Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Oct 03, 2013, 03:52 PM IST
Take a young star who has recently given a blockbuster, put him in a no-brainer script, now add some action and comedy, take in the star’s popular parents for creating buzz. Here you get a perfect Bollywood masala-slapstick-comedy Besharam. But it seems like Dabangg fame director Abhinav Kashyap has forgotten to add two extremely important ingredients in the film, good script and innovation. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer film has too many loopholes and nothing new to offer.
However, we are much aware that presence of a big star in a Bollywood masala film can cover a lot of ‘plot’ holes, even the craters that trip up Besharam. Don’t even try to make sense out of the storyline or you will end up scratching your head throughout the film.
First half of Besharam is funny and entertaining, but the second half goes completely out of track and the film ends up with a disastrous climax.
Ranbir is playing a role of an orphan child Babli in the film. Just like his name ‘Babli (naughty)’, Ranbir is shameless, fearless and regretless. He steals cars and donates all his money to the orphanage he has been brought up in. He also works for Javed Jaffrey who is a dangerous hawala dealer.
Twist in the story comes when Babli steals his beloved’s (played by debutant Pallavi) car and sells it to the hawala dealer. Now he wants to steal the car again from Javed and give it back to Pallavi.
Characters of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor have been forcefully adjusted in the story just to create the buzz. Still it is a treat to watch them together with Ranbir on screen. There have been several scenes in the film wherein Rishi refers to Ranbir as son and vice versa.
Ranbir Kapoor appears to want to differentiate this role from Rockstar and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. He is a bit cheesier, a bit better at heart, and perhaps the boy next door. One can’t blame him for the outcome. The actor has given his 100% and justified his role.
Besharam which could have been a dream debut for debutant Pallavi Sharda, could turn out to be a nightmare. Audience expects a deadly chemistry when an actress is paired opposite the most romantic actor of his age. But there is no chemistry at all between Pallavi and Ranbir.
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.