Shevaal Singh @being_shevaal
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars (Four & half stars)
Star cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Bhola Raj Sapkota and Akash Khurana.
What’s good: The detailed eye of direction, the brilliant performance by Ranbir , Ileana and Priyanka’s super-talented and heart-warming performance , the cinematography and music.
What’s bad: The movie plot becomes complicated in between.
Verdict: Barfi is a movie that will delight you and bring tears to your eyes with equal ease. Don’t miss this sweet and emotional yet fun story.
There has to be something really special about a movie with two of the lead characters disabled in some way and the third always missing something in her life, and yet it never bogs down the movie or the story. Barfi is lovely in a touching way that is difficult to define.
The movie starts with Shruti (Ileana DCruz) and Barfi’s romance. Engaged to be married to her college sweetheart, Shruti moves to Darjeeling with her parents. But here she falls for the charms of the mischievous and loveable Barfi.
There’s also the sort-of-romance between Barfi and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra). After being hidden away from society by her parents in a special home because of her autism, Jhilmil is brought back when her parents want a share of the grandfather’s heritage. While dealing with Jhilmil proves increasingly difficult for her parents her hero, Barfi knows to handle her well and genuinely cares for her. Their paths intertwine in somewhat complicated ways with a journey to Calcutta, a bank robbery and a more-sweet-than-bitter love triangle.
Barfi! Review: Script Analysis
Two disabled characters and not portray their stereotype or make the audience feel pity for them is tough. But Anurag Basu is skilful with the script and story. He builds the characters so finely that you come to love each and every one of them by the end of the movie. One grouse would be that of the whole kidnapping scenario: maybe the movie would be less complicated by it because it confuses a bit, especially with the non-linear narrative.
Barfi leaves you with that warm, magical feeling with a few tears to match. It’s really worth a watch so take someone you love to watch this cute movie!