Barfi (film)

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Directed by Shekar
Produced by K. M. Shankar
Screenplay by Shekar
Story by Shekar
Starring Diganth
Music by Arjun Janya
Cinematography Gundlupet Suresh
Edited by K. M. Prakash
Chaturthi Creations
Release date
  • 30 August 2013 (2013-08-30)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Barfi is a 2013 Indian Kannada romantic comedy film written and directed by Shekar.[1] It stars Diganth and Bhama in the lead roles. Arjun Janya is the music director and KM Shankar is the producer of the film.[2]


Santosh (Diganth) is an educated software professional who comes from a well to do family. He is the only child to his parents. He has two close friends, who are also his office colleagues. Santosh has a pet dog which he loves dearly. Santosh' mother (Sudha Balewadi) loves her son and is very eager to get him married. She keeps pestering Santosh with marriage proposals, which makes Santosh feel uncomfortable. After, many unsuccessful attempts to find a suitable match, Santosh and his friends come across an online matrimony site. Santosh' friends though married, try their luck on the site, but end up having an unpleasant experience. They ask Santosh to upload his profile to find a suitable match. Santosh uploads his profile and makes a search, which leads him to Kushi (Bhama) a Punjabi girl with ancestry in Karnataka.

Santosh is initially taken aback by her ability to speak Kannada so well. After, few exchanges on phone and chat, they eventually fall in love. Santosh's friends encourage him to take this matter ahead and advise him to visit Chandigarh, the place where Kushi stays. Santosh leaves for Chandigarh much to the anguish of his mother. On reaching the city, he meets Kushi and Kushi's family accepts him after slight difficulty. Santosh and Kushi enjoy each other's company but, Santosh is uncomfortable because of the behaviour of some of Kushi's family members. Both, Santosh and Kushi dream of getting married.

But, destiny has something else in store. Santosh is killed in a shooting from the enemy side that leaves his family and friends shell shocked and aghast. Kushi's father does not let Kushi know about it as he understands that she will not be able to go through it.



The principal photography of the film officially began on 5 September 2012, with the actress-politician Tara giving away the first shot at a temple near Basavanagudi, Bangalore. The film had earlier hit the headlines for the news that it is a remake of Hindi movie with the same title starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz in lead roles. However, it was denied as a baseless rumour as Rajsekhar mentioned that the film has a fresh love story and a team of six expert writers were involved in the writing process that nearly took a year to complete.[4][5]


2013 Kannada film Barfi album cover.jpg
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by Arjun Janya
Released 28 April 2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 33:57
Label Anand Audio

Arjun Janya scored the film's background music and composed for its soundtrack, with its lyrics written by Ghouse Peer, Jayant Kaikini, Kaviraj, Hrudaya Shiva, Raghavendra Kamath and S. Bahubali. The soundtrack album consists of seven tracks.[6]

1."Eno Onthara"Ghouse PeerArjun Janya4:52
2."Oh Mahiyaave"Jayant KaikiniSonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:50
3."Kannali Kannidu"KavirajSonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:49
4."Yaare Yaare"Ghouse PeerSonu Nigam4:16
5."Onde Samane"Raghavendra KamathVijay Prakash5:00
6."Baaro Baaro"Hrudaya ShivaAnuradha Bhat5:30
7."Kaage Kannu"S. BahubaliKailash Kher4:40
Total length:33:57


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