Movie Review: Khoobsurat



Release Date: September 19th, 2014   Length: 140 min

Director: Shashanka Ghosh

Producer: Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company

Based on the 1980 hit, “Khubsoorat” starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan – this remake produced by Disney and Anil Kapoor Film Co. is a romcom starring the charming Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor.

Dr. Mili Chakravarty (Sonam Kapoor) plays an uppity, colorful, high-energy physical therapist who is hired by an aristocratic family near Jaipur to rehabilitate the king (Aamir Raza Hussain), who has been wheelchair bound for ten years. His son, Prince Vikram Rathore (Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan) finds love interest in Dr. Mili…however a few obstacles stand in the way: 1. His mother (Ratna Pathak Shah), the authoritarian figure has strict rules and regulations placed on the Rathore family 2. the prince’s engagement to Kiara (Aditi Rao). 3. Vikram and Mili’s polar-opposite personalities. Watch the movie to find out how Dr. Mili wins over the Rathore family!

The Positives:

  1. It’s a comedy – just don’t forget to leave your brains at the door!
  2. Sonam Kapoor does a decent job given her ridiculous character role she has been given to portray. I prefer watching her in less ridiculous roles, though.
  3. Fawad Khan – beyond eye-candy. Can’t wait for him to be in more Bollywood films!
  4. The sets: this film is shot in Rajasthan at the most beautiful palaces!!
  5. Fawad Khan’s suits. He rocks much better attire than Sonam does.

Note: he only looks hot with facial hair…don’t believe me? Google image him.

The Negatives:

  1. Too many “cringe-worthy” scenes. Sonam Kapoor’s character was overdone.
  2. Sonam’s outfits – outrageous. She is a gorgeous MODEL…other than putting her in a few workout clothes here and there, her wardrobe was distracting and too outlandish. She never even wears the outfit in the “princess-like” movie poster!
  3. Songs – very disappointing. This movie had great potential for an awesome soundtrack – but yet, it did not meet my expectations.
  4. As a physical therapist myself, I wish they had shown more of the transition of the King’s rehabilitation progress throughout the movie (e.g., how she progressed him from being able to extend his knee to standing!)

Overall, it’s worth a watch if you’re a Sonam fan – of if you want to be a Fawad fan. Otherwise, don’t sweat it if you miss it.

* Fun Fact * Fawad Khan – Pakistani actor who played in a band, Entity Paradigm. Yes, he sings! Check out ‘Bolo Bolo’ they played at Coke Studio.

Fun Links:

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Rating Breakdown:

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 3/5
Costumes: 2/5
Sets/Filming Location: 4/5
Songs: 2/5
Eye Candy: 4/5
Length of Movie: 3/5

Rated: PG
Overall: *** (3/5) or 6/10

* = flop, don’t even bother
** = time pass, you’ll live if you don’t see it
*** = worth a watch
**** = A hit!
***** = Bollywood Blockbuster


Are you IIFA ready?



The countdown has begun…

the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2014 will be held this Saturday, April 26th in Tampa Bay, Florida! Hosted by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., this is the first time IIFA will be happening in the United States – attracting 30,000+ people into Tampa Bay!

So how should you prepare to see your favorite Bollywood stars on the “green” carpet? Whether you are actually attending the show (like me!) or watching it from your home, here are a few key ways to indulge into IIFA 2014!

  1. Actually watch the movies that are nominated for BEST FILM. These directors and actors will be the most buzzed about!

Film – Director:

  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
  • Dhoom 3 – Aditya Chopra
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Karan Johar
  • Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela – Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Krrish 3 – Rakesh Roshan
  • Kai Po Che – Ronnie Screwvala & Siddharth Roy Kapoor
  • Chennai Express – Ronnie Screwvala,Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Gauri Khan & Karim Morani

Here is the FULL list of nominees in their categories

  1. Who will be there?

Keep a look out for Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, and Anupam Kher just to name a few!

Did you know?

  • The IIFA weekend is full of events starting Wednesday, April 23rd, such as IIFA Stomp (music festival), IIFA Rocks!, IIFA Magic of the Movies Awards, IIFA Expo and of course the main event, IIFA Awards! Click here for the full itinerary.
  • IIFA Weekend will have an economic impact of $30 million for the city of Tampa!
  • Emcees for the IIFA Awards will be Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar – great duo!
  • Kevin Spacey and Vidya Balan will be doing a “Masterclass Panel Acting Workshop” together! How exciting!
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  1. Get pumped! Listen to the official IIFA soundtrack here: “Do the Tampa” IIFA Soundtrack! and “Do the Tampa” video!!
  1. Catch these videos!
  1. Download the App. Keep yourself updated on the go with the IIFA Mobile app – you can even cast your own votes!


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