Director: Nitya Mehra
Writer: Sri Rao (story), Nitya Mehra (screenplay), Sri Rao (screenplay), Anuvab Pal (screenplay), Anvita Dutt (dialogue)
Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Sayani Gupta, Rajit Kapoor
Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Released: 09 Sep 2016
Synopsis: ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ is a love-story, which unfolds through flash-backs and flash-forwards. Recently actor Sidharth Malhotra has revealed that, the movie has a unique and has a very unusual storyline. The film is neither science fiction nor does it revolve around time travel. The styling is currently underway. Film has started in 2015 September for which Katrina and Sidharth had shot in London.
Siddarth Malhotra has a love affair with Katrina Kaif. Their ups and downs is basically the entire movie.
Review: Just like perennially happy people, there is something about totally sorted individuals that makes one very wary of them. These are people who seem to have figured out not just themselves, but their relationships, life, future, everything; who are seemingly content with what life has to offer and comfortable with the regular and the accepted. Then there are the eternally restless souls — constantly questioning, eternally claustrophobic, wanting desperately to break free, at times even from themselves.
Of late, a clutch of Hindi films has been playing on these binaries and eventually making the one at a tangent fall in line. Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho is the latest in that list. Only it moves a level up from the theme of recklessness and commitment phobia in films like Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani to have its protagonist smacked into accepting the importance of family over professorship at Harvard and Cambridge. It’s all about making him learn to love his family than mathematics.
If it’s a Dharma and Excel combine then the film doesn’t just have to be about looking good, but doubly so. However, the fetching frames, the element of time travel, futuristic mobiles, homes, cars and gadgetry and the advanced prosthetics and makeup can’t quite take away from the familiar, time-worn take on relationships. So we have a maths genius, Jai Verma (Sidharth Malhotra) travel ahead (10 days, two years, 16 and then 30 years) and later a bit back in time to get a second chance at mending his marriage with Diya Kapoor, aka DK (Katrina Kaif) and learning that it’s the small moments together that count more than his own big ambitions. Though to be fair to him not once in the unconvincing film does he come across as the one neglecting his relationship and family. That is, unless wearing a T-Shirt emblazoned with “Roamers and Seekers” and surfing a website called totallyimmersed.com is enough to stamp him as selfish. In fact, my heart reached out to him when, on the eve of his wedding, he asks the domineering DK if he doesn’t even have the right to think for himself.