Khoobsurat is one delicately made and particularly (largely) decorated film which is better than The Princess Diary of theirs. Sonam Kapoor eloquently performs the character and pays the utmost attention to the character. The sweeping visuals marked a tribute to Hrishikesh Mukherjee's feel-good Khubsurat which was a so-bad-its-good film starring Rekha. However, the power of this film, singularly, is its writing. Whether it be the angle showing Sonam's Bengali father and Punjabi mother, Sonam's love story with Fawad or anything else, the film is just penned to priclessness. The character of Mili, the lead, is particularly impressive. Its hands-down more than just a very watchable film. It's the genuine fun that has been sorely missing from cinemas in recent times. I am going with 3.5 out of 5 stars.
1. KHOOBSURAT (1980): Rekha, Rakesh Roshan - BEST
2. KHOOBSURAT (1999): Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Dutt - MEDIOCRE
3. KHOOBSURAT (2014): Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan - WORST
Meg Cabot's novel THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2000) was made into a movie (2001) with the same name. Following its success, a sequel THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (2004) was made, which was mediocre. KHOOBSURAT (2014) is based on this sequel. Let's NOT compare it with KHOOBSURAT (1980) as that is like comparing hell with heaven. (Understatement).
It defies logic why KHOOBSURAT (2014) was ever made? On second thoughts, forget logic, put this question plain and simple and still you won't find an answer.
Sonam Kapoor (29) doesn't know to act. Were she not her father's daughter, she'd find it impossible to land up any acting role. Forget being a fashionista, she is just a cloth horse, who can at best be a scare crow. With her height, she scares away even the crows along with the audience. Disney had spare change so they invested in this movie. Rest as they say, is history - I mean, literally. This movie is a literal dud. With her hollow cave like mouth, Sonam tries to laugh cheerfully. Reminds me of other 'similar' (flop) star-kids - Esha Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Tushar Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Prateek Babbar, etc. Sonam doesn't even have acting boots so she needn't worry about hanging them up. The shoes will hang (YES!) themselves up (mercifully). At, 29 she doesn't get any younger. She doesn't look like a princess.
Kavvi chali hans ki chaal. Bhool gayi apni bhi chaal.
Fawad Afzal Khan (32): Let's not talk about Hindustan-Pakistan here. Actors have no boundaries. They are universal. Fawad must have acted for free in this movie for sure. Disney got two for free (Sonam, Fawad) and it wants the audience to pay for this BS of a movie. No ways. Anil Kapoor must have chipped in for advertising, publicity and marketing. UTV must have paid for theatrical rentals. Fawad looks like he is attending a mushaira. The stubble doesn't make him look chic or royal. And he carries his drama acting in this movie. Kiddo, stick to those dramas. And if you wish to progress to Bollywood, learn from Ali Zafar. And that is a tall order.
End Note: If you still wish to watch this movie, you can - for Kiran Kher is simply superb. And you may ask, where is the review! Well, do today's movies require REVIEWS? They require a kick in the a** for lack of story! Happy Kicking, I mean, sweet dreams over the weekend. smile emoticon
Narendra Modi should watch this movie along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Li is KHOOB and Narendra has SURAT. It has SURAT in it. Of course, bad-surat! smile emoticon
After watching this movie, if you still remember what khoobsurat (beautiful) means, then consider yourself sane. You will also find it hard to decide, who is more khoobsurat - hero or the heroine?
Khoobsurat , a Walt Disney movie actually appears to be a fairytale.
The main characters Dr.Mrinalini Chakraborty (played by Sonam Kapoor) and Prince Vikram (played by Fawad Khan) are a deadly combination.
It can be easily said that both of them are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful looking people in the glamour world.
The story revolves around Dr. Mili who has been assigned a very difficult task of making the wheel-chaired Maharaja (Prince Vikram's Dad)recover and stand up on his feet.
Mili is a free-spirited woman and is shown to be averse to the disciplines imposed by the Maharani (played well by Ratna Pathak).
Mili's mom played by Kiron Kher is a character similar to her earlier roles as a punjabi mother.However, somehow you would still enjoy the comical scenes and would not complain that it is repetitive.
Mili is smitten by Prince Vikram (Viku as she quickly nicknames him) charm and good looks of course!and she doesn't mind expressing her feelings. Prince Vikram on the other hand is strikingly opposite and is also engaged to a princess (played by Aditi Rao Hydari).
Best part of the movie is that it is fun-filled and will manage to keep a smile on your face throughout.
You need not analyse too much on the story as it just simple and sweet. I am a little disappointed with Sonam's acting which is good but could have been better...she was nearly there ....but a little far from nailing it! This could have brought more life to the movie because she was the main protagonist.
I hadn't known Fawad Khan till I heard and saw this movie. This was his debut and I must say that he performed really well. This down to earth, heart-throb is quite an experienced actor back in Pakistan and has won many accolades and awards for his roles in popular tele-series "Humsafar" and "Zindagi Gulzaar Hai". These series are worth watching for his fans and also for his exemplary works.
Khoobsurat is a complete visual and emotional treat! You would crave for more when the movie ends because "abhi toh party shuru hui hai!"