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Saturday 6 October, 2012

Ranbir Kapoor Starrer Barfi Entry to Oscars

Ranbir Kapoor's latest bollywood movie, Barfi has joined the Box Office Hits as it raked in more than Rs 100 crores. The movie also got nominated for the Oscars in the Foreign Films Category, rather, it is the official entry for Oscars in 2013. The movie was released just two weeks ago and is already raking in the mullah. It managed to beat 19 other movies to be named India's entry in the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category at the Oscars in February next year.

"We all are very happy... It is a team effort but we should not be that excited as the film has just got an entry from India, we are yet to be selected for the main entry," said Ranbir. Read more at:

The movie Barfi is a romantic comedy, directed by Anurag Basu, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz. The movie is a love triangle set in the 1970's in Darjeeling where Ranbir Kapoor is shown as a deaf and dumb boy and Priyanka Chopra is autistic. "The film is Ranbir Kapoor's biggest hit in overseas... total after 3rd Weekend UK 622,039 pounds (Rs.5.30 cr) ... USA $2,462,008 (Rs12.89 cr)."

That Ranbir Kapoor is talented, is definitely a known fact. But did you know that he can sing too? Oh yes, he lent his voice for a promotional song for this movie. “Yes, Ranbir Kapoor has sung a song titled ‘Fatafati‘. It is not part of the film and it was recorded impromptu."

Aamir Khan, who is shooting for Dhoom 3 in Chicago, apparently requested UTV movies for a special screening of Barfi for his crew members and himself.  Aamir Khan enjoyed watching the movie and was overwhelmed and had tears in his eyes at the end of it. 

Well, all in all, Ranbir Kapoor is absolutely charming, enthraling, cute and loveable in the character played by him in the movie. He is sure to get all the girls swooning over him....just like his dad was in his younger days, no doubt. Ranbir Kapoor managed to show traits of both Rishi Kapoor and his grandfather, the legend of Bollywood, Raj Kapoor in his acting in this movie, I couldn't help but be reminded of both of them. Was this deliberate on his part?

Ranbir Kapoor is definitely a star, a versatile actor to reckon with, and the future of Bollywood. He is here to stay as aptly proved by his vast acting talent in all his movies so far. And he has indeed come a long way since his first movie Saawariya directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. From there on he has done a variety of roles in movies like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahan, Rajneeti and Rockstar

The Bitter Truth about Barfi

Through the years of Indian cinema, we have seen movies that were "inspired" by their "hollywood" counterparts or movies. There are hundreds of examples of scenes and songs or tunes or entire story being lifted straight from the Hollywood movies or other films. Well, this movie is no different.

Barfi!, India's official entry at the Oscars 2013, is not so unique after all. Videos uploaded on several websites, notably YouTube, have gone viral over the past couple of days revealing plenty of scenes in the film that are copied frame for frame from sundry international classics and hits.

To begin with, the very script idea seems inspired by the 1993 Johnny Depp- starrer, Benny & Joon, a film about a mentally ill girl finding love in an eccentric man. In Barfi!, Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic girl who falls in love with Barfi, a deaf and mute boy played by Ranbir Kapoor. There are other resemblances too.
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Before the release of the film in theaters, it had landed in a legal trouble over a song in the movie. The movie will face a legal battle against the Mumbai based company, Murphy Enterprises, who sent the legal notice to the makers of the film. Apparently, the company has objections over the use of the word "Murphy" in the song, which is the copyright of the company and no permission was taken by the makers of the film to use the word and also the "baby" in the poster ads of Murphy Radio that was showcased in the movie. 

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