Release Date: 19th September 2014
Genres: Romance, Drama & Comedy
Star Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aamir Hussain, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Khoobsurat is the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film of 1980 with same name starring Rekha as the lead. Dr. Milli Chakravarty (Sonam Kapoor), a Delhi based physiotherapist with her bubbly attitude like her mother Manju Chakravarty (Kirron Kher), goes to Rajasthan to treat the paraplegic Shekhar Rathore (Aamir Raza Husain), Raja of Sambalgarh. To treat Shekhar Rathore, Mili tries to create fun and free atmosphere in the presence of strict Niramala Devi (Ratna Pathak Shah). In doing this, Mili falls in love with Vikram Singh Rathore, the Yuvraj (Fawad Khan). In certain circumstances because of Mili’s free and funny attitude Rathore family’s separation. Then starts the Love story of Mili and Vikram in royal family and how they get together.
This Khoobsurat is not as Khoobsurat (beautiful) of 1980, but has its moments of joy and fun. Sonam Kapoor has done well, but with her acting skills, she deserves better role. Fawad as Vikram is pretty average and predictable. Solid performances from the two Bollywood veteran Moms Ratna Pathak Shah and Kirron Kher. Prosenjit Chatterjee, as Sonam’s father does what is asked for. Cyrus Sahukar, as Sonam’s colleague and Fawad’s friend gives few funny moments in his minimal appearance.
Khoobsurat has few good & funny moments and good performances from the leads, but storyline, screenplay and climax is disappointing. The music composition by Sneha Khanwalkar is entertaining is most songs.
The Bottom Line: Khoobsurat is sweet and funny, but no where to the original.