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Barfi: The film that makes us feel happy

Updated on September 16, 2012

The stars of the film 'Barfi' - Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz

Barfi: Don't worry, be 'Barfi-Happy'

In a time, when a commercial hindi film is considered incomplete without an item song-and-dance number by most of the producers, there comes a breeze of fresh air in the form of film ‘Barfi’.

‘Barfi’ is like a piece of art made into a film. It is beautifully made with picturesque locations of North Bengal in india, excellent performances by all the lead actors and mind-blowing music. It is a film, which can be called ‘perfect cinema’ played by ‘not-so-perfect characters’ as per the norms of our society.

The hero of the film is a deaf and dump boy who is full of life and enthusiam. He is so fun-filled that there is no room for sympathy for him being deaf and dump, instead he teaches an important lesson to the audience. The lesson is to live life to the fullest amidst penury, tragedy or a heart break. Among the two heroines, one plays the role of a girl with autism, and other girl is indecisive and falls prey to the norms of the society.

‘Barfi’ is an unusual Bollywood film. The film has been written and directed by Anurag Basu who is famous for films like ‘Life in a Metro’. The stars of ‘Barfi’ are Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’ Cruz. The music of the film has been composed by Pritam. The storyline of the film is set in 1970s. The film has been shot in Darjeeling and Kolkata in India.

The official trailor of the film 'Barfi'

Ileana D'Cruz makes her debut in bollywood

Ileana D’Cruz makes her debut in Hindi Films but she is not new to films. She is an established actress in Telugu and Tamil film Industries in India. Her character in the film ‘Barfi’ is of a young Bengali girl named Shruti Ghosh and she is actually the narrator of the film. She has very expressive eyes and has used her expressions brilliantly in the film.

The 'Ala Barfi' song sung by singer Mohit Chauhan

The charismatic Ranbir Kapoor

Actor Ranbir Kapoor has acting in his blood. He hails from the famous Kapoor family of Bollywood. Kapoor family is considered to be the first family of Hindi film Industry in India. Ranbir Kapoor is the son of Actor Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.

Ranbir Kapoor is as charismatic as ever in this film ‘Barfi’. He plays the role of a deaf and dumb boy who was originally named by his parents in the film as ‘Murphy’’ but people end up calling him ‘Barfi’. Ranbir Kapoor’s character is of a happy-go-lucky boy who is full of innocence, charm and magnetism. Through his acting in this film, he pays tribute to Charlie Chaplin, Mr. Bean and also to his grand father, Raj Kapoor.

Ranbir Kapoor has once again delivered an award winning performance. He won many awards last year for his excellent performance in the film ‘Rockstar’.

"Main Kya Karoon" song sung by Nikhil Paul George

'Barfi' touches hearts with its tender emotions

The film is about ‘selfless love’. Love blossoms beyond the materialistic norms of perfection and imperfection.The Writer and Director of the film is Anurag Basu and the producers are Ronnir Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapoorof UTV Motion pictures of India.

Overall Barfi is a perfect blend of emotions, innocence and romance coupled with strong performances by all the actors and great music.

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The film is based on a story set in Kolkata, India


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