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As soon as Priyanka Chopra tweeted about her upcoming romantic comedy directed by Anurag Basu, it was all over the social networking websites – from critics to fans, from actors and writers ... everyone was sharing it. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles. It is expected to be released on 14 September, 2012.

The bar that Bollywood has set has really gone up each year – especially in terms of movies that were produced at the end of last year and beginning of this year for e.g Rockstar, Kahani etc. Barfi which initially seemed like a silent film to the viewers, is about a hearing and speech impaired boy named “Murphy” played by Ranbhir Kapoor while Priyanka “Jhilmil” is playing a mentally challenged girl, but the film is not silent, contrary to what its first trailer suggests.

Director Anurag Basu corrected the audience in his interview to the Times of India saying “It’s not that there are no dialogues in the entire film. I did not think that I will make a silent film with no dialogues from beginning to end. Those who can speak have dialogues. I wanted that everyone should understand the story."

"There are fewer dialogues in the film and that is the specialty of the film. I had good actors who without saying anything could convey the story...Then nothing like it. Illena has few dialogues," he added.—Eefa Khalid

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Jul 14, 2012 10:22am
looking at the trailer i can suggest the director is clearly inspired by Jean-Pierre Jeunet...the style of filming suggests minimalism which was highly displayed in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs". This looks an interesting take on the minimalistic cinema genre by a indian director. Lets just see if the whole package comes out to be as highly satisfying as the trailer itself.
Jul 12, 2012 03:18pm
its must be a copy of an English movie.
Ajay Vikram Singh
Jul 13, 2012 06:41am
Let there be a joint film production between india and pak. Movies with themes common to our common culture and shared value with talents from both sides. Then it can produce some intriguing & sensitive world class cinema. let sensibilities...differences and opinions get amalgamated and make a unique flow of next level of story telling.