Star Cast- Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz
Director- Anurag Basu
Producers- Ronnie Screwwala (Siddharth Roy Kapur)
Music Director- Pritam
Genre- Romance, Comedy
Release Date- 13th July, 2012
After movies like Murder, Gangster and Life…In a Metro, director Anurag Basu is back with yet another romantic comedy, with a basic plot of murder mystery. Barfee is the third title which the movie has received, after ‘Khamoshi’ and ‘Silence’. The film has an impressive star cast with Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra back together after ‘Anjaana Anjaani’. Also making her Bollywood debut is Telugu star Ileana D’Cruz.
Ranbir plays a deaf man and Priyanka will be seen as mentally challenged girl. They both come together to solve the murder mystery of Ranbir’s wife, played by Ileana D’Cruz. Esha Gupta and Rupa Ganguly will also be seen playing supporting roles in the movie. Much of the film has been shot in Darjeeling, and some parts in Calcutta.
In order to get into the feel of the role and to make her look and act perfect, Priyanka Chopra has attended a mental asylum. Ileana, winner of several Filmfare Awards for her work in Telugu cinema, will be the narrator of the film. Sources say that Katrina Kaif and Asin had been earlier considered for the role played by Ileana.
Apparently, Anurag Basu was angry while shooting in Darjeeling, because the entire cast was being mobbed by the locals in spite of resistance from the security guards. Due to the inconvenience caused while shooting, the shooting had to be wrapped up sooner than scheduled, leaving everyone, especially the director Anurag Basu miffed with the crowd.
The shooting for ‘Barfee’ began in March 2011 and the film is slated for a release date of 13th July, 2012. It would be interesting to watch Ranbir and Priyanka team up again for different kinds of roles.