Mubarakan review: Anil Kapoor steals the show from Arjun in a double role!

Mubarakan movie review: Anil Kapoor steals the show from Arjun in a double role!

 

Mubarakan is the story of twin brothers, Karan and Charan (Both played by Arjun) that have been separated due to custody issues after their parents pass away. The chaos begins when the two brothers are brought together by their custodial parents to arrange their respective marriages. The brothers rely on their uncle Kartar (Anil Kapoor), to solve their problems. The problem however is, that both the boys are in love with girls that they haven’t been able to bring home to their parents yet. Karan is in love with Sweety (Ileana) and Charan has fallen for Nafisa (Neha). But their marriages get fixed with other girls after a feud breaks in the family. Karan is set to marry Binkle (Athiya), and Charan will be married off to Sweety.

Aneez manages to make incredible slapstick comedies and his previous work like Welcome, which was a big hit once it went onto DVD and Tv, is only an example of the director’s capability of dealing with chaotic plots in a way that the audience never gets confused. Mubarakan might not be his best work, but it sure is a good one. The editing could have been tighter as the movie drags a little in the second have. For a slapstick comedy, the songs of the movie aren’t great, or anything that will tug at your heartstrings or make you want to get up and dance.

Talking about acting, Anil Kapoor’s performance is overshadowing all talent in the movie alike whether old or new. Be it the charm of new actors, Arjun Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Ileana D’Cruz, and Neha Sharma, and the seasoned performances of Ratna Pathak Shah or Rahul Dev, Anil Kapoor’s presence on screen means he is all you will be able to look at. His practice from previous Bazmee films like Welcome, Welcome Back, and No Entry, has been of major use here, as he effortlessly delivers stupid one liners and still manages to draw laughter.

Athiya has performed a little better than her debut movie, Hero, but that could also be credited to the fact that we didn’t have to sit through seeing a lot of her. Ileana has picked up the glamorous part nicely and goes overboard ever so slightly a couple times, but not more.

All in all, it is a family entertainer, and sure worth watching at least once, but do enter the hall with not a lot of expectations, especially in the second half.

Bollypedia Ratings: 2.5/ 5 stars

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