After Jagga Jasoos, it is Mubarakan’s turn to prove itself as an wholesome family entertainer. The movie, directed by Anees Bazmee, famous for comedies like Welcome and No Entry, opened in theaters today. The plot revolves around the tried-and-tested formula of mistaken identity of twins. We have have laughed our asses of with movies like Seeta aur Geeta, Chaalbaaz, Gopi Kishan and many more. This time we have Arjun Kapoor playing the twin roles, for the second time after Aurangzeb. Though Aurangzeb was a thriller. Arjun is backed by the powerhouse of talent, the ever so energetic Anil Kapoor. And Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shyetty play the female leads.
We immensely loved the movie. Our reviewer, Rashma Shetty Bali found herself in splits while watching the film. In her 4 star review
she was all praise for the film and wrote, “Mubarakan is one of the most entertaining films of 2017. Arjun Kapoor’s double role act and Anees Bazmee’s superb direction make it a total paisa vasool experience.”
BollywoodLife also noted that “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. ”
Firstpost was on the same page, and concluded their review for Mubarakan by saying: “Fortunately, the humour does not degenerate to crass double entendres. Family entertainment is clearly at the core and Mubarakan manages to deliver enough laughs.”
Times of India wrote, “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.”
Hindustan Times did not like the second half of Mubarakan, as much as they liked the first. “Mubarakan shows some witty character sketches before losing its charm in the later half,” they wrote. They concluded by saying that Mubarakan is a family entertainer, “Mubarakan is designed as a family film where comedy is generated through quarrelling relatives. This works initially but goes out of control later. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be entertained. You’ll be occasionally laughing, but probably won’t be leaving the theatre with a big smile on your face.”
NDTV said, “watch Mubarakan only if you dig comedies that do not demand that you dig deep for logic and meaning.” There is a huge audicence for that genre. #justsaying
India Today wrote, “Less tone-deaf humour, more quirks, a shorter running time and a more able younger cast and Mubarakan could have been more delightful.”
So, Mubarakan seems to be getting mixed reviews. Though all are praising it for its family friendly humour. So, if you are looking to take out your family for a movie over the weekend – Mubarakan is your film.