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Barfi! (2012)

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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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Murphy - Barfi
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Jhilmil Chatterjee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haradhan Bannerjee ...
Daju
Sumona Chakravarti ...
Shruti's Friend
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Shruti's Mother (as Roopa Ganguly)
Rahul Garg
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Shruti Ghosh / Sengupta (as Ileana D'Cruz)
Akash Khurana ...
Barfi's Father
Bholaraj Sapkota ...
Ranbir's Friend (as Bhola Raja Sapkota)
Jishu Sengupta ...
Ranjit Sengupta, Shruti's Husband
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Police Sub-Inspector
Nigam Thakur ...
Constable in police station
Uday Tikekar ...
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Mr. Chakraborty, Jhilmil's Father
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 September 2012 (India)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

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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In the Police station, Mr. Sen Gupta is wearing an 'Abercrombie & Fitch' t-shirt which wasn't available in India until 2010. 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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Barfi is a movie that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end.
17 September 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

BARFI A MUST WATCH MOVIE--

Barfi is a movie that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end. It is entertaining, genuine, bringing a fresh and worthwhile love story to life in a very Unique way that many others have tried and failed. You will laugh till u cry n cry , till u laugh again.

Barfi simplicity is delightfully misleading- the script is a masterpiece of most sensible comedy writing, and however good the rest of the cast is, the central trio is magical. Ranvir kapor comic timing will have you in stitches, but it is his honesty, sensitivity and vulnerability that make you fall in love with his character.

This is one of the most unique, and beautiful film which will make you laugh, It will make you cry... a delightful celebration of everything in life that makes it worthwhile. Never seen any film so so sensitive yet so comic.

I rated Barfi 10 out of 10 because I feel that it has really accomplished what movies like this should accomplish.


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