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Yet another of those insipid, loud, occasionally-crass films that go under the garb of masala entertainment.

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Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Running time: 140 minutes
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Ranbir Kapoor in an Action-Romantic-Comedy - hadn't really seen that coming. That too, one that is very *Dabangg-like in its treatment. The trailer proudly introduces the protagonist as - badmaash, awara, robdar, hoshiyar and of course besharam (naughty, tramp, regal, smart/intelligent). And all I could think of while watching it was - letch! The kind that would creep a woman out from the core.

It took a while to register that Ranbir Kapoor is playing such a character. A realisation that came with mixed feelings. Maybe, just maybe there is some larger purpose behind this. Or maybe it's just his attempt at playing an action hero. Oh well.

It will be a pleasure though to watch Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh back together. Even so, I see myself walking into the theater very apprehensively. The songs aren't too inviting either, despite Ranbir Kapoor's energy and charm.

Music Reviews:
glamsham - "4/5"
koimoi - "2.5/5"
Milliblog - "that’s two winners for Lalit in an otherwise staid soundtrack!"
Indian Express - "1.5/5"
Mumbai Mirror - "Basically, same old, shame old."
rediff - "3/5"

- meeta, a part of the audience

I guess every star worth his salt should have a typical potboiler to his name - one which makes no sense plot-wise, but insists on claiming that it has one; one which likes to believe that it entertains with toilet and sex humor; one which has a lame song every 15-20 minutes. Besharam is that film for Ranbir Kapoor.

The worst bit is that it doesn't do this typical stuff with conviction. Everything from the villain's tyranny to the hero's unabashed personality via the lead lady's pretentiousness seems very well calculated and squeezed in to fit a formula.

What's more, this must be first of Ranbir Kapoor's films where you just cannot forget that it is him on screen. It doesn't help that his parents feature in the film as a couple; even though the three of them together Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh do their best to infuse energy into a spark-less script. It is their comic timing that brings the few laughs that the dialogue allow. That besides, they have pretty much made fools of themselves in a couple of scenes. Pallavi Sharda's presence doesn't bring in any sparkle either. Javed Jaffrey only adds his well-known poor puns.

Then again, maybe the blame should be reserved for the writing department. I sat there feeling pretty much insulted that the makers thought this would go down as story/characters/dialogue for us, as an audience. It's not only the predictability of how the different worlds of Mr. Besharam's personality come together or the lack of a peak point. It is as much the feeling that minimum effort was put into thinking about these attributes. Even the action sequences and songs are rather generic.

Sure, there is an attempt at being fresh by including bold and crass dialogue. You also have your typical film references strewn across - from Sholay to DDLJ to of course, Dabangg. But, can these lines work when the overall plot is as run-down as it was a couple of decades ago? A soft-cornered Robin Hood-like hero; a woman who so easily falls for the guy after putting up oh-so-much resistance; a comic relief track. In fact, the mix is worsened by an uninterested villain.

Maybe people who can watch Ranbir Kapoor do anything will have a good laugh with him in this one. But, are a star's fans doing justice to his talent by liking films that they wouldn't want the star associated with, in general?

- meeta, a part of the audience

36 reviewers(?) - 2 yays 11 so-so 23 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Swayamsrestha Kar , Fully Hyderabad : ...Besharam is going to be big. People living under Pluto-sized rocks have heard of the film. But we are quietly celebrating the fact that Bollywood now has its own Jim Carrey.... full review

Thumbs up, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...You might not like this if don't have an appetite for typical Bollywood formula films. ... full review

So-So, by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice : ...Abhinav manages to keep Ranbir in almost every frame of the movie and not without reason. The movie rides on him and him alone along with the added performances of the sub cast. If you are a Ranbir fan do watch it. If you like over the top masala movies, do watch it.... full review

So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...The only thing that you will like about Javed Jaffrey in the film is that he has become fitter. Otherwise, as a villain, he is nor dangerous neither clever. Watch Besharam for Ranbir Kapoor and witty one liner.... full review

