Another Jab Harry Met Sejal trailer! Isn’t it nice of Shahrukh to make sure my views stay up even as Bahubali fever ends? Or, to put it another way, isn’t it smart of Shahrukh to hold is promotion until there is a gap in the news cycle which he can fill?
New trailer! Gives us a little more of cheerful unaware Anushka. Introducing herself as “Sejal” and then giving a hand gesture to indicate wind. A little reminiscent of the whole “Rani matlub ‘Queen'” thing from Queen, but not bad. Mostly it seems to reinforce that she has a sense of her own identity and is not going to change it for anyone else. Or even think about changing it.
I like how Shahrukh is lowkey rolling his eyes and but also going along with her. Seems to follow along with the kind of idea of their relationship from the other trailers (I refuse to say “trails”, it is a silly made-up word!). Shahrukh wouldn’t normally choose to spend time with her, but has to because she has hired him, and therefore is barely polite to her. And, I assume, because he is forced to spend time with her, he will eventually fall in love with her. While traveling. Just like Jab We Met and Highway.
Oh, and also there’s a lot of Ittefaq posters just released. As we know from the title and the fact it is a remake, Siddharth is an escaped convict.
Sonakshi is a woman alone late at night.
But, what I was NOT expecting, AKSHAYE ALERT!!!! My goodness, he is back with a vengeance. This, Mom, and Dishoom last year. I am delighted with his new role as the quirky entertaining character actor! Seems like a much better fit than the “leading man” kind of parts he used to do.
Anyway, I am still dubious about the necessity of this film in the grand scheme of things, since it seems like the original already made the best possible version of it. But I felt the same way about the new Don, and then it turned into one of the most rewatchable movies I have seen.