wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
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.Read more
Time travel. 50 first dates/Groundhog Day. “Living yourself fully” because you know when you are going to die. Each of these themes by themselves are good enough to combine with a romcom. But, all of them merging into one seems like a hotch-potch that will spoil a potentially decent romcom.
At least these images of the couple are equal measure of romance and steam to make you want to believe it will be a good romantic film. But then you have Katrina Kaif mouth a line in Hindi that is a word-on-word translation of an English phrase and you know not to pin too many hopes. The little that was left after the time travel, reliving the day and so on.
Sure, Siddharth Malhotra tries to bring in some reassured presence to the chaos. But, it is very unlikely that it will be enough to hold fort. And yet I feel like holding on and hoping that there might be enough to keep Baar Baar Dekho in the decent range. Might be just the romantic in me.
Bollyspice - "2/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "Play this one on loop! "
Firstpost - "there's the delightful 'Kho Gaya Hum Kahaan' which redeems everything mediocre about Baar Baar Dekho's sountrack"
glamsham - "3/5"
indian express - "2/5"
koimoi – "3.5/5"
Live Mint - "A disjointed album with a couple of enjoyable songs "
Milliblog - "Kho gaye and Kaala chashma are the baar baar suno materials."
- meeta, a part of the audience
Do you second guess decisions you made? Would you like to go back in time to change them? Or do you believe you should face the consequences of the decisions you made? Would you like to try out a “what if” or an alternate reality of sorts? On a day-to-day basis, will you be able to live each day as if it were your last one? The answer to each question could range from yes to no via maybe, but the answer to the most important of them all is an emphatic no - does Baar Baar Dekho engage us with a story that deals with these questions? And just in case you asked, does Baar Baar Dekho purport to answer these questions? Yes.
Baar Baar Dekho is a love triangle between the boy, the girl and the boy's work. However, you don't see the chemistry between the boy and his work. And that between Jai (Siddharth Malhotra) and Diya (Katrina Kaif) is intermittent, most of which you have seen in the trailer. So, there goes your involvement with the characters and their emotions.
What you are left with then is an average romantic film with one of the two people involved isn't quite sure and it takes two hours worth of film to convince him/her one way or the other. Of course, this one has been done to death. The filmmakers aren't oblivious to it either. Enter – time-warp.
The back and forth, if you can call it that, in the film's narrative gets tiring by interval. Thereafter the rhythm doesn't vary much either. What the writers might have thought of as variation and/or a twist to catch the audience off-guard isn't much of either – change or surprise. The non-linear cum time travel exercise then, comes across merely as a cute idea, rather than romantic or insightful.
The problem isn't that there is little romance or profundity. The problem is that the film thinks it is being charming and insightful. Even so, Siddharth Malhotra tries his best. You get his confusion. You kind-a sort-a get his eureka moment too. The one or two moments of “aawwww” felt over-written because they are repeated. The actor's conviction in dialogue delivery isn't enough then.
Katrina Kaif on the other hand seems like she jumped into this one straight from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara's “Live the moment” Laila. Of course, she has her teary and serious moments. But then, you are distracted from those with awful prosthetics. The other actors, Ram Kapoor, Sarika, Sayani Gupta, Rohan Joshi, Rajit Kapoor provide their few lines worth of boisterousness, composure, oomph, comic relief and mystery respectively.
In the background is music that does its job very well. Compared to a usual Hindi film, there are long silences in the score. And when it plays, the music is a pleasant fusion of instruments.
Yep, yet not enough to make it worth a watch. The unwieldy narration makes Baar Baar Dekho a tiring watch. The romance doesn't coo enough. The comedy is almost non-existent. The time travel bit makes it look like it is an attakh on nerds rather than the concept of passion for work. Let alone the question of why we are attacking the passion in the first place.
- meeta, a part of the audience
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
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 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 up, by Ritika Handoo, Zee News : ...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
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
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
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
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
So-So, by Jaiwantika Dutta Dhupkar, fullhyd.com : ...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, Glamsham.com : ...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
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
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 down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...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
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
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
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
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
Thumbs down, by RAJEEV MASAND, News18.com : ...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 Running.com : ...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 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
vijaymamnani: Baar Baar Dekho In Cinemas smash hit
UtopiaBuilder: Loved the movie 'Baar Baar Dekho'.
ummaraamjad: Baar baar dekho has got a good message. I actually liked it
TiwariAnoushka: Trust me, there were so many 'bad films' which got nice reviews. Baar Baar Dekho is a film with a sweet message.
TheSoothsayer_: I must be getting soft on Bollywood in general, but I think 'Baar Baar dekho' was a nice movie- really different from the run of the mill.
Simu28: Baar Baar Dekho was soooo good
SidsSara: Baar Baar Dekho Ko Baar Baar Dekho ;)
ShadyTheGOAT: Baar Baar Dekho is SOSO good
seismic_anomaly: So grateful to have seen "Baar Baar Dekho" in the cinemas. I loved every bit of it. Beautiful music and story. Blew all expectations away.