So-So, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...Doubtlessly, this actor loves the camera. And the camera loves him back. Because of that rare interaction, you come out of 'Besharam', feeling elated.... full review

So-So, by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini : ... So why didn’t we get up when we knew how sad bad the movie was? Well you will know when they play the song as the end credits roll.... full review

So-So, by Sarita Tanwar, DNA : ...: Watch it if you enjoy action-comedies.... full review

So-So, by Vinayak Chakravorty Read more at: http://indiato, india today : ... Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam ambition is clear-cut. He wants you to snub all that has defined Bollywood superstardom over two decades now. He is the in-thing, and he wants to underline that fact. Read more at: full review

So-So, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Besharam has too many shortcomings and lacks the ravishing junk delight of calamitous ending that commercial flicks usually generate.... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ... The film is advised for only those who love Ranbir Kapoor unconditionally. ... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Well the only dum this movie has is, some entertaining moments by Ranbir Kapoor along with his parents Rishi & Neetu Kapoor. Besides that, the movie is flooded with songs, unwanted scenes, dragging screenplay and weak story line.... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Besharam, rambunctious and robust, does not offer much by way of narrative novelty. But like Dabangg, it sets a crackling pace and does not flinch from the prospect of going over the edge in its pursuit of cheap thrills.... full review

So-So, by Aparna Mudi, Zee News : ... As Ranbir fan, one would not really mind the movie. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...coming up with a film as irredeemably tacky and substandard as Besharam is a real shame... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ... BESHARAM - A typical below average masala film which features Ranbir, the big Star and not Ranbir, the visionary actor... full review

Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, this film proves the adage 'All that glitters is not gold' absolutely right. BESHARAM is a huge disappointment!... full review

Thumbs down, by Shweta Parande , Bollywood Life : ...At the most, Besharam is like a low-budget remake of a South Indian film. Nearing the end of the film, if you see Ranbir do the same stuff again and again, albeit without losing charm, you will still get bored.... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ... Besharam is boring, banal and just plain bad. A complete misfire. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...A legless story with too much pointless trivia to keep you distracted. Best avoided... full review

Thumbs down, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...Besharam = Becar. Na critic ka bhay bas box office ka moh... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...why did a full house turn up for a 9 am show on Gandhi Jayanti and laugh like they were having a good time? ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...All-in-all, Besharam is one major disappointment.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost : ...Thank heavens Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh accepted this film because they’ve bailed their son out this time. If Besharam had to woo audiences by relying upon its appalling script, dull dialogues, forgettable supporting cast, terrible soundtrack and Ranbir Kapoor, the film would be unwatchable.... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza,, : ... Kashyap is either still miffed with what happened after DABANGG, or has not gotten over the hangover. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh as a pair of married police officials eager to make a fast buck from Babli's doomed deal with the villain... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta , indian express : ...Scratch that. Besharam is not a film. It is Bollywood's brightest young star stooping to conquer, in search of the mass market. ... full review

Thumbs down, Indicine : ...The trailers of Besharam disappointed a majority of the audience and the film doesn’t surprise us, unlike what Ranbir Kapoor was hoping for. It is overlong and unfunny and Ranbir Kapoor shows he can also ham it up if need be. Besharam could have done away with the lazy writing and the conceptualisation of the set-pieces could have done with a lot more imagination. Besharam disappoints and how!... full review

Thumbs down, by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint : ...Kapoor is a star in the popular Hindi cinema mould and can command attention in the dreariest of moments, but even screen gods can’t convert water into wine. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...I give half a star for Neetu Singh. Still a delight on screen, this actress deserves far better. In fact, the Kapoor couple are the ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ and ‘Tatya Tope’ of their acting field, only if they chose their battle more wisely. We hope to see this couple again in a movie with the kind of class that they deserve... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ... With our audience, you see, Bollywood doesn't have the luxury of calling any formula a safe bet for too long... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now : ...Besharam is a shamefully disappointing film. Watch any other Ranbir Kapoor film instead.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma , Rediff : ...Besharam is so unbelievably sloppy and senseless, not even the best actors in the business can redeem it no matter how hard they try.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Rishi and Neetu Kapoor are fabulous. Debutante Pallavi is a great dancer and has presence, but proves to be an average actor. ... full review

