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Ranbir Kapoor's deaf and mute character in "Barfi!" seems to be giving cousin Kareena Kapoor's glamorous avatar in "Heroine" a run for her money!

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 6:53:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Ranbir Kapoor's deaf and mute character in "Barfi!" seems to be giving cousin Kareena Kapoor's glamorous avatar in "Heroine" a run for her money!

The sweet and simple love story of a mute and deaf boy in "Barfi!" seems to have touched the heartstrings of viewers who are still flocking theatres to savour the unconventional romantic flavour. On the other hand, "Heroine", with an an overdose of glitz, doesn't seem to have the same effect on the moviegoers.

It is obvious from the fact that the Rs.30 crore-"Barfi!", released Sep 14, has raked in Rs.82.05 crore net at the domestic box-office, while "Heroine", which released a week later, has garnered just Rs.32 crore. Made at a budget of Rs.20 crore, it has recovered the cost, but is not as big a success as "Barfi!".

Both the films have been produced and distributed by Disney UTV.

"'Barfi' is performing exceedingly well across all international markets. The movie is resonating with audience and such sustenance across second weekend and weekdays is rare to see in recent times! Exhibitors all across have retained a good number of shows despite new releases," Amrita Pandey, executive director - syndication, international distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

"Barfi!" is India's official entry to the prestigious Academy Awards in Best Foreign Language Film.

Gaurav Verma, director, India Theatrical Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, says that it is like "icing on the cake".

"The second weekend saw more and more people coming in for the film and seeing the response we are in talks with exhibitors to add more screens for 'Barfi!'" he added.

As far as the international markets are concerned "Barfi!" seems to be ruling the roost there too. It has earned $4.82 million, while "Heroine" collection is $1.75 million as of Tuesday.

But Pandey claims that none of the female-centric films in recent years have received a response as good as "Heroine".

She said "Heroine" had a "phenomenal opening in all major international markets"!

"This was a highly anticipated movie and our marketing push has helped pull in massive crowds to theatres," she added.


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Posted on: 29 September 2012 at 1:48am
Barfi is far superior to Heroine! Madhur Bhandarkar has made much better movies before, this is not up to his standards! Barfi is a gem of a movie, theres no comparison!

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Posted on: 28 September 2012 at 4:01am
barfi is a beautiful film!

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Posted on: 28 September 2012 at 3:40am
Ranbir Kappor you are an amazing and talented actor, you are like the next bollywood king of this generation
and kareena i am sure you were amazing in heroine will be watching the movie soon

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Posted on: 28 September 2012 at 2:56am
RK ur d bst n ur performance iz brillant in Barfii

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Posted on: 28 September 2012 at 2:32am
coz heroine was a let down however the only saving grace was kareena!!

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Posted on: 27 September 2012 at 11:56pm
kareena sucks in everything.

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Posted on: 27 September 2012 at 9:31am
where there is no fire tell media to start it
i don't feel the cousins feel competition from each other
grow up media

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