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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 (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)

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

Gross:

$2,804,874 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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The character Shruti Ghosh played by Ileana D'Cruz was loosely based on director Anurag Basu's mother. The 70's era makeup, clothing was based on her old photographs. 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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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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A movie of cinematic excellence
14 September 2012 | by (Gurgaon) – See all my reviews

Barfi , well its a movie which I had been waiting for long. I perceive Barfi as an academy award winner as it brings out the cinematic excellence and emanates the highest attributes of human creativity. It speaks though its silent. Barfi is effortless , it flows smoothly from overture to crescendo. The comedy is so subtle and full of sweet subterfuges. Its an epitome of innocence. I will not reveal anything about the plot but the plot is superb with very miniature flaws that I would not like to notice in the purview of such momentous acting, editing, background scores and mellifluous songs. The narration in the movie is intriguing and funny as well in a sense that keeps the viewer hooked. Songs are well in place, situational comedy is more than appropriate , nothing seems imposed , every scene seems to have taken its own natural course. The movie is set in Darjeeling way back 1970. Ranbir has exuded his panache with excellent acting. Priyanka actually has evolved with this movie and she is all set to move to next level. The screenplay of the movie is amazing, the events are well woven , the movie flip-flops between past and present and the narration makes it very clear, there is no place where events confuse the viewer. Well as a final verdict I would say that I felt cathartic after watching the movie , I expunged all maturity and I found solace in craziness, the movie exposed me to simplicity of life and helped me to appreciate who I am. Must Watch.


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