From the first frame, Barfi!, a melodramatic Indian romantic comedy, conjures up a sea of emotions that leaves viewers vulnerable to the director's vision of love. Packaging its profound sentimentality in a boxful of cheer gets the audience through a whirlwind of twists and turns, which go on to address the complexity of human emotions at their roots.
In Hindi with English subtitles. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz. Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. The movie can be purchased on the internet and Indian DVD shops around town.
Unlike most movies from the subcontinent, which are well-known for breaking into song and dance at the drop of a hat, Barfi! chooses to differentiate itself by being more selective, adding a handful of dance sequences only where deemed necessary.
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