It’s common knowledge that a majority of films fail because the writing is sketchy and sloppy. SHAHRUKH BOLA "KHOOBSURAT HAI TU" is no different. The viewers are introduced to several characters in the film, which attempt to take the story forward. But barring the lead pair, the character sketch of the remaining characters is half-baked, which explains why the film appeals in bits and pieces. Makarand Deshpande is a gifted storyteller and those who’ve seen his work on stage swear that he’s supremely talented. A viewpoint I endorse completely. But Makarand, sadly, hasn’t been able to recreate that magic on screen. Experimenting with new stories and narrating them with flourish has always been his forte, but the expertise doesn’t come across strongly here. The execution of the material is a shade better, but what’s the point if the film stands on a shaky foundation [screenplay]? Amongst the plusses, Makarand succeeds in giving the film a realistic look, which must’ve been tough since the film has been shot at actual locations. The music is functional, although I’d like to single out the Jagjit Singh track, which is soothing and easy on the ears. The cast comprises of new faces largely and each of them delivers pure, unadulterated performances. Especially the actress who enacts the role of the hooker. Preetika Chawla has the makings of a fine actress. Nagesh Bhosale and Makrand Deshpande, both well-experienced actors, are efficient. SRK makes a brief appearance in the film.
On the whole, SHAHRUKH BOLA "KHOOBSURAT HAI TU" is more of an experiment that will go unnoticed.