Khoobsurat

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?)

quick review:

Khoobsurat might not sweep you off your feet, but it will take you into its dreamy, even if contemporary, world for those two hours.

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Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Running time: 130 minutes
Genres: Romance
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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.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"
glamsham - "3/5"
koimoi - "2.5/5"
Milliblog - "Sneha’s inventive sounds add soorat to this Khoobsurat."
Music Aloud - "7.5/10"

- meeta, a part of the audience

Good romantic comedies are few and far between. Well, of course, I mean the ones that make you laugh and go "awwww" alternately. There are others that try and you wish they hadn't. Khoobsurat has honest moments that make you want to fall in love all over again and times when you laugh out loud. That is not to say it doesn't have clichés and all things that go with the word Disney, prince and princesses.

In that sense, Khoobsurat (2014) differs from Khoobsurat (1980) in one significant way. The focus is much more on romance here than it is on binding the family, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The further a remake steers from the original, the better its chances of working.

The biggest surprise is Sonam Kapoor. It's like she has left herself loose, like she has finally gotten comfortable in front of the camera. In many ways, she reminded me more of Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met and Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara more than Rekha from the original Khoobsurat. Doesn't help that the characters are all similar, but more to do with how stiff these women were in the films before these and these films saw them let go.

There are a few other charming details (other than the prince himself, more on him later). The supporting characters from King Rathod's aide, Ramsevak to King Rathod himself; from the prince's little sister Divya to her mom, Her highness, Nirmala Rathod (her first name a nod to the corresponding character in the original film). The characters have slight flourishes to them that keep you interested and are played out very well by the actors themselves.

The only sore thumb being in the form of Kirron Kher. Isn't she done playing the loud Punjabi mom just yet? I understand the Punjabi background comes in handy when you want to show that the genes transferred is what produces the uber-chirpy Mili (Sonam Kapoor). But, it is just tiring to see that stereotype.

What it helps though is to accentuate the stark contrast between Mili and Prince Vikram (Fawad Khan). Fawaad Khan has a lovely restraint about his persona. It is like this role was meant for him and him only. While he needs to hold just one expression through most of the film, when he does need to deviate, he does it with the slightest change and yet makes it believable.

What also keeps things believable in this palatial setting are some very day-to-day one-liners. The kind you and I would quip nonchalantly and laugh hard over. Some of the situations created and the way they are resolved are rather normal too. And normal in a way that doesn't bore you. That part of real life that you don't mind seeing on reel. Not to mention, for a change the voiceovers that start out sounding awkward turn into amusing train of thoughts that every one has, when they are thinking one thing and saying another.

Another thing which though I really loved, am not sure if it went with the tone for the film was Sneha Khanwalkar's music. It has such a lovely quirky ring to it that you are thankful for its existence irrespective of whether or not it was meant for the said film. I don't if I should be happy or sad that they had someone else do the end-credit song.

Where Khoobsurat misses out then is when characters transition. Perfectly consistent characters that have grown on you, change suddenly. It all seems a bit too convenient. A little too predictable with no effort at masking the predictability. The movie wasn't going to end any other way, you know it and so do I. But some effort at staying away from typicality would've kept the tone of the film through till the end.

Yet, it's something I would recommend for a light Sunday afternoon. It is guilty pleasure. It is saccharine sweet and fluffy. It is candy floss - it won't satiate your appetite, but will feel good while you are at it and a little after.

- meeta, a part of the audience

38 reviewers(?) - 12 yays 21 so-so 5 nays

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Thumbs up, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Besides being fun, this is a sensible film. It’s non-judgmental towards Nirmala Rathore despite her harshness. The humour is never raucous and often used to convey an important point: note Milli’s response to Nirmala’s confusion on discovering that Ms Chakravarty considers herself a Punjabi. Except for some rough patches I’ve already grumbled about, this is a well-told story. There you go Sajid Khan, frothy does not have to mean foolish. Khoobsurat is proof of that.... full review

Thumbs up, by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice : ...Hrishida won't recognise this as his "Khubsoorat". But he won't disapprove of what has been done to his work.... full review

