BAREILLY KI BARFI
Director – Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Cast – Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Seema Pahwa
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Just when we thought that this year is not really in the favor of Bollywood giving a series of disappointments, comes a small town, very cliché rom-com which has a love triangle. It was said earlier that the movie isn’t really a mainstream film but what else do we need when we have a typical small town family, a girl with high ambitions, two guys who fall for her, some really humorous dialogues and masaledaar songs? That’s right, Bareilly ki Barfi is the combination of all of these which serves as a sweet you want to eat again and again.
Set in the backdrop of Bareilly resides Mishra family. Not really conservative, the family seems as a hindrance to their daughter Bitty. She despite living in a small town, has high ambitions and almost lives like a city girl. She would smoke and watch English films which are way too ‘mordern’ for the place that she has grown up in. bitty needs nothing but just to be accepted the way she is. She finds her Mr. Right in the form of an author of a novella where she connects with the protagonist. Enters Chirag (Ayushmann) helping her out in finding her man. But is it all going the way Bitty things? How is Rajkumar a part of this chaos? We will not spoil the fun for you!
Not expecting too much from the film, what it turned out to be from the word ‘go’ what an amazement. You would feel like whistling, clapping, laughing out loud and tapping with the characters of the film.
What makes the movie so relishing is the characterization. Each and every cast of the film played as if they were meant to be that way. Full marks to the casting director for choosing people who could pull off their roles well and to the director for taking out the best in them. Kriti looks absolutely ravishing small town girl with big city traits. Ayushmann was exceptionally well as Chirag. He was witty, manipulating and the turned smoothly from being a white character to a grey one. His dialogue delivery style was powerful and effortless. Rajkumar steeled the show being the small town boy who isn’t really educated but carries his heart on his sleeve. You almost fall in love with his innocence and your heart pours out to the charisma he carries on screen. He supporting cast was exceptionally well, right from Pankaj Tripathi to Seema Pahwa to others. All of them together have made Bareilly ki Barfi a sweet, delicious bite for us.
Rohit Chaudhray as Munna served as the perfect BFF to Chirag, helping him every step of the way. his punches, dialogue delivery style and him serving as a support system was enough for you to crave one friend like him in your life too.
The songs were good, Sweety tera Drama serving as a cherry to the cake. You almost dance and match the energy you see on screen. The dialogues were very well written and delivered brilliantly. The Bareilly accent was s apt it made you feel like you are watching a live family drama from the city.
You can definitely count on Bareilly ki Barfi if you connect with the heartland stories of India.