Baar Baar Dekho

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Baar Baar Dekho
Katrina Kaif's Baar Baar Dekho.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nitya Mehra
Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar
Karan Johar
Ritesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Written by Anvita Dutt (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Nitya Mehra
Anuvab Pal
Sri Rao
Story by Sri Rao
Starring Katrina Kaif
Sidharth Malhotra
Music by Amaal Mallik
Arko
Badshah
Jasleen Royal
Bilal Saeed
Prem Hardeep
Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran
Edited by Amitabh Shukla
Baylon Fonseca
Production
company
Distributed by Eros International (India)
Fox Star Studios (Overseas)
Release date
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09)
Running time
141 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹530 million
Box office 630.0 million[2]

Baar Baar Dekho (English: Look Again and Again) is a 2016 Indian romantic drama film directed by Nitya Mehra which marks her debut in Hindi cinema.[3] The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif.[4]It is heavily inspired from Click (2006 film) starring Adam Sandler in lead role.

The film was released in India on 9 September 2016.[5]

Plot[edit]

Jai Verma (Sidharth Malhotra) and Diya Kapoor (Katrina Kaif) are childhood sweethearts. Jai is a maths professor and Diya, an artist. While Jai hopes to get a fellowship at Cambridge University, Diya wishes to get married to her long-term boyfriend. Jai agrees to get married reluctantly but the thought of saat pheras and the billion rituals as well as the fear of weddings ending in divorces make him change his mind. Jai criticizes these meaningless rituals and talks negatively of his marriage. He tells Diya that he has other plans for his bright future and she may not be a part of it. She walks away heartbroken. Jai gets drunk and passes out only to wake up in Thailand on his honeymoon. He discovers that it's been ten days since he got married to Diya. He has no memory of it at all. Next up, he wakes up in Cambridge, only to find his wife about to deliver their child. He discovers that it has been two years since his marriage. He realises he has been time travelling and has no control over it.

Next time he wakes up, he is a professor at Cambridge University, his dream job. It has been eighteen years since his marriage. To his horror, Jai realises that it is the day when he and Diya are divorced. Heartbroken, he returns home and pleads to return to the past to set things right.

Jai wakes up the next day, realizing he is in the past, seven years after his marriage. He juggles many priorities of his family and career. However Jai gives more priority to work and instead of going for Diya's first art exhibition, he goes to his friend Chitra's (Sayani Gupta) place to help her with her breakup. Chitra tries to have an affair with Jai. Believing it to be the cause of his divorce,Jai hastily returns home, but his family is unhappy with him.

Jai is however convinced that he has set things right. The next day, he wakes up to find himself in his 60 year old self. He finds out that his mother had died and everyone gathered for her funeral. After the funeral, Jai is shocked that he and Diya are still divorced and that Diya had married art gallery owner Nikhil Khanna, her show opener, who enjoyed the love of Jai's mother (Sarika) and children.

Reeling from this blow, Jai comes across the priest (Rajit Kapoor) who had conducted his marriage, who warns him of the importance of time. Jai is given another opportunity to set things right as he goes back in time to the same day, seven years after his marriage. This time, he sets things right. He spends time with his children, does his work well and makes Diya feel special and attends her art exhibition. At the end of the day, Jai is a happy man.

Jai wakes up back into the present, the day after he argued with Diya about his life and his career. Jai rushes back to her, cherishing every moment along the way, also glad to see his mother again, seemingly back from the dead. Jai reconciles with Diya and promises to be true to her. The film ends with both getting married and everyone dancing.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2013, it was announced that Nitya Mehra, assistant director to films Life of Pi and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, would be making her directorial debut with Excel Entertainment on their new project.[6] Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone were initially attached, but both eventually left the project.[7] Anushka Sharma was also offered the female lead but she turned it down as well.[8] In September 2014, it was officially announced that the film will be co-produced by Karan Johar of Dharma Productions and that Sidharth Malhotra will feature in the film.[9] Later in April 2015, Katrina Kaif was confirmed to feature in the film, opposite Malhotra. Initially titled Kal Jisne Dekha, Baar Baar Dekho reportedly is based on an ageing romance spanning 30 odd years.[10]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on August 28, 2015, in Glasgow, Scotland, and went for over a month.[11] Filming then continued in Delhi and Mumbai from November 2015 onwards.[12] On February 22, 2016, the team filmed "Sau Aasmaan" in Krabi, Thailand, for a week.[13]

Budget[edit]

According to Box Office India, film had a total budget of 530 million.[1] But The Indian Express stated that budget was around 350 million excluding cost of printing & marketing which are generally not considered in the budget.[14]

Soundtrack[edit]

Baar Baar Dekho
Soundtrack album by Amaal Mallik, Arko, Badshah, Jasleen Royal, Bilal Saeed and Prem Hardeep
Released 3 August 2016
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 21:12
Language Hindi
Label Zee Music Company

