Direction: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma
Music: Amar Mohile
Cinematographer: Himman Dhamija
Editor: Rameshwar S Bhagat
Genre: Comedy, Romance
What is it about: It’s a romantic comedy which revolves around twin brothers Karan & Charan (Arjun Kapoor), who are tangled in the web of love, but are not able to take that to their family. What happens during this confusion forms the crux of the story directed by Anees Bazmee.
Why it’s disappointing: It’s a masala comedy, intended not to make sense, so no pondering on negatives. But the climax was dragged to an emotional note, which makes you antsy.
What to watch out for: The film has ample scope for entertainment and doesn’t compromise on that. It starts at a dull note, but when the story builds up and leads to confusion, it has your attention without a doubt. Anees Bazmee is known for his masala comedies and this one is no different. With the backdrop he had in this one, served as an added attraction. It doesn’t deflect from the subject and keeps a steady pace making the audience laugh hard. You will definitely not complaint stating that it was a stale one.
Arjun Kapoor did a great job as Twins, Karan & Charan. He played them great diligence and was witty. But he was overshadowed by Anil Kapoor, who is a seasoned veteran in this genre and he delivers a very strong humour which tickles your funny bone endlessly. Ratna Pathak Shah, was hilarious and was well backed with Pavan Malhotra who added great flavour to the chaos.
Illeana, Neha Sharma & Athiya Shetty did their parts well, even though there wasn’t much of a scope for performance.
Balwinder & Gurmmeet Singh did a great job in spinning a screenplay, which goes in rounds with hilarious moments.
Cinematography by Himman Dhamija was good, and was well edited by Rameshwar. Music by Amaal Mallik, Gourov-Roshin and Rishi Rich was good so was the background score by Amar Mohile.
Verdict: Anees Bazmee, once again delivered an entertainer, which will keep the cash registers ringing. Humour most definitely dominates “Mubarakan” and keeps ticking until the end. Dialogues were quite a highlight of the film. Definitely worth a watch, a great stress buster.