Brilliant!Barfi is Brilliant.
The film has everything in perfect balance...makes you hold back your tears and gives you many a lol moment.The sweetness is just right.
The story is not at all a happy one-an undercurrent of sadness runs through the entire film as the differently abled people try to find their love and space in the everyday world.Barfi's(Ranbir Kapoor)tramp like antics,his ability to spread smiles,his innovative method of measuring friendship and the wild goose chase with the police officer(Saurabh Shukla)has the audience in splits.
The script,casting,cinematography,direction is superb.Each actor has really melded into the character.Priyanka is superb as the autistic Jhilmil,and does full justice to such a deglam role.Ileana looks the Bengali belle to the T.Ranbir Kapoor is the one to look out for.He has done a very impressive job.
The beautiful melodies add to the charm of the movie as does Darjeeling.Somewhere the movie does remind one of Sadma,but the difference lies in the treatment of the theme.BARFI tells a very sad story and yet spreads smiles.
Brilliant achievement Anurag Basu.Thanks for BARFI.