Bareilly Ki Barfi

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quick review:

If even a ridiculous plot feels real, it says a lot about performances and all departments that work on the look and feel of a film including art and costume design.

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Running time: 120 minutes
Genres: Romance
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When you hear of Ayushman Khurana And Rajkummar Rao in one frame, it is really exciting. You expect sparks to fly, roars of laughter, intense yet grounded drama – bascically you expect something to happen. However, the trailer puts all that excitement to rest – not in a good way.

There are no quips or crisp lines. The plot doesn't seem exciting. The narrative doesn't look savvy or real. Maybe it is this texture, but the usually engaging cast seem like they are going through the motions. I seriously hope, two minutes are not enough to gauge what a film holds.

Bareilly Ki Barfi releases on 18 August 2017.

- meeta, a part of the audience

What does it say about me when I say that the ridiculous climax was predictable? That I watch a lot of films with ridiculous endings for sure! Right from a few minutes after the interval, I sincerely hoped for it to not happen the way I expected it to unfold. Oh well, some things are just not meant to be.

Bareilly Ki Barfi turns out to be as underwhelming as the trailer.

Also, it is not like the parts before the climax are spectacular. Small town Bareilly is like any other Indian small towns (or cities) - narrow lanes, broken signboards, news of closing down businesses. The inhabitants pretend to understand the English language and take pride in it, small-time entrepreneurs are content with keeping their family happy.

Amidst this town that has its share of sexism, is a family that is what we would call liberal. For starters, the rare, middle-aged couple has only one daughter – a family composition unheard of in rural India. Taking that further, the father (Pankaj Tripathi) bums a cigarette from his daughter; is sensitive to his wive's thyroid malfunction-induced mood swings ; isn't too concerned that his daughter is being rejected by prospects in the arranged marriage system; and so on. Oh yeah, he also talks to the ceiling fan when he is in bed but not sleepy. Unrelated but quirky. The mother (Seema Pahwa) protests against all of this and more, but they are only mock protests. You can sense she wants this freedom for her daughter.

The daughter, in her turn, takes what can be called undue advantage. She is spirited but not in a loud, “exuberance has to reek out of every word that I utter” kind of a way. This is a welcome departure from our romcoms' lead lady these days, who have to be brash and “out there” to show they are liberal and modern. To help matters along, Kriti Sanon doesn't once go overboard. If you are inclined to invest yourself so, the lackluster climax warrants a mental playback of some scenes and you admire her performance a tad more. Same goes for the usually dependable Rajkummar Rao. In comparison though, his Jekyll-and-Hyde becomes slightly tiresome and Ayushmann Khurana, for the first time in his career, seemed dull.

In terms of story, the movie is exactly about what you see in the trailer. A girl falls in love with the author of a book. But, the author is sort-of anonymous, but he starts liking the girl. And so on and so forth. As anticipated there aren't any great lines. The attempt is to keep it real, which becomes a little dry. Javed Akhtar as narrator always keeps you hopeful for some great lines but they don't come by.

Bareilly Ki Barfi turns out to be as underwhelming as the trailer. Neither does it have the sparks of a romance, nor the laughs of a comedy. What it does have is some fine performances, lovely details and nuances that are not usually found in Hindi films. But, these actors have given finer performances. So, put together that makes Barielly Ki Barfi a “maybe watch if it happens to be playing” kind of a film.

- meeta, a part of the audience

29 reviewers(?) - 14 yays 14 so-so 1 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...That is the spirit in which this film moves. The director allows us to invest our feelings into the characters without demanding an emotional attachment from us. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Smita Vyas Kumar , Desi Martini : ...This is a movie worth watching. The romance is real, the characters are believable and the story is well-paced and totally engrossing. It’s two hours of your time well spent. Can take kids also. Barell ki Barfi leaves a sweet, lingering taste in your mouth. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Dev Raj Gulati, Desi Martini : ...All in all this small town-small budget flick presented in the mould of Hrishikesh Mukherjee is a clean and decent family view.... full review

Thumbs up, by Harshada Rege, DNA : ...This is an entertaining, romantic film laced with humour and feel-good moments. Watch it, you won't be disappointed. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...All-in-all, Bareilly Ki Barfi is a good second film from Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and gives her a chance to prove her versatility. Watch the film for some good, clean fun. It will give you ample laughs throughout and you’ll walk away from the theatre with a satisfied smile on your face... ... full review

