Besharam Box Office Opening

BesharamRiding solely on the star power of its lead star Ranbir Kapoor, Besharam has taken a flying start at the domestic box office. The occupancy in big cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, Bangalore and several other Urban centres is 90-100%. Early morning shows that started at 8AM were running to 65-70%.

But the big difference between Besharam and films like Ek Tha Tiger and Chennai Express is at the smaller centres. While the opening (65 – 75%) in UP, Bihar, CP, Nizam, Tamilnadu / Kerala is much better than most other releases, the occupancy is much lower than films that managed to collect 30 crore plus.

The advance booking at big centres is excellent, quite a few night shows are already sold out. So unless the word-of-mouth is bad, Besharam is likely to collect around 25 – 26 crore on its opening day.

The opening is excellent considering the fact that the overall response to the promos and music wasn’t very positive. The credit for the huge opening almost entirely goes to Ranbir Kapoor, as the female lead (Pallavi Sharda) in the film isn’t a star.

Besharam has released on 3500-3550 screens across the country, its the second widest release for any film after Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express.

Stay tuned to all the latest box office updates of Besharam right here on Indicine.



  • @nilesh, bro 100 crs will be crossed during 5 days weekend itself. In worst case lifetime will be around150 crs. And if reviews is good then there is an outside chance of 200 crs.

  • Even Himmatwala opened well. Everyone knows what happened afterwards. Besharam will break the record for biggest drop.

  • Ha Ha Ha! Where is so-called perfectionist Aamir Khan now? Even Ranbir has more star power than him. Dhoom 3 flop. Krrish 3 biggest blockbuster of 2013.

  • @indicine, aren’t you giving a review? Lot of journalists are pissed because reliance didn’t hold a press screening. And some of them are not even reviewing it. And it seems taran didn’t get paid this time.

  • Besharam rating 2 star.

    Krishh 3 effect karnataka theater.
    Nov 1 ko kannada rajoysav hai, isliye one week tak Karnataka me kannada film ke siwa koi other Hindi tamil telugu English films release nahi karte.

    Krishh 3 relese in Karnataka Novem 8.

    Dhoom 3 Effect Kochadiyaan.
    Kochadiyaan release Dec 12
    Dhoom3 ke prints bhi Kam ho sakte hai.

    Kyoki 3 ya 4 week, 1 month tak puri India me sirf Rajni kant ki Kochadiyaan ka Jalwa hoga

  • Besharam By Taran Adarsh, 2 Oct 2013, 12:22 hrs IST
    1.5 Until last year, the Top 3 contenders to the throne were the three Khans. The game of musical chairs — or one-upmanship, as you may choose to call it — would be limited to these three names. Suddenly, Ranbir Kapoor stepped into the domain with a landslide victory [YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI], challenging the dominance of the three names, forcing the spectators/Studios/film-makers/distributors/exhibitors to look at an all-new competitor. The film industry had finally found the Prince who would take on the mantle, donning the robes of the Pied Piper, attracting spectators in hordes in the domestic as well as international markets. Teaming up with the DABANGG director Abhinav Kashyap only makes Ranbir’s immediate outing BESHARAM special. Very special, in fact. The Studio [Reliance] too is gung ho, giving BESHARAM a massive release [4187 screens worldwide]. Will BESHARAM set new benchmarks? Will it go beyond Ranbir’s own YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI? Will Abhinav Kashyap hit the pot of gold yet again, after the gargantuan success of DABANGG? Surely, Ranbir and Abhinav’s shoulders carry the baggage of expectations like never before…

    To start with, the trailers of BESHARAM didn’t generate the frenzy that one associates with a biggie. Additionally, the songs did not catch on like Ranbir and Abhinav’s earlier films. Besides, the promotional material, for some reason, did not catch the fancy as well…

    BESHARAM is Ranbir’s first tryst with an out-and-out masala film. A genre that’s suddenly caught the fancy of every actor in tinsel town. But, unlike most masalathons, BESHARAM is no remake of a South Indian blockbuster. This one’s more like the vintage masala films that we relished in the Bachchan era. With a contemporary tadka, of course. The question is, does BESHARAM work? Unfortunately, it doesn’t!

    Babli [Ranbir Kapoor], an orphan, is a street smart car mechanic who lives life to the fullest. But he has a heart of gold: He steals cars to support his orphanage. The story takes a turn when he unwittingly hurts the love of his life, Tara [Pallavi Sharda], by robbing her car and selling it to Chandel [Jaaved Jaafrey], who is into the business of money laundering. Babli decides to undo the wrongs in his life, but is it so easy?

    Like most masalathons, the premise of BESHARAM is simplistic, but the real test lies in padding the screenplay with gags, punches and moments that would keep you completely enamoured in those 2.20 hours. While BESHARAM does have moments that can be termed pleasurable, the consistency is clearly missing. These moments are sporadic, coming up intermittently, but what takes you by complete surprise is the crude humor that’s integrated in the narrative. I mean, one doesn’t mind the toilet humor as long as the situation warrants it, but it seems completely forced in this film.

