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Movie Review: Bareilly Ki Barfi tasted “BLAND”

“Barfi”….sun ke hi kitna meetha lagta hai!! Mouthwatering….Isn’t it? But let me tell you, dear reader, this Barfi did not taste sweet!”

If you are getting confused then please don’t be. I am here talking about Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s – Bareilly Ki Barfi. I know it has been a week and many of you might have seen this film but for the ones who haven’t let me tell you, my buddy, that you will thank me for warning you!

Well, the story is a simple one featuring Kriti Sanon, Ayushman Khurrana, and Rajkumar Rao. The actors in the film have done a commendable job and I must specially mention Rajkumar Rao has been fabulous in his role. A major transition has been seen in his character as he goes from shant abla aadmi to desi gabru jawaan.  Kriti’s character has been a bold girl who smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol, enjoys doing break dance and watches English films (somewhat as they typically portray girls in films). Ayushman plays the role of a typical guy who simply becomes a victim to his own decisions.

Without spoiling your fun, let me tell you that there will be a few scenes which would make you smile and some that would make you laugh but there would be no moment that would move your heart.  From the beginning to the end, it seemed like though the actors did a fabulous job, the story line could not keep the audience’s attention gripping. Even though the promos might give you a brief idea of the story, but it did not turn out to be that promising for me. The first half simply develops the storyline with little or no innovative content while the second half is comparatively better.

As far as the technicalities of the film are concerned, the costumes were completely in consonance with the characters while in a few scenes the direction was outstanding. Some scenes made me feel that they could have been shot in a better way giving more room to the actor’s surroundings. Care has been taken by the team for the use of thaat” Bareilly lingo to add more humor but I guess it cannot take the film to the next level altogether. Songs!! Oh Yes!! They are very important.  For me, some of the songs just seem overrated. When you see the film, I guess you will understand what I mean! The best song of the piece of cinema is “Nazm Nazm” by Ayushman Khuranna. It will steal your heart away.

Coming back to the film, the last scene of this film would probably remind you of “Kal Ho Na Ho” (No spoilers… I am just connecting the dots for you!). Overall, I would certainly not call it a paisa-wasool film because it is not. If you literally have no work and are ready to binge on any film this long weekend then surely you can watch this cinema.

Good luck Guys! Have a happy weekend with this Barfi of Bareilly!!



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