In the film Ranbir will be shown between ages 20s to 50s. Unlike Priyanka's 7 different looks in 7 Khoon Maaf, which was quiet implied with time, in Barfee Ranbir's age is not quiet visible or implied and goes along with the script of the film.
Ranbir in the film will also be seen in a slightly grown French beard for the first time as it will suit the sharpness of his character in Barfee. A source from Mid Day confirmed, “Though he is deaf and mute he is also totally wily, humorous and very sharp a go-getter with a wicked streak and warm heart. He is a small-time crook from Darjeeling always out-smarting the cops. Normally, physically challenged people are shown in a tragic light trying to draw sympathy from the audience. But he will keep the audience amused with his antics he is too smart a cookie!"
Ranbir's character Murphy(mispronounced as Barfee) is a small town crook of 70's. The film is a romantic-comedy and has a base of Naxal movement, though it is only the outline of the story. The film will be shot in Mumbai, Darjeeling and Kolkata.