Thumbs down, by K N Gupta, : ...Lalit Pandit provides good and enjoyable music.... full review

Thumbs down, by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster : ... He’s already been budtameez and besharam, Ranbir can still go the Yahoo Kapoor way without becoming junglee or janwar. Blockbusters can come even without getting B-class. And we’re not talking Mercs here! - See more at: full review

Thumbs down, by Rahul Desai, Upper Stall : ...The filmmakers have made themselves clear with these efforts... full review

106 tweeters(?) - 17 yays 9 so-so 80 nays

yashodhararoy: Besharam....good job!! #fun #movie

StudRohit23: #RK'S Magic all over :D #Besharam #AmazingMovie (Y)

Sh1vzroxx: #BESHARAM ~~~ Fun Movie To Watch!! Enjoyed it !!! #RK ROxxxxxxx

SekharGogoi: Besharam......full on besharam comedy wid slight emotion added bt which makes u very senti.....5 stars to RK Junior and Pallavi Sharma!!!!

prvnkmr_143: BESHARAM superb movie guysssss...........

JawaniHaiDiwani: Besharam is just a masala movie, don't expect too much. Go and have fun!

fatemabidi: I LOVED BESHARAM

faizabhombal: Not a big fan of ranbir kapoor... But fell in love with ranbir kapoor acting... Must watch BESHARAM

deepakgarg407: #Besharam nyc decent comedy film....ranbeer is awesome palavi shows how to put energy in dance....#ranbeer-rocks

CrazyDeewana: Interval of Besharam, it's not that bad as users are reviewing. Fun filled first half with witty one liners and good comedy.

Cal_Cul_s: 'Besharam' was epic funny !!!

avinashdosapati: today i am very happy becoz i watched besharam movie of my lovely cute ranbir kapoor's movie .. besharam movie is...

ali_bunny_wattu: besharam is superbbbbbbb

akshita0007: Haters go to hell :@ Ranbir kapoor You are amazing in Besharam :) The you nailed it :) So did your mum n dad :)

akshayrenukdas: #Besharam Loved It Lot .. Dhaansu Movie Hai.. Ful on fun.. maja aa gaya

AbhiNOW11: Besharam - Dhamakedhar entertainment

aamir52222: Besharam good movie #Besharam

suhanikohli21: #besharam : not that bad .. Senseless but sahi time pass

siddchops15: Besharam is an okay movie

pooja_pixielove: Though the concept and storyline was lil weak. Still Ranbir managed to make it a one time watch. #Besharam Rating : 2.5/5

nidhi_hasija: N yes .besharam wasnt THAT bad as d reviews! It was a senseless time pass! ! U cn definitely watch it once.

MeghaA_11: The Kapoors are what makes #Besharam worth a watch!!

MayurKashyap: #Besharam is an entertaining movie but there is nothing new in it. Watch it for Ranbir's super performance and entertainment

JGPhilip: Watched Besharam. Laughed during the first half. Laughed at the movie during the second.

DaniKKC: #Besharam is watchable

aakanshasingh54: Besharam .... movie.... eeeee... time pass movie..

Viv_Bag: #Beshram....i must be a fool.

vandanatilwani: Besharam - a complete waste of kapoor talent. DON'T WATCH!

