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 Site
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Barfi!

All Critics (8) | 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 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Against your will, you may even shed a tear.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Hindustan Times

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

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.

Candace Bowen
Candace Bowen

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.

Rugen Day
Rugen Day

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)

Adam R
Adam R

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