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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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Cast

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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 (as Rupa Ganguly)
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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The mute and deaf title character played by actor Ranbir Kapoor is the voice for the sanitary tobacco warning before the movie begins. This is the only part where Ranbir says anything in the movie. 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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Intoxicating, Brilliant, Inspirational, and Multi-Layered- what films are meant to be
14 September 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Wow- what an incredible movie! There are so many layers to this film. one could almost see it 4 times and get something new out of it every time.

There is a love story… A deep love story. Ranvir handles his role with such ease that it's hard to judge whether his acting or directing of Anurag is the greater accomplishment… He stands as a challenge to his conscience when he finds the correct answer in his heart… Ranvir seems a natural for this role. Like he didn't even have to act, he just let his own emotions take charge. He stole every scene when He was on. Anurag Basu(Director) was given his best in direction and screenplay. I'm requesting you all just go and watch this movie. It would be one of your best movie. Watch it.. Watch it.. Watch it..


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