Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam trailer: Same old, same old?

After all the excitement generated on social media, Besharam’s first trailer is a bit of a damp squib!

The Besharam trailer is finally out – everyone has been waiting to watch the magic that Abhinav Kashyap and his hero Ranbir Kapoor create in the much hyped film. To our dismay, Ranbir’s character is something that we have seen him play umpteen times over on the big screen; it will immediately take you back to the act he did in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and even Barfi!. And just when we thought that Ranbir would give a fitting takkar to the Khans, the film’s director definitely doesn’t share our vision. He doesn’t seem to be over Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey character, which is his creation too. The trailer of Besharam hits you with an instant feeling of déjà vu; no it’s not just Dabangg, but it has shades of it, mixed in with Wanted, Rowdy Rathore, Delhi Belly and all those recent movies that have action inspired from the South with lots of slapstick funny bits thrown in for good measure!

But there are a few moments that make you smile as you watch this trailer. Especially when Rishi and Neetu Kapoor do their thing together – they bring in a fun element with their mere presence and Kapoor Sr stands tall even in a glimpse or two.

Blame it on high expectations from Ranbir, who has been part of back-to-back hits, or from the director who gave Salman his Dabangg tag. But after this trailer, we certainly hope that the film will offer more real entertainment and make Ranbir proud of being Besharam!