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 Pallavi Sharda And Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam Movie Review ( Pallavi Sharda And Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam Movie Poster)
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Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and Half Stars)

Star cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Jaaved Jaaferi

Director: Abhinav Kashyap

What’s Good: It is a cheerfully crackling film with the thunderous touch of Abhinav Kashyap.

What’s Bad: Filmmakers need to learn that rabid formulaic ideas can be created with crisp writing too.

Loo break: Depends on you!

Watch or Not?: Besharam is indeed a credulous attempt at invoking audiences to watch a variation of run-of-the-mill stories commercial cinema subjects us to. Ranbir Kapoor accomplishes the glossy role riddled with cliches with flamboyance. There are no outrageously significant elements that makes it a compelling watch which in the end rankles deeply! But if cinema is your way of enjoying nachos and popcorn, Ranbir’s shamelessly ‘Besharam’ avatar will do for you!

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Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a car thief who steals expensive cars with haath ki safai. An orphan, who has lived without familial love, finds warmth in the fellow orphans at his orphanage. His life sees a diametrical change when he falls in love with the feisty Tara (Pallavi Sharda). Despite multiple attempts to woo his lady love, the man is rejected every time till he ends up stealing Tara’s newly bought Mercedes.

For the first time he feels sore at a theft and is hell bent on returning her car back to her which leads him back to the notorious Hawala King Chandela. In the attempt to get the car back, he steals a bag full of the gangster’s money.

With the cops – Chulbul and Bulbul Chautala behind him and Chandela hounding him, will Babli be able to escape the sticky situation and still manage to win over his lady love?

Pallavi Sharda And Ranbir Kapoor in still from Besharam
Pallavi Sharda And Ranbir Kapoor in still from Besharam

Besharam Review: Script Analysis

The film has the unstoppable yarn like Dabangg but the scriptwriters add novelty to the tapestry by adding a zestful flavor to what could easily be deemed as formulaic. Kashyap is still just as forcefully loud and the humor is irreverent and purposefully grotesque! The story’s crux is very engaging but it appears very randomly. In the first half, the film harps too much on scattered sub plots – Babli’s delightful edginess and his strive to woo his lady love, the cop duo of Chautalas and the glowering antagonist!

The story in the first half feels limp and moves at a slackened pace but it is the second half that saves for itself all the engrossing elements. The love angle is rather flaccid and unconvincing. The character of Tara is highly superficial and deflates Babli’s superfluous bubble. The intense moments of their romance is rare and comes in spurts. The only flattering one for me was their charged conversation in the hotel room in Chandigarh.

The plot is very fractured and it fails to infuse the expected charisma in its story! I am guilty of falling for the film’s clap traps in bits. The otherwise detestable Babli does charm me in many scenes from when he steals a Volkswagen to the film’s last scene but the character loses the intrinsic beauty in tedious flaps of the plot.

Characters drop in and take off whimsically which makes the story stumble badly! Chandela and Chautala are often forgotten while the story refuses to budge from the main character.

The basic story has inventive highlights revolving around dealings in the car spare parts but the scriptwriters don’t manage to reap much from it. This could have been way more delectable but sadly its limitations weary it down brutally!

Besharam Review: Star Performances

Ranbir Kapoor is earnest and brilliant as Babli. He doesn’t falter and perfects whatever he was meant to play with excellence. The guy proves his versatility, quick sense of comic timing and flair to deliver skillfully and uncompromisingly.

Pallavi Sharda is average with a pleasant screen presence. There is barely anything vastly impressive to mention about her.

Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor make a lovable pair with their fascinating chemistry. It is a wonder how the two look so perfectly compatible on screen. Playing cops Chulbul and Bulbul Chautala, these are roles that neither have ever played. While Neetu Kapoor sets guns ablaze with a robust quality! Rishi Kapoor does Sunny Deol’s Gadar scene with humorously exciting bent!

Javed Jaaferi doesn’t manage much to his rescue in the film! He could have been superlative but the screenplay doesn’t accommodate him well.

