Barfi , well its a movie which I had been waiting for long. is the first movie that i watch(19 sept 2012) in the first week after releasing(14 sep 2012).
The Adventures of ‘Barfi!’ are extremely enjoyable & heartfelt. Anurag Basu- the director has done extraordinary work in terms of narrating the story. flashback and a flashback within a flashback to narrate a simple story in its most impactful form without creating confusions to audience..Basu’s Screenplay is a terrific mix of romance, slap-stick comedy & suspense. Cinematography is outstanding.The movie is a visual poetry. Every frame is such beautiful.Editing is sharp. Music by Pritam is brilliant. Amongst the musician’s best soundtracks to date.Best thing is the story does not stop when the songs happen. The songs just help enrich the moment on-screen.
When I’ve seen the trailer of this movie first, I thought it would be some petty copy of some of the works by the maestro charlie chaplin. But this movie proved me wrong, yes many comedy sequences are copied from chaplin movies but it is much more than just comedy it’s about how the two rather silent character (Barfi/murphy and Jhilmil) became so loud in their love. And the third character and the narrator (Shruti) also created ample space for her.This movie is a real tribute to Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin.
Barfi ! Essentially is a chapter of life which has numerable good moments to recall, laugh and to love with. Every character is well placed without being dramatic with excellent music.
It speaks though its silent. Barfi is effortless , it flows smoothly from overtur to crescendo. The comedy is so subtle and full of sweet subterfuges. Its an epitome of innocence.
Despite the destiny of characters what audience recalls some beautiful moments, cheer, laughs, true love and sacrifice. Each and every prank on screen gives you a bucketful humor and feel good factor whether it’s Barfi-cop chase or Barfi’s effort to impress Jhilmil and Shruti throughout the movie.
Ranbir is amazing. Gets every expression just right. Whether his happy face, the ridiculous expressions he uses to make others laugh, his angry ‘speech’, or his bewildered look when things go wrong, as they have a tendency to do with him.
Love needs expressions not language, it requires feelings no boundaries, it’s beyond oceans beyond limits- Free and Beautiful but only few know how to live it
. Barfi as its name is sweet, full of aroma, delicious and tasty. This in true sense expresses love without any language, caste, creed or color –Selfless with heart; an impeccable cinema worth watching with your beloved, friends and family.
To sum it up, Barfi is an emotionally stirring yet joyous ride that will make you fall in love with love and life. It is a cinematic tour-de-force one shouldn’t miss, as Barfi! celebrates life. A must watch for one and all!