Bareilly Ki Barfi was watched and loved by celebrities on Wednesday. Kriti Sanon and her Bareilly co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, all three of them, have been hailed by their colleagues for brilliant performances. Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor shared early reviews of the film on Thursday and described the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed movie as a complete entertainer.
The worn out yet cozy bylanes of Bareilly, a small town in Uttar Pradesh is introduced by the articulate voice of Javed Akhtar. His narrative takes you to the Mishra family – the patriarch (Pankaj Tripathi), matriarch (Seema Pahwa) and their daughter Bitti (Kriti Sanon), whom they have raised ‘as a son’. She smokes, break dances, asserts her will on her neighbours and spreads out her legs while sitting on a bike.
The book that she grabs is ghost written by Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann Khurrana). It seems like he takes off right where he left in his last film Meri Pyaari Bindu. He writes a book in memory of his unrequited love Babli. However, Bitti finds the character of Babli a carbon copy of herself and approaches the publisher of the book to get in touch with the author. The publisher turns out to be Khurrana who gets smitten by Bitti as he sees shades of Babli in her.
Bareilly Ki Barfi is a character-driven as all the characters are pivotal to the plot and backed by substantial writing. The three lead actors drive most of the narrative – Ayushmann’s endearing expressions, Kriti’s livewire presence and Rajkummar’s unpredictable dialogue delivery provide the perfect ingrediendts for a sweet rom com that has its share of masala. That masala surprisingly adds to the overall taste. While the film lacks the heartfelt moments of Nil Battey Sannata, it never gets pungent. It’s like a typical desi dessert that serves your sweet tooth but may result in adding a few pounds that you would certainly not mind.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 17, 2017