Producers: Ashwin Varde, Suvidesh Shingade, Murad Khetani
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Ratna Pathak Shah, Pawan Malhotra, Rahul Dev, Neha Sharma, Karan Kundra, Sanjay Kapoor (Cameo)
Music: Amaal Malik, Rishi Rich, Gourov-Roshin
Story: Balwinder Singh Janjua, Rupinder Chahal
Script: Balwinder Singh Janjua, Gurmmeet Singh
Dialogue Writer: Rajesh Chawla
Karan and Charan (Arjun Kapoor) are twin brothers. Due to their parents’ death, they get separated since their childhood. Karan lives with his aunt Jeeto (Ratna Pathak Shah) in London, while Charan lives with his angry uncle Baldev (Pawan Malhotra) in Chandigarh. Karan loves Sweety (Ileana D’Cruz), and Charan wants to marry with Nafisa (Neha Sharma). Jeeto wants that Karan should marry with her friend’s daughter Binkle (Athiya Shetty). But Karan asks her to marry Binkle to Charan. Charan can’t tell about Nafisa to Baldev, so he has to agree to marry Binkle. Both brothers ask help from their uncle Kartar Singh (Anil Kapoor) to solve their marriage problems. But unfortunately, Kartar’s ideas get flop due to confusions and misunderstandings. Now, it will be interesting to see that, How Kartar saves both brothers from those confusions.
After a long time, you will get to watch the full Paisa-Vasool family entertainer. Mubarakan is that movie, which can include in the range of clean comedies like as Herapheri (2000), Hungama (2003), Golmaal Series, etc.
The first half is full of laughs and gags. The fresh script enhances otherwise the predictable story with grace. Director Anees Bazmee is known for masala entertainers like as No Entry (2005), Welcome (2008), and Ready (2011), and with Mubarakan, he has excelled in this territory.
Such scenes of Anil Kapoor are watchable. The real life chemistry of Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor is awesome in the movie.
Anil Kapoor steals the show. Talking about his comic timing and dialogue delivery, both are top notched. While Arjun Kapoor is best in his double performances, he was better in Charan’s character rather than Karan’s
Ratna Pathak Shah, Pawan Malhotra, and Rahul Dev, these three actors are powerhouses in the movie. Sanjay Kapoor has done a decent job in his small role.
Songs are ok. Hawa Hawa and The Goggle Song are foot-tapping.
VFX Effects are noticeable. Grand Production designing and eye-catching cinematography are other major assets of the movie.
You will enjoy this big fat Punjabi Wedding for sure!
The second half is dragged and boring. Some comic scenes get repeated. Also, too many songs spoil the second half. However, the pace fastens towards the climax. The climax is dull.
There are loopholes in the script. Despite having grown up, why can’t Karan and Charan tell about their marriage plans to their guardians? Why do they follow everything asked by Kartar Singh without asking any question to him? Charan wants to marry with Nafisa, but he suddenly falls in love with Binkle.
Though lead heroines have not much scope in the movie, Ileana D’Cruz manages to do a decent performance. But Athiya Shetty tries hard in the movie. Neha Sharma has not received much screen time in the movie.
Is this movie worth to watch?
Definitely Yes! Mubarakan is a clean laughter pill for your stressed life, go for it!