"Khoobsurat", as the name suggests, is a
beautiful, musical love story whose main characters, with the help of each other, start
liking themselves and recognise the beauty of their own souls.
Shivani (Urmila Matondkar) is the only child of Dilip (Om
Puri), who has turned alcoholic after his wife's death. She is a simple, innocent girl.
Being motherless, she feels lonely yet tries to live a normal life. She is confused, lost,
annoyed with herself and fed up of life. Am I beautiful? she asks herself. And wonders
whether anybody would ever like her.
Dilip's father, Dinanath Chaudhary (Anjan Srivastava), has
passed on his business to Dilip and his two younger brothers - Mahesh (Ashok Saraf) and
Satish (Jatin Kanakia). There is tension in the family as the family business is dwindling
and young brothers blame the eldest one. Despite this, Dinanath's wife Sudha (Farida
Jalal) manages to keep the family together.
The family also consists of Mahesh and Savita's (Himani
Shivpuri) arrogant MTV culture daughter Bela or "Bulbul" (Heena Qureshi) and a
younger son Raju (Master Vishal Solanki) who is a polio victim. On the other hand there is
Satish and his wife Ratna (Supriya Sachin), who have a mischievous six-year-old girl Pinky
For Dinanath's family, like any other Indian family,
Shivani is just a motherless, emotional girl and they want to get her married and wash
their hands off. But in the market of marriage, Shivani cannot present herself properly
and is rejected by prospective grooms on one pretext or the other.
One evening Shivani is dressed up, waiting for a boy who
was to see her. He never turns up. Shivani starts crying. Out of the blue, like a fresh
breeze, a yound man called Sanju Shastri (Sanjay Dutt), claiming to be a distant
relative's relative from America arrives. With his smart looks, witty jokes and vast
knowledge on any subject, he impresses everybody in the family and wins their hearts. He
is accompanied by a dog named "Babubhai". He talks to the dog and the dog, like
a thinker, gives him answers. No one knows that this jovial,lovable, sweet talker is just
facade of a shrewd and clever conman who is out to swindle the family after gaining their
Sanju's personality brings about a magical change in the
family. The two brothers think that if Shivani gets married into the wealthy Virani
family, their business will flourish. Sanju accepts the task as a challange.
Under Sanju's spell, Shivani blooms like a flower. Sanju
teaches the nervous Shivani how to win over the heart of a boy and how to impress others.
There is change in her personality. Now she transforms into a complete woman. She wins
over the heart of the boy. Everybody is happy with this news but Shivani has different
plans. She has developed a liking for Sanju. She plays the same tricks on Sanju once
taught to her by him and Sanju is trappedin the love game. Even he has started to like
Shivani but he is helpless because he wants to get the money and disappear.
When marriage date is fixed, Shivani refuses and there is
tussle in the family. Shivani is unable to express her feelings for Sanju to her family
members. Destiny plays such a game that if Shivani marries the Virani boy, it will save
the family business. Seeing her father's condition, Shivani is shattered. To accept the
marriage proposal is now Sanju's responsibility. Shivani plays her last card on Sanju by
seducing him and bringing him closer to her.
Sanju is caught in Shivani's web. He reveals to Shivani his
real identity. Shivani refuses to believe him as he is an angel to her who has given her a
new life. Shivani has now confidence in herself that her choice of a boy can never go
But will Sanju who is also in love with Shivani and at the
same time greedy and in need of money, accept he to take the money and run away?