Barfi Scenes Inspired/Copied from The Notebook, Charlie Chaplin and Other Movies

Barfi has many scenes inspired/copied from other movies. Here are some of the scenes from which Barfi’s scenes are copied. I know that there are lot more scenes but these are the ones I was able to find. I will add more later 😉

Even those who have not seen the movie must have seen this promo.

Here is the original scene from the Charlie Chaplin movie The Adventurer.

There is a scene in Barfi where Rupa Ganguly tells her daughter Ileana about her lover. The scene is copied from The Notebook. Here is the scene from The Notebook.

Priyanka coming and lying next to Ranbir during the final scenes is copied from this scene from The Notebook.

There is a scene in the movie where Ranbir walks into a door and his nose gets bent. There is also a scene where he sits on a sofa with a dummy and tries to entertain Priyanka. Both those scenes are copied from Singin’ in the Rain.

There is a scene in the movie where Ranbir is sleeping under the cover of a statue that is inaugurated. That scene is copied from Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Charlie Chaplin scratches his leg but Ranbir adjusts his underwear because its obviously more funny 😉

There is a scene in the movie where Ranbir is on a ladder and the cops are trying to catch him from either side of the ladder. That scene is copied from Buster Keaton’s Cops.

Here is the Koshish scene from which the scene of Barfi asleep and not listening to his father’s screams is inspired from.


There is this music which plays almost constantly throughout the movie.

It’s inspired from these two songs from Amelie.

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