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There is much to admire in this attempt to push the Bollywood envelope. It's rare for mainstream Hindi cinema to feature such sensitively drawn characters.
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.
Despite a hard-working cast, a lush score, exotic location shooting and scattered warmth, "Barfi!" is ultimately more endurance test than entertainment.
Against your will, you may even shed a tear.
A love letter to the best part of everyone.
Barfi! is that rare film that can make you smile and make you cry in the same scene. Its technical brilliance is only outdone by its emotional complexity and depth.
Barfi is more than ably handled by Anurag Basu. He remarkably immerses you in his world of sounds and verbose silences, recreating Chaplin's antics, stripping two superstars down to basics and sensitively spinning a magical world of unconditional love.
This is a film made with love, bolstered by wonderfully etched vignettes, Ranbir Kapoor's stupendous performance and a gorgeous soundtrack by Pritam. And yet, for me, Barfi was a singularly frustrating experience.
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.
A moving work that is at once bittersweet and uplifting, and altogether charming.
The convoluted final act may test the patience of the uninitiated, but in every other respect this atypical Hindi heartwarmer deserves international breakout success.
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.
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