Well, where do I begin? Barfi speaks for itself. The movie not only wooed the audience, it’s also heading for Oscar nomination. Undoubtedly, the best picture award goes to Barfi this year. Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra pair portrayed their character pitch perfect. For me, Ranbir aka the (Murphy baby) Barfi has truly proved himself.
The movie generated such positive vibes. Both of the characters brandished how simple life can be. No jhamela, no tension only fun! Ranbir acted out Barfi with such ease; it was nearly impossible to believe that he’s not mute. He silently showcased all the emotions with pure joy and mischief. There were many scenes which were copied from Charlie Chaplin film; however, he carried them vigorously.
Jhilmil (Priyanka’s character) played an autistic person and she literally got into the skin of the character to play her part. The director didn’t make us feel sympathetic towards Jhilmil, instead he demonstrated, irrespective of having a disorder, it is still normal to have feelings and emotions. It was heavenly to see Jhilmil and Barfi love each other in the most unusual manner.
Another Southie crossed over to our end to try their luck in B’town. Illena D’Cruz very well executed her part and didn’t get outweighed by two prominent stars or our industry. She was the perfect material for a Bengali girl. Overall, Barfi stole hearts and I wouldn’t mind experiencing it one more time…
Heroine on the other hand falls flat. The expectation had already died down when Madhur Bhandarkar announced that Ash is out and Bebo is in. However, with the hype of this film and the non-stop desperate promotional stunts by Heroine team brought back all the excitement. The PR team did an exceptional job otherwise this picture would’ve been a FLOP! The movie changed track in blitz. It was clearly visible that the entire episode of Ash opting brought Madhur under immense pressure and he had to revamp the entire film in short period of time. Unquestionably Kareena gave it all to the film, however, the script failed to excite the audience.
This brings us back to the previous blockbuster hits directed by Madhur. Fashion was a milestone for his career in Bollywood Industry and with that the expectation barometer was brought to a new level. In fact, Heroine ended on such an abrupt note that audiences felt it was a sheer waste of time.