Baar Baar Dekho tries to recreate the magic of About Time but ends up being an anti-thesis to it. While About Time dwells on the beautiful things and moments that can happen to you when you live life and value every moment, this one dwells on all the terrible things that could happen to you if you get it wrong. And therein, lies the problem. When you watch About Time, in which the protagonist enjoys the ability to travel across time, back and forth, an ability he shares with his dad, you witness the evolution of a diffident guy into someone who understands the importance of relationships, someone who comprehends how to build them and do the best he can.
The Farhan Akhtar produced movie directed by Nitya Mehra is rich in star-cast - Ram Kapoor and Sarika playing character roles along with Sayani Gupta, complementing Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif beautifully. Siddharth plays Jai, a Maths genius, who gets cold feet a day before his wedding with Diya Kapoor. But, suddenly, he starts tripping through big chunks of his life as everytime he wakes up he witnesses a new highlight of his life - honeymoon, divorce, his mother passing away, so on and so forth. Those painful days make him realise how much he is missing out in life and how he shouldn't really miss out on the love of his life or hurt her. Eventually, he gets perspective in life and all's well that ends well.
Baar Baar Dekho is not high on script. It is a little stale in that department and very predictable. It has some romantic moments but the cliche outweighs the romance. The cinematography and music add a rich texture to the movie but you reallly hope the makers paid a little more attention in creating the magic and charm that is the staple of romantic-preachy movies like these. You wouldn't really call the movie a waste of your time but you won't walk away feeling the kind of high About Time gives you. Baar Baar Dekho looks like an ad-movie made by candid wedding videographers and photographers to convince half-hearted couples to get married. I rest my case!