What was being speculated all this while and could have possibly escaped after being tagged as a rumour has actually turned out to be a true. Ever since the making of Barfi! , it was being said that this was almost a silent film with neither Ranbir Kapoor nor Priyanka Chopra having many dialogues to their credit. In fact very recently even Anurag Basu said that Barfi! is not entirely a silent film. However, this could well be ‘almost’ close to truth, what with insiders revealing that the dubbing of the entire film has been wrapped up in under five days.
“This was supposed to be a well kept secret and also the USP of the film. However, the cat of out of the bag. Barfi! is almost a silent film and experimental to the core. The mood of the film is such that there are minimal dialogues required in the narrative and it is mainly the background score that plays right through the narrative. Many close to Anurag were surprised when he informed that he is through with the film’s dubbing. Typically it takes a rather long time – especially for star driven films – to wrap up the dubbing part. However in case of Barfi! , all of it was finished under five days”, informs our source.
It is understandable though since Ranbir plays a deaf and mute young man in the film while Priyanka is also enacting the character of an autistic. Still, one would have expected at least Illeana D’Cruz and other supporting actors to have ample dialogues to their credit so that all the silence could be compensated for.
“Well, even Illeana doesn’t have too many dialogues. She knew about this from Day One so there is no reason why she would complain even though this is her debut Bollywood outing”, the source adds.
No wonder, the film was earlier supposed to be titled Silence, only to be changed to Barfi! a few months down the line. Now here is hoping that this Barfi! indeed tastes sweet in its rather silent avtar!