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Bareilly Ki Barfi
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Hindi बरेली की बर्फी
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Produced by Renu Ravi Chopra
Vineet Jain
Written by Nitesh Tiwari
Shreyas Jain
Rajat Nonia
Starring Rajkummar Rao
Ayushmann Khurrana
Kriti Sanon
Music by Tanishk Bagchi
Samira Koppikar
Sameer Uddin
Cinematography Gavemic U Ary
Edited by Chandrashekhar Prajapati
BR Studios
Junglee Pictures
Distributed by AA Films
Release date
  • 18 August 2017 (2017-08-18)[1][2]
Running time
121 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 20 crore [3]
Box office 57.18 crore[4]

Bareilly Ki Barfi (English: Bareilly's Barfi) is a 2017 Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.[5] The film stars Rajkumar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon. It was released worldwide on 18 August, 2017.[6] The film turned out to be a success at box office.[7][8]


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Soundtrack
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Bitti (Kriti Sanon) is a young contemporary girl in Bareilly,Uttar Pradesh, who works in complaint department of electricity board & is the apple of her father's eye. Like most Indian mothers, Bitti's mother wants to see her daughter get married to a nice man from a good family. Bitti, however, wants a husband who understands her and more importantly, who accepts her exactly the way she is. A suitor comes but after knowing his disgusting mindset, she lies about not being a virgin & gets rejected. Her mother gets irritated with constant rejections but father understands her. She gets heartbroken after hearing her parents conversation & later pours her heart out before her father who consoles & cheer her.

That night she leaves her house & despite not knowing to go anywhere takes a train. Meanwhile, for time pass she also buys a book from the platform. She feels she has found that special someone when she reads a book called 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' and finds herself described and accepted in the pages of the book. She returns to her home same night. She longs to meet the writer and thus one day decides to search for the supposed writer of the book, Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar Rao) She, along with her best friend Rama, goes back to the same book store from where she had brought that book & asks about its writer. The owner, in turn, takes her name & address to inform them in case he gets the writer. The book shop owner leads her to Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann Khurana), who owns a printing press and who helped publish the book.

What Bitti doesn't know, is that Chirag is, in fact, the true author of the book. The bookshop owner, also the best friend of Chirag, knew that he is the actual writer. Chirag wrote that book 5 years ago, when he had a heartbreak when his girlfriend Bubbly married someone else. He wrote that book describing his girlfriend Bubbly & their love story. But since giving his own name as the writer might destroy his ex-girlfriend's reputation, he coaxes his other meek so-called friend "Pritam Vidrohi" 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. 5 years gone, that no one had purchased a single copy of that book except Bitti on that day.

Bitti tries to get Vidrohi's whereabouts from Chirag but Chirag successfully manages to agree her on writing letters to that writer instead meeting personally. She writes letters, give it to Chirag to send it to Vidrohi & Chirag answer it for her as he is the original writer. In the meantime, both becomes good friends. But now Bitti is getting upset that despite repeated requests Vidrohi is not agreeing to meet her, & requests Chirag to arrange a meeting just once. Chirag agrees & as he has fallen for Bitti and decides to tell her the truth, that he is the actual writer. But later he learns that Bitti's mother hates that writer for spoiling their daughter's mind & thus decides not to tell the truth, instead search for Vidrohi & make him the scapegoat.

They hunt down Vidrohi, who now works as a salesman in a saree shop & blackmails him to do as per their wish else they will tell his mother that he is a mere salesman not some big manager as she thinks. Vidrohi reluctantly agrees. They give a makeover to him & teaches him to behave, look & act exactly opposite of Bitti's liking. On first meet with Bitti, she gets repelled by Vidrohi but her friend Rama gets impressed by him. But on second meet, Vidrohi impresses Bitti's parents, irritating Chirag. Chirag also misleads Bitti's parents by informing them that Vidrohi is a divorcee. Chirag tries to help Vidrohi propose to Rama as he wants to get Vidrohi out of the way but Vidrohi comes to know from Rama about Chirag's lies to Bitti's parents. So he decides to really woo Bitti and this irritates Chirag but later on he realizes that Bitti has fallen for Vidrohi. So he decides to help Vidrohi get married to Bitti. He writes a final letter about his true feelings for Bitti and informs Vidrohi to read it aloud in everyone's presence on the marriage day. Vidrohi cannot do so as his voice is groggy on that day hence Chirag himself reads the letter and finally Bitti agrees to marry Chirag after explaining that Vidrohi had informed her about the real author of Barielly ki Barfi. Finally Chirag marries Bitti and they live happily ever after.


  • Ayushmann Khurrana as Chirag Dubey (author of the book, "Bareilly Ki Barfi" using a nom de plume - "Pritam Vidrohi")
  • Rajkummar Rao as Pritam Vidrohi
  • Kriti Sanon as Bitti Mishra
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Narottam Mishra
  • Seema Bhargava as Sushila Mishra
  • Javed Akhtar as narrator
  • Naila Grewal as Babli
  • Rohit Choudhary as Munna
  • Swati Semwal as Rama


Bareilly Ki Barfi
Soundtrack album by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Samira Koppikar, Sameer Uddin and Vayu
Released 11 August 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:40
Language Hindi
Label Zee Music Company
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film is composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Samira Koppikar, Sameer Uddin and Vayu while the lyrics of the film have been penned by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Tanishk Bagchi, Shabbir Ahmed, Puneet Sharma, Abhishek Verma and Vayu. The first song of the film "Sweety Tera Drama" sung by Dev Negi, Pawni Pandey and Shraddha Pandit was released on 24 July 2017. The second song titled as "Nazm Nazm" which is sung, written and composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee was released on 31 July 2017. The third single to be released was "Twist Kamariya" sung by Harshdeep Kaur, Yaseer Desai, Tanishk Bagchi and Altamash Faridi was released on 8 August 2017. The soundtrack consists of 8 songs and was released on Zee Music Company on 11 August 2017.

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Sweety Tera Drama" Shabbir Ahmed Tanishk Bagchi Dev Negi, Pawni Pandey, Shraddha Pandit 2:27
2. "Nazm Nazm" Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee 3:47
3. "Twist Kamariya" Tanishk Bagchi, Vayu Tanishk Bagchi, Vayu Harshdeep Kaur, Yaseer Desai, Tanishk Bagchi, Altamash Faridi 2:28
4. "Bairaagi" Puneet Sharma Samira Koppikar Arijit Singh, Samira Koppikar 4:12
5. "Badass Babuaa" Akshay Verma Sameer Uddin Abhishek Nailwal, Neha Bhasin, Sameer Uddin 2:47
6. "Nazm Nazm" (Ayushmann Khurrana Version) Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee Ayushmann Khurrana 3:14
7. "Bairaagi" (Samira Koppikar Version) Puneet Sharma Samira Koppikar Samira Koppikar 3:44
8. "Nazm Nazm" (Sumedha Karmahe Version) Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee Sumedha Karmahe 4:01
Total length: 26:40