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Khoobsurat Review

Khoobsurat Rating: 3/5

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Khoobsurat Hindi Movie Review


Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
There are problems too, particularly a handful of script contrivances that jar. A break-up between a couple that's engaged to be married feels strangely sterile, and the protagonist's way of dealing with heartbreak towards the end of the film feels 'different' for the sake of it. But these are minor quibbles in a film that is inherently sweet. Khoobsurat, then, is a good example of how formula, when done skillfully, doesn't have to be a bad thing. I'm going with three out of five. It may not be for everyone, but for those who seek comfort in the familiar, it's a pretty satisfying watch.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Shashank Ghosh's Khoobsurat is a bright red lollipop. In every way, this film offers up the expected -- only it does so with a smirk. Yet his Khubsoorat was always meant to be a lozenge -- and, when unwrapping candy, it's always best to know what we're in for.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India (TOI)
So, Khoobsurat is pretty - and pretty hilarious. Romance between the lead pair is like perfume sprayed onto air while the evolution of Mili, from wild-child to dignified woman, and Vikram, from stick-in-royal-sand to a confused, vulnerable man, show. That's what makes it so khoobsurat.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Film Companion
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
 It is a rare Bollywood romp in which everyone involved, on the screen and off it, seems to be having an unabashed blast. 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.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
One of the most pleasant surprises of ‘Khubsoorat’, I’m happy to report, is that Kapoor is not half-bad.‘Khubsoorat’ is bubblegum-y and air-headed and good-natured, and its biggest strength is that it keeps it consistent, becoming one of those films that over-delivers precisely because it under-promises. Verily, I say, a rom com.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
As a result, Khoobsurat is a film that could have been infinitely worse if not for its supporting cast, cosmetically enhanced mansions and music (Sneha Khanwalkar) that is perhaps too funky and authentic for the candy-flossed treatment.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Koel Purie Site:India Today
This is no path breaker but for the fact that I just can't fault it, I still have a smile plastered on my face and I'll probably go see it again... tomorrow, I am giving it 4 warm happy stars.
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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. 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.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
Shashank Ghosh’s Khoobsurat is strictly for rom-com lovers. For those who stumble on it with too many expectations will be massively disappointed. Framed as a feel good love story, the best part about the film is that it keeps you engaged in its dull parts as well
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  1. The movie though seemed some old stories from Princess Diary or the 1981 Rekha starrer Khubsurat, however, it has something unique and interesting elements, which makes it captivating and compelling to catch this Friday. It has the tussle between the decent and indecent people. The royal and non-royal lifestyle, filled with comedy and humour elements, thanks to Sonam Kapur and her mother Kirron Kher. Read full Review at http://www.justbollywood.in/khoobsurat-movie-review/

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  2. KHOOBSURAT MOVIE REVIEW-Part 1 of 2
    On face-value, KHOOBSURAT may just pass off as a fairy tale story that's taken straight out of the fable book with an overly strict mother of the house calling the shots for each and every single member in the household. But, KHOOBSURAT also shows the power of love and laughter, happiness, which can heal an ailing person, bring family members closer to each other and above all, help a person realize his true love.

    One would expect this film to be a fun filled joy-ride since this is Disney's first dream presentation in Bollywood. With the magical dream weavers at Disney at the helm of things, one, but obviously, would expect the film's makers to capitalize of the timeless classic term 'Disney Magic'. Whether KHOOBSURAT and its director live up to this term? Let's analyze.

    The film starts off with the introduction of a professional physiotherapist Mili Chakravarthy (Sonam Kapoor) who is a self-confessed 'spontaneous personality'. She is in charge of treating the players of IPL's Kolkata Knight Riders' team, an 'achievement' that qualifies to get her a suitable match, according to her typical Punjabi mother Manju Chakravarthy (Kirron Kher). Due to the inability of Mili's colleague to go to the royal house, Mili fills in for him to treat the King of the palace. Right from the word go, the very vocally outspoken Mili finds herself to be a 'royal misfit' in the royal palace of Sambhalgarh, which is 'manned' by the lady of the house, Queen Nirmala Devi Rathore (Ratna Pathak Shah). Nirmala's life revolves around her family members which consists of her husband Shekhar Rathore (Aamir Raza Hussain), son Vikram Rathore (Fawad Khan), and daughter Divya. Besides taking charge of the lives of her family members, she also is the person in charge of all the business dealings and maintenance of the royal legacy.