Thumbs up, by Vishal Verma, : ...But in no way, BAREILLY KI BARFI is the one to be missed. Ashwini Iyer Tiwari has fulfilled the desires of a feel good mainstream rom-com in BAREILLY KI BARFI. It is delightfully sweet, delicious, comes with a twist and is powered by top notch performance from Kirti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Gulf News : ...While it takes time for Bareilly Ki Barfi to warm up to you, the crackling second half and the arrival of Rao signals for good things to come. Watch this if you are in the mood to unwind with a romantic comedy filled with an endearing set of flawed, but sweet individuals. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Samrudhi Ghosh, india today : ...After Nil Battey Sannata, director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari brings us another engaging watch. There is no dull moment in the film. Light and fluffy, Bareilly Ki Barfi is no heavy seven-course meal, but it is quite the delicious dessert.... full review

Thumbs up, by ANISH MOHANTY, Kia Gia : ... With 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', the Hindi film industry gets another entertaining small-town love story to its name.... full review

Thumbs up, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Following her impressive directorial debut in Nil Battey Sannata, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari approaches this romcom with the heart of a Sai Paranjpye and the wit of a David Dhawan. But the money here lies in the writing and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari conveys even the mundane in a manner to evoke delight. S... full review

Thumbs up, by Sreehari Nair, Rediff : ...There were moments in the movie when a loud laugh escaped my throat. But it didn't seem to matter. Because they were all laughing and my laughter was getting drowned in the laughter of those around me. ... full review

Thumbs up, Sify Movies : ...Overall, Barielly ki Barfi is a tasty sweet treat to rev up your weekend. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...Javed Akhtar’s voice-over introducing the characters and situations is breezy, once again thanks to the funny punches. Quite like the money-spinner Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, this film too keeps you invested in its rain and shine moments.... full review

Thumbs up, Zee News : ...Overall, ‘Barielly ki Barfi’ is a tasty sweet treat to rev up your weekend. ... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...Overall, it has Rajkummar Rao saving the film with his worth praising performance and a talented supporting cast resulting in an average fair. But you are going to enjoy it much more on a TV channel airing in the coming months, in comparison to a costly multiplex visit spending a big amount. ... full review

So-So, by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life : ...Bareilly ki Barfi boasts of a delightful first half, but a weak second half. But some really funny writing and terrific performances by Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, along with a brilliant supporting cast, add sweetness to the narrative. While it may not get high marks in its screenplay, it definitely is one of the better rom-coms of the year.... full review

So-So, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Bareilly Ki Barfi is purely a one time watch which has a few odd hilarious dialogues and some great performances but no storyline to it. It is certainly a light hearted film which is not as good as it promised to be. ... full review

So-So, by Devesh Sharma, FirstPost : ...That masala surprisingly adds to the overall taste. While the film lacks the heartfelt moments of Nil Battey Sannata, it never gets pungent. It's like a typical desi dessert that serves your sweet tooth but may result in adding a few pounds that you would certainly not mind. ... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...The music is vibrant and entertaining and the colourful camerawork allows for some much-needed kinesis to creep in. Iyer Tiwari may not have hit the highs she displayed in her debut work Nil Battey Sannata but she certainly shows us that she has the craft to keep us entertained even if the subject matter is pretty much passé.... full review

So-So, by T J Reddy, : ...Through all these pitfalls, the film works as the perfect cure for a lazy weekend afternoon. A walk to your nearest multiplex with a few people you enjoy watching films with could give you a few laughs and a feeling of your paisa being vasooled. As a work of art, however, this one struggles to get anywhere lower than its dry crust. ... full review

So-So, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Despite this, Bareilly Ki Barfi is sweet and delightful. Its hilarious one-liners like, “Ye toh aastin ka anaconda nikla” and “Ye Bitti raat bhar kahan ghumti rehti hai, ladki hai koi chudail thode na hai,” totally work. This light-hearted comedy refrains from being slapstick and slowly weaves its charm. Worth a watch. ... full review

So-So, by Sushant Mehta, india today : ...not my favourite dessert... full review

So-So, Khaleej Times : ...Overall, 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is a light-hearted film that leaves one asking for more. Said that, if you don't have any plans this weekend, grab a ticket and go watch this popcorn entertainer.... full review

So-So, by Satish Sundaresan , koimoi : ...Despite the film being extremely simple in its content, the film will pick up only through word of mouth. Rajkummar Rao forms one of the major reasons for the cinegoers to go and see the film. ... full review

So-So, by Sonia Lulla, MiD DAY : ...Unfortunately, they are all that you remember the film by. ... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...The climax is somewhat predictable, but by the time you arrive there, you have started liking the movie to an extent, where you don’t find it difficult to forgive the makers for it.... full review

So-So, by Manisha Lakhe, Now : ...The problem with this film, is that the hero fails to endear us to him. We have no logical reason to want to root for him. And that makes the second half feel longer than it is. In fact, Chirag is so nasty, you wish Pritam Vidrohi would get the girl instead. But it's a Hindi film after all, and the hero must ride away into the sunset with the girl... ... full review

So-So, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...You can watch this one. This delectable story will leave you with a smile on your face. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vertticad, FirstPost : ...The only positive that remains consistent throughout BKB is the humour in its dialogues (barring the decidedly silly, schmaltzy climax). Funny conversations, however, are not enough to redeem the insubstantial story into which they are written. ... full review

113 tweeters(?) - 102 yays 9 so-so 2 nays

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rahmanology: Bitti of Bareily ki Barfi is such a lovable character. Brilliant acting by @kritisanon who portrayed a middle class girl of UP beautifully.

