Beehad attempts to present the story of the dreaded dacoits of the Chambal Valley during the time they looted and pillaged the land along the Beehad River Valley and roamed unchallenged.
However, the actors seem to think that ‘intensity’ means ‘to constantly shout out your dialogues’. The acting is over-the-top and as for the song interludes, the less said, the better.
The family tree of the dacoits is traced and several scenes are dedicated to the rise of dacoits like Phoolan Devi, her predecessors (Shriram, Lalaram, Fakkad, Mustakeem, etc.) and so on. The story of her male counterparts is also depicted. So too is the rise of another dacoit called Kusuma Nain who married the dreaded thug, Maan Singh, and consequently rose in power.
All the real-life elements that one might expect to see in such a film – revenge killings, debauchery and so on – are there, but the film flounders. Scenes are needlessly stretched and some situations, overly dramatised. The idea and intention behind this film was probably sound, but the execution falls far short of what this movie could actually have turned out to be.
The film tells the story of the life and times of the Chambal Valley dacoits.
The Times of India