Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s film Baar Baar Dekho has failed to live up to expectations at the box office. It seems Baar Baar Dekho is just not an apt title for the audience seems have refused to watch it even once. Going by the box office collection, the hype created by its promotions and songs turned out to be of little help. In three days the film has only been able to make a profit of Rs 14.46 cr.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted,
#BaarBaarDekho has fared way below expectations… Shockingly, the biz on Sun was lower than Fri and Sat, which says it all… Fri 6.81 cr, Sat 7.65 cr, Sun 6.70 cr. Total: ₹ 21.16 cr. India biz.”
Baar Baar Dekho opened at the box office with a collection of Rs 6.81 cr, which was decent. On its day 2, the film managed a limited growth in its collections of 12.33% and made a total earning of Rs 14.46 cr. However, on Sunday, the film actually saw a drop in its BO collection. At Rs 6.7 crore, the number was the lowest of the three days.
Well, day 3, i.e. Sunday, is a crucial one for any film and decides whether the film will be able to manage a decent weekend collection or not.
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta, in her review for Baar Baar Dekho, wrote: “Maths genius Jay Varma (Sidharth Malhotra) has the gift of time travel, that miraculous thing which he can use to make things right between him and lady love Diya Kapoor (Katrina Kaif). What can go wrong with that most intriguing premise, even if we’ve seen similar stuff in About Time and The Time Traveller’s Wife? Quite a lot, actually, as it turns out: Baar Baar Dekho doesn’t have anything that can entice us into repeat viewings, let alone a single one, because the execution is flat and banal”.
The film has been made at an approximate budget of Rs 50 crore. The film is crucial for Katrina Kaif whose last two films — Fitoor and Phantom — also bombed at the BO. Bollywood is also feeling the heat with films like Mohenjo Daro, A Flying Jatt and now Baar Baar Dekho failing to make a mark.
According to audience reaction, Baar Baar Dekho seems a one time watch only.