‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ appeared to be a commercial film for the media who saw the trailer.
In fact, at the trailer launch of this film, director Imtiaz Ali was questioned whether he could call it his first commercial film, to which Imtiaz said,
“That you will know after the film release. But I’ve not written the film like a commercial film. I wrote it the way I wrote ‘Tamasha’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Cocktail’. My mother asked me to show my audiences beautiful locations, which is how I developed the character of Harry, a tour guide. And later came in romance in the form of Sejal.”
He further stated that the film however is not the same as ‘Tamasha’, which we totally agree to.