Barkhaa is all about an innocent girl Barkhaa (Sara Loren) who is happy in her own small world. In walks a rich boy Jatin (Taaha Shah), who falls in love with her the moment he sees her.
However, Barkhaa is reluctant and we get to know that she is a bar dancer, a bar that’s owned by Ashiesh Roy.
Jatin insists that she is the girl of his dreams and after a lot of perseverance they start running around trees, singing songs and he proposes marriage to Barkhaa.
How can a bar dancer ever dream of a life that’s full of respect and how can a bar dancer ever be happily married. Well, our film says she can, so and we have no other option but to believe this one.
Moving on, there is a moment in the film when Ashiesh Roy, the bar owner, lashes out at someone who tries to buy Barkhaa for a night. Guess this scene was only put in to rub in the fact that Barkhaa is a bar dancer and not a prostitute. Oops!! How innocent and cute is that.
In all of this Jatin’s parents get to know that their only son has got married to a bar dancer and thus starts the usual raving and ranting and by the time we realise the melodrama and reached it’s peak. Uff!! I am loving his torture.
Coming to the star cast, Sara Loren, needs to go back to basis as she is as stiff and non expressive as a pole. Ashiesh Roy as the bar owner is terrific and does full justice to his character.
However, the surprise package of the film is Taaha Shah, who has tried to give it his all. He comes across as someone who is sincere and has the potential if given a good role.
The saddest part of the film is the script as it just minders from one scene to another. A sensitive plot is very mercilessly felt with and this makes bad cinema.
All in all, Barkhaa is a sad version on Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili meets Laaga Chunari Mein Daag meets Pakeezah.
Barkhaa, directed by Shadaab Mirza is all about a love story between a rich boy and a bar dancer. The film is packed with melodramatic moments and son...1.0