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Barfi!  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Divya Solgama

    Iss Ranbir Ka Main ‘Kya Karu…Main Kya Karu..’

    Barfi! rating: 8 out of 10

    By Divya Solgama(14 Sep 2012)

    By nature I am an out-and-out Hindi Film Lover. I love to watch all sort of Hindi Films, right from Masala Potboilers to Multi-Starrer Flicks to Offbeat cinema to Crappy trash. I cherish them because I adapt myself to the theme of that particular film and thus help myself attune to its sensibilties. If it’s a Masala Entertainer I watch it like a front-bencher and never hesitate in enjoying the mindless fun. Similarly if it’s a offbeat film I try to match my wits with the director’s intellect. And then, there are some films where your mind stops to work and the heart takes ... » read more

  • Pratima Chaudhuri

    Barfi! ....sound of silence

    Barfi! rating: 7 out of 10

    By Pratima Chaudhuri(19 Sep 2012)

    Swamped by reviews that are going gaga over a movie tends to colour one’s view, but the good thing about that is it gives a chance to see things through a more critical eye.

    Barfi’s world has a lot of colours and textures, varied is a story of a journey. Born as mute and followed by his mother’s death he has a father who indulges him thoroughly; two beautiful sequences – when his father accidentally sees him with Shruti and when he comes heart-broken from Shruti’s place and lies by his father’s side holding him close; these two spoke volumes about ... » read more

  • Dipen Guha


    Barfi! rating: 8 out of 10

    By Dipen Guha(21 Sep 2012)

    Barfi can be esteemed the best creation by Anurag Basu so far. It is perhaps from his personal life he has unearthed the true philosophy of life that every moment has to be lived in vigor and vitality. Barfi is the name of a deaf and dumb youth, full of life, fun-making, impish, happy-go-lucky, pleasure-seeker or a hedonist in literal sense. He is the only son of a chauffeur of a rich family. Barfi takes a glimpse of a sweet young lady Shruti. He tries to impress her by dint of his typical physical mannerisms. Shruti is impressed. This gives way to their romantic involvement. ... » read more

  • Plaban

    Barfi! - Sweet and Innocent!

    Barfi! rating: 8 out of 10

    By Plaban (15 Sep 2012)

    Barfi! is not just a movie, its a cinematic journey. It makes you fall in love with Cinema. It is simple and innocent.

    The movie has one of the most innovative starting credits. With a song playing in the background which asks the audience to switch off their mobiles, keep children in check and surrender to the movie.

    Now getting into more details. Illeana D'Cruz as Shruti is the narrator of the movie, tells us the story of an eternally happy person, with the name Murphy, or as he himself pronounces it Barfi. Now Ranbir Kapoor as Barfi is refreshing, ... » read more

  • Somak Basu

    Love... Unspoken, Unlistened... Just Felt...

    Barfi! rating: 8 out of 10

    By Somak Basu(14 Sep 2012)

    Who will not look forward to such a movie which has such well-crafted promos, melodious soundtrack with charming visualization and such an out-of-box concept which no one in Bollywood have ever thought of before? Charming & Blessed With Versatility, Ranbir with his charming communication style along with some mischievous activities, Immensely talented Priyanka in the most challenging role of her career and a sweet and beautiful debutante Ileana with promising potentials along with a never-seen-before experiment in the genre 'Drama' by one of the best proficient storytellers ... » read more

  • Vera Bagwadia

    What I learnt From Barfi!

    Barfi! rating: 0 out of 10

    By Vera Bagwadia(21 Sep 2012)

    I saw Barfi and was astounded with the speed at which I was engulfed into Barfi’s world. He plays his character with a flourish which somehow latches on to the watcher.

    Love is singularly the most powerful energy in this world. Love transcends.

    Those who are filled with love have overcome the inhibitions and preconceptions of their lives. They can sing, laugh—the madness of saintliness. True love is an act of total surrender—NO conditions, NO expectations. With such love Barfi has no fear of loss.

    The movie shows the 2 “kinds” ... » read more

  • Naveen Rajeev

    Barfi! Is Golden

    Barfi! rating: 7 out of 10

    By Naveen Rajeev (29 Sep 2012)

    Rather than the thoughtless degraded comedy that Bollywood comes up with nowadays, 'Barfi!' is a slapstick comic story of small town 'mute and deaf' boy who comes of age and his innocence with which he views his world and the people around with a (kind of Woody Allen genre but not so perfect) blend of mystery. Barfi will not only steal your heart away but keep you wanting more by which time its starts drawing out in the latter half.

    The movie gets off as characters surrounding Barfi narrates his timeline unfolding in an otherwise sleepy, misty town in Darjeeling. ... » read more

  • shreya mitra

    Sweet,sad and makes you smile.That's BARFI!

    Barfi! rating: 9 out of 10

    By shreya mitra(15 Sep 2012)

    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 ... » read more

  • Shiraj Dakshy

    Barfi!: Re-defining love in Indian Cinema

    Barfi! rating: 9 out of 10

    By Shiraj Dakshy(16 Sep 2012)

    “Barfi” as the name sounds unusual, so is the movie. Some movies stay with you long after it is over, “Barfi” is such a movie.
    “Barfi” tells the tale of Barfi or should we say Murphy (Ranbir Kapoor) who is deaf & dumb and who falls in love with Shruti (Ileana D’cruz), but soon gets dumped by her due to his impairment, then enters Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) a autistic, and how Barfi & Jhilmil form a bond and which then translates into love forms the crux of the story…
    The movie’s story & screenplay by Anurag Basu is brilliant, every scene is written with utmost ... » read more

  • Narayan Gautam

    Darjeeling is a character here in this film!

    Barfi! rating: 8 out of 10

    By Narayan Gautam (16 Sep 2012)

    This is for my friends who had asked me to tell them about BARFI! -I declare it a SUPERHIT!...:) also for the first time I found people clapping after a scene not like the way we do in movies but like the way we do after a powerful scene in a theatre (play). Ranbir is a guy who will rule both the commercial & meaningful cinema in coming years-more than Amir Khan-mark my words.If he is showing such
    finesse in acting now then insa-allah he will do magic in coming years! I was stunned in the scene where he shares his feelings after not succeeding in a marriage proposal- ... » read more

Barfi! is spreading its sweetness all around. In spite of dealing with an unconventional subject and without the typical box- office success formula, the film is doing great. The protagonist has no dialogues -- still Ranbir Kapoor as happy-go-lucky deaf and mute guy has touched the heartstrings of the viewers and they are thronging the cinema halls giving it an overwhelming openin1g.

Rakesh Sippy of Raksha Entertainment Pvt Ltd told IANS that Barfi! has "opened pretty well in multiplexes and in other cities".

"In fact, the film had around 90 to 100 percent occupancy for the morning shows. It is doing exceptionally well. The film will pick up by word of mouth," he added.

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