Friday, 4 October 2013

BESHARAM : Movie Review












Here’s the deal, ladies. The idea behind Besharam is, presumably, to make you sit through three hours of gibberish (even by the standards of a gibberish-addict like yours truly) for a three-second sighting of half an inch of Ranbir Kapoor’s butt crack. Now whether that’s a fair deal or not depends on how loyal your hormones are to Kapoor’s cuteness (I admit, mine are supremely loyal). Guys, though I can’t even think of any reason for you to go and watch Besharam, I’d say the film may be an uplifting though highly delusional lesson on how morons with the ugliest possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz

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Here’s the deal, ladies. The idea behind Besharam is, presumably, to make you sit through three hours of gibberish (even by the standards of a gibberish-addict like yours truly) for a three-second sighting of half an inch of Ranbir Kapoor’s butt crack. Now whether that’s a fair deal or not depends on how loyal your hormones are to Kapoor’s cuteness (I admit, mine are supremely loyal). Guys, though I can’t even think of any reason for you to go and watch Besharam, I’d say the film may be an uplifting though highly delusional lesson on how morons with the ugliest possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/movie-review-ranbir-kapoor-looks-like-a-salman-wannabe-in-besharam-1147391.html?utm_source=ref_artic


Abhinav Kashyap’s second film as director is crude, packed with toilet humour, and has no semblance of a plot. “Besharam” is a case study in lazy filmmaking, one that lowers the bar on good taste just to make money at the Bollywood box office by using the star value of the entire Kapoor clan but it just fails.... badly.

Here's the deal Ladies : The idea behind Besharam is,  presumably, to make you sit through almost three hours of Gibberish for a five second sighting of half an inch of  Ranbir Kapoor's Butt-crack. Now, whether it's a fair deal or not depends on how loyal your hormones are to Kapoor's cuteness.( Like one of my female friend's are supremely loyal to Arjun Rampal ). But for guys, I can't even think of one good reason for you to go and watch Besharam cause the female lead Pallavi is neither titillating nor is her character that she has portrayed. I'd say the film may be an uplifting though highly delusional lesson on how morons with the ugliest possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz while living in first floor of a Mohalla house. This film tries so desperately hard to entertain its audiences that at some point after the interval it stops pretending to be a film altogether. This is when I stopped bothering with jotting down notes of any kind for my review, and there is nothing memorable enough to recall either. This is a film in which the hero is a self-confessed luchcha-lafanga: remember that phrase? The kind of thing that the villain used to do— be an illiterate lout, crack cheap jokes, harass the heroine, and pull at his crotch whenever possible — is now down to our hero.

apoor’s butt crack. Now whether that’s a fair deal or not depends on how loyal your hormones are to Kapoor’s cuteness (I admit, mine are supremely loyal). Guys,

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possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz.

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possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/movie-review-ranbir-kapoor-looks-like-a-salman-wannabe-in-besharam-1147391.html?utm_source=ref_articl
If you’re like me, then you usually don’t mind shelling out 300 hard-earned rupees

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Here’s the deal, ladies. The idea behind Besharam is, presumably, to make you sit through three hours of gibberish (even by the standards of a gibberish-addict like yours truly) for a three-second sighting of half an inch of Ranbir Kapoor’s butt crack. Now whether that’s a fair deal or not depends on how loyal your hormones are to Kapoor’s cuteness (I admit, mine are supremely loyal). Guys, though I can’t even think of any reason for you to go and watch Besharam, I’d say the film may be an uplifting though highly delusional lesson on how morons with the ugliest possible wardrobe can eventually land girls who can pay for an EMI of a Mercedes Benz.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/movie-review-ranbir-kapoor-looks-like-a-salman-wannabe-in-besharam-1147391.html?utm_source=ref_a
STORY & SCREENPLAY                       :                Although, the credit for the story writing and screenplay has been given jointly to Abhinav Kashyap & Rajeev Barnwal but you'll keep wondering where is the story-line or what is the story all about. It has no story worth the name, and its oddball characters are facile caricatures that turn more and more bizarre as they hurtle towards a protracted and action-packed climax that turns out to be far and away the most enjoyable part of the film. Most of the comic gags that Besharam conjures up hinge on the film’s pivotal casting coup. You have to go looking for the plot with a microscope.Cynical disregard for basic decency is meant to be cool in this film.In the endeavour to imbue Ranbir's car-thief's character with a sense of mischievous artlessness the narration becomes woefully heavy-handed. The tone adopted is that of a conversation between two reputed stand-up comedians who are out to prove they can convey the seriousness of existence even while maintaining the jokey tone that is expected of them. There are passages of excruciatingly gauche writing where the actors run around in circles trying to be cute replicas of characters from the movies in the 1990s. I'll try my level best to pen down the disjointed storyline which i could make out, so ladies and gentlemen here it goes :     Ranbir Kapoor is Bubly, an orphan who is the Robinhoodesque lovable hero - he steals cars, sells them to chop shops and gives the money to his orphanage. The first 15 minutes is a mindless hotch-potch to establish the main characters, plot and story be damned. Before you know it, Bubly falls head-over-heels in love with some manger of a corporate office Tara Sharma (Pallavi Sharda) whose necklines plunge shamelessly low with each progressing scene! There's a villain too in this gobbledygook - Hawala King Bheem Singh (Jaaved Jaaferi) who is as menacing as a wooden door. And it is for this villain that Bubly unknowingly steals chawl-dwelling Tara's Mercedes, only to help her get it back. Now the film becomes a road trip with song and dance thrown in. The climax is typically '70s and '80s Bollywood - with the hero, heroine and their cronies fighting the villain and his thugs. With the cops sprinkled in to complete the picture.

