Baar Baar Dekho - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

A long-winded way of saying something quite simple, really. The buildup and guesswork all seem like they want to lead you up to something very profound, but nada.



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32 reviewers have given Baar Baar Dekho an average rating of 1.6/5.0 (?)

4 yays
15 nays
13 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...If I had the power to go back in time and any power over Team Baar Baar Dekho, I would cajole or bully them into rewriting the second half of their script. In the present though, in the here and now, this is a film that starts off well but fails to sustain itself. ... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The film’s best relationship moment occurs between Jai’s friends, played by Rohan Joshi and Sayani Gupta. We see what actors with rhythm, comic timing and the ability to laugh through tears can do with a scene that lasts barely a minute. Still, Baar Baar Dekho isn’t bad. Just bland. And pretty. Very, very pretty.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Looking at it from a different angle, BAAR BAAR DEKHO can also be called a unique film as it truly needs some real talent to make such a boring and tiring movie revolving around a time-travel theme which is largely associated with lots of fun, excitement, entertainment and great humour. Hence its director Nitya Mehra and the producers certainly deserve to be praised for this rare feat of theirs arguably. ... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole BAAR BAAR DEKHO is a confused film which underestimates audience's intelligence and takes them for granted. At the box office, the film's narrative will appeal only to the selected multiplex audience while the masses will find it difficult to relate to the movie. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar P. Joshi, Bollywood Life ...Baar Baar Dekho is an unique concept that fails to keep you interested because of its weak execution. This is a time travel journey you might want to fast forward! ... full review

So-So by SONAKSHI KURBAH, BookmyShow ...Watch Baar Baar Dekho for the new sizzling jodi, great locations and dance-worthy numbers! ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...As an idea it is interesting (Hollywood has done this sort of thing many times), but the execution is dull. The film and its locations look great, the actors are good looking, but the film has absolutely no zing. The lives of the lead pair are banal, the emotions are superficial, and if the film sells the concept of happiness as dreary routine, or that the little moments are to be celebrated over the big ones, then what’s the big deal? ... full review

So-So by Mehul S Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle ...In the end, this time travel film certainly deserves a hit on the play button. ... full review

So-So by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...Baar Baar Dekho deserves credit for its fairly unique take on storytelling. It’s a shame that the tale being told is a typical Bollywood romance. The movie keeps you guessing, but that's mostly because of the time monopoly happening all the time rather than the plot itself surprising you. Still, BBD is entertaining enough, just not as original as it seemed at first glance. ... full review

Thumbs down by Garlnt, Desi Martini ...This movie could have been much much and much better given tha cast and the idea and message. But it involved too many time jumps to future(unexplainable ) and that too creating sad scenes repeatedly... Skip this movie... If u wanna watch do only for Katrina and nice piglet shoots ... full review

So-So by Akash Sharma , Desi Martini ...#BaarBaarDekho Is a true cinematic experience which is combo of both art and urban cinema. Siddarth has done a fabulous job in his role and Katrina is ok but she looks gorgeous as hell om screen. Have patience coz movie takes time to get build and enjoy the movie. It's screenplay and storyline is biggest backbone and Music also supports it but it's weak direction drowns some moments. ... full review

Thumbs down by Dev Raj Gulati , Desi Martini ...It's not clear what the title of the film( lifted from a foot tapping number of yester years have to do with the 'confused story') .?... full review

So-So by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Baar Baar Dekho is not high on script. It is a little stale in that department and very predictable. It has some romantic moments but the cliche outweighs the romance. The cinematography and music add a rich texture to the movie but you reallly hope the makers paid a little more attention in creating the magic and charm that is the staple of romantic-preachy movies like these. You wouldn't really call the movie a waste of your time but you won't walk away feeling the kind of high About Time gives you. Baar Baar Dekho looks like an ad-movie made by candid wedding videographers and photographers to convince half-hearted couples to get married. I rest my case! ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...It's an undercooked time travel tale. Ek baar dekhna is tough enough. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Baar Baar Dekho has the right ideas. It even gets the tricky part right - the futuristic design of the story telling. But it doesn't show any innovation in its writing. This is an age old love story where being in love is more important than everything in life. You can't sell a 100-year-old idea with futuristic frills. That just doesn't add up. ... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The songs are hummable but that’s just not enough here. No wonder biggies like Eros, Dharma and Excel (who have teamed up in an unusual partnership here) decided not to show the film to the review press in advance. They could well see the writing on the wall…mayhaps!... full review

