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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 official submission of India to the Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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(at around 1h 55 mins) Calcutta was renamed Kolkata in 2001, but 'Kolkata Municipal' can be seen on the left side of Barfi. See more »

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The very opening credit/branding slates are played over a song/jingle that says the film has started, also advises people to shut their mobiles and children off! See more »

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Crying and laughing at the same time!
14 September 2012 | by (Kolkata,India) – See all my reviews

i had a lot of expectations from this movie..and it hardly disappointed.... Don't be shocked if you see Ranbir Kapoor becoming one of the best actors of bollywood history in 10-15 years..he can do any kind of roles and do without breaking a drop of sweat.. This was RK's best performance till date..Priyanka Chopra portrayed her part brilliantly but it was pleasantly shocking to see a south girl doing so good..Ileana was the soothing factor amidst the madness of Barfi n Jhilmil!Good to see Saurabh Shukla back.. Pritam comes back with a bang..all his songs are good to the ears n suit the movie as well.. last but not the least we talk about Anurag Basu..after Kites's disaster i thought he might be lost..he just nails this one..

Special mention:Cinematographer Ravi Varman..


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