Barfi! (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anil Sinanan
Time Out

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.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Despite a hard-working cast, a lush score, exotic location shooting and scattered warmth, "Barfi!" is ultimately more endurance test than entertainment.

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Rachit Gupta

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.

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Lisa Tsering
Hollywood Reporter

Quirky deaf man gets entangled in love triangle in poignant Bollywood romantic comedy.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Against your will, you may even shed a tear.

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Madhureeta Mukherjee
The Times of India

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.

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Ronnie Scheib

Hopping nimbly among three distinct timeframes, helmer Basu deconstructs the film's sentimental thrust to stress his hero's in-the-moment ingenuity.

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J Hurtado

A love letter to the best part of everyone.

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Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Anoop KN
Impressive visual story-telling, something that is very rare in Bollywood. Great cinematography, editing and art direction. Neat performances, some credit of… More