Besharam took a flying start in the morning, which was pretty much expected as the audience now trust Ranbir Kapoor to deliver good films. His fan-following in metro cities is huge, and it is in these centres where the film has opened to packed houses.
But the gap between Besharam and two of the biggest openers in recent times – Chennai Express and Ek Tha Tiger – is widening at single-screens. Even Dabangg 2 which released on a non-holiday had much higher occupancy at single-screens on Day 1. (article continued below)
While it is unfair to compare Ranbir to established superstars like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan, the only reason the comparisons are being made is because of the humongous success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which grossed Rs 188 crore in India and the scale at which Besharam has released – higher number of screens than Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 and about 150 screens fewer than Chennai Express.
Unfortunately though, the response from those who have already seen the film in the morning, isn’t very positive. Critics too have thrashed the film, even those who are usually generous to most big releases have given the film a thumbs down.
Here is what Joginder Tuteja, who used to write reviews for Indicine not too long ago, had to say about Besharam “It is usually fun to watch a masala affair. However there has to be some sense-n-sensibility. In case of Besharam, there is none. Rating * (one star)”
The opening day of Besharam will be huge, further cementing Ranbir Kapoor’s position in the Top 5. But the big question is.. will the film sustain tomorrow onwards?