20 September 2014

खूबसूरत Khoobsurat

Title: खूबसूरत Khoobsurat
English Title:
  • Beautiful
  • The Royal Misfit
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Year: 2014
  • Sonam Kapoor
  • Fawad Khan
  • Kirron Kher
  • Ratna Pathak Shah
  • Aamir Raza Hussain
  • Ashok Banthia
  • Katzaad Kotwal
  • Simran Jehani
  • Rishabh Chadha

A hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her and who is engaged to someone else.

Khoobsurat is a very entertaining movie about the romantic development between two characters with extremely opposite personalities, reserved prince Vikram Singh Rathore and free-spirited physiotherapist Mrinalini 'Mili' Chakravarty.

The film is primarily of the romance genre, and a successful one at that due to the great chemistry between Vikram and Mili. Lead actors Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan should really consider pairing with each other again in future productions because they really work well together.

Mili is an interesting character because she's straightforward to a fault. According to Vikram, she seems to have no filter whatsoever. I can't imagine actually living as honestly as she does, but it's definitely fun to watch her go around speaking her mind to anyone who will care to listen.

I'm impressed that Mili is an accomplished professional, especially considering that most female characters in Bollywood films don't seem to have any jobs at all, let alone a career in the sciences. I think Mili is also admirable in a sense that she doesn't let her personal issues get in the way of her professional responsibilities.

However, I personally don't like looking at Mili because I don't like her fashion sense. I prefer classic looks and I follow the old rule of not mixing prints when wearing clothes, so I don't like her outfits. Her mannerisms, such as her loud way of eating and her haphazard way of sitting, also bother me because although she feels comfortable, she is making other people uncomfortable.

I'm disappointed that she remained the same until the end of the movie, when she influenced the royal family to change and become more open with each other. I think it would have been great that as much as she has changed Vikram's family, she has also become more restrained when in social situations as a member of the illustrious Rathore clan.

Anyway, Khoobsurat has good music but I'm quite underwhelmed with its musical productions, which seem uninspired. The movie as a whole seems very polished and well-edited which is in direct contrast with the musical scenes.

खूबसूरत Khoobsurat