Anees Bazmee (director of Welcome, Singh is King, Ready, No Problem, Welcome Back) brings situational comedy of errors: Mubarakan in year 2017. It’s full paisa vasool joyful ride for the entire family. Anees Bazmee brilliantly rounds this up well into a colorful, happy laughathon showcasing the Chacha Bhatija duo – Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in ‘jhakaas’ form. First half is complete laugh riot whereas second half loses the steam in last 25-30 minutes. The humour in Mubarakan does take a bit of time to set in. Bazmee takes time to establish the emotional connect between the characters giving us their back stories before beginning the Laugh-A-Thon. Arjun Kapoor, who doubles up as Karan (the smart guy) and Charan (the duffer), proves a point with this madcap. This is Arjun Kapoor’s second double role after Aurangzeb, and he delivers it perfectly. Anil Kapoor, the bumbling, ideas-generating Kartar Singh Bajwa, who plays Karan’s mamu and Charan’s chachu, adds heft and charm whenever the film’s pace dulls down. Ileana D’cruz is coming into her own in comedy films and while Mubarakan gives her a solid platform, she doesn’t let her fans down. As Sweety, the hot-headed Sardarni, D’Cruz looks like a million bucks too. Athiya Shetty’s Binkle is hardly there in the first half of the film and when she does get a chance in the latter half, she too walks into your hearts with ease. Ratna and Pavan add weightage with their stellar acts. Mubarakan is the cleanest entertainer and deserves to be watched for its high entertainment value. The comedy is clean, the gags are laughable, the characters are crazy and the plot is well written. The film will surely get back the era of clean family entertainers.
Mubarakan is one of the most entertaining films of 2017. Arjun Kapoor’s double role act, Jhakaas Performance from Anil Kapoor and Anees Bazmee’s superb direction make it a total paisa vasool experience.
Pick-D-Flick Ratings: 3.50 / 5 (Ek Dum Jhakaas!!)