‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’: SRK averts clash, gives the film a quirky title

In what is being seen as a smart move, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has partially averted the much-hyped clash between his film, which has now been titled ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and Akshay Kumar’s next ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.

The move to release ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ a week earlier than it was previously scheduled is a confident one, because the content of the film has to be good for it to take advantage of the ‘Independence Day’ holiday on August 15.

But like ‘Kaabil’ earlier this year, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ too could prepone its date, to take advantage of the Raksha Bandhan on August 8. Otherwise, ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ faces the risk of a ‘Chennai Express’ vs ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’ like situation – if ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ turns out to be a good film and finds acceptance.

The title itself – Jab Harry Met Sejal – is a quirky one that could remind the audience of Imtiaz Ali’s career-best film ‘Jab We Met’. It’s also the title that was eventually the picked after the working title ‘The Ring’ and the rumoured ones ‘Rehnuma’ and ‘Raula’.

Also starring Anushka Sharma as the female lead, ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is Shah Rukh Khan’s second release of 2017.

The posters are fantastic, colourful and full of energy.

Check them out:

Jab Harry Met Sejal First Look

Jab Harry Met Sejal First Look

Jab Harry Met Sejal Poster

Jab Harry Met Sejal Poster

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128 Comments

  • great decision by RedChillies!!!!!!

    anyway Creating hype and awareness for an initial will be tough for TEPK now…
    when u tag along with a big Khan you go much further then you could go alone.

  • Posters reminiscent of Tamasha
    Quirky title !? Balant copy of When harry met sally ..
    Romance at the age of 51 with anushka followed by another romantic movie with same anushka (dwarf) .. totally hopeless..
    Another average both in terms of content and boxoffice. TEPK looks so so much better than this..
    And indicine dont call it a “Smart move”.. its running away from clash and nothing else

  • WTH , why you have done this SRK sir ?there is no business sense in releasing the film on August 4.it wouldn’t take the full advantage of janmashtami and independence day holiday as both these holidays will be 11th and 12th day of film respectively.although clash is averted and film will get 1 week free run with rakshabandhan holiday on Monday but Rakshabandhan isn’t big holiday as Janmashtami and 15 aug.this decision can backfire also.lets see what’s happen.

  • Title name is good.remind us of imtiaz own film with Shahid – Jab we met.Hindi name will attract the audience in smaller towns.

  • JHMS VS TEPK will not be like CE VS OUATIM becoz that time SRK and team play game to get highest screen that’s possible becoz OUATIM looks dull, but here the risk is with JHMS bcoz recent time is of content and not romantic.
    However JHMS get good total becoz of SRK.
    And TEPK gets sure shot 100 Cr

    Who gets higher total is a matter of time i.e. release date

    ALL THE BEST TO BOTH
    a best film will win….

  • Kabir khan is trying to repeat Bajrangi Bhaijjan with Tubelight.
    On the other side , hang over of Jab We Met is still not over from Imtiaz Ali’s Head.
    Kuch Naya Karo , learn from Raju Hirani

  • Excellent move. Was hoping for it. We have seen in the case of Bahubali that if content finds acceptance, then their is no stopping. Also the film will take advantage of the Rakshabandhan holiday on 7th or 8th August. If the movie finds acceptance then it might turn out to be setback for TEPK. While even if TEPK is good, JHMS would have found acceptance among audience and they will be wanting to see this movie on the independence weekend as well instead of risking their money on a new smaller movie. But if WHMS has negative wom, then it will be like dream come true for TEPK. But its a very good and mature decision by the makers which shows their confidence on their product. I will call it a masterstroke if the content of the movie clicks with the audience.

  • wow ..this one looks big..sure going to watch in theaters..though i’m srk fan but i never missed a single imtiaz ali film in theater.

  • People are giving clear indication that they dont want rom coms but still bollywood keep churning them month after month..
    And some one commented above ” looks like a film bwood is missing from a long time” WhHAT ??? U have same type of movie practically every month..

  • Instead of SRK , Akshay should prepone his film to 4 August.but he want to get free publicity .but now he will not get free publicity as clash is partially averted.

  • Smart move and now it will easily cross th 200 crores mark and if the content gets accepted and TEPK gets rejected, it can become SRK’s 1st 300 crores grosser!!

  • First there is huge difference between sounding of titles “Jab We Met” & “Jab Harry Met Sejal”.

    Jab We Met sounds catchy & classic.
    Where as Jab Harry Met Sejal sounds wired & boring like Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

    Second it’s bad move… because 1st major holiday is on 15th means 12th day after release & if you see record of Imtiaz Ali & even Srk in 7-8 years then none of their film sustained in week2…so it’ll loose holiday advantages.

    Now let’s observe Srk releases since 2012.

    JTHJ – Won against SOS because got screens with help of ETT.

    Dilwale – Lost clash because BM got respectable screens with help of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

    Raees – Postponed because not got screens in front of Sultan.

    Raees – Won against Kaabil because got screens with help of Bahubali 2.

    JHMS – Finding hard to get respectable screens & that’s why preponed.

    so conclusion is Srk is now just 3 day superstar that too with the help of Corporate Booking.

  • This movie is releasing on 4 Aug instead of 8 Aug . So please edit ur article @ indicine.
    First confirm then publish ur articles. Now this is a great decision by SRK. According to these dates please update ur LBO page.
    Jab Harry Met Sejal = 160 cr
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha = 110 cr

  • BHAAG BHAAG BHAGODA SRKAY
    AKKI SIR please prepone!!! pls prepone!! PLS PREPONE!!!
    tepk-4TH aUGUSTpLEASE aKKI sir
    SINGH IS KINGG
    Bhagoda SRG ROXX!!!!

  • Release date is a blatant display of overconfidence of their manipulation tactics a-la Chennai Express vs OUATIMD.

    Disaster guaranteed

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