- Genre: Romantic comedy
- Film running length: 150 min
(excl trailers and advertisements)
- UK Release Date: 14/9/2012
- Directed by: Anurag Basu
- Country: India
- Language: Hindi
- Distributor: Utv
Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana
Heart-warming romantic comedy ‘Barfi!’ stars Ranbir Kapoor in the title role as a young man who can neither speak nor hear. The film follows him and friends Shruti (Ileana D’cruz) and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) through different eras, demonstrating along the way that people’s first impressions are rarely correct.
‘Barfi!’ is directed by Anurag Basu (‘I AM’, ‘Kites’).
Contains mild language, threat and violence.
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Barfi: Average guest rating breakdown (across UK & Ireland):
Total ratings: 68
Average rating: 4.5
Latest customer reviews (from a total of 6 reviews):
'Barfi!' weaved its magic at box office!
It’s a great achievement for a Hindi film about deaf, mute, and autistic characters to not wallow in sympathy or self-pity, let alone pipe a grandiose ‘triumph of the human spirit’ kinda message down our throats. Barfi, a sweet, saline, emotive, evocative, witty, imaginative, heartfelt cinematic delicacy, steers happily clear of these stereotypes and tells us a story that leaves one deeply moved, though not without a few gripes.
It’s a sweet, charming, but complex tale told simply and smartly. It’s a story laced with humour and heartache in equal measure, but never does it get glum. Never do Barfi’s silences not speak, never does his self-sacrificing love not bring a tear to your eye, never do his antics fail to bring a smile. A viewer laughs through the tears, and cries between the giggles. Such is the overpowering effect of this marvelous film by Anurag Basu.
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