Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s Barfi! is all set to release in Turkey!

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s Barfi! is all set to release in Turkey!

Anurag Basu’s Barfi! is going places, after its nominations at Oscar, its now time for Turkey to witness its magic, read on

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! is all set to get a commercial release in Turkey. Said to be the first Indian movie to get a mainstream release in the country, it will hit close to 40 screens May 10. Story of a dumb and mute boy who falls in love with an autistic girl will be released with Turkish subtitles.

“Turkey is a place where my grandfather (Raj Kapoor) has a great following even today. To see my film getting a wide theatrical release in the same country is a huge compliment. I am very excited about this,” said Ranbir, who bagged best actor trophies at Filmfare, Screen, Zee Cine, Apsara Producer’s Guild awards for playing Barfi!.

Continuing its endeavour to open new international markets for Indian cinema, UTV is said to be the first Indian studio to enter Turkey on this scale with Barfi! One of the most successful films of 2012, the Anurag Basu directed drama won critical acclaim too in the form of top honours at all key awards in the country. The film was India’s official entry to the Academy Awards 2012.

“I am extremely happy that a story I have lived with over so many years has in the last few months received global recognition and now is geared towards greater opportunities, including mainstream releases in non-traditional markets,” said Basu.

Thanks to Barfi! success, the director too walked away with trophies at all major awards in the country for narrating the heartwarming tale on celluloid so beautifully.

Amrita Pandey, executive director, international distribution, syndication and Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said that Barfi! had appealed to a global audience. “After its screening at the prestigious Busan and Marrakech film festivals last year, the film continues to receive accolades from all quarters including the Grand Jury Award at the prestigious Okinawa Film Festival in Japan. Barfi! is the widest release for any Hindi film in Turkey,” she added.

Firat Dilbaz of Cinemajestic, film exhibitors in Turkey, said that for many years Turkish audiences have not watched Indian movies in theatres and “we are excited to have a critical and commercial success such as ‘Barfi!’ as the first on this scale”. “We are currently showing trailers of the film on over 200 screens and the response from the audiences has been extremely encouraging,” he added.Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • Jani Delal

    lt is really great to see an indian film here, in Turkey. N of course l will see it cz lam in love with Ranbir :)

  • saraak

    Its surprising that India has no idea how big turkish movie and tv industry is!! they are a craze in arab and european wolrd and give bollywood a tough competition as they have better looking actors who can actually act and sing as well. Turkish and Indian collaboration was expected as Turkish tv shows and actors bring in alot of money.Turkish Tv serials are the best in the world and are watched dubbed in more than 40 countries.
    ‘Fatmagulun sucu ne’ lead actor Engin Akyurek and Beren saat are superdooper stars and thier tv shows are just like bollywood movies. The turkish tv shows should also be shown in India dubbed in hindi so a proper 2 way exchange of culture takes place! This one way trade seems like a bad idea.
    we would love to see Engin Akyurek in a bollywood movie as much as we would love to see ranbir in an episode of turkish tv serial! shame the indians have no idea what good entertainment is as once they see turkish shows and movies they will be addicted and forget everything else!.
    and the movies like ‘aashiqui2′ would be a huge hit in Turkey and not ‘Barfi’ as if you see thier tv series you would see they like this type of movie which is why Engin Akyurek is also very popular and huge star as they like romance alot.