Thumbs up, by Srishti Dixit, Bollywood Life : ...Khoobsurat is entertaining, fun and paisa-vasool. If you have been wondering “what’s all the fuss about Fawad Khan?”, don’t miss this one!... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...Director Shashank Ghosh is no Hrishikesh Mukherjee. But he's managed to make a perfect Disney movie. It makes you laugh. It makes you go "aww" and that goes a long way in a young romance. It's definitely not as good as the original. But it's perfectly in tune with the times.... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepanjana Pal , FirstPost : ...For the second time in months, Bollywood has turned the tables to great effect by making a hero play the part that was traditionally reserved for women. We heartily approve. As heroines have argued over the years, it isn't demeaning to be an important and beautiful prop when the character is written and performed well. With actors like Khan in the mix, there may yet be hope for the Indian romantic comedy.... full review

Thumbs up, by Kritika Deval , fullhyd.com : ...Khoobsurat is extremely enjoyable if you know what you're getting going in. If you're expecting anything other than an amalgamation of Beauty And The Beast, The Princess Diaries and every YRF film ever despite having had a look at the poster; well you deserve whatever you're getting.... full review

Thumbs up, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...I was particularly impressed by Fawad, Aamir and Ratna Pathak Shah who give a standout performance. Fawad speaks a lot with his body and eyes in all the scenes. Ditto Ratna, who has to take over the empire after her husband's accident. ... full review

Thumbs up, by koel Purie, 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,... full review

Thumbs up, by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies : ...Watch it with a bunch of friends, especially with girls, and you would have a good time for sure. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum?, Well the movie is a decent fun loving one time candy floss entertainer, catering the teens and family audiences. It cannot be compared with the original classic hit film 'Khubsoorat' as the whole storyline has been majorly changed. It's a clean family entertainer with a Cinderella or meeting the Prince charming type of concept attached to it, due to which the movie ends up being another 'Disney' type of fairy tale type of love story, which in case of 'Khoobsurat' could be termed as desi tale of a 'Disney' beauty.... full review

Thumbs up, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Srijana Mitra Das,, Times of India : ...An underdone kidnapping and overdone Bengali-ness - 'Prawteek', meet 'Mawnju' - slightly distract. However, for the most part, this delightfully roguish romance tickles everything fun-loving inside you.... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Summing up, this first presentation of Disney does have a routine, predictable script having few major drops too. However its young and lively feel, accompanied by some crisp editing, good performances and an innovative background score cover up its minuses well and result in a fairly enjoyable, clean family entertainer respectfully living up to the reputation earned by its title. So you can easily give it a preference over the other releases this Friday as per my opinion.... full review

So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...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.... full review

So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...You can’t completely write-off the film, it’s a one time watch if you have nothing to do this weekend. In fact, Kirron Kher, despite her repetitive acting, is still very entertaining throughout the film. Presence of Fawad Khan will definetly drag her female fans to the theater. Rest, Sonam Kapoor's fans will get what they expect from her.... full review

So-So, by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle : ...Watch the film, resist the urge to compare and you will come out smiling.... full review

So-So, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ...This is not a remake of the original Khubsoorat. If you go with this precondition this is an ok watch. Better for teens than adults... full review

So-So, by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini : ...Half-baked fairy tale that leaves you yawning!... full review

So-So, by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA : ...Khoobsurat is sure to connect with the hearts of girls of all ages.... full review

So-So, by Anupama Chopra,, Hindustan Times : ...I enjoyed Sneha Khanwalkar’s music, especially ‘Engine ki seeti’, and Tushar Kanti Ray’s sumptuous visuals. Sadly, Shashanka displays none of the eccentric creativity that we saw in his earlier films, though he does create moments of charm. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/movie-review-by-anupama-chopra-khoobsurat-is-pretty-plain/article1-1266260.aspx#sthash.6XlHgaSi.dpuf... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...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.... full review

So-So, by Faheem Ruhani, india today : ...Khoobsurat is not going to blow you away cinematically but has enough to keep you engaged and entertained for its screen time. Warning: Sonam's unduly multi-coloured, garish wardrobe could distract you. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/movie-review-khoobsurat-has-enough-to-keep-you-entertained-sonam-kapoor-fawad-khan/1/383882.html... full review

