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Barkhaa Movie Review: The director should have focused on Bar Dancers!

Director :  Shadaab Mirza
Music :  Amjad Nadeem
Lyrics :  Sameer and Shadad Akhtar
Starring :  Sara Loren, Taaha Shah, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Shweta Pandit and Punit Issar

March 28, 2015 12:12:43 PM IST
Barkhaa Review By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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As his brother lies battling for his life in the ICU, Jatin (Taaha Shah) is reminded that he has to be present at a book launch. As he flips through the pages of the to-be- launched book, he finds the story familiar.


The publisher is unaware of the author as she had published it because she liked the story. Jatin wants to get to the bottom of the story and find the author; so begins the flashback. Jatin apparently fell in love with Barkha (Sara Loren) when he saw her for the first time at a hill station.

The second time he meets her in Mumbai and soon learns she is a bar dancer. But his love is genuine and he wants to marry her. When Barkha realizes that his love is for real, she takes him on another flashback. There we learn that she was married and has a child. Her husband, however, left her.

The movie is more in the flashback, than in the present. The performances are pedestrian and the script is something that is familiar.

I get a feeling that first-time director Shadaab Mirza was trying to focus more on the plight of the bar girls, than on the real story. He seems to be obsessed with the fact that some minister had shut Dance Bars around eight years ago.

However, by trying to infuse a love story into the profile, he messes it up. Had he focused on just the Dance Bars, their closure and what happened to the girls who worked here, maybe he would have had a more interesting story.

 Barkhaa Review Rating : 
1/ 5 stars
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