SatishFouzdar: BAR BAR DEKHO. it's defines itself Wat a movie
SanaAnwar_: Baar Baar Dekho was so cute
Sambuddha_RK: I apparently hv poor taste in mvz & am uneducated bcz I luv baar baar dekho as per ppl who enjoyed baaghi gabbar bodyguard r rajkumar etc
rishukumarjha11: baar baar dekho film is so nic and nic look for Katrina kaiff
ramiitkgp: Seen Baar Baar Dekho, Awesome inspiring movie Tkx @KatrinaKaifTeam @BaarBaarDekho_
penny_2509: #BaarBaarDekho is definitely a baar baar dekho. A refreshing narrative n different plot. Brilliant actn #sidkat Commendable directing.
Pendre3: Just left Baar Baar Dekho - audience applauded and whistled at the end
palakisafob: Baar Baar Dekho is probably one of the best movies of 2016! The concept was very different for Bollywood & the acting was surprisingly good!
OsamaSyal: Baar baar dekho is such a good movie, ab mai baar baar dekhunga
Megha29_Patel: Absolutely fell in love with Baar Baar Dekho and amazing acting by Taaha ❤️❤️ @taahashah #BaarBaarDekho
mayakazmi1: I actually really like the movie bar bar dekho!
mathubalan: Baar Baar Dekho was nice.
Mariam_mxnr: Baar baar dekho was such a good film!! Definitely recommend it
maahin: I quite liked Baar Baar Dekho. I was a little unsure with the first half, but second half kind of pulls it together.
loveukattu: Baar Baar Dekho has been watched loved and will be watched again and again fuck the pocket money
kulsoom1229: Baar Baar Dekho was so good
Kriish999Kumar: went to watch bar bar dekho . yesterday, very good film,difficult to understand,but very good.
khushi_j: Baar baar dekho is indeed worth baar baar dekho!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
katslayinn: Really really proud of katrina and sidharth they were beyond fantastic and Baar Baar Dekho is the Best film of 2016 so far
kanyakunwari_: Okay just watched Baar Baar Dekho and fell in love with Sidharth all over again
iaryananmol: Baar baar dekho.....awesome movie after a really long time
IamShubhamHota: Watched Baar Baar Dekho. 'Abs'lutly superb,Kjo you are such a genius. Kala chasma again put some energy and zest with in me.
DeepXP: Watched Baar Baar Dekho. Good movie.
dangergirl191: If u r a fan of movies like fault in our stars and a walk to remember thn u wud defnatly lov baar baar dekho it has got d englsh movie charm
chandini_dadi: Baar Baar Dekho was SO good 10/10 would recommend
BTown_Crazen: 11.11 Baar Baar Dekho to be a clean hit
boyfriendkapoor: Strangely , I liked BAAR BAAR DEKHO . I can see why people were frustrated
Bhaitard: Baar Baar Dekho.. Beautiful.. Loved it
BasantiLuvsDogs: Baar baar dekho is truly baar baar dekho. The story, the pace of the movie and a sincere attempt to act finally. #win
ashusatna2011: #watched_Baar_Baar_Dekho.... #good movie #Kat_was_aw+ in the_RED_DRESS..;)
aryanchauhan333: #Awesome #movi.. #Watch #bar #bar #dekho..
alisha_chamdal: Baar Baar Dekho was a 10/10 movie with a 10/10 soundtrack!!!
aishamehra1997: Baar baar dekho awesome loved it
19AnjaniH98: Baar Baar Dekho was so cute with a nice message behind it
_unclaimed: Baar Baar Dekho is a one-time watch. Aah! The irony.
_faaiiii: Baar baar dekho was average not all that.. Second half was good #BaarBaarDekho
subudani: #Freakyali baar baar dekho 3/5
KnottedBraid: Bar bar dekho...cannot be watched bar bar. Bas ek bar dekho. But there was something subtle and nice about the movie.
Kemet2MkMert: Watched "Baar Baar Dekho"..Hats Off Katrina Kaif! her presence makes a male dominant average film to be worth!
vipmunot: Baar baar dekho is failed attempt of implementing the mixture of Steins gate and inception.
vikredfy: Pls rename Bar Bar Dekho Movie as Bakwas Maat Dekho.
VandanaMendhir3: Driving back...... BAR BAR DEKHO. ..Pathetic movie.... ek bar bhi DON'T WATCH. .. sheer waste of money.
umairhunk: Baar Baar Dekho Aik Baar Dekhney Ki Bhi Nahi hai Bc
Sobe1Kenobi: Step 1. Find local theater that's playing Baar Baar Dekho and go watch it with friends. Step 2. Find friends.
sidha_baccha: Jise is duniya ko aur nahi dekhna wo ek bar Bar Bar Dekho movie dekh k apni aakhein phod sakta he..
