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Critic Reviews for Barfi!
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Barfi!
A sweet film with a surprising twist at the end. Priyanka Chopra (at 29) plays an autistic 16-year-old (and pulls it off). I cannot think of another actress (one that's drop dead gorgeous no less) who would even attempt such a role and allow herself to be so vulnerable. Ranbir Kapoor pays homage to Charlie Chaplin, Roberto Benigni, and others as her deaf and speech impaired rescuer. Filmmakers and screenwriters should be studying Indian film. They're doing some beautiful work.
This movie had me thinking about the spectrum of disabilities and abilities. The story had many ups and downs, but the main character, despite his disabilities, had the ability to survive and stay positive during his life.
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)
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