- JHMS received poor critical appraisal and low box office numbers
- Imtiaz Ali said he did not intend to make an 'intellectual masterpiece'
- SRK's January release Raees had performed better than JHMS
Jab Harry Met Sejal is Shah Rukh khan's second release of the year. In January, Shah Rukh's Raees hit the screens clashing with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil and still performed better that Jab Harry Met Sejal. On the opening day Raees pocketed Rs 20.4 crore while its opening (five-day) weekend collection figure was Rs 93.24.
#Raees has a FANTASTIC Day 1... Wed 20.42 cr... Today [Thu; Republic Day] will witness HUMONGOUS biz again.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 26, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal released with Bollywood film Gurgaon (which also received better reviews) and Hollywood film The Dark Tower. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote Jab Harry Met Sejal is "cinema's equivalent of a shiny bauble that glitters wholly in vain." However, the damp reviews did not upset Imtiaz Ali, who told news agency IANS that he never 'intended to make an intellectual masterpiece.'
Of the films' poor critical appraisal, Shah Rukh, 51, told IANS: "I have been in the business long enough to try a formula film and to try a film with no formula. Succeeded and failed at both. So, I understood that I can't even try to recreate the magic."
(With IANS inputs)
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