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Monday, 29 October 2012

BARFI!

Actually I watched this movie on 17th Oct...'am posting late. So don't mind please.

Dir: Anurag Basu                                                                                    Anand Theatre, Kottayam
Actors: RK, Ileana D' Cruz, PC                                                             1:45 p.m. show, 70 Rs ticket(Gold)
Budget: 30 crores                                                                                  17th Oct, 2012.
Release Date: 14th Sept 2012

I was dying to watch this movie. And then I got to know it's not releasing in our place, nor anywhere near us...only released in TVM and Ernakulam( Gosh...I totally felt like I live in Timbuktu). I consoled my heart saddened by the bad news saying I'll watch it on Tele when it's premiered. But my good luck seems to be very strong. Today morning I just flipped through the pages of The Hindu(which is quite unusual acc. to my Achan/Dad) and suddenly the cinema section caught my eyes...and Eureka! (actually that's how I really felt)...Barfi! is playing in Anand, Kottayam, 4 shows. I was super excited and pataoed my Pappa for taking us all for the movie. He agreed on fearing that my tonsils will explode due to the crying and begging...and we started from home. The whole 45 min journey in the car was full of anticipation and excitement(and deadly stares from my Pappa too but i cud care less- it's Barfi! I am going to watch...YAY!!!). 

And then I entered the theatre. The plush red velvety seats and dim light added to my excitement. The movie began and I don't remember how long or short the movie was i lost the track of time...glued to the screen. It was one of the best movie experiences I've had in my life. The movie was beautiful...fresh...and innocent...it was happy and sad...but it was just perfect. Ranbir was so convincing as the crazy and beautiful hearted Barfi.

The photography and picturisation was brilliant and beautiful. Ileana looked gaw...jess and classy. Ranbir was brilliant and true to the character. PC played the role of Jhilmil with great conviction. But Ranbir and Ileana stole the show for me. 

I had tears in my eyes while watching some scenes and then I also laughed at many. And when I came out of the theatre I felt like a changed person(honestly it lasted only till i dozed off to sleep...but then u can ignore it...cuz it's me...and i am brain dead...kidding!!). The flavour of Barfi stuck with me. And I don't think it's gonna leave me in this life(I love Kaju Barfi...just F.Y.I).I don't care if the Director lifted scenes from other movies or not, I just know one thing this movie will always remain in my heart as a beautiful story of three beautiful people with beautiful hearts...that teaches you to live the life the Barfi ishtyle.

Don't worry be Barfi!!

PJ

P.S: The movie is India's official entry into the Best Foreign Language category for the 85th Academy awards in Feb 2013. Hope it wins...cuz it's really a good movie.