Will Barfi!’s positive reviews translate into box office success?

Anurag Basu’s film has been given a universal thumbs-up by critics, but we wonder whether it will rake in the big moolah!

The Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Barfi! has been getting rave reviews from the critics. Social networking sites are also abuzz with anticipation for the film. Ranbir and Priyanka’s performances too are being raved about. But will this heartwarming tale of a deaf and mute hero and an autistic heroine work with the aam junta?

Trade pundits believe that the initial response from the viewers looks good. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted saying that the film is expected to make at least Rs 10 crores today (opening day). Word of mouth and glowing reviews is said to be drawing audiences to the theatres. “The occupancy for the first day is 80 to 100 per cent,” tweeted Taran.

If things continue to go well through the weekend, Barfi! is slated to become a hit. Yet we’ll have to wait and watch how well the film finally does.