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Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  14 September 2012 (India)
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal.

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Jhilmil Chatterjee
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Shruti Sengupta (as Ileana D'Cruz)
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Sudhanshu Dutta
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Shruti's Mother
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Mr. Chatterjee
Bholaraj Sapkota ...
Bhola
Jishu Sengupta ...
Ranjeet Sengupta
Haradhan Bannerjee ...
Daju (as Haradhan Bandopadhyay)
Akash Khurana ...
Jangbahadur
Arun Bali ...
Jhilmil's Grandfather
Uday Tikekar ...
Preiti Mamgain ...
Jhilmil's Mother (as Preeti Mamgain)
Sumona Chakravarti ...
Shruti's Friend
Sujata Sehgal ...
Miss D'Souza
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Set in the 1970s in a pretty corner of India, Barfi! is the story of three young people who learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal. Barfi, a hearing and speech impaired boy falls in love with Shruti. In spite of her deep affection for Barfii, Shruti gives into societal and parental pressure to marry a 'normal' man and lead a 'normal' life. Many years later their paths cross once again when Barfi, now in love with Jhilmil, is on the run from the police. Barfi is desperately seeking Jhilmil, who has gone missing. Shruti's realization that Jhilmil is autistic makes her recognize that true love is really blind. Caught in a cat and mouse game, in the search for the girl Barfi loves, Shruti realizes that she is still in love with him. She must now choose between her happiness and Barfi! stars three of India's most loved young stars, all essaying roles of a lifetime. The uber cool Ranbir Kapoor plays the lead role of Barfi!, the very ... Written by Mohijit Mukerjee

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INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,061,713 (USA) (14 September 2012)

Gross:

$2,804,874 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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Some of scenes of film are inspired by silent era movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. E.g. scene when Barfi is hiding under cover of statue and found there next morning during official opening of memorial. Posters of Chaplin's movies can be seen in film at least twice. See more »

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While Barfi! is running, a 'Vodafone" ad board is seen, even though blurred. The film is set in the 1970s. See more »

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Apart the end credits there's a short scene depicting Barfi & Jhilmil's married life. See more »

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Sweet, romantic and brilliantly funny.
14 September 2012 | by (City of destiny) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with very high expectations and guess what Anurag Basu did it again.

I am always a fan of movies which are slightly different from traditional bollywood style where hero heroine and villain engaged. This movie was comic most of the times and lovely.

The message I liked the most was "Follow your heart" Well movie can't be good until the actors do their job. Ranbir, Priyanka and Illena were spot on. Though a lot of credit to be given to anurag basu. Most of the gags were new.

Seriously I didn't expected the story to be so twisted in the middle but again credit to Mr Basu, the way he streamlined at the end.

Fantastic.

People this is definitely one of the bestest movie released in bollywood. Lot of intelligent directors are doing great job, kashyap, basu etc.

Must watch 10/10


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