Recognize that urge of watching a really nice and a warm movie but not realizing the type of plot that would calm the wretched desire? ‘
Barfi!’ might do the trick for you! Every second of the movie is pleasant, every moment is beautiful and every frame is complete. Ranbir Kapoor as Murphy (Barfi) is insanely fun to watch, though a little shadowed by Priyanka Chopra’s Jhilmil.
The movie is about Barfi, a recalcitrant man with a speech and hearing impairment working out his life by his methods, but is ruled by Jhilmil, an autistic girl who happens to be Barfi’s oldest (and most faithful!) friend.
To talk about the main character, Barfi, he is a mute meddler of the ways of the world with an energy that makes it difficult to sympathize with him. He is portrayed as the Indian version of Charlie Chaplin. In fact, a cut-out poster of Charlie Chaplin is flashed during the first ten minutes of the film as a respectable nod to the hero of his era.
He walks through many heart breaks but they stay out of focus. The audience isn’t even given time to adapt to the new development in his state and the film takes a new turn changing Barfi yet again.
Then enters Jhilmil in his life becoming the source of financial help he desperately needs! In her he finds a true friend and a faithful partner. As narrated, she is a person who needs extra love to be understood and Barfi fits. The love they share is beyond any measurement which keeps the film rolling. I specifically remember the scene when they show a dishevelled Jhilmil making it obvious to Barfi that he’s stuck with her. He had no clue what was to come! [..]