Watching Barfi was like going for a picnic on a Sunday. Set in Beautiful Darjeeling, every scene of the movie has stroke of natural beauty which could be great for the 24-7-365 days working brains like us.
The story of the movie is about how a deaf and mute discovers true love in a mentally challenged girl. Yeah, that's it. Somewhere around the intermission, you will feel as if nothing has happened but you would not make a fuss of it as you would have fallen in love with the veneer of comic over a slow story. You would also not complain of the fact that 2 most important actors of India are not going to utter a single coherent word. And by the end, you would have finished the movie with a good feeling.
The movie reminded me of 2 classics -Anil Kapoor starrer Eeshwar in 1989 and Sri Devi starrer Sadma in 1983. .
|Sadma - 1983|
|Eeshwar - 1989|
In the end, Barfi, is all about being too light for family viewing and not for sending any societal message - and it does succeed in that.