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Mubarakan movie review: Anil-Arjun Kapoor's rib-tickling chemistry makes this family drama 'Jhakkas'

Comedy movies in Bollywood have always been sought after by audience and keeping the viewer's choice in mind director Anees Bazmee is back with his another family comedy with 'Mubarakan'.


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Mubarakan movie review: Anil-Arjun Kapoor's rib-tickling chemistry makes this family drama 'Jhakkas'

Mubarakan movie review: Anil-Arjun Kapoor's rib-tickling chemistry makes this family drama 'Jhakkas'

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Comedy movies in Bollywood have always been sought after by audience and keeping the viewer's choice in mind director Anees Bazmee is back with his another family comedy with 'Mubarakan'. Starring the real-life chacha-bhatija jodi of Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in the lead, 'Mubarakan' is a rom-com with a wedding theme.

The movie is fun-filled light entertainer with Arjun playing a double role promising a double dose of entertainment. On the other hand, leadin ladies Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty add on to the glamour quotient in the movie.

But it is the stunning performance by veteran actor that grabs all the brownie points for 'Mubarakan'. Anil's bindaas avatar is just 'jhakkas' and will indeed give the young actors a run for money.

Besides, his rib-tickling chemistry with nephew Arjun is indeed grabbing the eyeballs adding on to the humour quotient in this family drama making it a laugh-out-loud affair. And not to miss are the foot-tapping numbers of the movie which are already topping the charts.

Indeed, the entertaining trailer of 'Mubarakan', has left the audience quite excited about the movie. So before you grab your ticket for the movie, we bring you a quick review of what the leading dailies have to say about this Anees Bazmee's directorial.

Here's 'Mubarakan' movie review:

Times Of India: Giving away too much will spoil the fun that you’re meant to have watching this. So you just have to go through this garrulous, laugh-out-loud affair with the usual patience and perhaps even some perseverance that you usually reserve for Bollywood comedies such as this one. Anil is the scene-stealer with his half Brit-half Punjabi act lifting the film throughout. Arjun’s double-act allows for some smiles and the girls, Ileana, Athiya and Neha are easy on the eye, though they’re just decorative set-pieces.

Koimoi: The story is funny and the film has some really hilarious dialogues. However, sardar jokes are a bit clichéd and Bollywood needs to get over it. I loved the way the film builds up the confusion but it tends to drag towards the climax. Their are moments when you will feel it is patriarchal, racist and regressive. Also, the climax is a bit predictable.
Anil Kapoor as Kartar Singh steals the show in this film. Watch the film for Anil Kapoor if not for anything else. Arjun Kapoor does a good job in the double roles of Karanveer Singh and Charanveer Singh.

Bollywood Life: Arjun Kapoor approaches both his characters of Karan and Charan with equal zeal. He manages to ensure there is no overlap between them despite the fact that they look the same. His mannerisms and body language for Charan especially is commendable because he needs to underplay his emotions in an otherwise over the top setting. Mubarakan proves that Arjun has a natural affinity towards comedy and he succeeds in pulling off some really tough gags and scenes with ease. Anil Kapoor gets the best lines and punches in the film that does full justice to his potential. Anil also seems to be having the most fun and looks at ease in most of the scenes. Be it is quirky British accent or his approach to explaining out a situation using props like vegetables and ketchup bottles, he manages to keep your funny bone tickled in every scene. Anees Bazmee deserves full marks for writing a clean family entertainer with not a single line or dialogue that might feel awkward or adult. Ileana and Athiya add to the glamour quotient and both have good chemistry with Arjun. Pavan Malhotra and Ratna Pathak Shah are the heavyweights in this already large ensemble and their stand off scenes are a major highlight. Hawa Hawa manages to get your feet tapping and is superbly choreographed for the big screen.

Hindustan Times: Mubarakan is a typical Bazmee film which starts with loud background music and solid bass. The hero walks in slow motion and dances to peppy tunes, but shows a docile attitude in front of the heroine. Arjun Kapoor takes a cue from Akshay Kumar in Welcome and jumps into this mad-caper wholeheartedly. It’s just that Anil Kapoor is a pro at it and steals all the limelight from him. Mubarakan shows some witty character sketches before losing its charm in the later half. The indecisive Arjun Kapoor and self-musing Anil Kapoor successfully establish a mood where you don’t mind dialogues like, “Iss baar Christmas 25 ko hai?” or, “Ye mooli, maamooli nahi hai.” The movie is designed as a family film where comedy is generated through quarrelling relatives. This works initially but goes out of control later.

First Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 08:14 AM


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