P.S. Dedicated to all the Fawad Khan fans out there!
Postscripts are typically added at the end, a penning down of those few straggling thoughts that hover just out of reach during the actual writing process and manifest themselves only after the pen’s put away … But such is the power and strength of those last words that they make themselves heard, loud enough that they refuse to be silenced and finagle a place for themselves in the written text ….
So why am I rambling… what am I going on and on about? Aap loag bhi kya sochtey hongey sathiya gai hai yeh tau bilkul .…
No, not sathiya-oing yet, or at least I hope not (!), just finding a way to say ke I have nothing new to say about Khoobsurat. No new insights to offer, nothing that has been not said before in one review or the other.
On Fawad Khan, I have no new take on his hotness factor being off the charts, no more ways to say how he rocks the suits and the band galas, or the way his gaze can melt a heart as hard as stone. We have seen all this before in serials like Dastaan (who can forget mujhse shaadi karogi Bano or Hassan saving Rabia when she was almost fell), Humsafar ( I love you Khirad) and of course Zindagi Gulzar Hai ( who can forget all those less than kindly thoughts that ran through Zaroon’s head whenever he encountered the churail aka Kashaf). What was different was seeing Hassan/Ashar/Zaroon on the big screen as Prince Vikram Singh Rathore – and a fine prince he made indeed!
On Sonam, I have nothing cutesy to say about our bubblegum chewing physiotherapist. Milli was just as rubbery as the gum she kept chewing, not to mention just as chipkoo and annoying (have you ever tried to un-stick dried gum from clothes/shoes/hair- ugh!). She was cute for only the first few minutes after which I winced every time she mishandled yet one more antique, or jumped irreverently onto a heritage couch, shoes n all. I can understand this kind of a behavior from a 5 or even a [horribly spoiled] teenager, but a qualified professional … errr lets just say Monjoo needs to be sent to a parenting school ASAP!
So yeah despite all those Hallmark cards that say opposites attract I did not see the how/when/where in this case. Milli ka charm mere sar pe se tau guzar gaya magar it must’ve made quite an impression on our oh so seedha-saadha–apne-kaam-se-kaam rakhney-wala Viku. I’m sure, though, ke agar apna Prince had sent less time acing the How-to-be-Prince-Charming classes and spent more time paying attention in the Life-is-a-Great-Teacher classes and been more street smart, he would’ve seen Milli for the twatty ditz she was… but khair, this is a Disney movie…. so what am I complaining about … mitti pao ….
Bottom Line: He ROCKED and she did NOT …
As for the music, again, it might’ve appealed to many, but was a no-go for me …. Naina is the only one that I could listen to without switching it off within the first two seconds ….
So, to return to the post-script, as I began by saying ke I have nothing new to say or add. I have no qualms in saying that as a movie Khoobsurat did nothing for me, but as an ardent fan I support Fawad in his endeavors. I see this as only a first step towards bigger and better things, and wish Fawad Khan nothing but the best of luck.
Ab yeh tau hua mera non-take, I now open this thread and invite you all to share your take. Lets have up a discussion, talk about what worked and what did not… Where do we see Fawad going from hereon forward? Any predictions? Any nuggets of advice, any do’s and dont’s for our Prince Charming?
Written by SZ~