Bareilly Ki Barfi | Full Movie | Kriti Sanon | Ayushmann Khurrana | Rajkummar Rao
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Produced by Vineet Jain
Renu Ravi Chopra
Written by Nitesh Tiwari
Screenplay by Nitesh Tiwari
Based on The Ingredients of Love
by Nicolas Barreau
Starring Kriti Sanon
Narrated by Javed Akhtar
Music by Tanishk Bagchi
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Cinematography Gavemic U Ary
Edited by Chandrashekhar Prajapati
B R Studios
Distributed by AA Films
18 August 2017
Budget ₹20 crore
Box office est. ₹58.75 crore
Bareilly Ki Barfi (transl. Bareilly's Barfi) is a 2017 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rajkummar Rao in leading roles, with Pankaj Tripathi and Seema Pahwa portraying supporting roles. The film was theatrically released in India on 18 August 2018, receiving generally positive reviews from critics, and emerged as a commercial success grossing over ₹600 million (US$8.7 million) worldwide against a budget of ₹200 million (US$2.9 million). The film ran for more than 70 days in both India and abroad, and received six nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Pahwa) and Best Film, and won Best Director (Tiwari) and Best Supporting Actor (Rao).
Bitti Mishra is a young contemporary girl in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, who works in the complaint department of the local electricity board. Bitti's mother, Susheela, wants to see her daughter get married to a nice man from a good family. Bitti, however, wants a husband who understands her and accepts her exactly the way she is. Her mother gets irritated with the constant rejections, but her father Narottam understands her.
She decides to leave her house and boards a train. While on the train platform, she chances upon a book at a bookstall and buys it. As she reads the book titled Bareilly Ki Barfi, Bitti starts to identify with the protagonist. Having found acceptance in the pages of the book, she decides to return home the same night. She longs to meet the writer and thus decides to search for the writer of the book, Pritam Vidrohi. She goes back to the same bookstall where she had bought that book and asks about its writer. The bookshop owner, Munna, directs her to Chirag Dubey, who owns a printing press and had published the book.
What Bitti doesn't know is that Chirag is in fact the true author of the book. He had written that book five years ago, after undergoing pain when his girlfriend ditched him and married someone else. He wrote that book describing his girlfriend Babli. Since giving his own name as the writer might destroy his ex-girlfriend's reputation, he coaxes the meek Pritam Vidrohi, an acquaintance, to have his name as the writer of the book. Vidrohi agrees but gets so scared of the possible future scenarios, that he leaves the city without telling anyone. Since the book had been published, not a single copy had been sold, except the copy that Bitti had purchased on the railway platform that day.
Bitti tries to find out Vidrohi's whereabouts from Chirag but Chirag successfully manages to convince her to write letters to the author instead of meeting him personally. She writes a letter to Vidrohi for Chirag to pass on to him. Chirag, being the true author, writes back and passes it off as Vidrohi's response. Thus begins a correspondence between Bitti and Vidrohi. In the meantime, Chirag and Bitti get to know each other better and become good friends. Bitti, however, starts to lose patience when Vidrohi, despite her repeated requests, refuses to meet her. She broaches this with Chirag and implores him to arrange for her to meet Vidrohi just once. Chirag, having fallen for Bitti decides to tell her the truth, that he is the actual writer. But later, he learns that Susheela hates the writer for spoiling Bitti's mind and thus decides not to tell the truth, instead searching for Vidrohi to make him the scapegoat.
Chirag visits Lucknow, where Vidrohi works as a salesman in a saree showroom, and convinces him to act like a boor, with a bad & short-tempered attitude, so that Bitti will be cured of her long-distance infatuation. Thus, at first meeting with Bitti, Vidrohi, as instructed, pretends to be a rude and boorish person, causing Bitti to get annoyed. However, despite his rude behaviour, Vidrohi shows a sensitive side, that ultimately makes Bitti and her family have second opinion. Bitti invites Vidrohi for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of her family's sweet shop. Instead of going along with Chirag's plan, which was refusing and leaving for Lucknow, Vidrohi accepts the invitation, saying that he doesn't want to break her heart. A furious Chirag starts beating up Vidrohi in the evening, until Vidrohi reveals the real reason why he decided to stay back: He had fallen for Bitti's friend, Rama. Seeing how this would keep Vidrohi and Bitti apart, Chirag tells him he fully supports Vidrohi, when in reality, he doesn't care, as long as Vidrohi stays away from Bitti. Susheela, however, sees the perfect son-in-law in Vidrohi. Chirag lies about Vidrohi being a divorcee, since marrying a divorcee is considered a taboo.
One day, when Chirag, Vidrohi, Bitti and Rama go on an outing together, Vidrohi reveals his feelings for Rama to her. While Rama does like him, she rejects him because she learns from Chirag about him being a divorcee. After years of bullying, this turns out to be the final straw for Vidrohi and he tells Chirag that he will take away Bitti with a snap of his fingers. Chirag, believing that Bitti will never fall for someone like Vidrohi, accepts the challenge. To his shock, Vidrohi's jerk with a heart of gold persona starts winning over Bitti and everybody's hearts. Ultimately Vidrohi comes to Chirag and Munna and invites them to his engagement with Bitti. Chirag threatens to reveal everything to Bitti, saying that if he can't be happy, then he won't let Vidrohi be happy too. Vidrohi calls Chirag out for his selfishness. Chirag goes to Bitti to tell her the truth, but is unable to say anything to her after seeing how happy she is. He realizes how his selfishness had blinded him and how he never cared about anybody else's happiness. He realizes that he is happy as long as Bitti is happy. He writes some lines for Bitti on behalf of Vidrohi. Chirag apologizes to Vidrohi for dragging him into the mess and for his behaviour. Vidrohi forgives him and he requests Chirag to come to his engagement.
On the day of engagement, Vidrohi says he has a sore throat and asks Chirag to recite those lines for Bitti. Chirag begins to recite the lines, but his emotions overcome him. The entire speech leaves everyone in tears. Seeing how Chirag is willing to let Bitti marry Vidrohi for the sake of her happiness, she decides to reveal the truth: Vidrohi had revealed everything to Bitti, from the fact that Chirag was the real author of Bareilly ki Barfi, to Rama rejecting him and to Bitti and Vidrohi's engagement. Vidrohi conveniently having a sore throat at the very last moment was an act, just to test whether Chirag really loved Bitti, or if he just was in love with the fact that Bitti resembled Bubli in many ways. She reveals about her love for Chirag. Chirag apologizes to Vidrohi again and the two hug each other.
The movie ends with Chirag and Bitti getting together, while Vidrohi and Rama come together.