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"Plaigiarism" accusations aside (anyone who was paying attention would realize they were homages, as evidenced by the Buster Keaton cutout in Barfi's room and the Charlie Chaplin poster) it's actually a pretty decent movie. Yeah, the Notebook scenes were pretty obvious; Basu (the director) is taking a lot of heat for that now, and rightfully so.
But that's all it is. A decent movie. Not the great movie its 8.1 IMDb rating would suggest. This film is definitely over-rated. To make matters worse, India sent it for the Oscars over several other more deserving movies.
Its colorful. Kolkata and Darjeeling with their amazing colors kindle the journeyman in you. Thats all about the movie. Grossly overrated and yawningly slow paced.
I'm sorry, but indian movies should have a separate database in IMDB, since this 8.6 isn't comparable at all to movies like Se7en, Psycho or Léon.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!