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Goofy Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) is a deaf-mute lovable Indian lad who falls for Shruti (Ileana D'cruz) in 1970s Darjeeling. She’s smitten too, but marries a ‘normal’ guy. Then a childhood female friend Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra), who’s autistic, re-enters Barfi’s life and from this point the destinies of this diverse trio are entwined. 

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. And the A-list leads rise to the challenge with solid performances. It’s overlong with a tendency towards pretentiousness, but ‘Barfi!’ remains essentially very moving. Devoid of melodrama and largely dialogue-free, it speaks volumes about unconditional love. Recommended.

Release details

Release date: Friday August 31 2012
Duration: 151 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anurag Basu
Screenwriter: Anurag Basu
Cast: Priyanka Chopra
Ranbir Kapoor

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Although the cinematography and acting were beautiful, I often lost my interest while watching this film that seemed longer than it should've been. I would NOT recommend it. I've seen better films.


Warm, funny, moving, emotional, laugh out loud moments, a truly rewarding experience. Highly recommended.


Those with an achy heart will love this film even more. Thanks for the recommendation!