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09-20-2014, 02:30 PM #1
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Khoobsurat  Movie Review
Khoobsurat  Movie Review
Movie Review Rating - 2.5 / 5
Genre : Romantic Comedy
Cast : Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Ratna Pathak Shah, Kirron Kher, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Writer : Indira Bisht
The film starts off with the introduction of a professional
physiotherapist Mili Chakravarthy (Sonam Kapoor) who is a self-confessed
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).
She is a noisy eater, has questionable table manners,
drinks wine straight from the bottle, and thinks
nothing of joining the kitchen orderlies in a riotous
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.
Sonam Kapoor dives enthusiastically into the role of the bubbly Mili and
comes up with a delightfully droll star turn, investing the character
with both elfin charm and infectious goofiness.
Fawad Khan provides the perfect foil, delivering an impressively
Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Hussain add to the uniqueness of the
One thing that people, especially girls will admire is the abundant
efforts put towards the costume styling.
Hats off to the team for experimenting and coming up with very
unconventional looks for Sonam.
The songs of the movie is one of the positive point.
One key driving force behind the original hit was the brilliantly workaday
dialogue penned by Gulzar.
The remake may not be quite up there in that crucial respect,
Story starts on a fresh promising note,
but the story goes for a toss in the second half as all
the characters seem to have lost idea about the plot.
Khoobsurat is a pretty good show.
It feel good, easy, breezy, gorgeous and inoffensive.
Watch it once.
It won’t hurt but its many flourishes are delivered in measures
that religiously avoid excess.
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