Khoobsurat (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 29 Critic Reviews | Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan

cast:

Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kiron Kher, Ratna Pathak, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aamir Raza Hussain

direction:

Khoobsurat (2014) PosterShashank Ghosh

story:

Indira Bisht

screenplay:

Indira Bisht

dialogue:

Juhi Chaturvedi

cinematography:

Tushar Kanti Ray

music:

Sneha Khanwalkar, Simab Sen

produced by:

Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Siddharth Roy Kapur

language:

weird aggregate rating Khoobsurat 5.4/10Hindi

genre:

Comedy, Romance

release date:

19-September-2014
run time:
130 Minutes


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Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-5
On face-value, KHOOBSURAT may just pass off as a fairy tale story that's taken straight out of the fable book with an overly strict mother of the house calling the shots for each and every single member in the household. But, KHOOBSURAT also shows the power of love and laughter

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
Way too loosely based on the 1980 Hrishikesh Mukherjee Rekha-starrer of the same name, Khoobsurat begins in typical Disney fantasy style: No talking mermaids or lion cubs but a world in which Sonam Kapoor-she of chic glasses (read intelligent character) and designer jerseys-is

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7
Who doesn’t know that remakes of movie classics can be seriously risky business? Many in the Mumbai movie industry have in recent times made a complete hash of a rehash and burnt their fingers real bad.But not so the makers of Khoobsurat. Shashanka Ghosh’s lively

  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekhar Rating-3
It’s one thing for a smart, carefree, sassy kind of girl to enter an uptight sort of household to loosen things up and have fun along the way. That was Rekha in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Khubsoorat. It’s quite another thing altogether when that same chilled out character comes across as a certified

  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-6
Shakira once observed, “Underneath your clothes, there’s a story.” Clearly, she hadn’t met a certain Ms Kapoor who has clothes, many clothes and just clothes that ‘my-daddy-richest’ showcases every now and then in a film or two. I can almost imagine the conversation between the actor

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-6
I won’t call it a paper thin script but for sure this is a film that borrows judiciously from Princess Diaries and many similar sources. A ruthless prince falls for a misfit is an idea that Princess Diaries spent too long elaborating. But this time the girl is a commoner and the guy is a

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-4
Khoobsurat is a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1980 film by the same name, starring Rekha in the lead role. Mili (Sonam Kapoor) is a physiotherapist in Delhi. The free spirited doctor is sent to Rajasthan to treat the paraplegic Shekhar Rathore, Raja of Sambalgarh, who is now on a wheelchair.

  •  Hindustan Times -Sweta Kaushal Rating-2
Sonam Kapoor comes onscreen talking about her childhood dream of being a Disney princess and how Khoobsurat made it possible. Only then does the movie begin. That's actually a hidden warning -- this is another Aisha, produced by dad Anil Kapoor and sister Rhea Kapoor, this one's another

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-5
More than an hour into Khoobsurat, Prince Vikram Singh Rathore (Fawad Khan) looks deep into the eyes of a preposterously-attired Dr Mili Chakraborty (Sonam Kapoor) and suggests that she should filter her thoughts before she blurts them out.He stole our words. Our next thought?

  •  Bollywood Life -Srishti Dixit Rating-6
I have always felt that when a team of filmmakers and actors join forces to work on a remake they work under severe pressure of outshining or at least living up to the original film. I am certain that the makers of Khoobsurat also came together with the same baggage. After all, recreating

  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-6
Some movies are like candy. Wrapped in bright plastic and frequently too sweet for your own good, they act as sunny, unsurprising treats that lead to sticky, syrupy smiles. Disney Pictures is founded on these spoonfuls-of-sugar, on these simplistic stories of larks and laughter (and Happily Ever After).

  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7
So, Khoobsurat is pretty - and pretty hilarious. Dr. Mrinalini Chakravarty aka Mili (Sonam) is a physiotherapist, hired to help Rajasthan royal Shekhar Rathore (Aamir Raza). Rani Nirmala (Ratna) and Yuvraj Vikram (Fawad) expect a quiet medic who will blend blandly into royal discipline

  •  India Today -Koel Purie Rating-8
Aaah the power of fairytales! I too want to meet a handsome as-they-come prince and make him fall in love with crazy, free, peasant me. 30 seconds into Khubsoorat and I wanted to be a teenager with raging hormones and a confused heart. Director Shashanka Ghosh does not waste

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-5
Recreating classics is a difficult job. Specially, when it comes to timeless films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Khoobsurat. But, Shashanka Ghosh’s Khoobsurat which is loosely based on Hrishikesh Mukerjee’s film turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The film starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6
Khoobsurat does not have the same plot as the original Hrishikesh Mukherji film. It borrows bits and pieces from the Rekha-Rakesh Roshan starrer -- the discipline, the home run by the matriarch and the girl who comes and changes the atmosphere from gloomy to happy.

