Ranbir’s ‘Besharam’ Act!
By Jaidev Hemmady, MovieTalkies.com, 02 October 2013
Besharam Movie Review-In Short: A cheeky thief decides to turn over a new leaf after falling in love with a woman.
Besharam Movie Review-Verdict
: Though the story and screenplay is not impressive at all, it is Ranbir Kapoor
, who alongwith his parents Rishi Kapoor
and Neetu Singh
, makes the film tolerable to a degree.
Besharam Movie Review-Story Plot: Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) is an orphan and an expert car-thief (though he manages to wake up the entire neighbourhood while stealing a car), who earns money, only to hand it over to the orphanage where he grew up.
Tara Sharma (Pallavi Sharda
) is a middle-class girl, who desires a classy lifestyle and life partner. When Babli falls for Tara and unknowingly flicks her car for hawala kingpin Bhim Singh(Jaaved Jaaferi
), he decides to turn over a new leaf and help Tara get her car back.
However, it is easier said than done as Babli has to not only outwit the ruthless Bhim Singh, but also keep one step ahead of Haryanvi cops Chulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor) and his wife Bulbul (Neetu Singh).
Besharam Movie Review-Performances:
Already being hailed as the next superstar, Ranbir Kapoor has tried his hand at every kind of role and with Besharam
, he again attempts to do something that he has never done before. Agreed that his character is quite loud and lewd at times, but it is not his fault, is it? All said and done, Ranbir tries his best to infuse life in a lifeless script and manages to entertain as much as he can. Pallavi Sharda has done a decent job, but she is not what we call ‘heroine material’. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh provoke a few laughs with their husband-wife bantering, though Jaaved Jaaferi is absolutely wasted as the baddie Bhim Singh, whose character is too dry to even be caricaturish.
Besharam Movie Review-Direction: Abhinav Kashyap
might have delivered a winner with Dabangg
(though we all have Salman Khan
to thank for that), but with Besharam
, Kashyap fumbles the ball rather ‘shamelessly’ (pun unintended). The treatment is very amateurish (Bhim Singh’s henchman actually carries a rocket launcher in broad daylight on the streets of Chandigarh!) and the gags are quite dry (unless watching Rishi Kapoor fart and grimace on the toilet seat appeals to your sense of humour). If that was not all, there iszero chemistry between Ranbir and Pallavi. There are a few funny scenes, mind you (watch Rishi Kapoor do the 'badtameez dil’ dance at the orphanage, for instance), but the overall fare is rather disappointing. If there is a saving grace, it is the Kapoor family, who try their best to salvage the film.
Besharam Movie Review-Final Word: The film is advised for only those who love Ranbir Kapoor unconditionally...