After much anticipation for upcoming Imtiaz Ali’s film that stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, the speculation around the movie’s title is at least over. The first look and the title were finally unveiled on Thursday amid a lot of buzz and excitement. Though fans were all ecstatic about the ever-charming Bollywood King and bubbly Anushka Sharma sharing the screen again, hoping to witness the duo’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi-magic, they were quite disheartened with the title.
As SRK and Sharma in a brilliant publicity move released the poster in two halves, rather two tweets when the title came together it was conjoined to “Jab Harry Met Sejal”. Sounds similar? Does it remind you of an iconic film? Well, it reminded many Twitter users of as many as three films. Yes, while a few argued it reminded them of Ali’s hit 2007 film Jab We Met, most couldn’t ignore the fact that the title sounded similar to Hollywood classic When Harry Met Sally. Yes, the iconic 1989 Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal film that has lovers and romantic movie buffs hooked for life.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) June 8, 2017
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 8, 2017
In fact, self-proclaimed movie critic KRK was the first own to note the similarity and took a crude jibe at SRK and Imitiaz Ali. Renowned film critic Raja Sen too criticised title and Imtiaz Ali could even win a Filmfare award for the worst title.
Is there a Filmfare Award for Worst Movie Title? Imtiaz Ali stakes his claim. #JabHarryMetSejal
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) June 8, 2017
While fans are happy about the upcoming film but clearly not happy with the name. Many are also asking if the film is a remake of the Hollywood classic. Earlier there were speculations about the film being named as The Ring or Rehnuma.
Imtiaz Ali’s next is called Jab Harry met Sejal. Worst title ever.
— Ankita (@LegalLiar) June 9, 2017
#JabHarryMetSejal is finally the title of SRK – Anushka’s next movie with Imtiaz Ali. Hope the movie is better than the title.
— Pankaj Ahuja (@panku_) June 8, 2017
— Amena (@Fashionopolis) June 9, 2017
Oh but why Sejal?? The name is such a put off. And Harry! Really 🙄 http://t.co/whuZiDJf6O
— Maya (@MayaKaaMagic) June 9, 2017
— Zeeshan (@zshamsi34) June 9, 2017
The amount of times i’ve accidentally said “Jab Harry Met Sally” instead of “Sejal” is unreal.
— . (@ranveersbabe) June 8, 2017
— Sameera ShairAli (@SameeraShairali) June 8, 2017
Jub Harry met Sejal”. Is it copied from when Harry met Sally” an English movie @iamsrk
— kuLsum Khan (@kushi123456) June 9, 2017
Is ‘When Harry Met Sejal’ a remake of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ ? If yes, WTF Imtiaz Ali?
— Pepper (@YoBlackPepper) June 9, 2017
So now the film is titled When Harry Met Sally…I mean Jab Harry met Sejal😑😑😑😑😑 SO ORIGINAL.
— Tooth fairy 💫 (@TeenuVijayan) June 9, 2017
Yeah Jab We Met & When Harry met Sally – gives Jab Harry met Sejal ! Hope the film is more original than the title http://t.co/h9QvWJKqGs
— anusrik (@anusrik12) June 9, 2017
The title is when harry met sejal,right??there is this movie called when harry met sally,so I’m jst 😳 scared what if it is similar ?
— ra ace (@hrajeshpokharel) June 9, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal? Really? 🙄
— Arpitha (@arpithadesai) June 9, 2017
if the Imtiaz film is really called Jab Harry Met Sejal…i will disown whoever came up with that unoriginal & derivative crap.
— ani (@zutterbaebae) June 8, 2017
Imtiaz Ali mania has started again!
Jab Harry Met Sejal
(When Harry Met Sally?)
(Jab We Met?)
(Okay, I won’t judge a film by it’s poster!)
— Sanjay Desai (@sanjaydesai93) June 9, 2017
Harry met sejal is as original as When Harry met Sally !! 😂😂😂
Lets make “When Harry Met Sally” in Hindi.
Gujju guy in the Audience : Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Crowd : Saras Che :) @iamsrk
— Varadraj (@varadadya) June 9, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal = Jab We Met + When Harry Met Sally #JabHarryMetSejal
— Suhasini Sinha (@SuhasiniSinha) June 9, 2017
Not that original title but still far better than The ring, rehnuma and raula. Thank God!😅#JabHarryMetSejal 👌
— EliShah (@iamElishaSrb) June 8, 2017
— SK (@Salmanschamp) June 8, 2017
Is Jab Harry met Sejal the remake of When Harry met Sally?
— Pri (@siriuslyveiled) June 9, 2017
Jab Harry Met Sejal is When Harry Met Sally Vol 2? 😌😌😌 http://t.co/t9Iinlw2q0
— Soledad 👻 (@ikerina) June 9, 2017