Baar Baar Dekho: Katrina shows no commitment to act, says reviewer

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Katrina and Sidharth…Katrina is said to be botching up the emotional scenes. 

Baar Baar Dekho, starring Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra, saw a decent performance at the box office on Friday with a collection of Rs 6.81 crores against reports that  the film hasn’t managed to live up to its hype.

The movie needs to do well on Saturday and Sunday if it aims at expanding its overall weekend collection, according to industry sources.

Baar Baar Dekho is expected to have a better performance than Friday. A trade analyst tweeted, ” #BaarBaarDekho was decent at select plexes… Will have to show substantial growth on Sat+Sun to stay afloat… Fri ₹ 6.81 cr. India biz.”

The film opened to 30-40 percent occupancy on day one.

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With multiplexes reserving maximum screen numbers to beam Baar Baar Dekho and the subject tailor-made to suit the multiplex viewing masses, Baar Baar Dekho is expected to break even at the box-office.

It is also targeted for the multiplex audience in metro cities. The film has a fresh appeal in terms of look, style and locations. the film’s cinematography by Ravi K Chandran shines through every frame. it has been shot in beautiful locales including Thailand and Glasgow.

Both Katrina and Sidharth are sharing the screen for the first time. It is also crucial to Katrina’s career as the actress has seen two flops — Phantom and Fitoor — in the last two years.

This is what a review said: There are no standout performances, no scenes that can pack in an emotional wallop and the conversational dialogue turns banal beyond a point. Kaif very consciously focuses on making the audience concentrate on her impossibly well-toned midriff. But she displays no such commitment and motivation towards acting, goes ahead and botches up the emotional scenes and gets way too shrill and hysterical for comfort. In the midst of all this, it gets relatively easy for Malhotra to make his presence felt. However, just as it is way too hard to believe a passionless Kaif to be a painter of modern art, it is impossible to think of Sidharth as a mathematician.

“The film makes a case for emotions over mathematical equations, problem solving and logic and yet doffs its hat to Vedic mathematics. That is, how it helps in figuring space travel and how all the problems of today can be solved with the help of ancient Indian sciences. Add to that, a holy thread and panditji that fill in for a time machine. If in K3G the Britishers were made to sing the national anthem we have one of them recite the Hanuman Chalisa here”. – CINEWS

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