My Predictions for Barfi and the Outcome
Well, Barfi is well on it’s way to Make 110 cr as per BoI. I was bang on target.
My predictions after seeing the film:
Just back from Barfi …and loved it . My predictions would be 100 crortes with the usual margin of eror of 10%.
also what I can say with certainty that it will sweep the award season next year.
Best Actor: Ranbir
Best Actress: Priyanka ( some could go to Vidya for Kahani as well)
Best Music : Pritam ( Rahman has an outside chance )
Best Director: Anurag Basu
Best Film: Barfi
Detailed review only after second viewing. Suffice to say that Anurag has pulled off something remarkable here. And it will be difficult to sit through something plastic like Jab Tak Hai Jaan after this.
And my impressions of Barfi before I actually saw it:
I am talking about Barfi. And Student of the Year.
Everything about Barfi is fresh. Something that you have not seen or heard before. There has been films about disabled people, but they have been naturalistic portrayals. Here is a stylistic one with unnatural stylistic acting. The music is a total breakaway from the current trends. The actors especially Ranbir and Ileana look in top form. The anointing of Ranbir as the prince of acting that started with Roockstar will reach kits logical culmination with this film. The Kolkata backdrop , the visuals are all very fresh.
It is bound to make more than 70 cr. If it can mkae more I can say after seeing the film.
Now take Student of The Year. Everything about it as stale as yesterday’s newspaper. The styling looks anything but cool. The three protagonists look all plastic, without a shade of personality. The guys especially look expressionless hunks and incredibly older than the college students they are supposed to play.
The music sounds twenty years old. In terms of setting Karan seems to have learnt nothing beyond his Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai days. Well, he will get a few romantic moments right and Aliya can work as an attractive eye candy. Overall it’s big yawn. It will make some money, but not too much. and respect? None.