Khoobsurat is hard to impress the audience (except below 16), second half of the movie seemed interesting as compared to the first half.
In a nut shell, Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan's Khoobsurat directed by Shashanka Ghosh will not disappoint you only if you never watched Rekha's version of the film.
KHOOBSURAT does manage to capture your heart at places. Even though the film is supposed to be an official remake of the 80s classic by the same name (that starred Rekha and Rakesh Roshan in the lead), KHOOBSURAT seems to be nowhere near the original. With a runtime of 130 minutes, this film is a story of a girl who turns the life of a royal family upside down.
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.
Everyone has been wondering if this new version could touch a Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic, but the film didn’t ruin the old film's charm so badly. Unlike the earlier version, Khoobsurat is more about the young couple’s love story. Sonam Kapoor plays the clumsy Mili and manages to impress occasionally. Her undeniable star presence and a gorgeous, infectious smile works well for her in the film.
Khoobsurat, which means beautiful, has its sparkling moments. The songs, such as the one where Mili breaks into a dance with the palace’s help, doesn’t serve any purpose and just makes the romance sluggish. Tighter editing and trimming off of Kapoor’s shrill, cute act would have elevated this engaging film into a riveting one.
Wrapped in bright plastic and frequently too sweet for your own good, they act as sunny, unsurprising treats that lead to sticky, syrupy smiles.
hubsoorat was always meant to be a lozenge -- and, when unwrapping candy, it's always best to know what we're in for.