Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty
Director: Anees Bazmee
Rating: 3/5 Stars
First half: 3.5/5 Stars
Second half: 2.5/5 Stars
Watch it or not: You should watch this film for some really amazingly funny scenes.
Loo Break: Not really!
What’s good: Anil Kapoor’s comedy timing, Some funny scenes
What’s bad: A regular story (as expected), and a bit longer duration.
Anees Bazmee’s Mubarakan released today all over and it is a good film to watch if you want to watch a simple comedy film. Bazmee has directed Singh is King, Ready, Thank you, No Problem, Welcome and Welcome back before Mubarakan. Welcome is unarguably one of the most watched comedy films on TV in recent times.
Coming to Bazmee’s Mubarakan, it is a typical Bazmee film that entertains you, with some loud music, the grand entry of the hero and later, some unexpected situations that create a mess for that situation and make us laugh like there’s nothing better than watching comedy films. There’s one thing good about the film and it is that you will like to see Arjun Kapoor in this film, one genre where we also enjoyed watching Arjun Kapoor on the screen. There are some typical slapstick comedy dialogues like “Ye zaroor druggie hai? Ye Punjab se aaya hai,” which isn’t really funny. But that’s how our cinema works. Talking about the best thing happened to this film, Anil Kapoor, who’s just so much needed for a regular film like ‘Mubarakan’. Anil Kapoor creates magic whenever he comes on the screen and one should watch this film just for his comic timing.
Anil Kapoor plays his role ‘Kartar Singh Bajwa’ so perfectly that he steals all the limelight from all the other cast. Arjun Kapoor, however, played a great role and it was good to watch him in this film, but you just can’t compare him with Anil Kapoor’s charisma. I can say without a doubt that Anil Kapoor is the best thing happened to the film. Talking about the lead actresses of the film, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty gave justice to their roles. It was just amazing to see Ileana on screen as she looked so beautiful and sexy that one just can’t look anywhere else. Shetty’s scanty presence in the first half is something that makes you feel like that she’s just not in the film, but she dignified her role in the second half gracefully.
Mubarakan Review: Star Performances
Playing as Karan (the smart one) and Charan (the duffer), Arjun Kapoor gave justice to both the characters. It was amazing to see the way Arjun played Karan on screen. After such a long time, we saw Arjun in his full form and enjoying it as well.
Anil Kapoor as ‘Kartar Singh Bajwa’ is something that you just can’t miss out. From Kapoor’s energy to his charisma, no actor was able to match the beats with him. He is the reason that one should watch this film. He played Karan’s mamu and Charan’s chachu, and his comic timing is something that will make you laugh like hell. Kapoor always picks the film up whenever its pace goes down.
Ileana D’Cruz is looking so beautiful and sexy in Mubarakan that you just can’t take your eyes off her. She’s playing as a hot Sardarni in the film. If you are an Ileana fan, then you just can’t miss this film. She played her role gracefully and it was amazing to see the way she portrayed herself in this comedy film.
Athiya Shetty is hardly there in the first half of the film, but she gives her best in the second half of the film whenever she comes on the screen. It was nice to see Athiya Shetty in this film. She played her role decently.
Overall, Mubarakan is a family entertainer that you can watch if you like to see comedy films or if you are an Anil Kapoor fan.