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Barfi is not a silent film: Anurag Basu

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Director Anurag Basu says that his upcoming movie Barfi, which features Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the leads, is not a silent film. The first trailer of Barfi relied completely on background score and emotions to convey its message to the audience. Post trailer release, many had thought that it is a silent movie.

After launching the theatrical trailer of the film Barfi, Anurag Basu cleared the doubts regarding the movie. The director told PTI, "It's not a silent film. The people who can speak in the film do talk. You have to understand that I have great actors who could convey a message without saying a word. What you saw in the trailer is what you can expect."

Anurag Basu confirmed that Barfi does have dialogues, but they are lesser in number when compared to other films. He said, "It's not that there are no dialogues in the entire film. I did not think that I will make a silent film with no dialogues from beginning to end. Those who can speak have dialogues. I wanted that everyone should understand the story."

The director boasts that he has very good actors, who convey the story without talking. Anurag added, "There are fewer dialogues in the film and that is the specialty of the film. I had good actors who without saying anything could convey the story...then nothing like it. Ileana has few dialogues."

Anurag Basu further said, "I wanted to make a film which is different and beautiful to spread happiness. When the characters are different, it doesn't mean the film is grim. It is a happy, commercial film." He added, "Earlier on, yes, I made different dark passionate films..that time my life was different but now I am married and I have kids so I should make family films."

However, Barfi revolves around a deaf and mute boy and a mentally challenged girl. The trailer of the film shows that Ranbir Kapoor has been able to essay his role pretty well and Priyanka Chopra's mentally challenged avatar looks quite promising. The film also stars Tollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz in the lead. The movie is scheduled to release on September 14.

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