Director Nitya Mehra’s Bollywood movie Baar Baar Dekho (BBM), featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, has received positive reviews from the audience. Baar Baar Dekho is a romantic drama and Sri Rao has written the story for the film, besides penning the screenplay in collaboration with Nitya Mehra and Anuvab Pal.
Baar Baar Dekho traces a unique and unusual love story that spans over 30 years. But the movie is neither science fiction nor does it revolve around time travel. The movie deals with how Jai Varma (Sidharth Malhotra) and Diya Varma (Katrina Kaif) ride the ups and down of their relationship through the test of time. The film is a roller-coaster ride of Jai and Diya.
Love has always been complicated, and it is a love story of two love birds Jai Verma (Sidharth) and Divya Verma (Katrina). Jai is a brilliant mathematician who seems to ignore that he is in love with Divya. He loves her but denies to believe the fact due to one or the other reason. In the end, he accepts that Divya is his lady love. Jai gets the power to vision his relationship in future and even his after-retirement days. On the whole, the film rolls between past, present, and future.
Before the wedding day, Jai gets the ability to travel forward in his life and visits several moments of his future life like his honeymoon, wife’s delivery, and post-retirement days. Except for the old age times, he looks good.
The Student of the Year star doesn’t have the heft to pull off such a substantial role. In his old phase, his acting doesn’t come out spontaneously. The dejected soul looks terribly contrived. Even the old phase of Katrina donning a fake gray wig doesn’t go too well. Those phases are simply amateurish.
However, the moments in which the couple tries to work through their skewed work-life balance keeps the film afloat. It’s a common problem that new couples face. On the whole, the pair of Sidharth and Katrina is enough to keep the fans engaged.
Overall, the film has a right combination of beautiful performances, music, the presence of Katrina and Sidharth, and some other stuff. Katrina looks gorgeous in two pieces. On the whole, the film is entertaining. However, it’s not a Baar Baar Dekho flick. Reserve it for just one watch.