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Baar Baar Dekho Review

Baar Baar Dekho Review
Banner:
Excel Entertainment, Dharma Productions, Eros International
Cast:
Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra
Direction:
Nitya Mehra
Production:
Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Johar, Sunil A Lulla

Baar Baar Dekho

IndiaGlitz [Friday, September 9, 2016 • Hindi] Comments

Baar Baar Dekho Movie Review

Expectations

Karan Johar is known for producing glamorous films with good looking actors, fantastic music and visually beautiful. Most of these films are related to romance and discovering the minute happiness of life. Though there have been few films with unusual theme attached to it, but still bearded the stamp of being a film from Karan’s production house. His latest produced film ‘BaarBaarDekho’ is in association with Excel production and has a different theme attached to it. The trailer looks promising and seems to have the genre of time-travelling due to which the expectation level are high. The expectation level has reached its fullest level due to the chartbuster music of the film.

Story

'BaarBaarDekho' is a story of Jai (Sidharth Malhotra) and his best friend Diya (Katrina Kaif). Together they are in love with each other right since their adolescent age. Diya decides to get married to Jai, while Jai wants to concentrate on his career by going to Cambridge and completing his theses’ on Vedic math. Jai fails to handle the marriage preparation pressure and decides to call off the marriage. Jai wakes up the next day and find himself on a honeymoon with Diya in Thailand. Later he realizes that ten days have passed by and he is not able to remember any of them. Next morning Jai finds himself in the year 2016 with many other happenings in his life. This keeps continuing daily and Jai has to figure it out that what’s happening in his life. Jai feels he could fix everything but destiny has something else to offer.

The ‘Glitz’ Factor

The story is different and breaks away the barriers of the stereo type treatment which he have seen in time travel based films. The screenplay is tight and intriguing, especially in the first half of the film.The finale part is emotionally engaging and talks about the small necessities of life. The dialogues are witty and goes well with the flow of the film. The cinematography by Ravi K Chandran is of top notch.Music is one of the biggest highlights of the film. ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ is a sweet and soothing song with superb picturization. ‘SauAasman’, ‘Nachde Ne Saare’ and ‘KalChashma’ are the chartbuster foot tapping songs, which keeps you entertained in the film.Director NityaMehra was assistant director on films like ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and this is her directorial debut. She comes up with an unusual story with effects similar to the time - travel genre, but sums it up by delivering a different type of love story.Sidharth tries hard to do justice to his role.Katrina Kaif looks smashing and does her part with total grace. In terms of their physical appearances Sidharth and Katrina complement each other in the movie. Ram Kapoor, Sarika and RajitKapur lend good support.

The ‘Non-Glitz’ Factor

The second half of the movie goes on the repeat mode and tries to forcefully confuse the viewers in the second half of the film. Though, the makers have a logical ending for all the happenings, but despite of that there are many glitches in a few of the tracks. The movie is set in various time zones such as 2016, 2018, 2024, 2034 and 2047. It might be easy for viewers who follow such types of films to understand the different time zones while the others will be confused and find it hard to follow.Editing should have been tight in the second half as the movie seems like never ending drama in the middle portions.It’s only that the different time zones and bit jumbled up screenplay might not go well with the sensibilities of the mass audience. The movie should have also been bit trimmed down as in the second half it drags to the fullest. Sidharthmanages to pull the show on his young shoulders, but still needs a good amount of experience and finesse.Sayani Gupta, Taaha Shah Badusha and Rohan Joshi are wasted.

Final ‘Glitz’

Although not a typical Karan Johar type film, Baar Baar Dekho deserves to be seen for its music, glamour and unusual theme. Jumbled up screenplay and dragging second half might put off the audience.

Rating: 3.00 / 5.0

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