He's a geek, and she's a beauty. He wants a career, and she wants to settle down and get married to him. She, Diya (Katrina Kaif) even proposes to Jai (Sidharth Malhotra). That's breaking one stereotype already. So, yes, this love story, loosely inspired by "The Butterfly Effect," a 2004 Hollywood film starring Ashton Kutcher, is dealing with a very modern, futuristic love story, which features fancy gizmos and gadgets minus the sci-fi futuristic aesthetic.
At the beginning of the trailer, the boy quips, "Main sochta tha zindagi ek simple si equation hai (I thought life was a simple equation)." Then, in walks the love of his life, his cool girlfriend. But soon after a wedding song sequence, it all goes topsy-turvy. From having a pretty cool life and a pretty cool girlfriend, Malhotra suddenly finds himself waking up months and years later in different time zones of his life.
As a playful romance brews across gorgeous landscapes, with sizzling chemistry between Kaif and Malhotra, the trouble starts when life gets in the way. They have different priorities and personalities: One wants to dance her heart out at her impending wedding celebrations, while the other gets put off by crowds. She tries to reason it out, but he gets upset. Now that's a very common issue between most couples. Before it's too late, Malhotra gets a second chance.
Aesthetically, it looks like solid film, with Kaif looking drop-dead gorgeous in bikinis and traditional Indian garb. Malhotra seems to be getting more intense and serious about his acting skills — kudos for the effort there.
The song "Kala Chashma" has gone on to become a hit on the dance floors already.
Malhotra tweeted announcing the trailer launch.
Kaif, on the other hand, posted the link to the full movie audio jukebox on her newly-minted Facebook page.
Malhotra and Kaif are doing their first film together. Directed by debutante director Nitya Mehra, "Baar Baar Dekho" is presented by Eros International in association with Excel Entertainment and Dharma Productions. The film releases Sept. 9.
Watch the trailer here: