A moving work that is at once bittersweet and uplifting, and altogether charming.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Quirky deaf man gets entangled in love triangle in poignant Bollywood romantic comedy.
Hopping nimbly among three distinct timeframes, helmer Basu deconstructs the film's sentimental thrust to stress his hero's in-the-moment ingenuity.
The convoluted final act may test the patience of the uninitiated, but in every other respect this atypical Hindi heartwarmer deserves international breakout success.
Despite a hard-working cast, a lush score, exotic location shooting and scattered warmth, "Barfi!" is ultimately more endurance test than entertainment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Against your will, you may even shed a tear.
| Original Score: 3/5