The music is composed by Amaal Mallik, Arko, Badshah, Jasleen Royal, Bilal Saeed and Prem Hardeep.[15] The first song "Kala Chashma" was released on 27 July 2016.[16] The full music album was released on 3 August 2016. The music rights are acquired by Zee Music Company.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Kho Gaye Hum Kahan"Prateek KuhadJasleen RoyalJasleen Royal, Prateek Kuhad3:33
2."Sau Aasmaan"KumaarAmaal MallikArmaan Malik, Neeti Mohan3:54
3."Dariya"ArkoArkoArko3:38
4."Nachde Ne Saare"Aditya SharmaJasleen RoyalJasleen Royal, Harshdeep Kaur, Siddharth Mahadevan3:14
5."Teri Khair Mangdi"Kumaar, Bilal SaeedBilal SaeedBilal Saeed3:45
6."Kala Chashma"Amrik Singh, KumaarPrem Hardeep, BadshahAmar Arshi, Badshah, Neha Kakkar & Indeep Bakshi3:07
Total length:21:12

Release[edit]

Certification issue[edit]

In August 2016, the film was granted a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). However, the examining committee of the board asked the producers to remove two visuals from the film which involved sequences depicting an actor wearing a brassiere and another referencing Savita Bhabhi, a popular Indian pornographic cartoon character.[17][18]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

India[edit]

Baar Baar Dekho released alongside Sohail Khan's sports romantic comedy Freaky Ali and collected 6.81 crore on its opening day in India[2] beating Freaky Ali's 2.55 crore. On second day the film shown growth in its occupancy and collected 7.65 crore before its breakdown on third day where it collected 6.70 crore and reached to first weekend collection of 21.16 crore.[2] The film then started break down as it collected 8.34 crore in next four days and with that the film made its first collection of 29.50 crore.[2] In second week it collected 1.75 crore and then 6 lakh, 2 lakhs in third and fourth week respectively.[2] The film's net collection was 31.24 crore while its grossing in India is 43.39 crore.[2]

Overseas[edit]

The film shown impressive grossing in overseas by collecting 6.54 crore, 2.99 crore and 2.67 crore from North America(USA & Canada), UK and UAE respectively.[2] The film also collected 50 lakh from Pakistan, 91 lakh from Australia and 28 lakh from New Zealand.[2]

Critical response[edit]

Rediff.com gave the film 1 out 5, calling it "catastrophically stupid," and commenting that "a feeble script is built on constant, relentless revelations with artlessly expository dialogues."[19] Subhash K. Jha from NDTV gave the movie 4/5, and mentioned that there "is plenty to celebrate in Baar Baar Dekho, not the least of its virtues being the ability to deliver marital home truths without sermons or soliloquies.".[20] Writing for The Hindu, Namrata Joshi commented that the movie features "passionless performances and cardboard characters" that lack depth. "There are no standout performances, no scenes that can pack in an emotional wallop and the conversational dialogue turns banal beyond a point."[21] The Indian Express gave the movie 1.5 out of 5, noting that "Katrina Kaif’s limited emoting abilities, Sidharth Malhotra’s one-note performance and a banal script" make watching the film once "way more than enough."[22] India Today criticized the performance of the lead actors in the film: "Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif both seem to think they are in the film to make it look good. There's hardly any acting on the part of either. While Katrina's moments of frustration and sorrow invoke the stray laugh from the theatre, Sidharth's neither-here-nor-there Jai hardly makes an impact."[23]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s)/Nominee(s) Result
Filmfare Awards Best Playback Singer - Female Neeti Mohan for "Sau Aasmaan" Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Female Playback Neeti Mohan for "Sau Aasmaan" Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Choreography Bosco-Caesar for "Kala Chashma" Won
Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year Arko Pravo Mukherjee for "Dariya" Nominated

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of Baar Baar Dekho". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif share a sizzling chemistry in 'Baar Baar Dekho'"
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  6. ^ "Excel to produce Nitya Mehra's directorial venture". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Aamir's Profit Motive". Open Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "5 Films Anushka Sharma Rejected & We Thank Her For That!". www.filmibeat.com. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  9. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra roped in for Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani's next to be co-produced by Karan Johar". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho: Sidharth-Katrina's next goes on floors". India Today. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Sidharth, Katrina Wrap-Up Baar Baar Dekho's Glasgow Schedule". NDTV. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra snapped on the sets of 'Baar Baar Dekho'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif shoot for Baar Baar Dekho in Thailand". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho sprints ahead of Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Photo Gallery". Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Karan Johar denies singing debut, says he is 'tone-deaf'". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. ANI. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra's Kala Chashma is our party anthem of the year, period". The Indian Express. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho: Censors cut bra shot, Savita Bhabhi from Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra film". 29 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "A Shot Of A Bra Had To Be Deleted From 'Baar Baar Dekho' Because The Censor Board Found It 'Offensive'". 
  19. ^ "Review: Baar Baar Dekho is catastrophically stupid". Rediff.com. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho Movie Review: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra Give it Heart". NDTV Movies. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho: Stuck in a time warp". The Hindu. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho movie review: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra's feeble romance". The Indian Express. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Baar Baar Dekho movie review: Sidharth-Katrina's film has guesswork at its core". India Today. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 

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