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What makes Walt Disney produce an Indian film? You instantly feel like finding out. And you get this. So, it supposedly is a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Khoobsurat (1980). Hrishikesh Mukherjee films shouldn't be touched. They belonged to that era, they take us back there and the simplicity makes little sense in today's context.
So to contextualize it of course, the film had to be taken to a palace - the last place a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film would be associated with. Everything about this new film spells fake - the queen, the prince and the "physiotherapist". You'd think a physiotherapist would have trained herself to not trip over stuff all the time. Apparently not.
So, you have a Sonam Kapoor making a caricature of herself by tripping and falling over stuff through the two-minute trailer. I guess this is her attempt to fit in with the caricatures that the rest of the characters are.
The hope though is in the name of the director Shashanka Ghosh. He gave us *Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II" which I remember enjoying. And if nothing else, we'll hopefully at least have Sneha Khanwalkar's quirky music to keep us company.