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Barfi! (2012)




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His parents named him Murphy, but everyone calls him Barfi! Always ready with a prank up his sleeve, he's quite the charmer, especially with the ladies! In Darjeeling, Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) is the talk of the town. Even though he can neither speak nor listen! His bitter-sweet relationship with two beautiful young ladies, Shruti (Ileana D'cruz) and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) sets in motion a chain of events that will turn his life upside down! UTV Motion Pictures and director Anurag Basu invite you to witness the amusing, naughty and sometimes crazy antics of Barfi. A heart-warming tale of selfless love and about finding happiness in the smallest things in life; that tells you no matter how tough your life may be, "Don't Worry. Be Barfi!" -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Anurag Basu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2012
Box Office: $2.8M
UTV Communications - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Barfi!

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Quirky deaf man gets entangled in love triangle in poignant Bollywood romantic comedy.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Hopping nimbly among three distinct timeframes, helmer Basu deconstructs the film's sentimental thrust to stress his hero's in-the-moment ingenuity.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Top Critic

Despite a hard-working cast, a lush score, exotic location shooting and scattered warmth, "Barfi!" is ultimately more endurance test than entertainment.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Against your will, you may even shed a tear.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

It is with some reluctance that we leave the beautiful world of Barfi!, but we do so with the knowledge that the Kapoor family legacy is safe in the hands of Ranbir, who can already lay claim to the title of the finest actor of his generation.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Digital Spy

A moving work that is at once bittersweet and uplifting, and altogether charming.

Full Review… | October 29, 2012

Audience Reviews for Barfi!

Impressive visual story-telling, something that is very rare in Bollywood. Great cinematography, editing and art direction. Neat performances, some credit of which goes to the director as well. A good watch.

Anoop KN
Anoop KN

Super Reviewer


Not a bad effort, but I found it boring. For a film with little dialogue it was way too long. The soundtrack was random and did not sync well with the film. I hate to say it, but I also found the title character to be annoying. (First and only viewing - 6/18/2014)


Aamir Khan-style social commentary meets Bollywood love triangle trope. A surprisingly good combination, though the back-and-forth through time and memories makes the story hard to follow at times.

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