Barfi! 2012 PG

12.00PM Sat 15 Dec 2018 (2hrs 31mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Evoking silent film-era charm in its often wordless tale of a deaf man and the two women with whom he shares life-long affections, this beguiling, beautiful film celebrates the purity of true love in the most adorable of ways, reflecting a style more often associated with whimsical European cinema, the most obvious influence being Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie. (Pritam Chakraborty’s use of non-traditional instruments like accordions in his terrific soundtrack is a giveaway, too). But to deny Basu credit for a grasp of his craft that is quite wondrous at times would be doing the writer-director a great disservice. Barfi! shows the filmmaker’s further growth after the lauded character-driven drama Life in a Metro 2007 and the commercially-minded Kites 2010.’ SBS

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 151 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ANURAG BASU / PRODUCER: RONNIE SCREWVALA, SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR / SCRIPT: ANURAG BASU, TANI BASU / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RAVI VARMAN / EDITOR: AKIV ALI / CAST: RANBIR KAPOOR, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, LEANA D'CRUZ, ASHISH VIDYARTHI, JISSHU SENGUPTA, ROOPA GANGULY / PRODUCTION CO: UTV MOTION PICTURES, ISHANA MOVIES / PRINTS/RIGHTS: MIND BLOWING FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP