Noted critic Taran Adarsh praised and said, "Making her debut in Hindi films, Ileana, a prominent actress in South, is super efficient. She does everything with effortlessness, self-assurance, splendor and decorum and that's not an easy thing to do by any standard."
Raja Sen of Rediff closely observed her character. He wrote, "Ileana D'Cruz, as the pretty Ghoshling narrating the film, does brilliantly. Her character is a trickily nuanced one, simple yet committed, indecisive yet brave, and the most real of the bunch, and she makes it work, using the silences expressively, heartbreakingly well."
Smitha of Oneindia said that Ileana has played her part well and said, "Ileana D'Cruz has already proved her acting abilities in the South. In Barfi, Ileana looks beautiful, confident, and comfortable in her own space. She enacts her part with utmost conviction."
"Ileana D'Cruz makes a confident engaging debut into Hindi cinema. Is she here to stay? Time will tell," IANS said.
"Ileana has a quiet grace about her," Hindustan Times reported.
With these reviews coming her way, we are sure that Ileana is set to make herself big in Bollywood!