Besharam stars Ranbir Kapoor as lead hero in the film. Ranbir has given big hits in Barfi! (2012) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and there is a big expectation from the Kapoor clan again with Besharam. He is touted as the Next Big Star of Bollywood and is definitely miles ahead of his young brigade. In addition to Ranbir film also stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who are making a comeback together in the film with full fledged roles. Plus, there is a new heroine in Pallavi Sharda. Besharam is directed by 'Dabangg' fame Abhinav Kashyap. So, with such names and expectation let's start the Movie Review of Besharam.
Besharam is a simple story of a Orphan named Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) who is a car mechanic and also a street smart car thief. He loves to steal cars and with the money he earns from the theft he run his orphanage where he is born and brought up. His partner in crime is his friend Titu (Amitosh Nagpal) from the same orphanage. Babli meets Tara Sharma (Pallavi Sharda) in a wedding function and instantly falls in love with her. He tries to woo her through lot of means but fails. While going through this, Babli mistakenly under circumstances stole Tara's new brought car and sold it to Bheem Singh Chandel (Jaaved Jaafrey), who runs a business of money laundering. Tara reports car theft to Inspector Chulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor). But Head Constable Bulbul Chautala (Neetu Singh) forces Chulbul, who is her Husband also, to take bribe for the investigation from Tara. Tara left distraught after that. When Babli comes to know the fact that it was he who has stolen Tara's car, tries to undo his wrongdoings and be a good person. But will that be easy as stolen car is with Chandel? Will Babli be able to get the love of his life Tara? Will Tara forgive Babli for his crime and fall in love with him? Is the rest of the story.
Besharam first part is embedded with lots of songs. Within every few minutes there is a song which stops the flow of the film. There are some fun moments in the film and also some forced jokes. Anyways there is not much in the story. Second half also lacks consistency and there are many loo breaks. Film story is half baked and there is lot of inconsistency in the screenplay. Even climax is also not of top notch. Yes, there are funny moments here and there, overall it is just a time pass affair.
Besharam is no doubt is a masala entertainer and a light fun filled film. But it lacks the punch of a Killer Masala Entertainer.
Songs are just ok. Easily 1-2 songs from the film could have been avoided.
As for performance. Besharam rides on the shoulders of Ranbir Kapoor. He is at his usual best and gives an honest performance. Pallavi Sharda gives a good performance with her first film. She also dances well. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh are good, but there is not much scope for them. Javed Jaafrey is revelation in the film as Villain and his comic timing is also great. Amitosh gives an first rated performance as Babli's friend 'Titu'.
Direction of Abhinav Kashyap is strictly ok. But his direction could have been much better considering his last was Dabangg and there will be comparison and monumental expectation from him.
There is nothing much in the story. Script is weak and screenplay is inconsistent. Few funny one liners save the day for the film.
Verdict - Besharam will ride on two important factors. First is Ranbir Kapoor star power and second is National Holdiay Solo Release in wide screen of 3500+. Film will take historic start at Box Office on 2nd October, but will find it difficult to sustain after that. Film first weekend will ensure that it will reach safe zone, but after that it will have an uphill task to reach Big Hit status. Just a time pass fare!
Ratings - 2.5/5