So-So, by Vinayak chakravorty, india today : ...The film is elevated by Fawad, Ratna Pathak and a brilliant cameo by Cyrus Sahukar. Kirron Kher could have avoided rehashing her hyper Punjabi mom from Dostana (she plays Mili's mother). And a little more chemistry between Mili and Vikram would have been nice. ... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...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.... full review

So-So, Indicine : ...If you&'re in the mood for some harmless entertainment and if you don't mind watching a Sonam Kapoor film then Khoobsurat will be a tolerable watch for you. It's not ground-breaking or jaw-dropping cinema but it serves its purpose. Don't expect a lot if you do decide to go watch it, and you will not be disappointed.... full review

So-So, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Khoobsurat isn’t for people who don’t have the appetite for romantic comedies or who aren’t fairytale believers. They will go with incorrect expectations and come back disappointed on grounds of it being unrealistic primarily. I did not mind the lack of novelty because it was afterall a well executed film. Fawad Khan as Prince Charming is the show stealer here and he makes his chemistry with Sonam look fantastic! Bubbling with energy, breezy and beautiful, this film is a good enough, passably enjoyable one time watch.... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY : ...Director Shashanka Ghosh does a decent job of presenting a fantasy tale, but wish it offered a little more than what was expected from this film even before entering the theatre. Fairy tales are fantasies served with candyfloss. 'Khoobsurat' aims to be just that, only it is less creative fantasy and dripping more of sugary syrup. Watch it once if you love rom-coms or better still, if you are a Fawad Khan fan... full review

So-So, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara , Now Running.com : ...Khoobsurat is not a bad film. You could enjoy it if you have nothing better to do. The happily-ever-after endings usually make for a pleasant watch. Also, you really can't expect something completely out of the box from a remake of a classic. Do not go expecting something completely unseen. Khoobsurat is contemporised for today's generation and it has a chick-flick written all over it.... full review

So-So, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...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.... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...This film has little of the gentle nuance of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed original, but it's still pretty good fun. This Bollywood-Disney fairytale combo is worth a shot!... full review

So-So, by Rhea Shrivastav, STARDUST : ...In the end Khoobsurat is definitely not unwatchable... full review

So-So, by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu : ...In a tribute to Mukherjee’s film, Ghosh has named Milli’s mother as Manju, the central character of Mukherjee’s film and ensures that people get to know this link by making Milli address her mother by her first name. It sounds more forced than funny. And the rigid Nirmala played by Dina Pathak in the original is replaced by Ratna Pathak Shah. As the snobbish matriarch of the palace, who doesn’t approve of the loud gestures of Milli, Shah just has to repeat her Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai act and she does it with unmistakable flair. But it is Kiron Kher, repeating herself as the stereotypical Punjabi mother, who salvages the sagging screenplay by injecting freshness to the proceedings with her effortless delivery of Juhi Chaturvedi’s punchlines. She brings the house down when she questions the royalty’s fondness to address itself as ‘we’. Once again it is Manju who saves the day!... full review

So-So, by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM : ...The movie is filled with many fun moments and does not compel you to be prepared for a hard-hitting melodramatic journey. Overall, a light, bright and colourful cinematic experience, with Fawad as an eye-candy, who knows his job to the 't'.... full review

Thumbs down, cinemaah : ...Except for Fawad Khan who looks nonplussed at all times (which he probably was), not one over-acting performer seems to have asked the director just what they were doing and why; if Sonam Kapoor had asked, perhaps she would have toned down her irritatingly loud character, and Kirron Kher would have turned down the role.... full review

Thumbs down, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...There’s no enlivening this uninteresting, feckless, unbelievingly dull exercise in futility. Even Sneha Khanvilkar’s beautiful compositions sound out of sync with what’s happening on screen. There’s no chance of careers being established or made on the strength (or lack of it) of this feeble salvo. Much more would need to be done to accomplish that. This one’s a royal PAIN…no less!... full review

Thumbs down, by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times : ...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. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rohit Khilnani , india today : ...Looks like Khoobsurat is for the multiplex audience but I'm not sure if today's generation will enjoy a dull show like this one... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Shashanka Ghosh’s Khoosurat is an all-round disaster. It reminds me all over again how confident a film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee was, and how sympathetic he was to his characters... full review

107 tweeters(?) - 91 yays 6 so-so 10 nays

_heartsinvain: Khoobsurat will most likely emerge as a hit! Fawad already got such amazing reviews, yayy!

