Ranbir, the bright young lad who lit up the screen with effortless acting in films like Rocket Singh, Barfi and Rockstar, stoops to the lowest of lows in Besharam. He adjusts his crotch, talks garbage and even exposes his butt crack in the process. And all this in the name of entertainment. By god, if this is entertainment, it should be tax free, because the audience is taxed enough in the theater! And what's even more dreadful is that his parents join in the tomfoolery without thinking about the consequences.
And at the helm of this disaster is the Dabangg director "Abhinav Kashyap". This film completely exposes his incompetence as a writer-director. It's shabbily written and it seems all the good effort in Dabangg was done by Dilip Shukla. Abhinav creates a forgettable protagonist, who is more irritating than anything else. He even writes such ordinary dialogues that not one stays with you after the movie. And it seems Salman had a big hand in picking the songs of Dabangg, because this film has such a shitty soundtrack, that you would rather listen to Rishi Kapoor's bowel movements! The direction is even worse. It starts off with a badly shot and choppily edited car sequence which gives you a migraine. Neither does the comedy work, nor does the action and it's supposedly an action comedy!
So Ranbir Kapoor urf Babli is like this Horny Mechanic, who is introduced as a guy that can steal cars like Makkhan. But poor baby, he is actually an orphan who takes care of orphans and that is why he steals. Why he behaves in such a despicable manner is, well, a mystery. Anyway. So he keeps pushing his crotch in every place possible until he meets Pallavi Sharda urf Tara. He falls head over heels for her, and starts irritating the hell out of her(and the audience). Meanwhile, there is a strangely restrained Jaaved Jaffery, playing the villain, who gives him a job of stealing cars. But when Babli does steal a car near the interval, he goofs up big time and prolongs our pain by a nauseating 75 more minutes! The less I talk about the bumbling Cop duo of Rishi and Neetu, the better, coz I frankly don't want to demean them any further than what they have put themselves through. Rishi Kapoor literally drops his pants for his son's film. Disgusting.
As far as Ranbir is concerned, he shows more arrogance than anything. He was effortless in his other films. Here, he simply is so over confident of his craft, that he feels he can get away with anything. But he lacks both SRK's charm and Salman's style to really pull off a shoddy film. He should probably just deflate his ambitions a bit and focus on good cinema. And even if he is taking a chance, he should do it in the Aamir way. Humility, above all else, would help him not just survive, but thrive. I will try to forget this movie, coz quite frankly it has left me so pissed off that I would say "Run Bir Run... I have a bloody gun!"
My request for this film released on #GandhiJayanti? Like the Mahatma said Bura Naa Dekho.... Aur Itna Bura? Kabhi nahi!
Rating: 2/10 (Atrocious Cinema)
Wait a minute... I know what has happened.... Adam Sandler has kidnapped Ranbir and taken his place... That should explain the crass toilet-humour... Yes.. That must be it...