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MerlinDigital: Bareilly Ki Barfi Review {4/5}: This Barfi Is Definitely Worth A Try

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KamathGurudutt: Bareilly Ki Barfi: 3/5 Good attempt. Worth a watch.

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do_cup_chai: Watched Bareilly ki barfi! Awesome movie. Love it totally. More love to @kritisanon @ayushmannk and @RajkummarRao

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b50: Bareilly ki Barfi was fun. All three worked and RKR owned the movie. Kriti Sanon is wow. Welcome relief from most other new actresses.

avnmsh: Saw Bareilly Ki Barfi and liked it :) @ayushmannk @kritisanon

atheyoo7: Bareilly Ki Barfi wrk rests upon @kritisanon and she doesn't put a foot wrong.She is the modern protagonst bollywood needed .Bst movie 2017

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AjithJames: bareilly ki barfi - a nice feel good movie for a weekend... highly recommended...

ajithessence: Watched Bareilly ki barfi yesterday... Definitely worth a watch. The performances by the key cast & the dialogues stand out....

absolutelydanny: Bareilly Ki Barfi is a great film. Go watch!

abhisek_s: Nothing new story-wise, yet Bareilly Ki Barfi kept me entertained throughout. Good writing and performances. (And lots of #BooksInMovies.

aatif9096: watched Bareilly ki Barfi yesterday..totally paisa wasool movie..deserves to be a superhit

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6thrat: The performance of @RajkummarRao in BAREILLY KI BARFI is one of my absolute fav things I've seen on screen in 2017

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teejay_tweets: Bareilly ki Barfi decent one time watch. Raj Kumar Rao top rate.. Ayyushman lost in second half, could have acted better to make it good.

SoniaChopra2: Bareilly Ki Barfi is like a genuinely funny joke let down by a weak punch-line. Rating: 3 stars #BareillyKiBarfi

simplyanila: I wish bareilly ki barfi had somebody like parineeti/richa/radhika in it. Kriti is great looking but is not convincing as bitti

silverscreenin: There's a lot to laugh at in #BareillyKiBarfi but the film is just not too convincing as a rom-com.

SellyMUFC: Bareilly ki Barfi boasts of a delightful first half, but a weak second half.

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abhi_laash: Kriti Sanon gets rejected. Twice. Bareilly ki barfi is unrealistic.

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Mild abuses
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Some talk about virginity. And characters talking about a woman's exposed midriff in a photo.
  • Concept: A man who goes to great extents to get a woman to like him
  • General Look and Feel: Small town India feel.

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Running time:
120 minutes

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A sweet delicacy to savor by everyone.

Me and the family thoroughly enjoyed this film. It is a simple story, set in a small town whose claim to fame is being prominently mentioned in a famous 1960s song, Bareilly.

The promos set up the story as your typical Hrishikesh Mukherjee romcom. And if like me you have watched one a many films from the 1960s and the 1970s then you would almost expect a love triangle sob story. Whatever your expectations be, there are good chances that the film will entertain you.

In the middle of the film when you feel the pain of any character then the film works for you. That is when you wish a Hrishikesh Mukherjee style reveal of a barfi-esque sweet drama to make the pain disappear. Because you certainly don't want a Chetan Anand style tragic conclusion. And that tussle in your heart keeps you glued.

Performances from all are sincere. Kriti finally reveals her natural side in her 4th outing. She plays the role of a 2017 young gal with complete natural ease. Her act is totally believable and real. Unlike YRF and Dharma, whose standard formula to depict a girl being modern and progressive [comment partially delete because it gives a part of the movie away] the makers of BkB have succeeded in showing Bitti as progressive without resorting to such nonsense. Rajkumar Rao is top notch, he is simply amazing in his choice of films and gamut of roles that he plays. Ayushyaman seems to be getting repetitive but yet he delivers a fine act. Chaudhary, who plays Munna the pal to Ayushyaman, resembles heavily Shahid Kapur, and is fairly good. Tripathi yet again gets a magnificent role (previous time being in Nil Battey Sannata with more or less same production team as in this film). The film is short, to the point, gives you enough LOL moments, and keeps a smile on the face throughout most part of it.

It is a light watch, will not leave you exhausted despite a few "Bas kar, rulayega kya" moments. This Barfi can be savored by all, no side effects.

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