One of the Bollywood movies to be released this Friday (19th September 2014) is Khubsurat. The movie is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Shashanka Ghosh, while is produced by Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapoor under the banner of Walt Disney and UTV Productions. The lead characters in the movie include the Pakistani sensation Fawad Khan, the style icon Sonam Kapoor along with Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak, Aditi Rao Hydari, etc. The music comes from Sneha Khanwalkar, while the numbers are composed by Badshah. Ikram Rajasthani, Sunil Choudhary, Badshah, Sneha Khanwalkar and Amitabh Verma jotted down the lyrics.
The story of the movie is loosely based on the Hollywood movie priceless diary and a Bollywood movie with the same title of 1981 starring Rekha, Dina Pathak and Ashok Kumar. You have two different characters, one happens to be cultured, decent and royal played by Fawad Khan and his family who showcase discipline and composure in their characters and conducts, while on the other hand, you have a brat called Milli played by Sonam Kapoor. She is one of the noisiest people on this planet, who somehow have entered the palace of Royals wherein peace, tranquillity, discipline and right order flourish. You have rules for everything in this place, right from eating, walking, talking, dancing, and doing any damn work we do in our daily chores. However, the rot fish comes into the house wherein the mesmerising and adoring Fawad Khan stays. She leaves no stone unturned to blend with the family with her uncultured and notorious acts and simply love to break the rules of the lofty mansion. Amidst all this, the love blossoms among the two that is interesting to watch.
Talking about the performance, let us start with Fawad Khan. This is his debut Bollywood movie wherein he plays a polished and royal prince character. He is a well-known actor of Pakistan, having known for giving some of the best performances in TV serials and Movies made in his home country. The director is smart enough to choose him considering his incredible acting skills and dynamism in his language and dictum. He was simply the perfect man to play this character. In fact, he has surpassed the expectations of his audience and critics while playing this character in the movie. Sonam the bubbly girl too was incredible in her performance; at least she has improved a lot if you compare with her previous movies. Right from playing the noisy character in the movie to the doing all the naive and childish acts, she has been superb in her home production movie. The others like Kirron Kher, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ratna Pathak and Aditi Rao Hydari too were good.
The music seems soothing with some good collection of soundtracks in it, giving both pleasure and soothing comfort while listening to them. The songs are diverse in nature but at the same time fill in the right gaps making things better for the movie. The director though seemed new in B Town, but she has left no stone unturned to shoot the movie in a right passion and pace. Overall, the movie is good and can be called as a watchable stuff both for the old and young crowd. However, the oldies have too many loo breaks especially when they are going through the different diverse songs, as they have hardly one slow and soothing song for them. Nevertheless, the youngsters have too many opportunities to stand over their seats and enjoy the songs.
Last Word Khoobsurat Movie Review
The movie though seemed some old stories from Princess Diary or the 1981 Rekha starrer Khubsurat, however, it has something unique and interesting elements, which makes it captivating and compelling to catch this Friday. It has the tussle between the decent and indecent people. The royal and non-royal lifestyle, filled with comedy and humour elements, thanks to Sonam Kapur and her mother Kirron Kher. Moreover, you have some remarkable performance from Fawad Khan, which is worthy to catch and appreciate. Considering so many elements in the movie, a rating of 4 justifies Khubsurat.