Besharam slips at the box office

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 07, 2013 13:23 IST
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  • Ranbir Kapoor, Besharam

    Besharam is yet another experimental role from Ranbir Kapoor.

  • Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda

    Besharam stars Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor and Javed Jafrey.

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    Ranbir Kapoor tries his hand at action in Besharam.

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    Besharam also has a song paying ode to Rishi Kapoor's Om Shanti Om (Karz) with Ranbir Kapoor donning his father's looks.

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    Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Besharam.

  • Pallvi Sharda, Besharam

    Pallvi Sharda in still from Besharam.

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    Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Besharam.

It started on a positive note, but Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Besharam is slipping at the box office. Trade experts say that the movie had a good opening, but couldn't retain the footfalls on the subsequent days.

The film, which released Wednesday, hit 3,600 screens in India and 700 screens overseas. Critics were not too impressed with the movie and wrote that "with 'Besharam', Ranbir sinks to a low".

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh termed the Abhinav Singh Kashyap-directed film's box office collection as an 'epic disappointment'.

"Besharam (earned) on Wednesday Rs. 21.56 crore, on Thursday Rs. 7.13 crore, on Friday Rs. 5.68 crore, on Saturday Rs. 5.94 crore. Total is Rs. 40.31 crore net. Epic disappointment!," Adarsh posted on Twitter.

'Besharam', which also stars Ranbir's star parents Neetu and Rishi Kapoor along with newcomer Pallavi Sharda, was made at a budget of Rs. 60 crore in addition to the cost of promotions, marketing and advertising.

'First day was good, but second day onwards the performance of the film has drastically dropped. Even on weekend, I don't see any improvement,' Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas told IANS.

The movie has been co-produced by Himanshu Mehra, Sanjeev Gupta and Reliance Entertainment.

 

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