    However, the well maintained decorum of the Rathore household goes for a toss the very moment Mili enters there to treat Nirmala's husband Shekhar, who has been confined to a wheel chair for more than ten years due to an unfortunate accident which not only claimed their eldest son, but also left him paralyzed since. In due course of treating Shekhar, Mili realizes that there's more than what meets the eye. That's when she changes her course of treatment by befriending the King and making his life livelier and fun. Despite the fact that Nirmala and Vikram do not like Mili due to her brash behavior, they gradually come to terms with her after seeing Shekhar respond very positively to her treatments. Despite Vikram being engaged to a royal and rich Kiara (Aditi Rao Hydari), he starts liking Mili, even though being aware that there is nothing similar in them! By now, Mili also starts nurturing similar feelings for him, but refrains from confessing as she learns about Vikram's engagement with Kiara. Will Vikram choose Mili over Kiara as his life partner and does Mili succeed in treating Shekhar? And above all, will Mili manage to melt Nirmala Devi's toughened heart is what forms the rest of the film's story.

    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. Even though the film is supposed to be an official remake of the 80s classic by the same name (that starred Rekha and Rakesh Roshan in the lead), KHOOBSURAT seems to be nowhere near the original. With a runtime of 130 minutes, this film is a story of a girl who turns the life of a royal family upside down... to be continued

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  3. As far as the performances are concerned, Sonam Kapoor gets an author backed role; the film mainly revolves around her character. Her quirks, antics and bindass attitude is supported by smart witty dialogues. One scene that stands out is that of Milli's first dinner at the palace, where she shows up late, follows no etiquettes, enquires about the young princess' relationship status and eventually her phone buzzes with the ringtone 'Maa Ka Phone Aaya'. Halfway through the film though, her loud mouth performance fails to keep you engaged. That doesn't take away her ability to handle some intense situations really well. As for the debutante Fawad Khan, he is very convincing as the Rajasthani prince. He manages to give a subtle, controlled performance as his character demands, yet at times pulls off comedy without getting loud. His comic scene with Kirron Kher in the climax where he drops his royal mannerisms and talks like a Delhi ka tapori surely displays his versatility as an actor. Ratna Pathak Shah delivers what exactly was required of her to do. Sadly her role is half-baked and not even close to what her mother Dina Pathak got to play in the original, Ratna manages to make the most out of what she has been offered as the strict, commanding and disciplined Queen of the royal Rathore family. The irony of Aamir Raza Hussain's performance is that, despite him being confined to the wheel chair through the film, it doesn't restrict him from delivering a sparkling performance. Kirron Kher once again plays the loud Punjabi mother but her witty dialogues manage to make you laugh. At one point she claims to have Rajput blood flowing in her family too despite being a Punjabi lady from Delhi married to a Bengali man. However, her loud performance tends to get a bit tiring towards to climax of the film. The rest of the cast merely help in carrying the film forward.

    Despite the weak storyline, what keeps the movie going forward is its music. Sneha Khanwalkar, Badshah and Amal Malik have done a good job in that department. Songs like 'Engine Ki Seeti', 'Preet', 'Naina' and 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai' which keep coming at regular intervals and gives film the much needed push, especially when the love story kicks in. The film's background score (Simab Sen), editing (Bakul Matiyani) and cinematography (Tushar Kanti Ray) are all good. 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. This flaw is however covered by the film's very witty dialogues writtenby Juhi Chaturvedi. Special mention goes to the film's choreographers Firoz Khan and Karishma Chavan. Also Namrata Soni has styled Sonam very well. Director Shashank Ghosh manages to make the film young a peppy, with quirky characters and fresh beautiful visuals of Rajasthan; however the film's weak script crashes the film completely in the second half.

    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.

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  4. It is easy to see a pattern female reviewers love the movie while males hate it. It is a proper girl flick

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  5. Its a superb movie unlike other no brainers.fawad khan is superb

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  6. KHOOBSURAT:
    Maddening Beauty!! The overacting lead spoils the fun! [2/5]

    Opposites attract. Just like in most of the romantic fairytales; they do meet, greet & kiss each other in Shashanka Ghosh’s candy floss love-story KHOOBSURAT too, but it’s more like ‘Irresistible meets irritating’ and ‘alluring meets annoying’. The later being Sonam Kapoor, of course! First reaction, why should a chick-flick need to be a dumb comedy of convenience? Why should the girl being portrayed as the most carefree, lively and good-natured human on earth has to be loud, noisy, illogical and a stack of overacting on the performer’s side? No wonder, there are times you want to call it off but then, multiplexes aren’t your personal home theatre system that comes with a full functional remote.

