Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif-starrer "Baar Baar Dekho," which was released on Friday, Sept. 9, has received mixed reviews from critics.
"Baar Baar Dekho" is a new age love story and showcases the journey of Jay (Sidharth) and Diya (Katrina) from being teenagers in love to a married couple in their sixties. It highlights the troubled phase in their relationship, and how they tackle the obstacles in life.
The film has created a huge buzz among movie-goers owing to the chart-buster song, "Kala Chashma" as well as the trailer and the posters.
This is the first time the attractive pair of Sidharth and Katrina are seen together on screen. The sizzling chemistry between the two and Katrina's hot looks are some of the highlights of the film.
Directed by Nitya Mehra and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani, "Baar Baar Dekho" has been shot at beautiful locales, including Scotland and the beaches of the Krabi island in Thailand.
We bring here the verdict of some critics on the movie. See the reviews below in the "Baar Baar Dekho" review round-up:
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "This is no baar baar dekho, which means to watch again and again. Reserve this for a one-time watch. The phase in which he's (Sidharth) an old, dejected soul looks terribly contrived. Even (Katrina) Kaif cannot pull off a fake grey wig and doesn't age too well. They look fetching together and it sometimes glosses over some glaring over-the-top twists."
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi said: "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. The writers involve a time travel twist to this love story and that keeps us chasing them from 2016 to 2023 and so on. While the thought behind this tale is quite endearing, it does not sum up perfectly."
Renuka Vyavahare of the Times of India said: "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."
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "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. Confused writing adds up to the film's woes. The arguments given in favour or against of familial values don't sound concrete and makes the characters flippant."
Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express said: "Baar Baar Dekho doesn't have anything that can entice us into repeat viewings, let alone a single one, because the execution is flat and banal."
Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today said: "In all, watch Baar Baar Dekho if you swear by the newer, fitter, leaner, hotter Katrina Kaif and her abs. There's nothing much to watch otherwise. The film leaves you un-understandably restless; you want to leave the theatre, but the promise of Kala Chashma at the end of the film keeps you waiting."