Ranbir Kapoor at Bersharam Song Launch (Varinder Chawla)
Ranbir Kapoor at Bersharam Song Launch (Varinder Chawla) (Varinder Chawla)

Abhinav Kashyap's second directorial film, "Besharam", has failed to pick up on Saturday at the Indian box office. The film, which had a grand opening, could not maintain the same pace over the next three days of its theatrical run.

The Ranbir Kapoor starrer raked in ₹5.94 crore on its first Saturday, which is quite disspoining since the collections generally shoot up over the weekend. 

"#Besharam *actuals* Wed ₹ 21.56 cr, Thu ₹ 7.13 cr, Fri ₹ 5.68 cr, Sat ₹ 5.94 cr. Total: ₹ 40.31 cr nett. EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

"Besharam" collected ₹40.31 crore in four days at the domestic box office. The combined three-day total of the film stands at ₹18.75 crore, which is lower than the opening day total of ₹21.56 crore.

"Besharam Thu + Fri + Sat *combined total* is less than what it collected on Wed [₹ 21.56 cr]. Shocking," Adarsh said.

The film, which was released in 3,600 screens, was made on a budget of ₹60 crore. It is expected to recover its production cost by the end of the first or second week.

"Besharam" is the third much-hyped film of this year after "Himmatwala" and "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara". Both films bombed at the box office.

"Himmatwala", directed by Sajid Khan and featuring Ajay Devgn, was one of the biggest non-holiday grossers, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.

Akshay Kumar's "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" also failed despite registering a fantastic opening day collection. The film's competition with "Chennai Express" created huge hype, but the gagster saga failed to make a mark at collection centres.