After working as an AD in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' and 'Life of Pi', Nitya Mehra makes her directorial debut with a mainstream film 'Baar Baar Dekho.' The subject that she chose is quite a complicated one, yet entertaining. However, certain twists in the film completely go over your head and you keep wondering what is happening and why is it happening. Conveniently, the director stays away from explaining much.
Diya, an artist and Jay, a mathematician have grown up together. Falling in love and then marriage seems to be a natural progression for them. However, Jay has planned something else in mind. He wants to focus more on his career and so backs off from the marriage. The twists and the fun starts when he wakes up the next morning, married and confused.
The crackling chemistry between 'Baar Baar Dekho's lead pair Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif is what lifts up the entire film. They look stunning individually and when together, the screen is literally on fire. We would not say that they perform as well as they look, but we are not complaining. The supporting cast does their job well.
The film is shot well, the songs are bumper hit. Especially, Kala Chashma that was always a rage and after being picturised on Sid and Kat has become bigger and better. Editing is crisp.
It's interesting to see how the couple ages, especially Sid who goes from being a boy to a man and a father. He gets a chance to change major decisions in his life. And we think hope we too get to do that. But we will apparently not.
It has a message that the audience can relate to. With no much big releases, 'Baar Baar Dekho' is a time pass watch this weekend. Go for it.