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Film Review: Baar Baar Dekho
Film Review: Baar Baar Dekho – Debut director Nitya Mehra had everything by her side, huge production house, hit songs, superb locations, big budget, grand release and yes inefficient but saleable stars yet she wasted the opportunity and failed to prove herself. Let me tell you this movie is a piece of shit and in the middle somewhere of the movie I just lost my cool over the makers, I mean how can you even think of making a film with a Mira Nair’s Monsoon wedding kind of start followed by Tom Cruise starrer Edge of tomorrow’s treatment mixing it with Christopher Nolan’s Inception-ish dream thing and yet proving the reason for everything is a thread tied in the hero’s hand by a priest in Jai Santoshi Maa style. Films like this need strong actors and unfortunately Siddharth Malhotra is confused as hell, extremely ineffective and we end up thinking the film is a hero-less one, Katrina dances well, looks gorgeous but it’s been 13 years now that we have given all the success to her for all that despite developing a tumor in the head because of her damn pathetic acting, but now enough is enough. To add when Siddharth and Katrina can’t carry off their own faces ably forget about carrying the wigs and prosthetics, still, they have been burdened here with it and man they looked funny. The respect I had for Rajit Kapoor is now gone down 20% after accepting the role of a mysterious & hollow philosophical ‘Pandit’ in the movie, how could he? Same for Sarika, and Ram Kapoor is a new Clown of Karan Johar’s world. The direction of Mehra is very incompetent, editing of Amitabh Shukla is frustrating, story by Sri Rao is very childish and screenplay by Nitya Mehra, Anuvab Pal, and Sri Rao is dull and checks your patience.
Dialogues by Anvita Dutt are so cardboardish like the characters which lack depth. Only Cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran is beautiful and the production value is grand, yes songs are good too, full marks to Amaal Malik and others. The bottom line is, just save your time and a potential headache by not seeing the film, despite being a so-called romantic sci-fi it’s more of a weird comedy with no emotional connect and no moving dialogues. It’s a complete waste of resources, I’ll go with 1 out of 5 stars. Baar Baar Dekho ko ek baar Bhi Naa Dekho.
P.S – Don’t experiment if you can’t and definitely not with poor lead actors.