UsUsk: #besharam is disappointing in comparison to the standards set by Ranbir Kapoor

ursRamin: Disaster of the Year #Besharam

UrsAnurag: Besharam is a torturous experience featuring a messy script & characters so annoying and unlikable :( -- @PavanSurvi

tejsur: beshram is pathetic i want my money back @RanbirKapoorFC

Tarin2810: Besharam#nonsense and should be torn and thrown away...!! Ranbir Dont be like Ritesh Desmukh...hoping hour next be good n serious...//

taneja_aastha: Extremely disappointed. Such a waste of time #Besharam

tabishhq: #Besharam sharminda kr di dosto ke saamne....worst movie

Snowflakes_16: Free Advice to evryone...dont watch #Besharam instead u may spend your money hanging out somwhere.. wat a waste of time it was

ShraddhaM_15: Besharam is quiet a let down. Still a lil enjoyable in parts only coz of the adorable Ranbir Kapoor..

ShortcutSam: Finally Got out of #Besharam.

sandipsabharwal: Besharam is a pathetic film. Its difficult to understand why whoever has made it has made it.Why is Ranbir Kapoor doing such useless movies?

Sadhuinjeans: Besharam is a pure shameless movie where audience / have taken for right sorry Ranbir it's shameful act

RoyalReema007: #Besharam What a #beshram work has done by him..:P

RitujaSingh1: #Besharam was truly dissapointing! But RK looks super cute. @RanbirKapoorFC

randomcards: There's bad. There's good. There's so good that it's bad. There's so bad that it's good. And then there is #Besharam

pvjayesh: #Besharam...not up2 d expectations ..#fail

priyujadeja: Besharam Film Warning - Watch it at Your Own Risk ! Review - ★ Totally Disappointing Movie. !

PriyanjaliGhosh: #Besharam you sucked so bad!Disappointed.Left the hall half way through the movie. #RanbirKapoor

priyamohit: Thank God I chose #DDLJ over #besharam! Lolz

prakharsfc09: Why the hell i end up in a Muvi that either suckxxx or is headache to me... Ghatiya and literally a beshram movie...

ppritam009: Save Money ! Have beer instead #Besharam

nvenkatr: You must be #Besharam 2 have a Besharam plot, Besharam acting & most importantly be Besharam 2 release on Gandhi's Birthday.

nikhilgulati89: #Besharam - pls avoid. 150 mins of sheer torture

NavinBajaj: I wonder how did Abhinav Kashyap become a director & what made Ranbir do this film! #Besharam is sheer waste of time. My rating 1/5

mzsheena92: Let's see if Besharam joins Himaatwala &Zanjeer as the WTF films of the year :P Don't understand what the makers/actors see in such films :O

MyHyness: Yougaiz I went to watch Besharam. I am sorry, don't hate me.

mrugank25: Bade #Besharam tarike se #Besharam bana dali hain #Besharam Director ne !!! Besharmi ki hadd hoti hai bhai !! #PPNH is better thn #Besharam

mohitschauhan: #Besharam - Not many movies have the innate power to bring your IQ down to equal your age. This is one such cinematic genius. #suicidal

megha_sh: #besharam is the #worst #Ranbir Kapoor #movie I have seen till now !!

mayankmadyrocks: #besharam worst movie of this year by far

Manashree_: #Besharam 4 out of 10. The first half was intolerable!

mahadar1: #Bakwas #movie #Besharam :s

LOLendraSingh: अभिनव कश्यप ने बेशरम में जैसे रणबीर कपूर को नहाते हुए दिखाया, वैसे ही अगर पल्लवी शारदा को दिखा देते तो शायद फिल्म चल भी जाती! #Besharam

lok_vora: #besharam - great effort by every member of besharam for being so much besharam to make worst movie of the year.. Must nit watch movie..

LimeIce: Besharam is one of the worst attempts at comedy. So disappointed with the joke of a movie.

Kuchh_Bhee: Statutory Warning: #Besharam is a pathetic movie.

KrutikaMGugale: #Besharam was one more disappointment. Bollywood you suck!

