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Besharam is a 2013 Bollywood romantic action comedy film directed by Abhinav Kashyap. The film's tagline has been stated as "Na sammaan ka moh, na apmaan ka bhay", translated as "No yearning for respect, no fear of humiliation".Wikipedia

Besharam Reviews


...the look and feel of the film tacky, and the scatological humor mostly off-putting. I'm going with one out of five for Besharam. A major misfire in every way.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


Besharam is not a film. It is Bollywood's brightest young star stooping to conquer, in search of the mass market. There is no motif in the film other than making Ranbir the new Salman. But why do that when we already have a Salman?

Khalid Mohamed
Deccan Chronicle


Throughout, direction-wise Kashyap appears to be hell-bent on making a statement – that masala is all that matters. A measure of control could have been exercised, though, especially during the finale which stretches on till kingdom come. Redeemingly, the end-credit titles are a zinger.

Anupama Chopra


The producers’ money and the actors’ time have already been wasted by Besharam. I recommend that you save both by skipping it. I’m going with one star.

Besharam is so unbelievably sloppy and senseless, not even the best actors in the business can redeem it no matter how hard they try.

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.Watch Besharam primarily for Ranbir Kapoor and the zany climax in an old-world warehouse where the ghosts of many Hindi movie heroes of yore are invoked.

Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times Of India


While this is far from the best films of the year, if you shamelessly love Ranbir, go for it. You might not like this if don't have an appetite for typical Bollywood formula films.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today


I can't decide what's worse, Lalit Pandit's music or Abhinav Kashap's direction. Mr Kashyap, you got the Kapoor clan in attendance and your lead actor did his bit.. is that enough?Skip this Besharam film!


Besharam has too many shortcomings and lacks the ravishing junk delight of calamitous ending that commercial flicks usually generate. However, it is only worth for Ranbir, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor who in their respective roles, give us in patches, an insistently enjoyable time! It is fit for an average entertainer and I am going with a 2.5/5 for this sweet mammoth of passable cinema! You can go watch this and have a judiciously fun time, but don’t expect the enchantment of Dabangg! This doesn’t even near it by an ounce.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


This film proves the adage 'All that glitters is not gold' absolutely right. BESHARAM is a huge disappointment!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


This is unadulterated lame, lazy and embarrassing writing.Here’s one word to sum it up – avoid.

Rummana Ahmed
Yahoo! India


Ranbir alone makes ‘Besharam’ watchable, approaching this film with complete sincerity and proving that he can even make shoddy writing look good.


It’s shameful really, when an actor, who initially showed immense promise of being a versatile performer, is slowly turning into just another Bollywood stereotype.He has evidently abandoned his flair for picking distinctive characters with director Abhinav Singh Kashyap’s ‘Besharam’, where Ranbir Kapoor obediently opts to flex his (lean) muscles for a mindless box-office churner.


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.

Komal Nahta


Besharam is an ordinary film which suffers on three counts mainly – ordinary script, dull music and weak heroine. However, it has Ranbir Kapoor’s superstardom and the excellent initial (due to holiday of Gandhi Jayanti) as its plus points. Overall, the film may not be liked by a large section of the audience and may, therefore, not have an eventful run at the cinemas but, commercially speaking, it will definitely reach the safety mark.

Yeah, this could have been Ranbir Kapoor’s Rangeela. It’s funny in some parts but nowhere as good and only half as much fun as director Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabanng.

Audience Reviews for Besharam

  • Bubbly
    41 reviews
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    BESHARAM is a worthy successor to BARFI to be sent for Oscars.

    KAASH, we all could YAP! Thank God, we can’t! Agar ek bhai ka dabba gol ho gaya (THE LUNCH BOX), toh duusre ka flat tire. And still both r providing unasked for whinebites. Aadat se majboor. Never mind. Not everyone can make a film only for Oscars. Bade Bhaiya was ready with designer suit, French cut (that doesn’t change basic small town goonda look) and acquired a much younger foreign looking wife also (a non-actress, who can open her cave-like mouth). She could look good hanging over the arm. Sound-bites were ready but the red carpet was pulled from under as the main product is inferior.

    But the second kind brother is ready (not with the product but "l can do better than u at being WORST".) Courtesy big brother, he acquires star actors and a corporate distributor. Holiday, long weekend, solo release, blah blah is ready but the main course goes missing. U get the drift eh! Afterall, u r the viewer. There is more to come. If two bhaiya are not enough, there is a behen in waiting. News is, she too wishes to...direct. (Did you all faint!) Never mind. The debutant director’s wife is a book writer. (I hope, you didn’t die!) Here, I’ll mind. Plot:

    Director: Naach na jaane, aangan teda

    Hero: tai tain phish

    Film: Saridon aur chappal-joote sath le jaana. Tamatar mehnge hain.

    If one can barely tolerate this khichdi of 80s movies, the credit goes wholly to Javed Jafri, Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh. Ranbir has a long way to go as an actor. If YJHD was a fluke hit, doesn’t mean he can act. He is just lucky among the current younger lot.

    Ranbir is striking package deals with director partners: Karan Johar (BOMBAY TALKIES, YJHD); Abhinav Kashyap (BESHARAM) and Anurag Kashyap (Bombay Velvet). He is partnering with Anurag Basu (BARFI) with JAGGA JASOOS. Even Rajni babu Kan’t save this movie. Chala murari hero banne. Sharab, kebab, Shabab, drugs, cigarettes se fursat kahan. Yeh bhi pheku type hai. Like Narendra Modi, Ranbir too will put his directors in Income Tax noose for source of funds.

    And Salman Khan is laughing all the way to the...toilet (u read that right as laughing has loosened his bowels.) Salman had ghost-directed DABANGG and it was a blockbuster. He offered the sequel to the debutant "director", who REFUSED and the movie was another blockbuster. The debutant was without work for 3 years. And he followed D with B thinking he could direct. But he could only produce Salman-clone. When original is still around, why’ll v taste baasi kadi? Since this film is ghost-riding on Salman’s shoulders, he should take profit-sharing (if there r any.) Now, I’m also laughing. Oh, u r also laughing. V all r laughing. The situation ends on a happy note. As for the review, when the side-show is so entertaining, who asks for the story. Even with microscope, it cannot be found. Sleep well. The "director" is also dreaming of his next blockbuster. And Dada Kondke is turning in his grave.

    October 04, 13