Bareilly Ki Barfi: Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari reveals ideas and inspirations behind film's script

Bareilly Ki Barfi, by its very name suggests that it is has a very rustic Indian feel to it, and by the recently launched trailer this idea is justly reinforced. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao, the film is a romantic comedy rooted in the subculture of the north Indian city Bareilly.

Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana in Bareilly Ki Barfi. Image via Facebook

Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana in Bareilly Ki Barfi. Image via Facebook

Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, whose previous venture Nil Battey Sannata starring Swara Bhasker and Ratna Pathak Shah won hearts of both critics and public, this film promises to portray semi-urban household relationships in crude and realistic settings. Bareilly Ki Barfi has been written by Ashwiny's husband and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari along with Shreyas Jain.

This is the second time when the husband-wife are going to sit on the chairs of writer and director respectively for a film; their first film being Nil Battey Sannata.

Speaking to DNA, about the film's characters and setting, Nitesh Tiwari said, "There are characters modelled on people we have grown up with. This is the first time we have written something lighthearted and quirky and I'm eager to see the audience's response."

However, there seems to be a French connection to the film's script. According to a report by Hindustan TimesBareilly Ki Barfi is an Indian adaptation of Nicolas Barreau's book The Ingredients of Love (St. Martin's Griffin, 2010), which Ashwiny had picked from Delhi International Airport after finishing the final schedule of Nil Battey Sannata.

Speaking to HT, Ashwiny said, "I was tired, but I couldn’t put the book down. I even made Nitesh read it and he agreed that the basic story could become the theme for a film. I was so excited, I even told my producers, Abhay Chopra and Juno Chopra (late filmmaker BR Chopra’s grandsons) about the story immediately. They put in a lot of effort to contact the publishers in France and procure the rights to the book."

Bareilly Ki Barfi is slated to release on 18 August, along with the Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Haseena Parkar.


Updated Date: Jul 19, 2017 21:04 PM

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