Bollywood film "Barfi" starring Ranbir Kapoor is all set to get released in Turkey on 10 May.
"Barfi" will be the first film to get a mainstream release in the country. It will be released across close to 40 screens on Friday. "Xclusiv: UTV will release #Barfi in Turkey in close to 40 screens on 10th May," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Barfi", a film about a deaf and mute boy who falls in love with an autistic girl, received critical acclaim from all quarters. The film's leading stars - Ranbir, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz won accolades for their performances.
The 2012 blockbuster film is going places and continues to bag top honours at all Indian awards ceremony. "Barfi", directed by Anurag Basu, swept the 58th Filmfare Awards held in January after picking up seven trophies. The film also made it big at the maiden edition of the TOIFA awards. In the recently announced nominations for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, "Barfi" lead the pack with 13 nods.
"Bafri" was also picked up as India's official foreign language Oscar entry, but failed to win. The film was also screened at the prestigious Busan and Marrakech film festivals last year. After winning awards and receiving critical acclaim in prestigious film festivals, "Barfi" is all set to wow the international audience.
Turkey is one place where Bollywood is slowly making inroads. Several Indian films have been shot in Turkey including Salman's "Ek Tha Tiger", which brought the attention of Turks towards Indian cinema. "Barfi" will be the first Indian film to have a commercial release in Turkey.
"The trailer was truly wonderful and the film an even more beautiful experience for us. For many years Turkish audiences have not watched Indian movies in theaters and we are excited to have a critical and commercial success such as Barfi! as the first on this scale," said Firat Dilbaz, Cinemajestic, Turkey, according to Bollywood Hungama.
"We are currently trailering the film in over 200 screens and the response from the audiences has been extremely encouraging. The story is truly heartwarming and we believe it will touch a chord with our audience irrespective of language and the location where it was created."