    Official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherji’s classic family drama of same name, KHOOBSURAT sticks to the basic premise from the old reference. A young, fashionable and spontaneous physiotherapist [Sonam playing mostly herself] is sent to a royal palace to take care of ‘His Highness’ on wheel chair. This perfectly punctual & controlled museum of people with religiously followed discipline in veins is lead by a sophisticated yet dominating ‘Her Highness’, played by the very reliable Ratna Pathak Shah. No prizes for guessing that there is a prince charming [Pakistani poster boy Fawad Khan in a well-suited role] ready to be the last & final nail in the coffin before the house of infinite rules gets down by our sweet, silly and stylish physiotherapist.

    Shashanka Ghosh creates a world of picture perfect frames with royal real locations, best of props, designer dresses, all flashy colors, vibrant and charmingly polished characters and also succeeds in giving us some extremely beautiful scenes like prince Vikram Singh Rathore trying to talk casual things with his father & the ‘His Highness’. You could actually feel the uncomfortable zone they are in. In other merits, the very experimental music by Sneha Khanwalkar of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ fame is a refreshing and notable change in Bollywood soundtracks.

    Film if falters, it is all because of piercing loudness in characters supposedly being the biggest admirers of life. So despite being a known physiotherapist to a T-20 Cricket Team, this ‘Barbie doll’ in hot pants doesn’t necessarily know the dining table etiquettes and also doesn’t bother to hesitate while asking a young girl of 17 about her boyfriend, that too in front of her mother and just a minute later their first meeting. She is also seen invading premise of historic importance to pose for her Facebook profile picture. You can giggle or laugh out loud considering this funny but I would settle this as another dose of Sajid Khan Humor.

    On the performances, Sonam plays it cool but thanks to the writing, she ends up being the most annoying and overacted piece of this beautifully painted picture-frame. Fawad shows that his popularity comes not merely with the looks but the earnestness in acting skills. I wish his female fans could switch from ‘He’s so hot’ to ‘He’s damn good’. He deserves that. Theatre veteran Aamir Raza Hussain as ‘His Highness’ is the surprise package! Ratna Pathak Shah’s is an extended ‘Sarabhai’ act beautifully done. Kirron Kher as the loudmouthed Punjabi Mother to Sonam’s character is too cliché to enjoy. I could only say, “Manju, [Sonam calls her by her name in the film] ab bass kar!”

    At the end, KHOOBSURAT is ‘khoobsurat’ in the looks, amusingly witty in parts and depressingly maddening for the most. Revisiting episodes of ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’ on YouTube is way better option if you’re in search of good laugh. Watch it only if you can’t say ‘NO’ to your girlfriend! Doesn’t that include all of men on earth? Poor us!! [2/5]

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    1. even masand gave 3....hv lost faith in ur reviews dude.....it ws a gud flick...desrves 3 atleast

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    2. ...sorry to disappoint you, brother!

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    3. KRK gave 1.5 rating very poor movie

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    4. I give the movie 1.5. Sonam was irritating and Fawad was lousy and can't act.

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  7. This movie is amazing..... #fawadfever

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  8. Loved it. Amazing chemistry between Mili and Vikram. Kirron Kher and Ratna Pathak were great. I hope it does well. Fawad Khan is fantastic. Keep it up

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  9. It was an amazing film! Still the critics have not given proper n correct reviews...the cast was superb as well!
    It was TRULY a disney film! #magicl

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  10. Yeh Sonam Kapoor Amir Baap ki Bigadi Beti hai aur kuch nahin,aur uske liye movie banana aiyashiyaan hai aur kuch nahin ,par usko audience par kya zulm kar rahi hai uska usey andaza bhi nahin hai,aur Hero ka naam Fawad aisa kya naam hai isse achha Mawad rakha hota to chalta

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  11. Khoobsurat with its share of candy floss romance with just the right tadka of royalty has a lot going for it. The best part about the movie is that it portrays the tale in a simple way without making things look exaggerated and stays true to its genre. The result is a film that is surprisingly layered and feel-good in every sense of the word. For my detailed review, please visit http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

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    1. lol...thanks for the joke. You must be a pakistani.

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  13. good movie,keep it up sonam,with each movie u r grooming n really its a wonderful movie .performance by all star cast are good

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  14. Nonsense movie. Fawad can't act and looks horrible with that disgusting beard making him look more like a goonda. Please stop casting C grade actors when there are so many good actors. Ranveer would have suited the role better and would have done a better job. Waste of money. If Ranveer played the lead role, the movie would have done more than 50 crore

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