Kirtesh_Kuckian: Wat a bore movie #Besharam is. Came out at interval.. Couldnt make it till the end.. @kamaalrkhan

KartikMdgl: Why did I watch Besharam? :(

karthidcrazy: So #besharam was #bakwas

jesingpha: Watched #Besharam ! Disappointed that it dint live up to it's name; humour is just spattered insufficiently and inconsistently.

itsmeSelvan: just watched Besharam Film ...A Miss For Ranbir Kapoor ...Hugely Disappointed ...My Rating 1.75/5

itsmelikhith: U can define bad one extent u can even define horrible movies..but trust me u can't define #BESHARAM :|

IndifferentPoet: Cheap mindless trash. #besharam

imrvshah: Such a waste of all the talents #Besharam

Im_mr_attitude: Besharam "Na Samman Ka Moh, Na Apmaan Ka Bhay" #iambesharam @RanbirKapoorFC What a shame!

iam_piyyush: So Besharam estimates are slowly coming down as the day is coming to an end ..

henalsejpal: Saw #Besharam last night in the entire movie was forced to play #CandyCrush Highly pathetic movie! 1*/5 #disappointed

gulrayz: Avoid #Besharam. Save ur hard earned money. There are better ways to spend ur money.

GEETROCKKER: Watched Besharam...Ranbir worst film till date....Huge disappointment....

ganeriwalvishal: Badi besharmi se banaya gaya hain besharam movie... ek daam bakwas

EruditeLaborer: I don't feel sorry for movies like Besharam. But i am mournful for those who write reviews for such films.

er_gauravgulati: You need to be really #Besharam in spending your hard earned money to watch #Besharam

Distilledrunker: Bekar #besharam...Chennai express was better.

Dhruvness: There are three kind of movies. 1. Good movies. 2. Bad movies. 3. #Besharam

dabanggjafar: #Besharam --->> UTTER FLOP #KashyapDeservesIt ,,, #JaiHo @BeingSalmanKhan ki bolke jeelo kashyap ,,,kuch kaam milega jobless..!!!!

cric_champ: Even Amar Chitra Katha (Tinkle) stories are better than Besharam movie :P

chhaviraina: Besharam - Bakwaas and Boring !

chaturvedianu: Besharam worst movie I had ever seen and this is not expected from Ranbir Kapoor according to me.

caringsomeone: Plzzzz royally avoid it #Besharam

ca_rsa: #besharam pathetic completely... Yakkkkk... #ranbir sharam kar be.. @RockStar @ReutersIndia

BubleDewan: #besharam ..first #Ranbir movie I walked out of..Terrible!! Don't watch! #whyudothis !

bsandeep1: Watch #Besharam at Cine polis today ... Thinking now why the hell i watched ¿¿??

BollywoodROUTE: #Besharam is the biggest release of Ranbir Kapoor and turning out to be biggest disaster too

BishWishes: Super flop movie #Besharam battamez bhejafuse type horrible movie.. ..want d ticket money back!! Senseless yukky sshheeeee movie!

bharghav849: Besharam movie has everything that makes you feel u have successfully wasted ur money and time :-/

BeinNiteshKumar: #Besharam is a #Besharam movie . Ratings : 1/5.

ashutoshkumar85: Besharam....not even one time watch post interval

Aqibmjd: Worst movie I've ever seen. -.- #Besharam

AppyOfficial: People who are thinking to go and watch #Besharam, Please don't even think about it.

ANUPAMSHARMA17: #besharam #such #a #horrible #movie #RIPentertainment

Ankangogoi: BEshArAm the FLOP film AKEBARE faltu lagile bey....

Amashi31: Besharam, what a misfire!

AkshatKedar: The only besharam in the movie is the director who dared to make such a shitty movie

ahappenstance: #Besharam another flop movie after #grandmasti ..b-wood show me the script

AdeebAkhyar: If you have nothing do to do this Weekend, well dont watch Besharam either...why tire your eyes and brain?

21centurie_kant: Galti ho gayi.....#Besharam dekh liya...... Mujhe mere paise wapas chahiye..

