After films like No Entry, Welcome, Singh is Kinng, filmmaker Aneez Bazmee is back with another entertainer Mubarakan. The film managed to catch the fancy of movie buffs ever since it was announced and for that, there are more reasons than one.
Mubarakan brings together real-life uncle and nephew, Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, as chacha-bhatijaon-screen for the first time. The film also marks Arjun's second stint with double roles after Aurangzeb. It also boasts of an ensemble cast including the likes of Ratna Shah Pathak and Athiya Shetty, Ileana D'Cruz from the young lot.
One of the most underrated comedies is welcomed by Anees Bazmee of the recent times. However, over the years, it has become one of the most watched films on TV.
In fact, its situational comedy is a lesson in comic timing and how to carry off a slapstick humour. Mubarak a funny movie which revolves around an eligible bachelor who falls in love with a gangster’s sister, and how he creates confusion to have his way. Since then, Bazmee has directed Singh Is Kinng, No Problem, Thank You, Ready and Welcome Back. All these films had the theme of marriage at the centre.
With a double-role angle, Mubarakan follows a similar trajectory. Separated in childhood, twins, Karan and Charan (both played by Arjun Kapoor) are expected to marry as per their guardians’ wishes, but they are already in love with Sweety (Ileana D’Cruz) and Nafisa (Neha Sharma).
Things get complicated when Charan gets engaged to a another girl, Binkal (Athiya Shetty) in London. The shy guy couldn’t gather the courage to tell his parents about his love life and that leads to a big-intra family feud that ends when Charan’s uncle swears to marry him off in exactly one month.
Bazmee’s latest Mubarakan follows a similar trajectory, with a double-role angle. Separated in childhood, twins, Karan and Charan (both played by Arjun Kapoor) are expected to marry as per their guardians’ wishes, but they are already in love with Sweety (Ileana D’Cruz) and Nafisa (Neha Sharma).
When charan forcely get engaged to the another girl the things then starts getting complicated, and he another girl is Binkal (Athiya Shetty) in London. The shy guy couldn’t gather the courage to tell his parents about his love life and that leads to a big-intra family feud that ends when Charan’s uncle swears to marry him off in exactly one month.
However, Kartar Singh (Anil Kapoor) is yet to arrive and add more confusion to the already-messed up affair.
Mubarakan is a typical Bazmee film which starts with loud background music and solid bass. In a slow motion the hero walks in 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. In the movie Mubarak all the limelight is stealen by the ever gold and young Anil Kapoor and he is a pro in it.
His character drives a vehicle that has slogans like ‘Buri nazar wale tera muh gora’ and ‘You are chasing a Punjabi’ written all over it. He then employs an English man who mouths dialogues like ‘Baadshaho tussi lassi pio’ and ‘Meri pagar padhao.’
Anil Kapoor, however, tries his best to hold the family and the story together. As someone who unknowingly keeps creating chaos, he has been rightly given a good screen time. The only actor who outperforms in a couple of scenes is Pavan Malhotra. As an always angry hotelier who hates to be seen down upon, he is hilarious.
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. Probably won’t be leaving the theatre with a big smile on your face.You’ll be occasionally laughing.
Trailer of Mubarakan!
Do go and watch the double fun with double character movie at your nearest theatres!