Remember the 80s and 90s era ? Where fight sequences had more comedy and senseless turns than seriousness and sensible punches. Also where you would be served a song out of nowhere instead of straightforward conversations. Well you might enjoy those fight sequences but won’t enjoy a movie in present age having songs like one I remember from movie Khubsoorat – ‘Sun Sun Sun Didi Tere Liye Ek Rishta Aaya Hai ‘. Point being why play a song of 3 and a half minutes when the same can be conveyed in just half a minute ?
Well, Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam remains besharam indeed. While the movie has good moments, but would also follow the line ‘Every good thing has a price to pay’ and the price is that it will torment you with songs every few minutes.
Besharam is woven on a very simple retro plot, an orphanage brought up boy, named Babli (Ranbir Kapoor), who does stealing to fill his stomach and support his orphanage. He is smart in jacking cars and lands in trouble when his love affected morale hits him and he tries to reverse the deal, that he signed with Bheem Singh (Javed Jaffrey), for his newly found beau Tara Sharma (Pallavi Sharda). On the journey towards end, he ends up being adopted by a corrupt police couple, Chulbul and Bulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh), who also attained realization towards their work and responsibilities. And during this simple story we face a dozen songs out of which hardly two or three are good. The fight sequences were enjoyable though. I did not find Besharam as good as I expected but it was still a light hearted average movie which you can watch and forget.
Technically there were no lapses in acting by either the Kapoors or Pallavi Sharda. However Pallavi fails to make a sweet spot, guess a bad script eats her credit here.
There were no impressive dialogues or screen play, if indeed a script was being written as 80s or 90s had we would have loved to see some great punches as a take home.
So, If you have some spare time, you can catch this with some friends rather than sleeping on your favorite couch. But don’t carry high expectations from the movie . Remember it is not biryani that you eat everyday.
BlogtoBollywood would rate Besharam as 2.5 on a scale of 5.