Synopsis: Set in the 1970s in a pretty corner of India, Barfi! is the story of three young people who learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal. Barfi, a hearing and speech impaired boy falls in love with Shruti. In spite of her deep affection for Barfii, Shruti gives into societal and parental pressure to marry a 'normal' man and lead a 'normal' life. Many years later their paths cross once again when Barfi, now in love with Jhilmil, is on the run from the police. Barfi is desperately seeking Jhilmil, who has gone missing. Shruti's realization that Jhilmil is autistic makes her recognize that true love is really blind. Caught in a cat and mouse game, in the search for the girl Barfi loves, Shruti realizes that she is still in love with him. She must now choose between her happiness and Barfi! stars three of India's most loved young stars, all essaying roles of a lifetime. The uber cool Ranbir Kapoor plays the lead role of Barfi!, the very tal
Director(s): Anurag Basu
Production: UTV Communications
  35 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
151 min

lf anyone asked him his name, he'd say...



You're wasting your time.

I am engaged.

Who sent this?

- Look I've put the clock back

by 15 minutes

- Assume that you and I never met.

- And assume I never proposed to you.

- Assume you have

made a new friend called Barfi.

- And assume this friend is helping you

plan your wedding.

How sweet!

- And now that

you've assumed all of this,

why don't you give in with a smiLe

and wave.

So cute!

l thought you told him you're engaged

so that he wouldn't bother you.

He's very handsome.

I know.

All the girls at the university

had a crush on him.

Love marriage?


One fine day he waIked into the library...

held my hand and asked me...

"will you marry me?"



I never hide anything from my mother.

When I told her about Ranjeet...

she only had one question.

"What does his father do?"

After coming to Darjeeling,

I don't Know why...

I was happy to be away from Ranjeet.

Barfi came along Like a gust of wind...

and in a blink, i was swept

away from my ordinary Life...

i didn't realise it.

Barfi showed me how to live.

How to be adventurous.

And the most important lesson

I learned...

is that the biggest risk in life...

is never taking any risk at all.

Excuse me... Inspector Dutta?

You scoundrel!

- Barfi the Great!

You think you can

run from Inspector Dutta?


sir, please wait...

Mrs. sengupta...

from Calcutta!

Didn't take you long to get here!

Go on... beat him up.

lnspector, he can't talk.

Of course!

I know that.

we go back a long way.

I think there's been a mistake.

Don't you try to teach me.

There's been no mistake.

And if you want to help him...

find someone who can

communicate with him!

Because if I file a case against him

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Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu is an Indian reality show-judge, director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He began his directing career in television, moving to feature films in 2002. Basu achieved initial success with his films tackling the themes of passion and adultery such as Life in a... Metro, Kites, Gangster and Murder. Later, he directed comedy-drama films such as the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Barfi! and the box office bomb Jagga Jasoos. more…

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