Baar Baar Dekho | Movie Review 09 Sep 2016   747


Star Cast : Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Ram Kapoor, Sarika
Directed by : Nitya Mehra
Genre : Romance
Duration : 2 hours 20 minutes


If you had a chance to go back into the past and ‘fix’ it, what would you do?

Baar Baar Dekho is a couple’s roller coaster ride, which mirrors the ups and downs of their lives. Jai (Sidharth Malhotra) and Diya (Katrina Kaif) are childhood friends who grow up together. Jai is a Mathematics professor in Delhi and Diya is an artist. It’s a given that they would end up together, except that when the time comes, Jai chickens out. The night before his wedding, he feels suffocated by all the celebrations around, panics about his future, career, and the thought of being tied down. He breaks it off with Diya. The next morning he wakes up 10 days in the future on his honeymoon. He is lost and confused but it keeps happening. With each passing day, he moves ahead in the future by a number of years. He gets up in his later years and sees the terrible things that await him ahead in life. And it’s all his own doing. Now he realizes that if he has to fix his future, he has to correct his present first. Jai, a math teacher, has to solve this one on his own.

As for the performances, the film rides totally on the shoulders of Sidharth Malhotra. After doing a fairly decent job in his last film Kapoor & Sons, Sidharth Malhotra comes up with yet another convincing (if not exceptional or superlative) performance in Baar Baar Dekho. Even though he is believable in the role of a young man and a middle aged man, he fails to do justice to the old man’s role. Still, it is him who holds the film majorly on his shoulders. On the other hand, Katrina Kaif delivers a just about passable performance in BAAR BAAR DEKHO. There are many places where she starts struggling with her character. Even though the age difference between Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif start becoming visible with every passing frame, the duo try and envelope that with their performances. Ram Kapoor notwithstanding, most of the other actors are wasted in the film.

Despite having assisted on successful films like Life Of Pi, Don and Lakshya, debutante director Nitya Mehra struggles while narrating Baar Baar Dekho. The way in which she has handled the aspect of time travel in the film is very weak. Her silver screen education on love and relationship however fails to give its own ‘independent’ explanation.

Baar Baar Dekho is an undercooked time travel tale. Can’t watch baar baar.

Critics Review/Rating

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Times Of India (TOI) 3.5 Read full review
Hindustan Times (HT) 2.5 Read full review
DNA 2.0 Read full review
Bollywood Hungama 2.0 Read full review
NDTV Movies 4.0 Read full review
India Today 2.0 Read full review
The Indian Express 1.5 Read full review
Rediff 1.0 Read full review
Glamsham 2.0 Read full review

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