Ashdoc's movie review---Barfi

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  1. ashdoc

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    We are the dream merchants---says the film industry.....

    And in this film the director sells a fantastic dream of love---a story of love between a girl and a deaf and dumb guy.....not just a story of love , but of love fulfilled ; of the lovebirds getting locked in holy matrimony and living life till old age caring and sharing for each other ; of living life to the full in each others arms and dying on the same bed ; of sharing tears and laughter together till the end of their time on earth ;of holding each others hand and protecting each other.....all because they dared to follow the path led by their heart without question and without thinking.....

    .....or have i talked too much already and played spoiler ??

    maybe i have.....

    but then right now i am under the spell of the film and decided to follow my heart just like the film asks us to.....and my heart wanted me to talk freely about the film....

    If any film has been made to pass on the message to follow your heart
    without thinking of practicalities then this is it.....
    But actually so many films have been made saying the same thing.....
    The triumph of the director of this film lies in making the idea heartrendingly and eyeswettingly believable.....

    As for those who let practical matters take precedence over matters of emotion---its loneliness for them.....as Ileana D'Cruz finds out.....

    She is the one who loves the deaf and dumb guy ( played by Ranbir Kapoor ) first , but loses him as she listens to her mother who wants her to marry a rich and normal guy .

    .......And Ranbir is everything but that....

    He is the son of a chauffeur who is forever in motion.....forever running and jumping and falling and making faces and dancing---as if all this hyperactivity would make up for his defects....

    But he has no money or future---and Ileana goes out of his world....
    .....only to return years later as she finds out that the call of the heart was stronger than the pull of reality.....

    But now Ranbir is involved in a complicated case of the kidnapping of an autistic girl ( played by priyanka chopra ) who is now no more....or is she ??

    Now Ranbir and Ileana have the chance to live life again by getting together . But do their hearts beat together again just like they did 6 years ago ?? Or will somebody play spoiler ?? Go and find out by seeing the movie....

    The acting honours go to both Ranbir and Priyanka Chopra---it was difficult pulling off the role of a deaf and dumb guy and autistic girl but both pull it off with aplomb.....Priyanka especially is in top form.....

    The scenery of Darjeeling is well picturised as the story unfolds in convoluted flashbacks ; but the director does manage to tie up the loose ends together as the climax approaches.....the songs too are hummable.....but what remains etched in the mind is the moviemaker's call to follow your heart.....

    As I walked out of the cinema hall I thought '' All this is stuff of dreams and fantasy . The real world is all about being practical ''......but the dreams wouldn't go--of finding true love ; of living without a care in the world in the arms of your beloved.....

    Well , I told you these moviemakers are dream merchants arent they....and the director is the master of them all.....

    Verdict---What a beautiful movie :thumb:
     
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    Barfi was so good that Charlie Chaplin and a few European and Korean film makers copied it word to word, scene to scene.
     
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    shh , dont disturb my dreams by bringing in harsh reality :namaste:
     
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    I am apparently good at that. :p
     

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