Khubsoorat is one of the most funny and comical film which has released in Cinema theaters on January 25, 1980. The screen time of this comedy caper is around 2 hours approximately.
Story: The story of this film revolves around a big family where the grand lady Dina Pathak aka Nirmala Gupta plays an authoritarian role to whom the whole family members must abide including his husband Ashok Kumar aka Dwarka Prasad Gupta. One of her son got married to Rekha aka Manju Dayal sister. During the marriage ceremony Rakesh Roshan aka Dr. Indar Gupta, another son of Nirmala Gupta, can be seen having a ball of a time with Manju. So, Manju misses her sister after the marriage and decides to meet her by going to her new family. Manju who is a turbulent force and can’t keep quite has a tough time to be in Nirmala Gupta’s house due to her strict code of conduct in the house. Sooner we see, Manju and Indar caught in love storm but their only hurdle is the latter’s mother. Despite of trying various times, Manju couldn’t able to win Indar’s mother heart. Will, this Khubsoorat love story will have a beautiful ending or not is what you must see in this film. This movie also stars Shashikala, David, Keshto Mukherjee, Om Shivpuri and many others in key roles.
This was one of the most commercially successful film by the director. It still holds 7.6 stars ratings out of 10 stars on IMDB.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Khubsoorat is a slice-of-life film by director Hrishikesh Mukherjee who have earlier impressed us with films like Bawarchi (1972), Chupke Chupke (1975) and Golmaal (1979). Just like Bawarchi, this film also has a big family but the protagonist here is Rekha, who did a brilliant job in this film. We have seen her in many serious roles but this time she will definitely make you laugh. This film is full of happy moments and has only one serious scene that too in the end. Not to forget, this film won best film Filmfare award in 1981, including Best Actress Filmfare Award and Best Supporting Actress Award. That itself is a proof that, Khubsoorat was actually a beautifully made film and a big commercial hit. This is a small film in-terms of screen time as we expect more from it. Still, it was a very different film what audience used to witness in those days. The music is also a strong point of this film including songs like Sun Sun Sun Didi and Piya Bawri. Interestingly, there is no villain in this film or not any action scenes, still it worked wonder in theaters in those days. Overall, the story is the soul of this film and actors have given justice to their roles and thus come out a Khubsoorat film.
Khubsoorat movie has been helmed and co-produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This film has also been co-produced by N C Sippy. The screenplay have been done by Shanu Banerjee, Ashok Rawat and Gulzar. The story has been written by D N Mukherjee. The cinematography of this film has been handled by Jaywant Pathare and the editing department work done by Subhash Gupta. The musical score has been given by R D Burman.
Khubsoorat movie budget hasn’t been revealed by the makers but it could reportedly be around 25 to 30 lakhs back then in 1980 and it had earned over 1 crore nett. Don’t get confused with other movies having same kind of title Khoobsurat (1999) and Khoobsurat (2014).
Altogether, Khubsoorat is one of those comedy films that will stay with you forever in terms of good story and comedy content.
Last Word: Watch it for its story, Rekha and Dina Pathak.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Khubsoorat Review- Brillaint (80 Percent Out Of 100).