How Do I Get Over Harry? – A Fan’s Review

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When Shah Rukh Khan does romance, all sense of reality flies out of the window for me. I forget my family, my own reality and the difference between his and my universe. I am there with him, in his arms, with his brown eyes looking deep into my soul. No one other has been able to do that for me as yet. He has done an unabashed lover, a stalking lover, a whimsical lover, a true blue chocolate boy lover, an insecure lover, a revengeful lover and also the perfect “dream guy” lover. I did not think that there could be another side of love left to come out of those brown eyes. And then he gave me the restrained lover in Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Harry srkHe almost made me angry during the last part of the movie. Angry because after 15 years of loving him, I never thought that there could be a way of falling more hopelessly for him. Angry because I knew there would be a moment when I would have to come back to reality and face the facts that I do not have Shah Rukh Khan in my life.

I don’t know how he does it and I am really nobody to sit and dissect how and what it is that he does that builds this world of romance for me. In Jab Harry Met Sejal, I just sat back and let this different kind of love wash over me. Shah Rukh Khan can charm the pants off anybody with his sweet talks. Now this is a movie where Harry does not speak much. He is within himself, battling his own devils, trying to accept his failures. He knows he is running away from his failures and he is trying to over compensate those by other conquests. He is lost in his journey but too scared to find his way back. For Harry, love is not something that is a goal. He has gone beyond the expectations of the perfect romance. And yet the way Shah Rukh Khan plays him, Harry becomes romance by the end of it.

Without using his biggest strength, his words, Shah Rukh Khan still managed to charm my metaphorical pants off. The understated and restrained Harry, when he says that he hoped Sejal was the one who could help him find himself, made me be with him on that bed, wrapping my arms around him like a cocoon. He is not vulnerable in a “what will I do without you” weak way. He is not a good boy gone bad, or a bad boy doing good. He is just Harry. With shades of everything that makes a human being.

Getting over any Shah Rukh Khan movie is bad enough for me. I generally tend to stay with him for quite a long time. Build my own bubble with the character. But with Harry it is going to be even more difficult to come back to reality. Because Harry IS so real. Shah Rukh Khan has made him so real. How in the world can I get back from that?

PS: It would be really better for my health if I do not talk about the kiss. I mean really Mr Shah Rukh Khan? Why do you insist on subjecting my already “frail in love with you” heart with so much more damage? Not fair.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Awesome article!!!! Keep writing… This is a great platform..we will make this popular and shut down all negativity around him..

  2. After seeing JAB HARRY MET SEJAL yesterday together with my friends of Bollywood-Passion, I can agree 100 % with the words of Midnite Writer [MW] because I feel exactly the same after the visit in theatre.
    In my real world, my husband has been accompanying me for almost 30 years through my life. After this long time I still love him, and I would miss him painfully…
    But Shah Rukh has once again managed to enchant me in this film, and I’m getting the hell out of my real world this morning in Harry’s world … 😍
    “Getting over any Shah Rukh Khan movie is bad enough for me. I generally tend to stay with him for quite a long time. Build my own bubble with the character. But with Harry it is going to be even more difficult to come back to reality. Because Harry IS so real. Shah Rukh Khan has made him so real. How in the world can I get back from that? ” These words of [MW] bring it to the point, also for me … 😍
    For us Swiss SRK fans (as well as sure for all German and Austrian SRKians) a scene was the most beautiful surprise of the film: SHAH RUKH SPEAK ENGLISH !!! 😍😍 Wow, that counts 1000-fold in our hearts and our feelings for him! 🙏👏
    And then this kiss …. 💋 Do we still find words there? ….
    Conclusion for me:
    With every new movie, Shah Rukh surprises us with other facets of his inexhaustible art of acting … With every new movie I think: can there be even more than before? … And with each new movie comes even more … even better. .. even more surprising …
    Thank You Shah Rukh Sir that You are there & that You given us so much of You & Your Love!!!😘😘😘

  3. I think you have beautifully expressed your feelings. Watching a movie, is somewhat akin to reading a book in private. You build your own world around characters from the story and live with them even after you keep the book aside. And Shah Rukh Khan is an actor par excellence. He always manages to find a way to women’s heart. Besides what you have written I also want to add that this is one of the few Indian movies where human vulnerability does not appear as problematic rather it is celebrated. It is alright to know that you are a bit lost because unless and until you know that you will not try to find yourself. I also agree with you that Harry is a more edgy and real character that any other roles SRK has played. I have not been a SRK fan for very long. In fact, I am very new to this but nevertheless I feel he is one of the most charming actors we have around us. Here’s wishing him lots of success and happiness.

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