Joginder Tuteja, IndiaGlitz [Saturday, January 05, 2013]
2012 was an eclectic year for Bollywood as far as sheer variety was concerned. With middle of the road films also finding their due popularity, the line was diminished further between commercial and non-commercial cinema. This resulted in actors from varied genres of films finding a unanimous nod of approval from audience as well as critics alike.
Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
Even though as a film ‘Barfi!’ was a tad uneven, what enabled the narrative to keep peaking at regular intervals was one man – Ranbir Kapoor. One can keep assigning adjectives to his act but rest assured, he would be pretty much finding himself in the awards arena at every function. He more than just justifies his selection for the film and his mannerisms, body language, smile, angst, pathos, quest for smaller things in life and reasons to be happy are what make ‘Barfi!’ endearing. The youngest superstar that Bollywood has today. (more…)