BARFI!: Anurag Basu has indeed got a hit on his hands
September 14, 2012 07:30:50 PM IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
It seems that every aspiring actor should have a stint as an assistant director or undergo some form of assistance to understand the craft of cinema and internalize the process of training that he or she gets while being associated in an assistant category. This is particularly true in case of Ranbir Kapoor whose stint as an assistant director with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in BLACK served as a valuable reference point in interpreting the character that he played in BARFI!.
BARFI! relives the memories and the nuances belonging to the era of Charlie Chaplin and gives the simplest message of being simple in approach to life and to love selflessly. It is a real mirror for the present day society which has become so much individualistic that he neither has the time nor the inclination to understand the feelings of another person.
Here are two individuals, who have physical deformities but they rise above the deformities to go to the maximum extent possible for their love, and both Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have lived the parts that they have enacted.
BARFI! is a telling comment on the silence that has enveloped relationships, though we are surrounded by sounds and points out to the fact that a relationship does not need the crutches of vocal faculties to take it to a logical conclusion. In the present times when options to play with sounds has become so much manifest the character played by Ranbir Kapoor is able to etch out his feelings without relying on the vocal faculties and it marks the arrival of Ranbir Kapoor as a performer in a big way. In the same manner Priyanka Chopra has been able to bring out the autism in stark relief and has totally obliterated the element of sexuality associated with her persona and has given a performance of the life time. The emotions that Priyanka Chopra has expressed through her eyes, in a way underlines that the eyes indeed are the voice of the heart. Saurabh Shukla as an affable police inspector is endearing.
Anurag Basu indeed has got a hit on his hands with BARFI, and it is also going to sweep the awards as well, when they are announced. The lilting taste of BARFI! would continue to tingle the taste buds and the emotional faculties for a long time to come, and being a BARFI! it would not induce incidence of sugar as well.