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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 ... 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

Most of the leading Bollywood actress declined the secondary role of 'Shruti Ghosh'. Later director cast Tollywood actress Ieana D'Cruz after a long negotiation. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References City Lights (1931) See more »

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Kyon
Written by: Neelesh Misra
Produced by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Papon and Sunidhi Chauhan
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Masterful!
14 September 2012 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

'Barfi!' Written & Directed by Anurag Basu, is a Masterful Film, that ranks amongst the best films of 2012. A simple, heartwarming, emotional & feel-good film, that also offers outstanding performances, brilliant music & fabulous cinematography. Its A Big Winner!

'Barfi!' Synopsis: Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal.

The Adventures of 'Barfi!' are extremely enjoyable & heartfelt. Basu's Screenplay is a terrific mix of romance, slap-stick comedy & suspense. Basu's Screenplay never falters & appeals all through. Basu's Direction, on the other-hand, is proficient. Cinematography is outstanding. Editing is sharp. Music by Pritam is brilliant. Amongst the musician's best soundtracks to date. Art Design is proper.

Performance-Wise: Ranbir Kapoor is a fearless actor & he presents Barfi superbly. The versatile actor lives the utterly lovable protagonist to the fullest. Amongst Ranbir's Best Performances! Priyanka Chopra is another topper. She plays the easy to love autistic character matchlessly. Ileana D'Cruz does a decent job. Saurabh Shukla is mesmerizing in a strong supporting role. Shukla hasn't been this good in a long, long time! Ashish Vidyarthi does well. Others lend perfect support.

On the whole, 'Barfi!' is a Must See.


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