July 1, 2022


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Baar Baar Dekho Review: Ek-Baar-Dekho!

Right from the star-cast, promos and promotions, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ was much-anticipated one among the moviegoers. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif, the film finally got released and now let us see how fare it had gone well with respect to its expectations.

The story is about a loving couple, Jai Verma (Sidharth) and Diya Kapoor (Katrina), who is all set to tie knot. Everything is ready, invitation cards have been distributed, and guests are all set to come, but now comes the angle of kahaani mein twist here. The self-respect of very Maths obsessed professor Jai has been shaken when he is being gifted a lavish home by his rich father-in-law Ram Kapoor, which is very important for a marriage couple to have. And thus, just before his D-Day, Jai confesses Diya that he is not at all ready to tie know at present and want to focus on his career first, along with achieving his goal to become a tutor at Harvard University. Now this breaks the heart of Diya and leaves Jai with his goal and career. Well, Jai gets drunk and fell asleep. But when he wakes up in the morning, he finds out that he is being already married. Soon he realizes that he is on a time-travel and days are going faster like seconds. He is in his 40’s, achieved his goal, but also on the verge to get divorced with Diya. Well, what happens next is an attempt made by Jai to fix his life, love-story and marriage.

It’s a common story in relation to every couple, where an emotional-filled girl always complain to his career-focused guy that the latter is not giving much time on their relationship. However, a film can only hit the right chord if its narration and screenplay is filled with most interesting things. Also, I came to know that the film is also being heavily inspired by Hollywood flicks like ‘The Family Man’ starring Nicholas Cage and ‘Click’ starring Adam Sandler to name a few. And thus, after watching the film, I started feeling that it’s actually a loosely-based inspired film.

While the first-half is bit engaging, the second-half goes on a deeper level with time-travel funda filled with emotions and drama. So while first-half is quite fun, the second-half is actually quite serious. And thus, with respect to this, some may get disappoint and some may get engage in some serious dbaarbaardekhorama.

Debutante director Nitya Mehra makes good attempt here while narrating a complicated love-story in the simplest form, but ends up in winning hearts of only few. However, she successfully manages to project a very good message here that what’s more important in any relationship and what should one do actually. Nitya knocks our head by saying that ‘true happiness lies in the smallest things’.

Meanwhile, Sidharth is emerging as an actor film by film, and this movie proves that he has a lot more to showcase. However, Katrina is alright here and is seen struggling with her part to play. The chemistry between them is amazing, and I would definitely like to see them together once again. Music is decent, where only ‘Kaala Chashma’ will win your heart.

So is it a paisa-vasool film? Well, it’s likable to a few but not watchable to all! Some may love it, but some may also find it as over-exaggerated. However, if you ask me, I would surely recommend as Ek-Baar-Dekho to all the romantic movie lovers.

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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