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Barfi! (2012)

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

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Anurag Basu

Writers:

Anurag Basu (story and screenplay), Tani Basu (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Barfii
Priyanka Chopra ... Jhilmil Chatterjee
Ileana D'Cruz ... Shruti Sengupta
Saurabh Shukla ... Sudhanshu Dutta
Rupa Ganguly ... Shruti's Mother
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Mr. Chatterjee
Bholaraj Sapkota Bholaraj Sapkota ... Bhola
Jishu Sengupta ... Ranjeet Sengupta
Haradhan Bannerjee Haradhan Bannerjee ... Daju (as Haradhan Bandopadhyay)
Akash Khurana ... Jangbahadur
Arun Bali ... Jhilmil's Grandfather
Uday Tikekar ... Shruti's Father
Preiti Mamgain Preiti Mamgain ... Jhilmil's Mother (as Preeti Mamgain)
Sumona Chakravarti ... Shruti's Friend
Sujata Sehgal Sujata Sehgal ... Miss D'Souza
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Storyline

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. Written by Mohijit Mukerjee

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Barfee See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 341,000,000 (India), 16 September 2012, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,061,713, 16 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,804,874, 28 October 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,030,300,000, 26 September 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two scenes were borrowed from "singing in the rain" where Barfi rearranges his face, and the couch scene with the hat trick. 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 »

Crazy Credits

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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References The Notebook (2004) See more »

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Phir Le Aaya Dil
Written by: Sayeed Qadri
Produced by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Arijit Singh
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Barfi ! - An Inch from Masterpiece!
14 September 2012 | by avaclubSee all my reviews

Love needs expressions not language, it requires feelings no boundaries, it's beyond oceans beyond limits- Free and Beautiful but only few know how to live it. Barfi as its name is sweet, full of aroma, delicious and tasty. This in true sense expresses love without any language, caste, creed or color –Selfless with heart; an impeccable cinema worth watching with your beloved, friends and family.

Barfi ! Essentially is a chapter of life which has numerable good moments to recall, laugh and to love with. Every character is well placed without being dramatic with excellent music, performances, direction and screenplay.

Anurag Basu- the director has done extraordinary work in terms of narrating the story. Like 'Inception' his narrative style takes you in flashback and a flashback within a flashback to narrate a simple story in its most impactful form without creating confusions to audience. Every story has been woven perfectly till climax. Despite the destiny of characters what audience recalls some beautiful moments, cheer, laughs, true love and sacrifice. Each and every prank on screen gives you a bucketful humor and feel good factor whether it's Barfi-cop chase or Barfi's effort to impress Jhilmil and Shruti throughout the movie.

Ranbir Kapoor- Well this guy has redefined himself, and the only commercial cinema star of recent time who knows how to act dances and laugh with perfection. Whether it was 'wake up sid', 'Raajneeti'or 'Rockstar' with every movie he has successfully set benchmark for himself but with this movie he has set benchmark even for so called Khans and Roshans. The beauty of his character is despite being deaf and dump in the movie not a single moment you will realize that he even require to speak. His expressions are heartwarming and simply outstanding.

Priyanka Chopra – Luckily we have a pool of talented actress these days and Priyanka Chopra with this movie will give a tough challenge to her peers. Her expressions as an autism child are natural and clean. Her feelings for Ranbir as a lady could be easily readable and this is undoubtedly one of the best performances of her career.

Ileana D'Cruz – She is one of the best debut of this year. Extremely good looking and charming, she never gives the feeling of a debutant. She does her job perfectly as a narrator and as an actor.

Barfi is a way of life, it has potential to make you laugh without getting dirty, it has power to make you cry without getting dramatic and it has energy to teach you love for all without being a documentary. Barfi is perfect in all sense. And for those who could ask why I have written an inch away from Masterpiece ,well being a critique we always expect more than what we got but as soon as the wedding bells rings in the end it was obvious that Barfi has crossed that inch of perfection… It's a Masterpiece of Indian Cinema.

Thanks & Regards Yours AVA For Complete Review Please VISIT www.thecritiquelab.com Your Views are heartily welcome…


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