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MOVIE REVIEW: BAAR BAAR DEKHO

There are two types of Sidharth Malhotras in this world. One, who needs his father-in-law for everything (Hasee Toh Phasee), and the other, who needs everything other than his father-in-law (Baar Baar Dekho). But in this world of cinema, fiction, romance, descriptive beauty of life, and all the ingredients that make one jump out of their 2×2 seat and scream in the air of euphoria, against the snowfall, there is only ONE Karan Johar. Straight after Kapoor & Sons earlier this year, if some rain is about to happen over the drought-hit cinema halls, then please welcome the magician back.

If cinema was education, Karan Johar would have been the Stanford of it. He is the perfect blend of innovation and youth and he knows exactly how, to draw the fairy tale one should dream about.
Baar Baar Dekho is no irony on its title, as maybe described in some cleavage-dominated column, rather the most brutally acceptable and defendable title a movie can have. With a story as narrow as the life of the protagonist of the rhyme one learns in Class 4, the movie embraces and exhales from within, the meaning of life in such an exceptional sense, that it makes one relive what they’ve missed and re-capture what they’ve forgotten to catch.
Every single director that KJo launches under his banner has a brand of wands that guides the play. And that magic is Dharma Productions.

The essence of a fairy tale is to make one breathe the reality by flying high up above the ground, and gladly none but this producer makes sure that the basics have been reproduced in the highest principle.
The only hero of this movie is the Director, Nitya Mehra. The credits are somehow due towards the flat abs and extremely well-toned and well worked upon body of Katrina Kaif that did all the promotions “single-waistedly”. Sadly, Sidharth Malhotra fails to graduate from the Student of the Year role again and does not let the beard speak. The only constant thing that Sid is carrying since Ekk Tha Villain is that blank face with a big question mark. The lead flunks to feel, forsakes to dig deep and disappoints when it was required the most. The contribution from the lead actors accounts for nothing but dummies. Sarika & Ram Kapoor are highly decorated actors and their roles which never disappoint are topped over with some amazing cameos like the Pandit ji, Sidharth’s couple friends and a few more. Rescue enough.

In one and all, BAAR BAAR DEKHO is surely a must watch. It has no story to say (honestly because Sidharth & Katrina can’t convey, if any), because it has life to describe. Though Sidharth and Katrina ruin the play, Nitya carries it well alone.

BAAR BAAR deserves at least, EK-BAAR watch. Kyunki…
“Kuch badi cheezon ko paane ke liye humein choti choti cheezon ko andekha kar dena chaiye.”
(The compulsory concluding quote after every Karan Johar’s movie. Remember, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham?)

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