Barfi - Not a Review
Watched Barfi and enjoyed it. The whole nation is Ooooohing and Awwing for Ranbir Kapoor. He is brilliant, no doubt. He is present in every frame from start to end and he does justice. He'll probably get more awards for this than he did with Rockstar. But the person I am cheering for more is Priyanka Chopra. And this is why.
Bollywood is all about good looks. Even though Barfi is disabled, he is still a hunk, Ranbir Kapoor. A guy like that can attract not just engaged Ileana but also all the girls that pass by him. He is Ranbir Kapoor not Barfi. You can't blame him. That's Hindi cinema for you.
Remember Aydha Ezhutthu and Yuva? Madhavan was made to look like a road-side porukki/adiyaal 'Inba' to portray that rugged character but all Abhishek Bachchan had to do for the corresponding Hindi role was have stubble. That's it. He was Abhishek Bachchan not rowdy. Hindi cinema expects you to look good. And Priyanka Chopra, fortunately, breaks that trend and looks unlike her usual self. She looks ugly (as per Bollywood standards) with curly, unkempt hair, thick eyebrows and I don't know if she did something to her nose but that looked weird as well. She acts well as an autistic girl and I couldn't see Priyanka Chopra at all. She was Jhilmil.
She still doesn't beat Moondram Pirai (Sadma) SriDevi but comes really close. She is not present through out the movie, so doesn't have as much scope as Ranbir Kapoor but with the limited time, she does her best. I hope she wins a lot of awards for her portrayal. Go Jhilmil!! If you haven't already, please watch this movie.