Barfi! turns 11: Here is why the Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer remains timeless till date
As the Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! turns 11, let us take a look at why the movie holds relevance even today.
Barfi completes 11 years
Today marks 11 years of the Anurag Basu directorial Barfi!. The movie starred Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles and also marked the Bollywood debut of Ileana D’cruz. While we are definitely feeling old about the movie completing this milestone, here is how probably the movie will never age in the hearts of every cinema enthusiast.
Talking about the same, Barfi! Revolved around a Murphy Johnson aka Barfi who was deaf and dumb but nevertheless believed in looking at life through a colored glass. He used to make mischief and used to run helter-skelter over his town often chased by police constable Sudhanshu Dutta (Saurabh Shukla). When he falls in love with Shruti (Ileana D’cruz) who also reciprocates his feelings, the latter soon rejects him at the behest of her mother because of his physical and financial inabilities. But fate leads him to befriend and elope with the autistic Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) whose parents consider her a liability because of being a differently abled person. Soon the two share a special bond that transcends language, imperfections, and flaws.
In 2023 when content is hailed as the king and the box office success becoming highly unpredictable, Barfi! Would have definitely struck a chord for its riveting and emotional storyline and some masterful performances. The movie had so many lessons in its 150-minute runtime. That love truly conquers when you accept each other with all your imperfections and one should always focus on the silver lining despite many obstacles that life throws at you. In today’s world of dwelling on complexities and obsessing with perfection, Barfi! Was a sweet tale of listening to your heart and making your flaws into your biggest strength. Shruti’s character fails to listen to her heart and loses her relationship with Barfi but nevertheless contends that he gets his happily ever after with Jhilmil.
If released today, Barfi! Would have definitely emerged as a box office hit as it had turned out to be in 2012. Many even believed that Priyanka Chopra should have swept the awards that year for her performance in the movie which had reportedly made her upset as she lost out the same. Nevertheless, the movie and its soundtracks remain forever eternal in the minds of all the fans.