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yousafsheikh77: Omg OMG OMg Such a fun loving movie KHOOBSURAT TOTALLY paisa Wasool Love Love Love Sub zaroor daikhna !!!! —... https://www.facebook.com/mohamad.yousaf/posts/10204643854757541

Wh0NeedsReality: Just saw #Khoobsurat. Cutest film ever, @_fawadakhan_ does a fabtastic job! Well played everyone.

vrindahaldia: #Khoobsurat just in love with this movie @sonamakapoor @_fawadakhan_ @RheaKapoor

vinod9826: "@_shefali_: what an AMAZING movie #khoobsurat was really loved all the manju drama, gande khayal, viku and milli, #MaaKaPhoneAaya

Vikas__Roy: #Khubsurat really very Khubsurat film. @sonamakapoor

upretigunjan: Round of applause for #khoobsurat's casting director, another khan to watch out for #fawadkhan impressive performance by #sonamkapoor

umera4: just watched #Khoobsurat. .!! ..really enjoyed it..its best romantic comedy ever..!! @sonamakapoor @_fawadakhan_ @RheaKapoor

ToobaAhmed91: #Khoobsurat was so khoobsurat loved it to the end! @_fawadakhan_ proud of u love u even more now! u nailed it! did justice to the role!

tneshvaryy: Watched #Khoobsurat just now with my gang... The movie was absolutely great.. Awesome performance by both @sonamakapoor and @_fawadakhan_

TheMaanavMehta: #Khoobsurat movie date with mom! @_fawadakhan_ and @sonamakapoor are super ! Such a feel good cute film ! @rheakapoor !

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Tehmur1: What a #khoobsurat film! @sonamakapoor you were superb! So was #FawadKhan ...loved every bit of the… http://instagram.com/p/tI9p-GONNE/

TeamFawadK: OMG, just watched #khoobsurat, best filmmm I seen in ages, everything was perfect.

tahniyarahman: Watched Khoobsurat! It was so gooood! Fawad Khan is so beautiful!! And @sonamakapoor did a great job :)

SurabhiLimaye: Saw #Khoobsurat today with the man and the best friends! ABsolutely loved it. True Disney Story. Fawad and Sonam rocked!! :* <3

ss_kohli: Khoobsurat # A must watch movie # Full on Entertainment @sonamakapoor @Fawad_KhanFC @khoobsurat2014

SriyaRC: #Khoobsurat an unusual lead pairing that works well...

Sriram29: #Khoobsurat  nice light movie Good play by all the actors. Great show

sonaliuniyal: #Khoobsurat deserves 5 stars **** No I'm wrong for a movie like dis n actors like @_fawadakhan_ @sonamakapoor we should increase it to 10.

shwetadillu: Lukng frwd to watch #Khoobsurat fr a second time..#kudos @RheaKapoor way to go girlll♥♥

shriyagranger: Khoobsurat truly lived up to its name! Thanks fr not bombing!

Shreya22S: Khoobsurat is ur typical BW romcom bt its so damn CUUTEE that u can't help but fall in luv with it<33 No cheap jokes, a clean entertainer :)

shominisen: Of course it is nothing like the original film. But that works as an advantage for the film itself. #Khoobsurat

shoba_c: Watched #Khoobsurat Fawad Khan is brilliant & dashing. The mothers Kirron Kher & Ratna Pathak bearable. Fairy tale love story yup really!!!!

shivanisinha06: Something different ♥ #khoobsurat one more show definately. Moi gorgeous @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor hunk @_fawadakhan_

ShehrozRider: Fawad Khan u Rock... Superbbbbb Movie Khubsurat....full marks

Sharanyashettyy: Yea i so loved #Khoobsurat..such an awesome fun chic flick..my star ws kirron kher evry frame by her in the movie sent ppl ROFLing

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sayali_2898: Saw #Khoobsurat..great entertainer..all characters rocked..hats off @iFawadKhan @sonamakapoor..all the amazing in one..comedy drama romance!

salonich: Cant get over #Khoobsurat.smiling.love fairytales. Thankyou @sonamakapoor for another "feel happy" movie ❤️

