It’s better not to waste yourself on trying to be any besharam by watching this fiasco. It’s disappointing, to say the least.
Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Cast:Ranbir kapoor, Pallvi sharda, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Javed Jaffery
Runtime: 138 Minutes.
Besharam is terribly besharam in its’ entirety which never starts to make sense right from the start. An essence of late 60-70’s and a lot of Govinda-styled-movies is what runs through the storyline as inspiration and clearly doesn’t work. The ending provides some consolation with a spoofy act involving Rishi-Neetu-Ranbir, but even that cannot compensate in the name of entertaining considering the torture that one has to bear through the 2 hours before this.
Our Robinhood, stealing Cars and helping the orphanage kids, where he himself grew up. He then ends up falling in love with an arrogant, class-conscious and always-in-a-bad-mood Girl (Pallavi Sharda). The villain in the story is a Hawala Gangster Bheem Singh (Javed Jaffery), who get involved due to the “Super-swift-thief” Babbly. Although as his antics unfold, you start doubting that title being bestowed on the hero. Besharam’s story develops, as to how this love story grows, albeit in old-fashioned and uninteresting manner.
Ranbir kapoor seems to be in a vacation-of-sorts by not just looking like a total mess but acting to complement his besharam looks. Seriously, showing off your hairy chest time and again, bathing nude and cracking jokes just increases the decibels of annoyance. Leave aside the acting part; he seems to be totally lost as a character itself.
Pallavi is even worse, not just she looks a complete mis-match for Ranbir. There’s not an ounce of Chemistry while she oozes an excessive dose of arrogance as if she’s going to kill the next person she places her eyes on. She does over-act, however. Her character is the most annoying of them all.
Not that the presence of Rishi-Neetu provides any solace, personal life parallels being dragged in to make the audience laugh. Even going down to the unnecessary level of showing Rishi Kapoor trying to get over with “Nature’s call”, where his wife, helps him from outside the door by making him angry to “ease it off” and trust me, it ends up looking gross.
The ultimate problem is with the direction though, where Dabanng director Abhinav Kashyap, thinks he can get away with anything. It may have worked with Salman’s flamboyance but falls flat this time.
The music by Lalit Pandit isn’t much to be written about, except the one song by Shreya Ghosal and Sonu Nigam titled “Tu hai”, which is good.
It’s an extended headache involving some over-the-top display of besharmi that tries very hard to make sense but sadly has nothing in its’ offering to accomplish that.
I’m going with a 1/5 for Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam. It’s better not to waste yourself on trying to be any besharam by watching this fiasco. It’s disappointing, to say the least.