So-So by Jaiwantika Dutta Dhupkar, ...What's so great about the story of somebody who has it so easy, is what you ask. But BBD isn't a hymn about the destination; it's a paean to the ride. ... full review

So-So by Vishal Verma, ...In the end, if you are planning to take some 'time' out with your valentine for BAAR BAAR DEKHO, make sure he/she is the biggest fan of Sidharth or Katrina and you just want to give your 'time' to her. Otherwise wait for the TV premiere or DVD.... full review

So-So by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Baar Baar Dekho is hardly even a bird’s eye view of the new generation’s choices and desires. Its philosophy lacks strength and gloss takes the centre stage right from the beginning. ... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Conclusion: Baar Baar Dekho is a refreshing change from the mundane formulaic films that Bollywood keeps churning out week after week. It has a unique-ish storyline, wrapped in a delicious looking affair. It doesn’t offer the wholesome feeling of watching a typical Bollywood film but it does leave the viewers with food for thought. It could inspire people to work harder for their love and relationships. Baar Baar Dekho is an entertaining watch that could have been taken into another level if the lead actors had more than 5 expressions. But that shouldn’t deter anyone from watching the movie. It rises above expectations and coupled with decent music makes for a good movie watching experience. ... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Baar Baar Dekho is an ‘Ek Baar Dekho’ affair. A fresh pairing of good looking actors, good music and a commercial love story is the mainstay. I’ll go with a 2.5/5 for this romantic drama. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, MiD DAY ...Does this seem merely an exercise in makeup artistry then? In that sense, the old Sidharth looks a lot like the current Shah Rukh Khan, if you ask me. And Katrina is the mannequin all the way. Be that as it may, I suspect both of them, few years down the line, looking back at this movie, might feel rather embarrassed nonetheless. Uh-oh. ... full review

So-So by jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...In conclusion, 'Baar Baar Dekho' is worth watching just 'Ek Baar'. ... full review

So-So by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...One thing you do learn here, is that if your partner asks, "Why do you love me?", the correct answer is "because you are my guzra hua kal, aane wala kal and yeh pal". And this film steals two and a half hours from your present. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subash K Jha, NDTV ...Baar Baar Dekho is about getting a chance of changing the mistakes in life without making them. But really, I can't think of one thing I'd like to see changed in this film. Except maybe Sarika's prosthetics when she plays dead. Someone overdid the mother's wrinkles. ... full review

Thumbs down by RAJEEV MASAND, ...For a film about romance and love, Baar Baar Dekho is curiously lacking the messiness of real relationships, and trades in quick-fix solutions to complex personal issues. At 2 hours and 21 minutes it's way too long, and never once succeeded in making me care if Jai and Diya would end up happily ever after. ... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Now ...You also come away hoping technology is better than what they have imagined it to be in this movie. The title of the movie is a tad unfortunate because you are forced to say, 'Baar baar nahi, ek baar bhi mat dekho!' (Not again and again, just don't watch the film eve once!) ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Poor show, Ms Mehra. If you could go back in time to set this film right, make something else instead. ... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...Who says our popular cinema doesn’t know how to keep in tune with the changing times and the regimes? ... full review

Thumbs up by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India ...There are timeless love stories and then stories involving time travel. BBD belongs to the latter. Pleasant and fairly engaging but a tad tedious (like mathematics) to evoke a Baar Baar viewing. The foot-tapping kala chashma song in the end infuses that much required energy and zest into the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saumil Gandhi, Upper Stall ... I’ve no doubt that debutant director Nitya Mehra would have loved to have this gift. She had a solid idea and an opportunity to make it into a memorable film. It falls short of the mark, and audiences are unlikely to follow the title of the film even once.... full review

Thumbs up by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...It has a subtle yet very important message underlying which we all must understand and try to live every moment with the person we love the most! And yes, for once I am happily saying 'chill, if you can't hold that mathematical equation for once', as there's more to life than one plus one two! ... full review