SalmaPeDilAGaya: #Khoobsurat Magical movie @sonamakapoor beautifuly portrayd Mili, elegant

salmama52966474: #khoobsurat make our day khoobsurat Its like for me 2day as Eid #FawadKhan #sonam#

SabaKhalid10: just watch khoobsurat superb movie

saady114: WHAT an amazing movie !!! #khoobsurat #FawadFever @_fawadakhan_

rupali_8: Saw khoobsurat.... very very khoooooooobsurat movie ...... awesome acting done by fawad and sonam...full oaisa vasoool

realsanamsaeed: People show your love to Fawad Khan and go watch #Khoobsurat ! All the best to entire team.

Rajinireddy21: A must watch #Khoobsurat!!!!!! U r rockingly awesome @sonamakapoor

rahi26733520: KhoObsurat..AwesOme mOvie ! BeyOnd words really <3 #Fawad sO cute n handsOme #Sonam b sweet :) @Fawad_officalPK @Fawad_KhanFC @sonamakapoor

RabbiaZaheer: Khoobsurat ! #Disney #MazaAaGya

PurvaJ15: What a lovely light-hearted RomCom! So totally loved the Royal Misfit! <[email protected] @_fawadakhan_ Kudos ppl for such a #Khoobsurat Movie!

Priyanka_Rana: khoobsurat :* awsm movie ...girly bt drama lovin it

Pritesh40813792: I watched khoobsurat movie . It was awsome movie .. #maju #mili #viku #ramukaka

PranitV: Just watched #Khoobsurat,loves it. Awesome Movie. Great movie to enjoy with family. Love ❤ a lot #Mili @sonamakapoor, luv u so so much.. :)

pranaydixit: Fawad Khan n Sonam Kapoor are just outstanding. Short VO concept is very different and beautifully filmed by the Director. #Khoobsurat

phartiyalhim: #khoobsurat nice movie !!

payalksoni30: I simply loved it! #Khoobsurat! @sonamakapoor , @KirronKherBJP : you guys were awesome.! http://twitter.com/payalksoni30/status/512996607302705153/photo/1

pawandeepkwatra: Watched "Khoobsurat"2014.. Misfits meets The Royals in a unique way.. Fawad kills Dil.. @sonamakapoor @_fawadakhan_ @RheaKapoor

niharika0701: A #Khoobsurat day comes to an end.. twas worth d wait... long way to go @_fawadakhan_ @sonamakapoor .. a #Disney movie in true sense!

Netasha_Nazar: Good job mann ! @_fawadakhan_ #khubsurat #goodMovie @sonamakapoor u were fab tooooo ♥‿♥

MuzammilNadeem: Disney Khubsurat....awsemm ..Fawad afzal khan well done bro... :)

km043477: #Khoobsurat a movie satisfied me after a very long time!good team work .loved the movie n sonammm is outstanding @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor

KinzaAnsari: Khoobsurat was amazing! Lived up to the expectations, or actually, beyond them! So proud to be a Fawad Khan and @sonamakapoor fan. ❤️

Kat_Mikaelson: I absolutely loved Khoobsurat. Sweet movie and Fawad is such a hottie!

jibranmd: I give #khoobsurat 5 out of 5. Nice work by #khoobsurat @sonamakapoor and @_fawadakhan_..!! And #Khoobsurat @RheaKapoor you too.

Jerjees: It's a home run. @_fawadakhan_ #Khoobsurat is perfect debut with custom build role that is executed to perfection. Full paisa wasool

iamrk97: #Khoobsurat is entertaining, fun and paisa-vasool. If you have been wondering “what’s all the fuss about #FawadKhan?”, don’t miss this one!

Harjapx_x: Wow. India' first disney film-khoobsurat. Deffo felt like a disney movie soo much love for this film

Gvan89: #Khoobsurat total entertaining! Laugh non stop!!! Must watch #Bollywood movie. Worth it!

Grapher_Risha: Big smile!!! Such a cute movie!! Loved it!!! <3 :) #BEHAD #KHOOBSURAT @sonamakapoor @RheaKapoor @_fawadakhan_ Boss 2nd time toh banta hai!

