Movie: Bareilly Ki Barfi
Direction: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon
Music: Sameer Uddin
Cinematographer: Gavemic U Ary
Editor: Chandrashekhar Prajapati
What is it about: It’s a screwball romantic comedy which revolves around an Author Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann Khurrana), who tries to hide his true identity to Bitti (Kriti Sanon) who is totally impressed and might fall in love with him, in order to find out if her feelings are true he spins a story, what happens during that process forms the crux of the story directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari.
Why it’s disappointing: It totally satisfies its purpose, so no complaints here.
What to watch out for: Two movies old and a love for small towns from North India, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari brings another tale which amuses the audience without a doubt. The film has a straight notion of romance, but how its characters twists and turns due to their insecurities forms the interesting factor about the film and it was neatly written Nitesh, Shreyas & Rajat.
In the heart of comedy, Ashwini keeps a true soul of humanity and self-realization, which becomes the heartbeat of the film. And the best part was the comedy which was not forced at any point, rather it flows with the story with nothing being overdone. There are many sequences you’ll laugh your guts out and the way the two protagonist are pitted against each other were brilliant.
Definitely the cast played a strong role in making his film a successful entertainer. Kriti Sanon, proved she’s not a sugar candy to be decorated always but an amazing performer and pulls off comedy like it’s nothing. She did a strong one, and a very colourful one.
Ayushmann Khurrana, was spot on and the way he performed different shades were a commendable one.
Rajkummar Rao, in fact steals the show as his character was beautifully written and was unravelled with a great taste. At a point in the film, he over takes everyone and you’ll just wait to see his next move. An amazing performance by Rajkummar.
Seema Bhargava and Pankaj Tripathi, as Kriti’s parents were amazing and added an authentic flavour to the region. So did the friend characters of Ayushmann and Kriti.
The music was subtle by various artists which weren’t a hindrance to the story. The cinematography was great by Gavemic U Ary, who was spot on with capturing the moments beautifully. Chandrashekhar Prajapati was crisp on editing this feature.
Verdict: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, once again strikes it well, and this time with a comedy which favoured everyone. This screwball comedy was beautifully made with all the apt ingredients which gave an amazing flavour, definitely worth a watch, and a stress buster for the weekend.