STARCAST                                            :                         Ranbir Kapoor is the heart and soul of the film as his Babli is in almost every frame. He hams it up probably for the first time in his career but given the fact that he was required to play a character like this, he does reasonably well even when he is hamming it up. Ranbir tries really hard to be the cute buffoon of a Besharam. And he succeeds to a certain extent. But the plot’s general lethargy lets him down. Ranbir's earnest performance alone can't rescue a film which has a wafer-thin story and where the structure is predictable. Rishi Kapoor is amazing as always. His Haryanvi accent is spot on. Neetu Kapoor is also a laugh riot in some of her scenes with Rishi Kapoor. The Kapoor trio deserved a better film because their talent is wasted in this drab of a film. If not for Ranbir and his real-life parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor who are actors par excellence, Besharam the movie would not have been tolerable.  NRI Pallavi Sharda is a new find – an actor and dancer, but probably not fit for this role. Her chemistry with Ranbeer looked very very ordinary which is visible on-screen as they didn't look that well together. Javed Jaffri is hilarious as the funny baddie as he imbibes shades of comedy and evilness in his performance without ever going overboard. Javed Jaffrey is in his element as the villain who is outsmarted by our besharam kid. Amongst the ensemble artistes, Himani Shivpuri does her job well as the Punjabi mother eager to find a son-in-law. Amitosh Nagpal as the hero’s friend and sidekick shows promise as an actor. Also, you can watch versatile character actor Manoj Bakshi taking care of the infants by carrying them in his lap throughout the movie.

TECHNICAL FINESSE                                     :          It is the technical factor that harms the film further. What makes this film rather cringe worthy is the absolutely obsolete music by Lalit Pandit. Except the title song, the rest ruins the film. While watching the film, a cry of ‘not again’ rose when the second last song made its appearance. The moment the last track (with the end titles) appeared, people left the theatre in relief. The other creative aspects of Besharam can’t redeem it either. The cinematography by Madhu Vannier  wears a strange digitally-enhanced look, as if it had been washed in some kind of mocktail. The editing by Pranav Dhiwar & Pankaj Sharma employs retro-effects jarringly and doesn't save the movie during its runtime of 141 minutes. Abhinav Kashyap sorely disappoints in all aspects of the film he is a part of. He delivers the plot and character details only in broad sweeps, never pausing to let little things like psychological nuances get in the way of his defiantly goofy storytelling style.His script provides no insights into the motives of the hero except for the fact that he grew up in an orphanage and resorts to illegal acts simply in order to fund a bunch of castaways. It seems like Dabangg fame director Abhinav Kashyap has forgotten to add two extremely important ingredients in the film, good script and innovation. Kashyap doesn’t even attempt to inject any creativity into this flimsy plotline, relying on toilet humour and mediocre songs to stretch the running time to two-and-a-half hours.

WOW MOMENTS                                          :       Right from their introductory scene Rishi & Neetu Kapoor entertain you with their confrontations and especially Rishi with his Haryanvi dialect. Also, the scene where Ranbeer proposes Pallavi also raises guffaws. Mind You., for me the only positive aspect of the movie is trio of Kapoors.

CONCLUSION                                         :          The movie is totally inspired from the title. It is what it says it is, Besharam, shameless. There is no script, no plot, no chemistry, no love story, only shamelessness and a lot of it. It insults the viewer’s intelligence and is an example of the Hindi film industry’s reluctance to let go of hackneyed storylines that were all the rage two decades ago. But,yes if you want only entertainment without looking at any other aspect of movie-making, you can give it a shot. For rest, wait for it to come on Satellite channels ( which it will very soon ).....    

ROHIT SHARMA.
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