GMDanyal: Super duper hit movie !!!! Khoobsurat

fizzshaikh: #Khoobsurat @sonamakapoor a feel good film.. felt so amazingly good. X

farahakhtar19: OMG! How awesome is #khoobsurat - the last scene was epic! ♥ Never change the way you are to please someone else!

dikshamehra999: Ohhh wow...#khoobsurat getting great reviews from critics as well as ppl tooo....4.5/5..

DevNaFC: #Khoobsurat is #feelgood #romcom esp the #prince @_fawadakhan_ nailed it <3 #cutemovieindeed

DB_reloaded: khoobsurat is a nice enjoyable film @sonamakapoor did a good job she is lively and pleasing to watch 3/5

CuteRuchika08: Totally in love with #Khoobsurat @sonamakapoor @_fawadakhan_ awesome you two cuties!!!

CribsALot: Khoobsurat was surprisingly fun to watch.. it has good music and it's averagely funny throughout.

chikoo_25: awsome awsomeeeeeee movie @_fawadakhan_ u rocked it man #khoobsurat

chevytweeting: #Khoobsurat this weekend with the cousins. ❤️❤️ #BB8 from Monday. Too much fun to kickstart my week break!

cherryLove_04: how i wish to watch khoobsurat again n again n againnnnnn .... and how i wishhhh i could express my happiness n excitement uuufffffff

bubbly_ank: Some movies are heart cinema. Made just for the soul. #khoobsurat was just that. @sonamakapoor , @_fawadakhan_ - You melted hearts :)

Bit_CheesedOff: Such a cute movie <3 #Khoobsurat #FawadKhan looks handsome than ever !! #SonamKapoor n her mum #Manju were hilarious

BirdOnMyBackk: #FawadKhan all the way! He rocks Vikram Singh Rathore brilliantly! #Khoobsurat

bhatty_more: Just watched #Khoobsurat ..love it..great acting done by @sonamakapoor and fawad khan.

BelimSubia: It was awesome movie i hav ever seen #Khoobsurat

BeingFarFLyS: OMG #Khoobsurat I loved it! FAWAD!!!

Balochi_munda: Khoobsurat ❤ great movies

BadassNemesis: OK.. #Khoobsurat is a cute movie.. No one's evil in the movie.. Its what you expect from a Disney movie.. A prince and love. Bindass! ;)

askpraneeth42: Watchd Khoobsurat... Love De Film Its A Gr8 tym To Njoy Ourselves...

AshjaaS: Okay #Khoobsurat ❤️❤️ kinda achiii movie mazzzay wali bssss ummmm

ashizaheer01: Just watched #Khoobsurat with my #khoobsurat gang.. a sweet and cool movie @iFawadKhan @sonamakapoor #fawadkhan http://twitter.com/ashizaheer01/status/513056931439603712/photo/1

Anj76: #Khoobsurat a brilliant movie!

amrnkhn: Khoobsurat was a really cute movie. My friends and I loved it. 3.5/5

amnashahzad: Akhir kar #Khoobsurat dekh li.....luved it....fk looks so hot n God.....this movie is so cute....luved it to bits....:* :* :*

amiirahersi: khoobsurat was amazing and stunning. I finally watched it congrats @sonamakapoor and @_fawadakhan_ love you both!

AliyaShaikh17: A #Khoobsurat day cums to an end.. Was pleasure wtchng #Khoobsurat da cast n enitre team deserves applause..

akshatjdave: 'Manju' is superb. and so is 'RaniSa'. #KirronKher #RatnaPathakShah #Khoobsurat @sonamakapoor @_fawadakhan_

AishwaryaAy: Khubsuratly khubsurat it is!! For sure the new fairytale in all hearts.A movie to be watched again n again..kudos to @sonamakapoor and team

aditi164: #khoobsurat lovely chemistry. Cute movie. Amazing acting by #kirronkher and @_fawadakhan_ Fawad was just too hot in this one. #fawadlove

VerifiedDaru: Btw...khoobsurat has been seen. Fawad Khan is <3 *drool* and for the movie: ofcors can't be compared to the original.. but tolerable.

