The film has company but not an esteemed one, sadly…
The makers of Baar Baar Dekho has been saying this repeatedly that the film is not a time travel one and yet Sidharth Malhotra is seen in the trailer jumping from 2016-2018-2034. As they like to describe it, the film does have a ‘time element’ in it. But did you know, Baar Baar Dekho isn’t the first one to address this genre? Yes, there were others who tried to be futuristic but weren’t too successful. Let us tell you about a few of them…
Love Story 2050
One of India’s most ambitious sci-fi time travel film was all about getting you love in this lifetime only. It was the much publicised and very expensive debut of Harman Baweja, known more as Priyanka Chopra‘s boyfriend then. Guess that was one of the reasons why PC even acted in the film and was seen in two different looks. Baweja’s resemblance to Hrithik Roshan and moves like the actor became his undoing. Not that the film’s story was any exemplary, it was still the first attempt at making something so spectacular for Indian audience.
This bears resemblance to Baar Baar Dekho a lot. Only difference being Aditya Roy Kapur time travels to past to fix his parents’ marriage – Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan so that they stay happily ever after. In BBD, Sidharth travels in future to see where his marriage leads him to. Action Replayy was a disappointment and we hope BBD won’t be.
We totally understand if this name rings no bell. We don’t know how many even watched that film. But it did dare to explore the time travel scenario. Two boys and a man running from the law crashes into a wall to get transported to 10th century when kings, queens and princesses ruled the earth. Apart from a few jokes by Paresh Rawal, this film had nothing to write home about.
But if you too think Baar Baar Dekho is not a time travel film, just check out the trailer here.
Now tell is how many of you have actually watched these films?