Shumailaaa_: Baar baar dekho is a headache movie
ShaunakKulkarn1: Bar Bar Dekho:more like Ek Bar Dekho if you have literally nothing better to do in your life,I mean even folding laundry is more fun.
sandybal33: Baar baar dekho - ik baar bhi na dekho. Survived the whole movie only because of siddarth malhotra.
SanchitBhardwa6: #BarBarDekho review: the only thing you will 'bar bar dekho' in the theatre is your phone coz movie is a sux
Rofl_Chora: Himmat hai toh "Baar Baar Dekho"
pharazification: Baar baar dekho Ek baar bhi mat dekho !
penyields: Baar Baar Dekho- what a pain
paaakooopanda: Baar baar dekho was actually really boring
OutOfTheSox: Honest titlesv 'Baar Baar Dekho' - 'Ek bhi baar mat dekho' #bakwas
notdumbledore24: Not sure why I decided to watch bar bar dekho
nishxee: Hahahahah looool it's not a baar baar dekho movie really disappointed Well good job sid & kat
NiMoSpeak: "Baar Baar Dekho" is actually "Kabhi mat dekho".
New_SalesGuy: Bar Bar Dekho free mein bhi mat dekhna #MassivelyDissapointed
NanduIndoria: Retweeted Hasna Zaroori Hai (@HasnaZarooriHai): "Baar Baar Dekho" is actually "Kabhi mat dekho".
muh_pe_bolunga: One Of My Freind Watched "Baar Baar Dekho" Ab Use Baar Baar Dr. ko Dikhana Pad Raha Hai.
mehul_lilakar: Pls do not go to watch Bar Bar dekho waste of time n money tooo
Mayurii_Shetty: bahut bakwaas movie ghatiya is baar baar dekho ..KATRINA HINDI UFF SHE STARTED LOOKING OLD
mayamandava: Baar Baar Dekho! Mat Dekho
man_deep97: Baar baar Dekho sucked to the max
manoj100001: Movie Review : @DharmaMovies @karanjohar Bar bar dekho is just time n money waste, I m ur fan n watch all movie bt expectation nt met at all
Klopptimized: Bar bar dekho could have been a much better movie.The concept is fine,but storyline has been poorly written.I must say I am disappointed.
Kbye_bye: Baar baar dekho, more like dekho hi mat! #BaarBaarDekho
johnshorwa: Baar baar dekho bazaar bar dekho poster dekho Katrina dekho par picture na dekho
Jayswalrock04: " Bar Bar Dekho " Galti Se Bhi Mat Dekho
item_boyy: what a boring movie baar baar dekho.. expressionless actors.. used kala chashma in d end credits.. waste of money
InfoTechnotexas: Bar bar dekho ... Bekar movie .. Ek bar bi Na dekho ... Waste of time and money
im_ns_bhatt: Fuck off #bar_bar_dekho #stupid_of_the_year #karan #kat #sidhhrth
imtiazparker: Baar baar dekho movie Main to 1 baar bhi na dekhu
imran_pawa: Akira changi movie aye , te baar baar dekho full beqwas movie ...
HumorBandit: Baar Baar Dekho is not even a one time watch #BaarBaarDekho
gousemd913: Bar bar dekho. Movie. Is the west movie. Chi. I hate this movie.
faisalgnb: The Irony of a shitty movie titled Baar Baar Dekho. #refund
BraykhnaKhan_: Baar baar dekho is such a boring movie and obviously Katrina Kaif can't act.
beckyitter: Watched Baar Baar Dekho. Wow. I want 2.5 years of my life back.
barooq: What a chawal movie baar baar dekho was. Poor. Yeah we get it carpe diem and all that shiz but you didnt have to bore me to death
AuntyNational: Baar Baar Dekho is catastrophically stupid. Don't waste your money.
ashu048: The irony is a movie titled 'Bar Bar Dekho' is not even one time watch.
areeejthezahid: It's ironic that the movie is called Baar Baar Dekho, Bc I'd never watch it again
Amena_R: So disappointed with Baar Baar Dekho
AlishbaaSheikh: Baar baar dekho was so bad lord People who like this movie have no taste
aliipervez: Baar baar dekho, a big disappointment!! Terrible. #BaarBaarDekho
Afnan95: #baar_baar_dekho plsss ek baar be mat dekho itna bakwaas movie he...
Abiidism: Yesterday saw baar baar Dekho movie. I suggest the producers to release the movie in other countries also. Why only we suffer?
abcaps: The worst Hindi movie I saw in a long time. Beats Tamasha, Prem Ratan, Shandar hollow...https://t.co/8PKrjFuogW
95Shivam15: Baar baar dekho is like... Ek baar bhi kyu dekho
1sInto2s: Baar Baar Dekho's review~ Ek baar bhi mat dekho.☺
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