'Barfi!' impresses moviegoers in Busan

"Barfi!", India's official entry for the foreign film entry at the Oscars, won hearts at the Busan International Film Festival, evoking a standing ovation from an audience of 4,000 people. The actors - Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir K

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"Barfi!", India's official entry for the foreign film entry at the Oscars, won hearts at the Busan International Film Festival, evoking a standing ovation from an audience of 4,000 people. The actors - Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor - are thrilled.

"Barfi!", directed by Anurag Basu, was screened at the festival in South Korea Thursday evening. It was a sold-out show.

Ranbir, who played a deaf and mute man named Murphy in the movie, says the team is "thrilled by the amazing reception".

"We received a standing ovation at the end of the screening which was both exhilarating and humbling for us. 'Barfi!' is a very special film for all of us involved," he said in a statement.

Priyanka, who essayed an autistic girl named Jhilmil, echoed his views, and said: "I am thrilled with the response received for the film and also for my performance. This was the first film festival to showcase 'Barfi!' and I'm looking forward to many more."

The movie won hearts with its moving narrative about love between the two key characters, and has managed to cross the Rs.6 million-mark from the overseas market.

"The success of 'Barfi!' proves that audiences all over are embracing Indian cinema. Audiences are encouraging us as an industry to work with new ideas and subjects. The unprecedented response for the film across the globe in both traditional release markets and now newer markets is a step in the right direction," Amrita Pandey, Executive Director - Syndication, International Distribution and Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV.

"We are looking forward to the theatrical release in South Korea," added Pandey.


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  • Posted on: 14 October 2012 at 8:17pminshiangel

    Barfi is indeed a very great flim! Aftera bad day my brother took me to watch barfi and seriously it indeed made my day! Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapor this year will take all the awards and barfi will be the best flim of the year! Barfi is the first movie that maneged to take my heart away! All time fav movie! A must watch sweet love story! Barfi will always be one of the best

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  • Posted on: 14 October 2012 at 1:54pmzoya-shah

    so happy for the recognition of hard work of the actors and and the director of this awesome movie.kudos to pc,ranbir and anurag basu.

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  • Posted on: 14 October 2012 at 4:23amsamicute

    yeah barif awesome film gr8 work

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  • Posted on: 14 October 2012 at 2:55amMeera1101

    This is just awesome! im still going gaga over the love story of barfi and jhilmil Heart love Priyanka and Ranbir SO SO much

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 11:01pmRatiG

    lets hope that this movie bring 1 Oscar to India that is purely because of Indians hardwork...

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 8:32pmMischiefManaged

    This movie deserves every bit of recognition its getting.
    Rk and PC's performances were just mind blowing!

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 12:35pmJiaaRee

    yaaayyy!!! im so happpyy!!! luv this movie and Ranbir!!!

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 7:16amChelseaForEver

    the film is fab... has become one of my all time favs!!!!!

    great performance by everyone.. Love PC

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 12:55amphadukaran

    finally people are accepting the new genre of cinema,.

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  • Posted on: 13 October 2012 at 12:21amSandy-Naz

    the movie is awesome..all actors performed very well..ranbir and priyanka are amazing..it is cute,lovely movie beside emotional ..

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