Barfi! - Preview

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Everything you'd felt it would be after having seen the promos. Subtle, delightful, sensitive and thoughtful with some wonderful performances. Brings with itself a dream-like world that any lyrical film would.

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How can you not look forward to Barfi! after watching this trailer?

How can the scene that starts at minute 0:47 not warm your heart and make you smile? Okay, maybe it won't, considering you are one of those stone-hearted people. Yes, the atmosphere created, the compassion aroused for the characters just by the two-minute collage of scenes from the trailer, makes me want to judge you.

Sure, things could still go wrong. Like the innocent characters could get over-bearing and repetitive over the run time of a feature length film. But, a strong intuition says this time around, it just might not. It's been a while since I am wholeheartedly looking forward to what looks like a 'happy' film. Not to mention, the actors look like they have taken up the onus of not disappointing us. The make-up, the setting all look set to impress us. The last film I had hopes of enjoying was the Gangs of Wasseypur saga and that didn't disappoint.

The reason for the slight apprehension is the director's last venture, Kites. And that things do go wrong. Anyway, let's try to keep anxiety at bay and enjoy the lovely old-world charm created by the music. (You can listen to it here.)

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "Much like his earlier combo with Anurag Basu in Life in a Metro, Pritam delivers a whopper, again!"
Music Aloud – "9/10"
dunkdaft - "There is something about the team Anurag+Pritam that always give the best results."
Bollywood Hungama – "3.5/5"
Bollyspice – "4/5"
Apun Ka Choice – "4.5/5"
Happy Sing - "Special accolades for Pritam for doing something that I’d say out of his comfort zone."