Bollywood fans are in for a blockbuster weekend as 'Freaky Ali' locks horns against 'Baar Baar Dekho'. Sohail Khan's Freaky Ali would showcase the versatile Nawazuddin Siddiqui don an altogether different avtar while Baar Baar Dekho, which already has been setting the industry ablaze with Katrina Kaif's remodeled looks shall see the tinsel town diva sharing screen pace with Bollywood hunk Sidharth Malhotra. Rookie director Nitya Mehra shall be making his directional debut with Baar Baar Dekho. Let’s take a look at how these films stand head-to-head against each other.
Starpower: Baar Baar Dekho scores a little over Freaky Ali in terms of star power.Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra are bigger stars at the box office. Meanwhile for the talented Nawazuddin who is a critically acclaimed actor, Freaky Ali offers him his first big commercial solo lead film.
Trailer: Freaky Ali's trailer shall keep you booked and hooked with its cheesy punchlines, dialogues and a Nawaz special in the form of him selling underwear on streets. Baar Baar Dekho, on the other hand, has kept its trailer more close guarded with an element of mystery that shall unfold on its release.
Songs: Katrina’s dance tapping moves in Kala Chashma is already ruling the music charts. Meanwhile, Freaky Ali’s songs haven’t created that much of a wave in the market.
Director: Sohail Khan (Freaky Ali) is an seasoned pro at directing films while Nitya Mehra (Baar Baar Dekho) is making his directional debut. Although,the film's success shall come down to which director has better managed the story and the actors.
Screen space sharing: Baar Baar Dekho's producers Excel Entertainment and Dharma Productions have adopted a more aggressive marketing strategy by garnering more number of shows in multiplexes across the country.