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Release Date 14 September, 2012
Budget ₹40 crores
Box Office India ₹105 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹174 crores
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Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy “Barfi” Johnson (a mute and deaf Nepali boy from Darjeeling) and his relationships with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic). What happens when Barfi loses his Father, and sets on an adventure of his own? Where will life take him?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹8.38 crores
Saturday₹10.38 crores
Sunday₹14.83 crores
First Weekend₹33.59 crores
First Week₹56.79 crores
Second Week₹24.76 crores
Third Week₹15.69 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹105 crores
Worldwide Gross₹174 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹244.65 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹405.42 (
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Movie Reception

Barfi opened with an excellent opening at the box office and it witnessed a good growth in its first weekend. Due to its strong-hold, it earned over Rs. 30 crores in just three days. Barfi also held well on the weekdays and its total reached over Rs. 55 crores in the theatres.

It also held strong in the second as well as the third week which ensured a lifetime earning of over Rs. 100 crores in the domestic market. Barfi turned out to be the first film of Ranbir Kapoor to enter Rs. 100 crores club. It became one of the highest grossing Hindi films of 2012. In the overseas, it also did well and earned over Rs. 50 crores which took its worldwide total over Rs. 170 crores.

Full Cast & Characters

Ranbir KapoorMurphy "Barfi" Bahadur
Priyanka ChopraJhilmil Chatterjee
Ileana D'CruzShruti Ghosh Sengupta
Saurabh ShuklaSenior Inspector Sudhanshu Dutta
Akash KhuranaJung Bahadur, Barfi's father
Ashish VidyarthiDurjoy Chatterjee, Jhilmil's father
Roopa GangulyShruti's mother
Arun BaliKhilmil's grandfather
Haradhan BandopadhyayDadu

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Ranbir's character in this film is inspired by Charlie Chaplin & Mr. Bean.
  • Katrina was the first choice for the role played by Ileana.
  • Ileana made her debut in Bollywood with this film.
  • She was the narrator of this film as well.
  • The character played by Ileana & her look was inspired by director's mother.
  • This was Anurag Basu's first film to get 'U' certificate.

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