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Movie Review: Baar Baar Dekho – Katrina Kaif And Sidharth Malhotra Starrer Is Not Worth It

By Salil Sand / Published on Friday, 09 Sep 2016 20:39 PM / No Comments

baar baar dekho-07Baar Baar Dekho is all about Jay Varma (Sidharth Malhotra), who has the miraculous gift of time travel, which he can use to make things right between him and his lady love Diya Kapoor (Katrina Kaif).

Jai and Diya grow up together, we see them from the time they are toddlers to the moment they decide to get married. Jai and Diya are different from each other and want separate things from their life, yet their love is something that binds them together.

The first half struggles trying to put together a cohesive plot, thus falls flat, while lets not even talk about the second half. The film just goes on and on with songs that do not make any sense. Sadly, the only  melodious song, Kala Chashma, which is worth listening, has been kept safe for the end credits.

At several crucial points in the film, Diya asks Jai why he loves her and his changing response is projected as a marker of his evolution as a person, yet not once does he ask her why she loves him. Anyways, moving on, the story gets so involved in the business of time travel that it invests less and less in character development, thus gradually making both Jai and Diya paper thin.

The only good thing about this film is cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran, who has turned every frame into a work of art. As far as performances are concerned, Sidharth and Katrina look miscast and totally out of it, while Ram Kapoor, Taaha Shah and Sarika just come and go.

Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho isn’t a disaster, but a catastrophe as it dangerously treads on plot lines and illogical premises, which are nothing but juvenile gimmicks. Nitya Mehra if you had a chance to go back into the past and fix things, then I am sure you would have thought twice before belting out such a disaster. Next time, please spare us!!

All in all, Baar Baar Dekho is a sham. The film has nothing that can entice us into seeing this one once, leave along repeat viewings. How I wish, the makers, Karan JoharRitesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, would have changed the title of the film because watching the film even once is next to impossible.

Rating: One

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