The film, which released on 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) Wednesday Rs 21.56 crore, Thursday Rs 7.13 crore, Friday Rs 5.68 crore, 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 said.

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


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