salman and Katrina Kaif and is expected to release on 22 December. According to reports, Salman is currently in Morocco for the shoot of the film with his leading lady, Katrina Kaif.