Besharam Review: Direction, Editing and Music

Abhinav Singh Kashyap had shown us better mettle last time for sure which resulted in sky rocketing expectations from him! Besharam is plagued on multiple levels with lazy writing and shabby editing. It isn’t lucid and hence the conveyed impact is heavily diluted.

The screenplay wobbles between Babli’s profession, his love and the film’s crux that could have been used more interestingly. What happens to stolen cars and how they are dealt off was a brilliant idea which was used so sketchily that the originality of the idea itself could easily be missed.

I had better expectations from the climax but the inherent flaws in the writing fails to dish out the robustness that usually concludes such films.

There are too many songs in the film that at a point it was almost the difference of a blink between. Lalit Pandit with his 90s musical flavor does a competent job.

Besharam Review: The Last Word

Besharam has too many shortcomings and lacks the ravishing junk delight of calamitous ending that commercial flicks usually generate. However, it is only worth for Ranbir, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor who in their respective roles, give us in patches, an insistently enjoyable time! It is fit for an average entertainer and I am going with a 2.5/5 for this sweet mammoth of passable cinema! You can go watch this and have a judiciously fun time, but don’t expect the enchantment of Dabangg! This doesn’t even near it by an ounce.

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Besharam releases on 2nd October, 2013.

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75 COMMENTS

  1. What’s Good : monkey dance

    What’s Bad : wasting the talent of kapoor family.

    Loo Breaks : RKs look is irritating.

    Watch Or Not : watch it only if u have a idea of leaving
    the country.

    • I am RK fan but extremely disappointed by watching BESHARAM. Please save your money and do not waste of faltu movie like this. RK previous films were good but this is complete crap and there is no story or content

  2. I got feeling…….. hmm hmmmm…
    to night gonna be a shit one..,
    this movie gonna be a shit one..,
    RK gonna be a joke joke one….
    hmm hmmmm……

  3. This is so funny only time SRK and Salman fans unite when a new star starts competing. Every actor has his day and SRK, salman,aamir,Akshay Ajay are at the end of theirs this is the time of Ranbir.

  4. superb enterntaining movie ….. jst out of theatre after watching it….4/5 stars should be given to it….
    feeling fully refreshed after watching it… rishi , neetu n RANBIR r just fabulous .. pallavi is also good… COMPLETE FAMILY ENTERTAINER.. does’nt matter u r a fan or not of ranbir kapoor.. you must go for it…..

  5. Besharam is good for the first 45 min but later it just loses its grip from the audience. it has good jokes which can be laughed on for some time. Ranbir I expected a lot more.

  6. Yaha kuch logo ne movie dekha hi nahi, aise hi bol raha hai ki movie bakwas hai.. Lekin haqiqat mei besharam paisa wasool movie hai

    • “Yaha kuch logo ne movie dekha hi nahi, aise hi bol raha hai ki movie bakwas hai.. Lekin haqiqat mei besharam paisa wasool movie hai”

      ranbeer baba pehle acting toh seekhlo baad me comment karna… low life cheap morons, baap ne itna saab karke diya inko sirf acting me mehnat karni hai… vo bhi nai banta inse… beta chod do film industry, tumse na ho paiga…

  7. besharam only 75% by others reporters u koimoi site news wrote wrong news or right i dont know but besharam not single screen audience not going thats why its collections around 15 -20 crore

  8. First time agree with this critics….bakwas……abhinav. kashyap ko bahut ghamand ho gaya tha…thats why….but ranbeer attmpt is good.

  9. i’m from sri lanka and im a great fan of indian movies. i watched this movie with my girl friend in Majestic cineplex (it’s a film hall in here) in colombo. i took a leave too from my office. but so sad to say,such a waste of my time. i just can’t understand why they import this film here. it’s a disaster. but i must say last time when madras cafe hit the screens i watched it 2 times. it’s a great movie. but this…….
    i couldn’t believe this’s one who was in rockstar and barfi movies.