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-5
Usually we try not to reveal the plot, story and surprise element of a film in the reviews.  But there is no such concern with Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat as there need to be some surprise in the film, which if revealed, might affect the viewer’s experience. Khoobsurat, we know by now

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-6
A modern day fairytale, loosely based on the Hrishikesh Mukherjee comedy of the same name, helmed by Sonam Kapoor? I dreaded going into ‘Khooburat’, plagued as I was by dark thoughts of Kapoor’s previous botched attempts at carrying off real characters, which ranged from the

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-6
If one is attempting to remake a classic, the casting has to be pitch-perfect. Because there’s no point denying that comparisons are inevitable, no matter how “unfair” they may seem. Can Sonam Kapoor pull of a Rekha? The answer is no. Miss Kapoor has a long way to go before she walks

  •  Zee News -Ritika Handoo Rating-6
Before you assume that this 'Khoobsurat' is a remake of the classic 1980 Rekha starrer, which goes by the same name, wait and take a reality check. Yes, this one's way too different in terms of treatment and screenplay. Shashanka Ghosh directed 'Khoobsurat'—The Royal Misfit, is as good or rea

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
'Khoobsurat' is actually beautiful on the outside. Here we have the pretty, spontaneous girl Mili (Sonam Kapoor), bursting with energy and wearing gorgeous clothes, falling for the dark, reserved and drop dead handsome prince Vikramjit (Fawad Khan), who lives in a palace.

  •  CNN IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
The Disney logo at the start of Khoobsurat is a telling sign of what to expect from the film. This isn't so much a remake of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee-directed comedy starring Rekha, as it is a squeaky-clean chick-flick from the Mouse House. Sure the premise - of a free-spirited girl who

  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-5
Khoobsurat is sweet, benign, and bland. The film is the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit about an effervescent girl who enters a strict household and teaches everyone how to laugh and live life to the fullest. The late filmmaker created an unpretentious, good-natured

  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-6
"Jo dil mein hai woh zabaan pe hai." She is a free-spirited, chatterbox, North Delhi Punjabi girl, who picks up a chicken piece from the food tray before it is served to her. At the dinner table, on the very first day she asks her employer-host's 17-year-old-daughter, "Do you have a boyfriend?"

  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-6
There is a basic tragedy about Sonam Kapoor's career lately that does not escape this comedy film. Every time she tries returning in a strong central role, the balance cast walks away with the claps. Almost the entire cast did it to her in Aisha. Dhanush did it in Raanjhanaa.

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
Milli Chakraborty (Sonam Kapoor) is a Physiotherapist living in Delhi, who is well-known in the sports circle. She has to fly down to Rajasthan to treat a 'royal patient' (Shekhar Rathore) who has been wheel-chair bound for the last 10 years. Over 40 doctors have come and left the

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-5
I am not against remaking classics. I have indeed liked Don and Agneepath. Yet, remaking a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film never sounds like a good idea. The simplicity of his films is hard to recreate in this age. Yet, my expectations from Khoobsurat were reasonable considering I have good

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Disney’s first Bollywood dream is a mediocre makeover of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980’s classic of the same name starring the eternal Rekha (in one of her most celebrated role). Clearly missing the ‘Magic’ Hrishida and Rekha created in the original and Disney is hoping for in its first Bollywood run.

  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
An uptight royal home that runs on overwhelming discipline, and a free-spirited person that comes in to upset the apple cart. What's not to like, right? The wheelchair-bound King (Aamir Raza Hussain) has a new physiotherapist Dr. Mrinalini (Sonam Kapoor), after the several who gave up

  •  Business Of Cinema -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-4
I enjoyed the original 1980s ‘Khubsoorat’ starring Rekha charming, with her long swinging pigtails as she sang ‘Sun sun sun didi’. So a reboot of a film about a misfit falling in love with the son of a bossy matriarch seemed like a good idea. That is until writer Indira Bisht reinvented its screenplay.

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 5.4/10  (29 reviews)
Male critics - 5.2 (14)
Female critics  - 5.6 (15)
Highest Rating - 8.0 (1)
Least Rating - 2.0 (1)
Most Given Rating - 6.0 (14)

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5.4/10 rating from
Reviews: 29.