Kala Chashma stuck in time: Baar Baar Dekho Review (Trailer)
The much awaited Dharma production – Excel entertainment film, based on time travel, which hit the screens yesterday, can’t keep viewer interested much because of weak execution. Sure, time travel films can be tricky, as having witnessed the box office verdict of films like Love Story 2020, which failed to make a mark on any age group.
The movie’s plot had an ample scope of experimentation but the weak execution let everything down, including the new hot couple – Katrina and Sidharth.
Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho isn’t a disaster but it dangerously treads on plot lines and illogical premises that prevent it from being more than a gimmicky concept. Jai (Sidharth Malhotra) and Diya (Katrina Kaif) grow up together, we see them from the time they are toddlers to the moment they decide to take the pheras and get married. Jai and Diya are different from each other and want separate things from their life, yet their love is something that binds them together.
The first half sort of struggles to put a cohesive premise meandering into songs and good looking locales in the process compromising on a solid story line. Jai develops cold feet just before his marriage and therein begins the erratic time travel journey. We watch Diya and Jai jump across their ages from their 20s’ to 40’s to their 60’s. The transition isn’t smooth and Jai is as perplexed with what’s happening around him as much as us!
The concept which makers were trying to sell in the film – “if you had a chance to live an entire day in your future would you then change your present and do things differently or would you succumb to destiny and let it takes its course?” is realistic and binding but hard to connect to. At many places, the film gave hints of lack of logic and shoddy editing which gave it a hurried feel.
Like Edge of Tomorrow, Baar Baar Dekho isn’t an action thriller, neither is it a story of reincarnation, it is a beautiful illusion that loses its steam way before the curtains come to a draw.
But, for people who want to watch it for Kala Chashma (like me, unfortunately!), your wait might by agonisingly long and painful!