Barfi! is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Anurag Basu. It tells the story of “Barfi”, a mute and deaf boy in Darjeeling, West Bengal and his relation with two girls, one of whom is autistic. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz in lead roles.
Made on a budget of 30 crore (US$5.67 million), the film was released on 14 September 2012 across 1300 screens in India. Basu later announced that he planned an English language version of the film. The film was praised for showing positive portrayal of the differently abled in films.
The film is sent as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013. Barfi! has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and was declared a “Super Hit” after its three week run by Box Office India.