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Films 2015 - India - Barfi


Director: Anurag Basu, 2012

Language: Hindi
151 minutes – India

A romantic comedy-drama set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy "Barfi" Johnson (a deaf-mute deaf man from Darjeeling) and his relationship with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic).

SYNOPSIS: His parents named him Murphy, but everyone calls him Barfi. Always ready with a prank, he's a charmer, especially with the ladies. In Darjeeling, Barfi is the talk of the town—even though he can neither speak nor hear. His bittersweet relationship with two beautiful young ladies sets in motion a chain of events that will turn his life upside down. A heartwarming tale of selfless love and about finding happiness in the smallest things in life.

Critics praised the performances, the direction, the screenplay, the cinematography, the music, and the positive portrayal of physically disabled people. The film was a major box-office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2012 in India and overseas. The film was selected as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 85th Academy Awards.