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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,061,713, 16 September 2012

Gross USA:

$2,804,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,490,134
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shiney Ahuja was offered a cameo in the film but declined. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 55 mins) Calcutta was renamed Kolkata in 2001, but 'Kolkata Municipal' can be seen on the left side of Barfi. 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 »

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Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Anurag Kashyap and Anushka Sharma (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Fataafati
Written by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Produced by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Pritam Chakraborty and Ranbir Kapoor
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Crying and laughing at the same time!
14 September 2012 | by sc_jc26See all my reviews

i had a lot of expectations from this movie..and it hardly disappointed.... Don't be shocked if you see Ranbir Kapoor becoming one of the best actors of bollywood history in 10-15 years..he can do any kind of roles and do without breaking a drop of sweat.. This was RK's best performance till date..Priyanka Chopra portrayed her part brilliantly but it was pleasantly shocking to see a south girl doing so good..Ileana was the soothing factor amidst the madness of Barfi n Jhilmil!Good to see Saurabh Shukla back.. Pritam comes back with a bang..all his songs are good to the ears n suit the movie as well.. last but not the least we talk about Anurag Basu..after Kites's disaster i thought he might be lost..he just nails this one..

Special mention:Cinematographer Ravi Varman..


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