Baar Baar Dekho starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif marks the directorial debut of Nitya Mehra. The trailer and songs of the film met with a positive response. Does the film live onto the expectations let’s find out:
Baar Baar Dekho is a simple story about a young guy who is confused if he should go by his heart and live a happy life or take decision by his mind and make a good professional career. Like always, when the decision is between heart and mind, it is the heart which always wins. Baar Baar Dekho is based on this concept however the narration is way too complex for the story that it is.
The screenplay lacks clarity on Sidharth’s ability to see the future thus leaving many questions unanswered. While the intent of the film is right, a bit of detailing would have worked in its favour. There are a few fun moments in the first half supported well by two good looking people, Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. The music and production values make sure that the film looks very vibrant.
All the songs are well placed and used well in the narration but the only problem with Baar Baar Dekho is the complexity in the screenplay. The complexity leads to repetitive sequences through-out the second half which does nothing but add on to the runtime. The dialogues are good, however the witty one-liners are missing throughout the film.
Talking about performances, despite being limited actors, both Sidharth and Katrina manages to pull off a decent performance. The characters seem to be written keeping the two actors in mind which is one of the major reasons why they look convincing on screen. The duo share a crackling chemistry however are let down by the story telling. Ram Kapoor is usual in his limited role however a lot more meat could have been added in his character. The rest of supporting cast is decent.
To sum up, Baar Baar Dekho is a one-time watch especially for the songs, production values and the chemistry shared by two good looking people i.e. Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. The film had the potential however the not so linear screenplay prevents it from leaving an ever lasting impact.