Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma are returning to the big screen yet again with their upcoming movie Jab Harry Met Sejal. SRK is having multiple releases in the same year after a long time. SRK’s previous movie ‘Raees’ clashed with ‘Kaabil’ at the Indian box office and managed to win the clash. Though, the buzz rate of ‘Raees’ was unfortunately superior to that of Jab Harry Met Sejal. Also, the movie has opened to an average advance booking as per Shah Rukh Khan’s standards. The film will highly rely on word-of-mouth to create new records at the Indian box office.
Jab Harry Met Sejal – 7/10
Jab Harry Met Sejal Box Office Prediction
Bollywood is undoubtedly going through a bad phase after the release of ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’. With the exclusion of ‘Tubelight’ and ‘Half Girlfriend’, every other film has failed to even have a good box office opening. Despite these facts, we predict that Jab Harry Met Sejal will earn around 20 crores on its first day. Also, word-of-mouth is going to decide the outcome of the film. Shah Rukh Khan’s films have recently failed to sustain well after the first week. It will be interesting to see if Jab Harry Met Sejal will be able to manage to do well in its second week or follow the similar trend of old SRK films.
- WOM: Good
Lifetime- 160 crores plus
- WOM: Average
Lifetime- 130 crores plus
- WOM: Bad
Lifetime- 100 crores plus
The movie will most probably collect over 100 crores even in the worst case scenario. However, considering the fact that Imtiaz Ali is directing the movie, we expect it to have an amazing story. There are many factors that act in favor of Jab Harry Met Sejal. As the ‘King of Bollywood’ is coming back on the big screen alongside one of the most popular actresses in the film industry today, viz. Anushka Sharma, the expectations are on the higher side. Also, all the song of the film has worked well. The music, the director, the star cast, to put it simply, Jab Harry Met Sejal contains all the factors to attain the ‘Blockbuster’ status.
Though, there are some factors that are acting against Jab Harry Met Sejal as well. The movie was previously slated to release on 11 August where the film had a chance to take full advantage of the Independence Day weekend. However, if the film has a dull story then it is going to lose out screens to ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. Though, as the name of Shah Rukh Khan is attached with the film, anything can happen!