On a Sunday morning there was nothing much to do , hence I went out to watch an early morning show at the local multiplex. I wanted to watch Freaky Ali but since there were no takers for that movie, I was forced to watch Baar Baar Dekho.
It is a simple story.Jai Varma (Sidharth Malhotra) and Diya Kapoor (Katrina Kaif) have been childhood friends. They are fond of each other and hence want to get married. Jai is a maths professor who teaches at Delhi University and Diya is some kind of Art Professional who exhibits her work at different galleries. All is set for the big fat Indian wedding. However, Diya goes ahead and shows Jai her newly bought apartment is some posh locality of Delhi and decides their future plans. Jai feels sidelined as he was not asked on such homely matters. He is more ambitious and wants to pursue his career by taking up a job at Cambridge. The couple have an argument and Diya leaves Jai all alone. Jai has some champagne , goes to sleep and wakes up in different time zones.
The movie takes Jai through his Honeymoon period, the birth of his first child, 10 years into marriage, his divorce and subsequent death of his mother. It shows how his own neglect for the family and selfish perusal of professional goals destroys his family in the near future.
This movie seems to be a copy of some Adam Sandler movie. The side actors, Ram Kapoor, Sayali Gupta and Sarika have done a brilliant job. Siddhart Malhotra as Jai represents the quintessential handsome Punjabi Boy and groom to be. Katrina has always been a limited actor who even after 10 years into the industry cannot get rid of her firangi ascent.
Overall the movie is just average and a one time watch. However the prosthetists have done a brilliant job by showcasing the actors in different time zones. The scenery of London and Delhi is nicely depicted.
The only take away from this movie is the song KAALA CHASMAA. I am sure in it will be the most played song by all the DJ’s during this wedding season