Sunday, September 30, 2012

Barfi - Just RANBIR KAPOOR'S Movie!

BARFI: Picture Courtesy: Hindustan Times
He resembles the young Shammi Kapoor! I had been a fan of Ranbir Kapoor ever since I watched an ordinary storyline film, 'Wake up Sid'.  His talent was visible in that film.  When I saw the trailer of 'Barfi', I wanted to watch the film in the theatre, which we do very rarely nowadays! I and my nieces went to the movie.

The movie started with an interesting scene.  Ranbir, Barfi alias Murphy, as a deaf-mute boy going after the beautiful, talented Ileana alias Shruthi.  Ranbir is too good in these scenes.  He reminded us of Shammi Kapoor and Aamir too! We loved the song 'Picture mein mobile aur bachche dono off rakhna'. Have a look.  Click here.  The lyrics are here.  You will know why we liked it:


picture shuru..........hogayi picture shuru........
picutre mein aaju baju wa lon ka khayal rakhna...........
picute mein samne ki kursi pe na pao rakhna...........
picutre mein aaju baju wa lon ka khayal rakhna...........
picuter mein mobile aur bacche dono off rakhna......
picture shuru........hogayi picture shuru...

I don't want to give out the storyline. Burfi and Shruthi's love story was interesting and later on Jhilmil who is shown as an autistic girl and Barfi's love story also was interesting in a different way. 

We laughed a lot watching Chaplin-like Ranbir, for more than an hour and a half.  Then slowly we started looking at each other with a question mark in our face 'What/where is the story' was the question! We noticed some of the other people asking the same question during the interval break!

The actual story is told with lots of flash backs, sometimes confusing us.  It was difficult to remember the continuation of the story! Even then, we liked the movie, say, 70%, just for Ranbir Kapoor! The whole movie is full of Ranbir Kapoor who is going to go places in our film industry.  We know Priyanka Chopra is a great actress...'Fashion' proved it. She had done justice to her role.  Ileana D'Cruz is new to Hindi cinema.  She has acted in Telugu and Tamil movies and has got a reasonably good name, it seems.  She did very well in this movie.  Her facial expression was superb.  The movie is directed by Anuraag Basu.  Music by Pritam, which is OK. Pritam means, I remember the songs of 'Jab we met', which were superb! The whole picture was picturised in Darjeeling and Kolkata.  Darjeeling's beauty is captured very well! 

Every magazine says that a number of scenes were copied from English movies.  But they were copied very well and Ranbir is too good an actor.  Have a look at this link if you want to see them! 

Watch this song sequence and you will start loving this boy, Ranbir Kapoor! He is very handsome and this should not affect his acting if he acts in serious movies later in his career! His talent should suppress  his looks at that time!



P.S.: Sourab Shukla as a cop, has acted very well. The last scene where Ranbir throws the shoe near Priyanka's window reminded me of Kamal, Sridevi's movie, 'Sadma', where Kamal acts like a monkey to attract Sridevi's attention at the Ooty railway  station.



18 comments :

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks Sandhya for the review. If one is not paticularly a fan of Ranbir or crazy about him would you still recommend this movie ?

Sandhya said...

R.RAMAKRISHNAN: I doubt about it because the storyline is too weak and confusing.

Swaram said...

I have been planning to watch this movie, but somehow it has not clicked at all :) Hopefully soon!

Kavita Saharia said...

Initially from "Sawaria" I never liked Ranbir but "Rockstar" changed my opinion , I really like him now.I was looking forward to see this movie but missed because of hectic schedule. Loved reading your review. And a special thanks to you Sandhya , you have always stood by my side. Blogging or no blogging ,you will always remain one of my closest friend:)Thanks for your constant support and love.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

i agree with the P.S part .. the scene reminded me of the sadma movie's last scene ..

regards
rahul

Sandhya said...

SWARAM: You will like this movie, Swaram!


KAVITA SAHARIA: I didn't like 'Saawaria'. I haven't seen 'Rockstar', though heard that it was good. Try to watch it. You can laugh at Ranbir's antics!

I feel embarassed, Kavita. I really miss you if I don't see you here! You will always remain a good friend of mine too!Take care.


RAHUL AGGARWAL: I always avoid seeing the last scene of 'Sadma'. 'Moonram Pirai' in Tamil, which is the original. Kamal always makes me feel uneasy/cry in that scene.

Thank you, Rahul!

SG said...

Thanks for the review. Will stay away from this movie.

ashok said...

good review...i need to see it

Destination Infinity said...

I will give this movie a miss. I have been missing almost every Indian movie these days! Maami, don't see any Telugu movie even if you get free tickets. Thangala! These days I see a few English movies though...

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

SG: If you are not particular about the storyline, you can go, watch and have a good laugh, SG!


ASHOK: Please do! Ranbir is fun to watch!


DESTINATION INFINITY: I watched Odessa file last weekend for the 3rd or 4th time. I have read the book too. Enjoyed! The only drawback while watching English movie is, we can't get up, go, make a coffee and come back! Yezhundirukkave mudiyaathu!

Hema said...

i am also planning to watch it.. I think he resembles neetu singh more than his father or his father's family.. Ì liked ranbir in wake up sid and rocket singh.. missed raajneeti and rockstar.. reviews are that both were good... yet to watch this.. heard his character is similar to forrest gump..

Renu said...

I was thinking of watching it, but now i am not so sure..I am not a big fan of ranbir kapoor..

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nice review. But not a fan of Ranvir, so will skip it :)

BK Chowla, said...

I have seen the movie.
It's a classic.Ranbir all the way

manjujoglekar said...

Great review, Sandhya! I'm a fan of Ranbir since I saw Rocket Singh! Will surely see this movie- "Barfi!".

Sandhya said...

HEMA: No, this character doesn't resemble Forest Gump.

When I think about it, I agree that he might be resembling Neetu! But for me Shammi comes to my mind when I see him!

I haven't watched Rocket Singh and Rock Star. Must watch!

Tell me how you felt after watching this movie, Hema!


RENU: I am a fan of Ranbir!


ROSHMI SINHA: If you are not Ranbir's fan, skip it, Roshmi!


BK CHOWLA: I am a fan of Ranbir too!


MANJU JOGLEKAR: I must watch Rocket Singh now, Manju! Everybody seems to like this movie! Thank you!

Zephyr said...

You said it! The story belongs to Ranbir Kapoor. But as you said, the frequent flashbacks are a little confusing. I was not convinced with the 'autism' of PC. Anurag Basu has made her look more like a mentally challenged girl than an autistic one. Shruti was fantastic. I loved it :)

Sandhya said...

ZEPHYR: Priyanka is a good actress. Even I thought that Priyanka's problem was not expressed well.

I hadn't watched any of Ileana's movie in TV even. She was a nice surprise!

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