Barfi!

Barfi!

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 2012
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire, Neelesh Misra, Ashish Pandit, Sayeed Quadri
Label: Sony Music
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Album Credits: PROGRAMMERS: Prasad Shaste, Jim Satya, Nikhil Paul George, Harpreet, Arijit Singh, Sunny MR. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING & SOUND DESIGN: DJ Phukan. ASSISTANT: Supriti Banerjee. MUSICIANS: Ankur Mukherjee, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Anurag Basu. PRODUCER: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur. STORY: Anurag Basu. SCREENPLAY: Anurag Basu. DIALOGUE: Sanjeev Datta. ACTOR: Ranbir Kapoor, More...
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Main Kya Karoon
Singer: Nikhil Paul George
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Ashish Pandit
Genre: Pop
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Phir Le Aaya Dil (Reprise)
Singer: Arijit Singh
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Genre: Sugam, Ghazal, Filmi
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Aashiyan (Solo)
Singer: Nikhil Paul George
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Kyun
Singer: Papon, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Neelesh Misra
Genre: Filmi, Classic Pop
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Ala Barfi
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Genre: Filmi
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Phir Le Aaya Dil
Singer: Rekha Bhardwaj
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Genre: Ghazal, Sugam
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Saawali Si Raat
Singer: Arijit Singh
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Genre: Pop, Sugam
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Aashiyan (Duet)
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Nikhil Paul George
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Genre: Filmi, Pop
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Phir Le Aaya Dil (Redux)
Singer: Shafqat Amanat Ali
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Genre: Ghazal, Sugam
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Ala Barfi (Kaju Barfi)
Singer: Swanand Kirkire
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Genre: Filmi
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Trivia


 

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  • Several charges of plagiarism were made against this film. The film's plot was said to be inspired by the romantic comedy "Benny & Joon" (1993) starring Johnny Depp, and Ranbir Kapoor's character in it was inspired by Charlie Chaplin. As in "Benny & Joon" (1993), many scenes in this film were taken from the silent era films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. "The Adventurer" (1917), "Cops" (1922), "City Lights" (1931), "Singin' in the Rain" (1952), "Project A" (1983), and "The Notebook" (2004) were some of the films that were said to have inspired scenes in the film. When the film became India's official entry for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category, many criticized the decision saying that it was inappropriate to send a nomination that had plagiarism charges levelled against it. Director Anurag Basu rejected these charges and claimed he had only paid homage to the films he grew up watching.[1]
  • Pritam had wanted to record a song in Priyanka Chopra's voice for this film. However, he could not do so since Chopra's record deal with Universal prevented it.[2]
  • A music video titled "Fatafati" was released to promote the film but the track was not released officially. The video was a montage of behind-the-scenes shots from the film's making. The song was composed by Pritam, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, and sung by Arijit Singh, Nakash Aziz, Pritam, and Ranbir Kapoor.
  • The film's title was inspired by the iconic Murphy Radio brand. There were several references to the brand in the film and its title song. Shortly before its release, Murphy Enterprises sent a legal notice to the film's producers charging them of copyright infringement and asking them to halt the film's release. The brand complained that the film made references to it without permission. It sought to review the film before its release and also asked that negative references to the brand be removed from the title song. Murphy Enterprises threatened to file a legal suit against the filmmakers and seek damages of Rs. 50 crores if their notice was not taken seriously. It appears that the matter was eventually settled out of court.[3]
  • This was the debut Hindi film of actress Ileana D'Cruz. She had worked in Telugu and Tamil films previously. Ileana came on board after Katrina Kaif, who had originally signed up for the role, opted out of the film.[4]
  • It was alleged that the background score of this film was inspired by the music for the French romantic comedy "Amelie" (2001). According to director Anurag Basu, however, the similarities between the music of the two films was only because they belonged to the same musical genre.[5]
  • This was the playback singing debut of Nikhil Paul George, a British musician of Indian origin.
  • The film opened with a song titled "Picture Shuru" sung by Swanand Kirkire. A version of this song was later used in the opening of the film "Jagga Jasoos" (2017).[6]

    Song

  • Ala Barfi - Pritam's composition for this song may have been inspired by the popular Latin American lullaby "Duerme Negrito".
  • Saawali Si Raat - Arijit Singh revealed in an interview that when he recorded the song he was under the impression that he was doing a scratch version that might not make it to the film. He apparently had two headphones on while recording the song, one for the recording and the other plugged into his phone. Recording the song was one of his fondest studio moments since he was on call with his wife while recording the song![7]
  • Aashiyan (Duet) - The mukhda of this song may have been inspired by the opening notes of the track "Salud, Amor y Dinero" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.[8]



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