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.
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151 min

it will be all over for him.

But what has he done?

What has he done?

What has he done!

Look at this...

My waist used to be 52 inches...

and now it's 42 inches!

And you ask me?


Come in.

Take a look...

- Here's your Barfi!

What has he done?

He has robbed a bank,

Mrs. sengupta.

No, no, don't be surprised.

The story does not end here.

He kidnapped the grand-daughter...

of the most respected man in Darjeeling!


This is...

Ms. Jhillmill Chatterjee.


She was only six...

When Jhilmil's family

left her at Muskaan.

Pure as can be...

and soft as a cloud.

Even back then

Autism was considered a disease.

Her parents considered her

an embarrassment.

I also heard that...

her Mom tried to strangle her

under the influence of alcohol.

And that's when her grand-dad

brought her to Muskaan.

Since then...

Muskaan was Jhilmil's home.

You think you'll be able to

take care of her?

How will you look after her?

we have many servants.


You see, her grandpa's health

has worsened.

Perhaps his last few days.

And he insists on seeing Jhilmil.

You know very well,

that no one can dis-obey his order.

Daju, you'll need to come.


Of all the kids at Muskaan,

Jhilmil was cLosest to Daju's heart.

And why not?

She was such an angel.

if Daju had his way,

he'd never let go of Jhilmil.

An alcoholic mother...

a gambling good-for-nothing dad.

Moreover, Jhilmil needed

special care and attention.

Jung Bahadur!


Please, grandpa!



You haven't been keeping well...

but if you could sign these papers

I'm not going to die...

anytime soon.

Don't laugh at me!

What's his name?

Whose name?



when I was your age,

l went to school here in Darjeeling.

I know.

Well, there's something you don't know.

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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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