Khoobsurat Movie Review

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Subhash K Jha Site:IANS
Khubsoorat , Shashanka Ghosh’s revisionist version of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 comedy ,is a decorous yet devilish take on the original material. While the Rathod family where Mili storms in is nothing like the upper middleclass parivaar in Hrishida’s family . In the earlier film the family suffered from a case of matriarchal tyranny.Here the problems in the royal family are a bit more dense and deep. Ghosh weaves across the royal pastiche tenderly cutting through Hrishida’s arcadian concept of tyrannical discipline as was represented by the very wonderful Dina Pathak. Here the stiff upper lipped mother, interestingly played by Dina’s daughter Ratna Pathak Shah, has a serious problem with happiness. To laugh and enjoy makes her feel guilty for reasons that I’d rather not reveal.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishan Site:Gulfnews

Khoobsurat, which means beautiful, has its sparkling moments. The songs, such as the one where Mili breaks into a dance with the palace’s help, doesn’t serve any purpose and just makes the romance sluggish. Tighter editing and trimming off of Kapoor’s shrill, cute act would have elevated this engaging film into a riveting one.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama
KHOOBSURAT seems to be nowhere near the original. Despite its flaws, KHOOBSURAT does manage to capture your heart at places. Director Shashank Ghosh, who had earlier treated the viewers with his quirky films like WAISA BHI HOTA HAI PART II and QUICK GUN MURUGAN, manages to deliver the film that's strictly good in parts.The film's screenplay (Indira Bisht) falters at a lot of places. Though the film starts on a promising note, the story and screenplay have no meat in the second half and all characters seem to have lost direction. Overall, KHOOBSURAT is likeable in parts with good performances and stunning visuals; however the weak script is an 'ugly' hurdle this film will face at the box-office.
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala
Sonam Kapoor plays the clumsy Mili and manages to impress occasionally but the problem is that she never surrenders to the character completely. The invisible Chanels and Guccis come in the way. She might call her mother with her name and scream “MANNNNJUUUU yaar” but falters at many occasions to play the loud Delhi lass. There is something too petite, too posh about her, even when she crushes papad with her manicured hands or makes gargling sounds when she downs wine. Fawad-SUAVE-Khan is simply FABULOUS! Under his sharp suits and I-am-ready-for-a-GQ-shoot look, he packs a controlled, underplayed performance as he portrays Vikramaditya Rathore. The man has big, dreamy eyes and makes good use of them on various occasions in the film. Khoobsurat is pretty much like Sonam Kapoor and her collection of bags, clothes and shoes --- feel good, easy, breezy, gorgeous and inoffensive. Watch it once. It won’t hurt.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Sonam Kapoor dives enthusiastically into the role of the bubbly Mili and comes up with a delightfully droll star turn, investing the character with both elfin charm and infectious goofiness. Fawad Khan provides the perfect foil, delivering an impressively consistent performance. Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Hussain (both wonderfully in sync with the demands of the screenplay) add to the uniqueness of the casting. Wish one could say the same about Kirron Kher, who repeats her done-to-death loud, loquacious, irrepressible Punjabi mom act yet again. Not that Kirron is any less competent than she usually is, but her overtly hammy performance appears a tad out of place in Khoobsurat. The pitch that she adopts belongs elsewhere in the Bollywood entertainment spectrum, not in a film that is otherwise so refreshingly far removed from the run of the mill. In the end, Khoobsurat is a pretty good show. It is both funny and flashy, but its many flourishes are delivered in measures that religiously avoid excess.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Abhishek Gupta Site:India TV News
Sonam Kapoor is charming as a vivacious physician. Her act for an always excited-for-fun girl is effortless while her chemistry is attention-grabbing with Fawad Khan who shows patience, discipline in equal measures. For those who haven’t seen his serial ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ get ready to fall in love for this new star. Fawad’s expression speaks more than his words and that’s where he looks more commanding in. Music by Sneha Khanwalkar, Badshah and Amal Malik is good. The songs are not served in abundance but wherever placed they perfectly accompany the scenes.
Rating:1/5 Review By:Sweta Kaushal Site:Hindustan Times
Khoobsurat, nonetheless, has its high moments as well. Sneha Khanwalkar's music is foot-tapping and fresh. Shashanka treates the audience with some brilliantly showcased frames and apt camera work. Despite those, we aren't suggeting you should waste time and money on the movie unless you are indifferent to the lack of Sonam's acting skills and an overall lowering of standards for wits and jokes.


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