    Even the writing hits a rough patch on varied occasions. While the villain’s track fits wonderfully in the scheme of things, the love story lacks the spark. Even the chemistry between Ranbir and Pallavi, so vital in a film like this, lacks fire. Again, a few moments between Ranbir and the cops [portrayed by Ranbir’s real-life parents, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor] do hold attention, especially Ranbir’s outburst in the finale when Jaaved attacks Neetu Kapoor, but the sequences between Rishi and Neetu are, at times, over the top. The action too offers nothing novel. Bashing up multiple people at one go, jumping on a car with splinters flying all across, Rishi getting into the GADAR mode in the climax… it seems like an assemblage of sequences to evoke reactions.

    While BESHARAM is a love story at heart, one expects the musical score to be lilting to the core. But the soundtrack disappoints as well. You forget all about the songs the moment you exit the auditorium. Of course, Ranbir tries to add a lot of infectious energy to the compositions, but the soundtrack lacks the quality to reverberate or stay on your lips. The DoP captures the locales and frenzy adroitly.

    Post DABANGG, the expectations from Abhinav Kashyap are tremendous. In his directorial debut, Abhinav created characters and chose lines that hold tremendous recall value to this day. But one misses the clever writing in BESHARAM. The screenplay, like I pointed out earlier, is sloppy and the characters too lack the charm to win you over. Even the supporting cast, which has the senior Kapoors teaming up again, lacks the madness that one would’ve expected.

    It is up to Ranbir Kapoor to salvage the show and I must admit, the actor flaunts the attitude all through. He is simply brilliant. The corny lines he mouths, the flashy clothes he wears, the pelvic thrusts in the songs, it’s a good departure from the kind of classy roles he has portrayed in the past. Pallavi Sharda looks completely misfit in this role and the pairing with Ranbir lacks the fizz. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, who have worked in several comic capers and masala fares earlier, are effortless, but not memorable. Jaaved Jaaferi leaves a strong impact. It’s a joy watching him in a negative role. Amitosh Nagpal, as Ranbir’s pal, hams.

    On the whole, this film proves the adage ‘All that glitters is not gold’ absolutely right. BESHARAM is a huge disappointment!

  • Boxoffice is all about Good Luck, PPNH was way n far better than Besharam. But Shahid is so unlucky Guy. YJHD was average but Ranbirs Good Luck made it Blockbuster. I am not against Ranbir or not even hater of Ranbir. He is Talented Actor.

  • Making bad films is a short term strategy used by film stars to keep themselves relevant,
    since these box office audience are addicted to watching for pleasure, others watch to
    find faults and spread negativity.
    In economics the only way to assume relevance is to use effective means to an end of
    making money.
    For instance morally loose women/men (prostitutes-escorts) are some of the highest paid
    persons but does that mean we should praise them.
    Note stars dont make bad films work instead bad films make stars work.
    Tell thse stars to make movies like bhaag milkha bhaag, madras cafe, udaan, mnik,
    guzaarish, special 26, barfi — and achieve 135cr and i will be convinced they are real

  • Box Office Prediction
    first 5 days – 102cr
    first week (7 days) – 121cr
    second week – 37cr
    third week – 14cr
    fourth week – 3cr
    others – 2cr
    lifetime – 177cr
    overseas – $9.8m

    Besharam 2days vs Phata Poster Nikla Hero lifetime.

    R – ranbir
    R – redirection
    R – redefinition
    R – resourcefulness
    R – besha(r)am
    go go go besharam
    Stars where also shameless making bodyguard, ready, ra one, kites, son of sardaar.
    Guess this film is a tribute/spoof to/of these films.

  • i told it during YJHD time that ranbir’s true test will start from besharam.. dont forget YJHD was a well made movie with excellent word of mouth, superhit chartbuster music, deepika ranbir pairing, post IPL release, summer vacations, no competition, open weeks.. but people were in a hurry to call him no.1 n superstar.. m so glad the truth is out.. i told everyone ranbir’s true test will start now and he has failed miserably.. so plz hold ur guns before u call him a superstar or no.1.. it was so immature n foolish of people to claim it.. it takes 25 years of hard work, constant n huge fan following like salman n srk to get the tag of superstar.. so i request the media n indicine to not to give the tag of superstar to anybody so easily.. just one hit film n u guys make anybody a superstar.. i remember in ur articles a few months back calling emraan hashmi a superstar.. plz for god’s sake.. in that case even aditya roy kapoor is a superstar..

  • Besharam totally relies on ranbir’s shoulders and he proved it once again that he is the king of boxoffice numbers. The film’s trailer was disliked, the songs were not chartbuster, the heroine was new but still ranbir managed to pull in the audience to the theatre and managed to collect 25 crs on openingday. @daxtnamm u are totally mad he has passed his test with flying colours. He has more talent than all those three khans combined and now he is the boxoffice king too. Even after so much if negativity the film got such a phenomenal opening which tlls us a lot about his star power. What ranbir has achieved in 5 yrs, khans took 20+ yrs to achieve thay

  • this movie will break CE record and also his 1 day oppening ? haha what a joke…..:D Good luck for Ranbir,but this movie I don’t think will be so lucky for him like Barfi and other with Deepika .Sorry Ranbir may be next time .may be…….

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