  10. All Critics Reject Besharam…..
    Besharam Critics Ratings Till Now !!
    India Today – 1/5
    Filmfare – 1/5
    Taran Adarsh – 1.5/5
    Rediff – 1.5/5
    Indicine – 1.5/5
    Mumbai Mirror – 1.5/5
    Indian Express – 1.5/5
    Zee News – 2/5
    DNA – 2.5/5
    NDTV – 2.5/5
    Koimoi – 2.5/5

  11. Ranbir kapoor is simply brilliant and flawless as babli. The problem is with the films story. It does not have a good story and the songs have just been thrown in the film. Having said that besharam is an entertaining film, not boring at all. Also it is 1000 times better than those trash kachra films like PPNH and CE. There is no doubt that ranbir kapoor is a megastar who has left khans very behind

  12. I am a big fan of Ranbir, but super flop of the year is besharam.
    rk really gone besharam to do the film like this total bakwaas. waste of time and money its headache.

  13. awsome movie……..much better than SRK’s CE…….ranbir is awsome in the film…….every element is gud enough…..paisa vasool……must watch movie

  14. RK has done a good job here. of couse he’s a very talented actor as we so him on barfi and rockstar. but Abhinav has made him a shit in this movie. no real story, no god music, no god leading lady. a disaster movie. it’s sad to see a family who has done a lot of great work for our cinema,wasting their talent like this. as a indian movie lover, we expected a lot more for you than this RK

  15. RK has done a good job here. of couse he’s a very talented actor as we so him on barfi and rockstar. but Abhinav has made him a shit in this movie. no real story, no good music, no good leading lady. a disaster movie. it’s sad to see a family who has done a lot of great work for our cinema,wasting their talent like this. as a indian movie lover, we expected a lot more form you than this RK

  16. Besharam seems to be a totally masala film to be enjoyed with your brains at home.

    And if you guys are looking for quality art cinema with a lot of sense and to which you carry your brains and grey matter then MAMI film festival begins in Mumbai form 17-27 Oct. It show cases a different types of cinema from different countries and cultures.

  17. I think ABHINAV KASHYAP said right, Certain forces don’t want the film to succeed”
    Personally i liked the trailer of Besharam,it was quite funny,but from the day trailer released it got huge negativity and mainly from SRK And SK fans or either they could’nt see RK becoming a superstar post YJHD’s success.
    You can also see the same case on youtube beshram trailer page,where it has got many dislikes.
    I mean i have never seen that many dislikes for a film trailer despite how bad the trailer is…
    Ok,the film is not much great bu t it is good entertaining enjoying movie. a family entertainer. Spreading negativity for a film isnt the way….. u can see in this comment section many SRK , SK fans are abusing RK ..

  18. one of the worst film of the Year. someone said that they are shahid’s fan who give negative responses. dude! wash ur brain! it doesn’t has to be his fans. infact, i am huge fan of Ranbir and i dislike his film besharam cuz it’s bakwass film. fact is fact :P he is superb actor nevertheless i liked the action but the sucked.

  19. super hit movie good movie bcoz ranbir is there and support every hindu actor by giving positive response to his film proud to be an hindu and hindu actor

    • abe tu religion ko samne kyun la rha hai.main bhi hindu hoon.I have not any problem with the great khans the whole country loves them.RK tries to remain with in your limit like Shahid kapoor bcos at least he respect khans and saying ha is a khan fan.jyaada mat ud warna besharam ki tarah neeche gi jayega.

      • another fool trying to compare besharam with CE.ranbir SRK ki jooti barabar nahin aur nikal pada hai pagal bankar .every time same acting in barfi,besharam besides BAS and APKGK every film of ranbir is not worthwatching.really I can’t see such an overactor.

  20. ranbir kapoor very ugly n movie is as bad as he looks just like a chusa hua aam bakwaas movie by a ugly n worst actor

  21. Ha ha so funny RK has come back to earth with a bang same as kyshap. People said he is reason behind dabaang success but look what happened D2 big hit without kyshap and now his besharam bigger flop than himmatwala.

  22. Rk is not brilent actor yeh kapoor khan dhan ki vajah se phudak raha h,baap dada ka ke vajah se chal raha h apne dam pe karta to dekhte like john,imram hasmi etc.

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