123crush: Bahiyat Besharam ....ho kya gaya hai ...absolute nonsense

5 readers - 2 yays 1 so-so 2 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Anuj

Not Interested in Watching, by HiramChief : La Possession

Not Interested in Watching, by Samir

Not Interested in Watching, by soham

Want to Watch, by Fan

Yay! Thumbs Up, by movie4maza : movie is overall good.Ranbeer works very good.

Yay! Thumbs Up, by songs pk : One of Best Comdy Movies of 2013

So-So, by Full Movie : movie is overall good not very good. Ranbir Performance is so Cool

Nay! Thumbs Down, by guddu : Besharam

Nay! Thumbs Down, by YouthTimes : ‘Besharam’ is thoroughly unamusing!

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots of gun and fist fights.
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A bare backed Ranbir Kapoor having a shower.
  • Concept: A lackluster mix of street-smart loafer wooing a middle-class working woman. The loafer takes care of orphans but is a thief too.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright, light and loud.

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Meetu just ignore your inhibitions , Ranbir Kapoor has efficiently made a fan base who are excited about his every new release. He has shown expectional versatility with the choice of film he stars . Having registered a massive hit earlier this year , i am sure Besharam will do see good response from the audience. :)

@guddu well, we'll know soon enough, won't we? *fingers crossed*


The promo are tantalizing.

As Guddu said, Ranbir Kapoor has built a massive and loyal fan base.

And the film is a masala film straight out of 1970s - a genre that is back in favor with the masses. Actually it was never out of favor; only the directors who attempted this genre in 1990s lacked the skills to make successful masala films.

All in all my prediction is that this is going to be a box office blockbuster even though contents wise it might be mediocre.

@fan Yeah, I have similar thoughts. Let's hope it will be a little above mediocre in terms of content.


Saw the trailer yesterday. Perhaps, it would need the the kind of review you gave Grand Masti ( which I thoroughly approved of).

@Samir Thank you for your support. But, I guess I have reserve "not reviewed" rating for very few movies, else it'll lose its value. :D


So a movie called BESHARAM with an extremely overrated and mediocre so called "youth icon" whose yet to do a worthwhile film in the last 6 years ends up releasing on Gandhi Jayanti! Need i say more!


Ranbir Kapoor's fanbase exists only on paper. Alas,it never reflects at the ticket windows except for the previous occasion where dear young Deepika saved a disastrous script and an equally disastrous title. This so called "youth icon" is a media created farce. The only folk who look up to him as an icon are teenage noobs straight out of high school who dunno what to do with their lives and consider juvenile nonsense like Wake Up Sid as a reflection of India's youth (far from reality that is).


Oops,did i offend some folk out here who form part of the few handful of Ranbir fans across India (the author included :P)


"Maybe people who can watch Ranbir Kapoor do anything will have a good laugh with him in this one."~Such people do not exist and neither does pretty boy Ranbir deserve this level of stardom exclusively reserved for the 3 Khan's and Hrithik to some extent!

@Anuj I don't know what to say to you, except :)

Besharam is d kind of movie which gives u schziophernia and miagrain. I walked out of the hall after interval without torturing myself further, not only my expectations were havoced , i had one of d most terrible expreince due to its insane screenplay nd plot. Randbir Kapoor was simply unbearable, his parents were atleast watchable. Abhinav Kashyap thought may be he can pull another hit by repeating the dabang formula but he forgot Randbir is no Salman who can uplift such gigantic level of trash.

@Guddu sympathies. :)


Oooo too many below average to average reviews on wogma and outside wogma.

Given the superstitious nature of bollywood in future they would be scared to make a film called beshara as twice now a besharam starring superstar has flopped - first in 1978 at the peak of Amitabh's career and now when RK was peaking.

@Fan Thank goodness for some mercies? :D I haven't seen the '78 one though.

