Before we get started on the Besharam Movie Review, analysis good and not-so-good parts, we have to mention one thing that the movie is all about: Ranbir Kapoor. We have seen Ranbir don many a role in his past movies, versatile, energetic and completely capable, but for the first time we see him in a role that is no-holds-bar “galeez”!! A character so everyday, a character whom everyone will fall in love with and connect with. In every guys heart, they wish they were like ‘Babli” (Ranbir’s character in Besharam), but ofcourse, they are not!
The promos, the trailor and the songs, let alone the name of the movie, all hinted at one thing: an all out chor-police fun fest with some outrageous acts of besharam-ness, a little bit of action with some gunda’s thrown in there, a fair share of romance (besharam-style, if we may add), and ofcourse, a WHOLE LOT of the main pull behind the movie, Ranbir Kapoor.
Besharam is a story of a con-man, Babli (Ranbir Kapoor), who is both flamboyant and unapologetic in his ways. His every move is absolutely shameless, and there is a great sense of joy and self-accomplishment in the way he goes about his life. There is a very misguided sense of what is right, and a supreme lack of regret, let alone morality! But ofcourse, even the wildest of beasts can be tamed by love, and that is exactly what our leading man Ranbir Kapoor gets bitten by! Ever since Tara (Pallavi Sharda), comes into Babli’s life and everything starts taking a twist. Even before Babli realises his wrong deeds and wants to set about correcting them, the law catches up with him in the form of two police officers who are out to get him! The cops are your typical Haryanvi folk Chulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor) and Bulbul Chautala (Neetu Kapoor). Put aside all this chor-police sequences, and you have a bad-guy thrown into the mixture! Javed Jafri plays the villians role over here to perfection, perfect mix of comedy and sadism! Even as some heavy action breaks out, and the chor-police saga continues, will Babli be able to repent for his past deeds, win the heart of his love and also get the better of the bad guys?
Ranbir Kapoor is a Rockstar. Period. Time and again, he delivers irrespective of movie and role, and Besharam is no different. His mannerism, his expressions, the clothes he wears, the language he uses, down to the hairstyle he has, you can’t help but fall in love with Ranbir Kapoor for his flawless acting skills. There are a few scenes where you feel he is trying a little hard, but then again, in today’s age of actors who cant act… Ranbir Kapoor is a breath of fresh air! Whether it be laying the galli ki gunda to perfection, or the hopeless lover who knows no boundaries, or the chor on the run from the police… Ranbir’s performance stands apart, by miles, from the rest of the crowd.
Pallavi Sharda is a surprise package. This being her first movie, expectations were fairly low, and if the promos were anything to go by, we thought she would be reduced to an eye-candy status that most heroines are subjected to into today’s hero-dominated movies. But that is not the case. She stands and her own ground, and does so with a wonderful performance. She makes a good ally to Ranbir’s antics and somehow keeps the calm and balance, without which some of the scenes would be hard to relate to.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor are pros! What do we say! There is something so natural, and so unforced about their acting, that one cant help but wonder what happened to these type of actors. Their performance as your stereotypical burly Haryanvi cops is a treat! Though Neetu Kapoor gets drowned in the overwhelming screen presence of Rishi Kapoor, there is still much to be learnt about how a jodi fits together on screen!
Javed Jafri does a hilarious cameo in his role as the bad guy! There are few of them out there who can mix comedy with being a villain at the same time, and Javed Jafri is a natural fit into this role. Though smaller that the others, there is enough in there for you to wonder why doesn’t he get more screen time in the movies he acts in.
The Bottom Line:
Besharam is not a movie for the intellectually inclined!! Its got a little bit of everything thrown in over there, there is comedy, romance, and a also a splash of some “angry young man” fighting scenes! The treatment of the characters and the whole storyline is enjoyable, and one will sure not feel bored and before you realise it, the movie moves along at a fast pace. The songs are enjoyable too, with a lovely tribute to the disco-era of the past, and specifically to the younger Rishi Kapoor! The dialogues and one-liners of the movie are definitely something that will stay for a long time, full of comedy!! Abhinav Kashyap(the director) has done a wonderful job of getting the best out of a powerful lineup of actors. Comedy is not easy, but if there is one thing that is consistent across the movie… you’ve got to admit, it’s the humor!!
So, though not one to bother the contenders for Best Movie at this years awards, Besharam will definitely be a hit, not just a hit… a superhit! Ranbir kapoor and his antics will ensure that! I think most everyone out there, young generation especially will have a gala time watching the movie. Its a feel-good movie, and everyone’s going to walk out the theaters with a smile and a laugh!
We are going to give it a rating of 3.5/5