Barfi is a deaf mute guy who remains optimistic despite circumstances playing tricks on him. He creates trouble for people unintentionally while playing practical jokes on them. His father works as a chaffeur for a wealthy man. Barfi meets Shruti Ghosh, the daughter of a wealthy man who is to be married to a decent man in three months. He is smitten with Shruti and impresses her with his antics. Shruti reciprocates but is dissuaded by her mother who tells her how she herself escaped a life of poverty. Shruti marries her fiance while Barfi tries to raise money for his father’s treatment by kidnapping Jhilmil, grand daughter of a rich woman, who is autistic. Through various comic circumstances we find that Jhilmil had been kidnapped by somebody else and Barfi rescues her.