A silent reader of your blog missing the notepad section since last few weeks. Please take out your notepad from your closet :)


Amitabh's Besharam was an Average affair and not a Flop. Such was the enigma of the man that even Average fares like Shaan,Satte Pe Satta,Kaala Patthar,Besharam etc were considered Flops only 'coz of the massive expectation that came with every Amitabh film (80% of his 40 odd films between 1973 and 1985 were certified Hits).

Contrasting that to media made so called superstar Ranbir,such is the manipulation and cheating of out media and the critics that his genuinely AVERAGE fares like Bachna Ae Haseeno,Rockstar & Wake Up Sid have been perceived as Hits by manipulating media and pseudo intellectual urban idiots who dunno a thing about how box office operates and what true "popularity" and "superstardom" means!

P.S.: Not to mention the kiddos and pretty boys and girls who consider garbage bin trash like Rockstar/Bachna... and juvenile rubbish like Wake Up Sid & YJHD as "cults" (of course without knowing the definition and the true meaning of a cult,all thanks to the media).

@Soham *sigh* I know, I should get that back, no? Will do, from next time. Till then, thank you for reading and bringing me back in line ;)

@Anuj continued... :)


@Meeta : How would u describe the popularity of an actor whose yet to give the bigest hit of the year in his 7 years of "superstardom" and has featured among the top 3 actors of the year (based on box office and audience response,not on the manipulative awards) only once (that too in a multistarrer)? :P


By the way,here are the other reviews of yet another lousy,unbearably bad and absolutely pointless RK film. Read and judge for yourself.I guess someone forgot to "gift" the media this time around :P


@Meetu: 1978 Besharam was a mediocre affair compared to other Amitabh's films. Talking for myself who was a blind fan of Big B in that period found Besharam quite lacklustre. One has to keep in mind though what Anuj said i.e. expectations from a Big B film in 1978 were humangous. Also; Big B had a major competitor in himself. For instance his besharam was released in peak summer school holidays period where for 4 consecutive Friday we had big B films viz. Kasme Vaade, Besharam, Don and Trishul. So you can imagine the period :-)


The only actor who supersedes Amitabh Bachchan in terms of popularity is probably Dilip Kumar. And the point to be noted is that whatsoever the self proclaimed cinematic intellects and critics have to say,Salman Khan is the most poplar Bollywood actor in the domestic market in the last 20 years! If doing "nonsense masala films" can get you the kind of popularity and fan following Salman enjoys,i'm sure these proponents of "good and intellectual cinema" would give 2 hoots about script and content. But then again,he is The Salman Khan,nobody competes with him. Sorry critics,but i'm sure Mental is gonna make you chaps go Mental indeed & leave you with egg on your faces :P


@fan:You forgot the fact that Muqaddar Ka Sikandar too released in 1978,AB's biggest hit after Sholay and second biggest blockbuster of the decade of the 70's!

In all, Besharam fails to achieve the intended humour and is so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Stay away, it’s difficult to sit through!

Ranbeer Looks awesome in this film.Movie is good.I like "Dil Kaa Jo Haal Hai" songs.After a long time Abhijeet sung a very good of luck Besharam.

@Anuj See, I think Ranbir Kapoor is a brilliant actor, then his commercial success doesn't matter to me. Our difference of opinion on these two basic points is well-established. :D

And why this comparison with Amitabh Bachchan!? Why compare at all, with anyone. I can be a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and like Ranbir Kapoor, enough room for all those who I like. :P


Commercial success of an actor is testimony to what proportion of the audience thinks of that particular actor as good/awesome/brilliant. And going by Ranbir's success ratio,its evident that a greater proportion of people consider Sunny Deol and Jackie Shroff to be better actors than Ranbir :P You're in an elite club indeed,that of maybe a few thousands who considers this dumbed down version of Raj Kapoor as "brilliant" :D

A silent reader of your blog missing the notepad section since last few weeks. Please take out your notepad from your closet :)

Thanks @Full Movie. I want to too, just never end up finishing the review in time. Let's see if December does the trick. :D

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