Baar Baar Dekho
An old premise, conceptualized with a unique peculiar approach with a rather interesting take on a not-so-new message of dismissing the logicalities of life and embracing your own people while giving them their share of bliss in your otherwise hard-pressed lives, is portrayed in a rather over-stretched, typically apathetic course with the protagonists running around from one time zone to the other in imparting and purporting the afore mentioned idea.
Jai Verma, a mathematics professor, has his life dedicated to maths, whose sole aim was to teach abroad and pursue his ultimate desire and aspiration of teaching as a Professor while taking his research papers on vedic maths to Cambridge. While his career-driven ambitious life failed to accommodate the love of his childhood sweetheart Diya, or strangely acknowledged as DK, Diya (Katrina Kaif) turns out to be a simple woman, artist by profession, and emotionally straightforward in life, who had her heart and soul given to their age old relationship, balancing it every time Jai tries to dishevel it, until once when the pursuance of his career costs him his own marriage, his drunken self sleeps, only waking up 10 days later realizing himself as married, or once again after 2 years to 2034 during his senility.
Amidst this baffling occurrence of events is the audience, with their lookout for a few humourous gags or a chance to get connected to the movie, for it remains apathetic to most of the audience. The relatability, not accounting from the scientific projection, but from the aspect of conviction which urges the audience to introspect was altogether unseen and unnoticed. The story accosts the current generation, who is all ears about any prospect which could ladder them to attain their ambitions and goals, while consequently missing the opportunity Â to have an insight into the world of what might happen when the ones who stood by you, whose mere presence gives you a meaning to your life leave for you weighed those jewels at the cost of pebbles and whose priority in life comes at a stage when nothing can be unturned.
The debutante director Nitya Mehra has left the subject to objectivity for the audience loses the engagement amidst all to an otherwise captivating plot. With banners as huge and illustrious as Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment, Baar Baar Dekho has not been able to put a feather in their cap.
This 2 hour 20 minute long movie, with multiple to and fro occurrence of events while shuffling between multiple time zones eventually causes the audience to slack after a certain point.
While the director could have gathered umpteen nuances to exploit the plot with an already fascinating concept, it lacked the conviction with the way it was projected.
The lackluster, with a supposedly outstanding starcast, the typical eye candies, Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif, have indubitably been able to gather the masses to the theatres, yet when the screenplay lacked in arousing the emotional sentiments and the typical mush, precisely what the story called for, I would certainly have it being addressed as disappointing, quite contrary to what I expected.
Sidharth Malhotra is a versatile actor and his movies, by far are certainly a testimony to it. He, like always has levelled up his performance in the film and his acting in the movie is worth the appreciation. Katrina Kaif has been an average performer with a poker face and the inability to emote. With her charm in the songs, an eye popping number in Kala Chashma, her magnificent twists, butt swaying and pretty face, they couldnâ€™t make up for her acting in the movie.
But when I come down to the music of this film, there arenâ€™t enough words for the melodies and songs are absolutely riveting and wonderfully terrific while they grow on you tremendously.
The movie might find its rescue with a chunk of female audience who relate to the emotion of not having their husbands accompanying them in their lives when they need them the most while their career overpowers their personal life and their superfluous affection dissuades the charm of their marriage.
I will go with a 2..5 out 5 stars!