Box office savours sweetness of Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!'

Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) It is not a conventional subject, it is without the typical box- office success formula and the protagonist has no dialogues -- still Ranbir Kapoor as happy-go-lucky deaf and mute guy "Barfi!" has touched the heartstrings of the viewers and they are thronging the cinema halls giving it an overwhelming opening.

Rakesh Sippy of Raksha Entertainment Pvt Ltd told IANS that "Barfi!" has "opened pretty well in multiplexes and in other cities".

"In fact, the film had around 90 to 100 percent occupancy for the morning shows. It is doing exceptionally well. The film will pick up by word of mouth," he added.

Another touching tale narrated by talented director Anurag Basu, "Barfi!" has wowed the critics and the audiences alike. Distributors are equally happy with the response to the movie.

Besides Mumbai, the film has struck a chord with audiences in other cities too.

Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts said that in Delhi, "the film has opened to 100 percent occupancy. The weekend shows are full because of advance booking. The report of the film is also very good".

In Rajasthan, according to Sunil Bansal of Yash Raj Jai Pictures Pvt Ltd, the film has opened to 60 to 65 percent occupancy, which is quite good. "The film will pick up during the weekend," he said.

If Ranbir is deaf and mute, Priyanka Chopra's character is autistic in the film. However, despite picking up sensitive issues, Basu has given it a light touch and presented it as a triangular romantic comedy.

Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said the opening is pretty good and that it will certainly do well in multiplexes "as the reports of 'Barfi!' are very good. Let's wait till the weekend and see what the film does at the box office".

Apart from superb performances, sound script and deft execution, the backdrop and music will do the trick.

Latest News

  • Kangana Ranaut Clears On Reports That She Deserved Awards That Priyanka Chopra Won
    Kangana Ranaut Clears On Reports That She Deserved Awards That Priyanka Chopra Won

    Kangana Ranaut, who recently bagged a National Award for her mind-blowing performance in director Vikas Bahl‘s most acknowledged film Queen, has got media’s undivided attention. Recently, it was reported that Kangana had said that the awards that were given to Priyanka Chopra for Mary Kom, were actually hers and were given to Priyanka because Kangana didn’t attend the award show! It was also reported that Kangana shares no equation with her Fashion co-star Priyanka whatsoever. During a recent …

  • Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying
    Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying

    Bollywood’s actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently dating Virat Kohli, faced a lot of criticism and bad comments from people all over the Internet for Team India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. The Internet bullying started as soon as Virat Kohli returned to pavilion. The video’s purpose is to take a stand against sexism and cyber bullying. The montage video is made of pictures of all the negative comments, harsh tweets and posts that were made by cricket “fans” and targeted …

  • Hot Or Not: Kangana Ranaut’s New Ramp Look
    Hot Or Not: Kangana Ranaut’s New Ramp Look

    Queen actress Kangana Ranaut is riding high on her success after getting second National award for Queen recently. There is no way to stop Kangana Ranaut from going high on success. Recently she walked the ramp as a showstopper for a leading fabric brand that she endorses. On the work front, Kangana Ranaut has her next movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns to be released soon this year. …

  • Katrina Kaif Unveils Her Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds
    Katrina Kaif Unveils Her Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds

    Bollywood’s diva Katrina Kaif unveiled her wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London on March 27. Katrina Kaif has become latest Indian celebrity to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Katrina was joined by her sisters and brother during the unveiling of the statue in London. Madame Tussauds took to their official Twitter account to reveal Bang Bang actress Katrina Kaif‘s statue to the world. …

  • Snapped: Virat Kohli Holds Anushka Sharma’s Hand On Return From Australia
    Snapped: Virat Kohli Holds Anushka Sharma’s Hand On Return From Australia

    India’s most talked and not exactly most loved couple, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have returned back home. Virat‘s girlfriend Anushka Sharma had to go through a lot the last few days. The actress became the target of everyone’s outrage for Virat‘s not up to the mark performance in the India VS Australia semi final World Cup Cricket. Anushka, who was there to support her partner and India like any other Cricket fan, got slammed by people all over the Internet for India’s loss. …

  • Deepika Padukone’s Interview On Mental Awareness Created A Buzz On Social Media
    Deepika Padukone’s Interview On Mental Awareness Created A Buzz On Social Media

    Deepika Padukone recently took up the cause of spreading mental awareness.Deepika did an intricate research on the matter. She collaborated with a team of doctors for research and has also up The Live Love Laugh Foundation’ to spread the word on mental health care. It got more than 50,000 views in no time and has been abuzz on social media platforms aswell.People have also been tweeting and commenting about the same.Also Read : Did Deepika Padukone And Irrfan Khan Colour Co-Ordinate At Piku …

  • Kangana Ranaut Reveals About Her Personal Conversation With Rekha
    Kangana Ranaut Reveals About Her Personal Conversation With Rekha

    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut recently received her second National award for her brilliant performance in her film Queen. The actress is riding high with her success after receiving National award recently. Kangana hasn’t been attending award functions, and like always she didn’t even attend Filmfare award that happened last month. She had won the Filmfare Award 2015 for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Queen.” Not being at the award show she got her award hand …

  • James Bond Spectre Teaser Trailer Out
    James Bond Spectre Teaser Trailer Out

    The teaser trailer of James Bond‘s film Spectre is out. One and half minutes teaser let us have a glimpse at the upcoming 24th James Bond film and it really has got us all pumped up and excited! For the fourth time, we’ll see actor Daniel Craig playing the lead, 007 in the film. The film is directed by Sam Mendes, who returns as a director after Skyfall. The teaser trailer has a strong and dark feel to it. …

Video watch

Loading...