The best description for Anurag Basu’s new film Barfi would be complete entertainment. Because it has everything to satisfy literally all kind of audience. Not just for audience, for the actors and technicians also this movie is a stage to showcase their best. A fun filled thoughtful entertainer powered with extra ordinary performances and brilliant screenplay.

The film basically is about the title Protagonist Murphy aka Barfi. A dump and deaf guy who just lives with this bright and positive attitude. He lives with the policy that life lies in the happiness we find in small things. The movie goes through the entire life of burfi in a non linear way. How he grow up and how he found the love of his life. Cant really say that this is the theme of the movie, its just one perspective of the movie and going in detail would spoil the fun awaiting you in the cinema hall.

The plot that Anurag Basu chosen has everything for a full fun package as the title character has some disabilities. But the way he has treated the pleasant story in fun filled way deserves some serious amount of applauds.  A script that squeezes out the performance of each individual is the backbone of this finely crafted movie. The non verbal communication has been amazing especially in the combination scenes of Barfi and Jilmil.

On screen, Ranbir deserves special appreciation for this awesome performance. Playing this kind of a character is high risk and he has given all his effort in making Barfi the best. The actor should be really appreciated for his recent approach in selecting scripts. Another main attraction is Priyanka Chopra. The character Jilmil could well be her carrier best. Ileana Dcruz has done her part neatly. In comparison to the other two characters, her character is not a great challenge, but still she has done it neatly. Saurabh Shukla as the Police officer was really awesome. Other actors were also impressive.

Off screen, Anurag Basu steals the how with excellent scripting and wonderful direction. The wait after Kites wasn’t  a waste.  Cinematography of Ravi Varman was topnotch and the editing was also really good. The VFX and overall tint was also kind of impressive. The art direction was one of the best in recent times.

Overall Barfi is one of the best movies of this year and possibly for a few more years. This one could well be the career best of many people. I am giving 4/5 for this awesome cinematic treat. Don’t miss it guys.

Final Thoughts

Barfi is one of the best movies of this year and possibly for a few more years. This one could well be the career best of many people.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


Categorized as Hindi, Review

By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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