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BARFI – Movie Review


Barfi, directed by Anurag Basu, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz. It is a film that embarks on laughing pranks, crazy antics, which make Barfi a wonderful picture. You will see comedy, romance with drama from start till the very end. A tale of a condition that makes characters lives on screen a beautiful sight.

As it already has been mentioned, ‘Finding happiness in the smallest things in life’, that is the morale of the actors in the film especially Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.  

The plot of the film is a based around love that breaks at first, but helps make another for Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor). His relationship with Shruti (Ileana D’Cruz) halts and breaks which leads to Barfi living his normal life in which he falls in love with Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra).

But like all love, there is an obstacle, which you will see when you watch the movie. But the story is depicted from the imperfect that seem to find happiness with whatever they do.

Ranbir Kapoor cannot seem to do anything wrong at the moment. He is in his prime, providing impressive acting on screen with films that have done well for him. Surely Barfi will be ranked up as one of the highlights in his careers because he never disappointed on screen in Barfi.

Actions speak louder than words; a silent Ranbir Kapoor turns silence into amusement. Priyanka Chopra plays in Ranbir Kapoor’s shadows at first, but gradually comes out to shine on screen with her character’s disability. Ileana D’Cruz does good enough, the much more mature character mentally and the one without any disabilities. But it is Ranbir Kapoor who takes the spotlight as the film majorly revolves around him mostly.

The film script does not show flaws nor does it remind you of anything that is missing from the film. Each elements carried out, every scene and outcome, were fitting with the scenario. With a touch of mischievous pranks by Barfi, it helped bring out the comedy side to it. The film shows so much of life even for those that suffer with such conditions. It shows a meaning to live again. Ranbir who gives the run around, whilst others who run after him to either catch him, stop him, or to support him. The script was visually portrayed in past flashbacks and present moments, to help justify the story climax.

The adventure of Barfi makes such film entertaining and certainly a film that can be watched over again. Whatever he does to make his silent life in to an enjoyable one in his own world, it keeps the audience engaged. The film idea was a very good attempt, by Anurag Basu. Something different than what we see in the typical Bollywood films that are presented. Such concept takes us in to the world of those who cannot speak nor listen. Shows us that they too can enjoy a perfect life, find love and happiness through anything and everything.

Pritam composes the music; with 7 tracks, which trigger the 70s, feel to it. The stand out track from the soundtrack was ‘Main Kya Karoon’. Nikhil has sung the track with the vocals embracing with a set of strings of the acoustic guitar. Other tracks were good too, all playing their part in the film and do not sound as fillers to drag the film on.

Barfi clearly made noise when the teasers released, trailers, promo of the songs, the appearance by Ranbir Kapoor at a cinema in London. The music boarded the 70s feel of what the trailer showed; now that the film is released it definitely lived up to the anticipations and build-up surrounding it.

BARFI film rating is 5/5


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