UmnnaAman: Okay the movie khubsurat was ok. But fawad khan. Bae hai.

purple_rules: Go watch Khoobsurat for Kirron, Ratna and Fawad! Sonam is kinda annoying but tolerable! Movie is strictly for the "awww" crowd #HonestReview

maggi_nnn: Khoobsurat... Just another one time watch

karan20031: #Khoobsurat was ok 2.5/5... Kirron Kher is probably the best actress in Indian Cinema today!!

AnamHz93: Just watched Khoobsurat...it was alright. Fawad Khan was good...but other than it was okay.

toobabatool: The movie Khoobsurat was a total disappointment.

Taleswhisperer: Fawad Khan fans will have to make do with his soaps for now. 'Khoobsurat' is worth missing.

Rachna4S: Fawd Khan is looking dishy. Jst a bit thin. Lovely eyes.The bearded look suits him. Sonam wears weird clothes. Film faaltu hae. #Khoobsurat

prabaI1978: #Khoobsurat MOVIE RATING 1/2 * / ***** 0.5 star out of 5 Stars SUPER DUPER FLOP

ni432: #Khoobsurat bakawas

ManalAijaz: Don't watch Khubsurat. Unless ofcourse..you get to go with cuties like I did.

HainDil: WOW #Khoobsurat movie sucked. What a flipping waste of time, fuck the money.

FedfanTejal: Watched Khoobsurat! Sonam Kapoor is unbearably dum..her accent in particular. Girl, even I'm from an ICSE school..I DO NOT talk like that.

chickoo_chirag: #Khoobsurat is a typical and boring bollywood candy floss type rom com which offers nothing new.

akkash_karma: #Khubsurat Worst Movie ever made the two ppl who add a lil humor are @Kironkherbjp and @_fawadakhan_ Too Much of @sonamakapoor everywhere

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Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anup : Hell of a joy Ride

Yay! Thumbs Up, by girishchouhan5 : et, it's something I would recommend for a light Sunday afternoon. It is guilty pleasure. It is sa

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

A lively girl, Mili (Sonam Kapoor) breathes life into a family that has forgotten how to laugh, love and live.

What Worked

  • This one might be considered as giving the joke away, so please don't read if you like your one-liners fresh. But I so loved the line, have to put it on record - Kirron Kher's line about her daughter marrying doctor, CA, etc. Hats off to the person who thought of this line. What brilliant insight into the urban culture!
  • The Sholay reference. Usually, such references work against the film, here it gelled in quite well.
  • The tinge of dark humor in the way Mili treats King Rathod.
  • Lovely wheel chair!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Sonam Kapoor's love for Disney before the film begins. Doesn't help that she sounds nasal.
  • Sonam Kapoor's outfits. A little too out there. It felt more like wanting to set a trend rather than being a part of the character.
  • How come a doctor doesn't take the patient's history of how he has been disabled? Doesn't she come to know of the backstory a little too late?
  • The Surajgarh palace has only one room for its guests. Yeah, right! How convenient!

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None.
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of kisses. But not shown directly.
  • Concept: A lively girl breathes life into a family that has forgotten how to laugh, love and live.
  • General Look and Feel: Fresh and breezy

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girishchouhan5

nice movie is comming

Fan

Booked for tonight. Fingers crossed.

ANuP

Sonam Kapoor has played a character made for her, she has finally shown that she can act briliently if only corrector role has been given to her.....
Fawad Khan is naturally royal , , i havnt seen any other bollywood actor to look so good in the royal look.....He is a great discovery fir bollywood....
Movie has a lot of funny and sweet moments with silly(great) humor.....It has been entertaining, throughout except some sad scenes........

Fan

Thoroughly enjoyed. Feel good movie with Disney signature.

Surprised by Sonam's freshness and chirpiness. She is totally natural. The initial scene of the hero portrays him in real blue blood. No other contemporary hero (including the Nawab) would have exuded the royalty. Mostly new faces help make the film a pleasure to watch because as audience we have no pre built notions.

movie of course has silly moments, like a successful physiotherapist doesn't know basic protocol on how to address a prince. But you're willing to ignore such shortcomings.

On the down side we have Kirron Kher's annoying histrionics as a (typical???) Punjaban. Kirron's behavior in films is getting as irritating as her behavior on tv reality shows..

all in all a good package. Recommend it.

Fan

Booked for tonight. Fingers crossed.

@ANuP @Fan agree more or less :P

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