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Relatively more coherent. Still doesn't make it any more enjoyable. Madcap story but no laughs. Thankfully not too slapsticky, but all the drama is a downer.Read more
I saw the ENTIRE trailer and didn't cringe. That has to be a first for an Anees Bazmee film. I was stunned enough by this non-reaction to uncharacteristically tweet about a film from my personal account before the release! I have promised myself to try my best to leave my brain behind for this one. Maybe I have just grown immune. But hey, if I can enjoy one more film, why not?
So, we already know what to expect from this film. It is going to be mad enough to fall in the guilt-ridden, “so bad that it is good” category for some. Will know soon enough, whether I am in that part of the audience.
Mubarakan releases on 28 July, 2017
Bollywood Hungama – "3.5/5"
Bollywood Life – "3/5"
Firstpost - "just like every other album, has its share of hits and misses."
Milliblog - "The music hardly gives any reason to go Mubarakan."
Music Aloud – "2/5"
Planet Bollywood - "6/10"
- meeta, a part of the audience
Mubarakan is a little more coherent then other Anees Bazmee films. Now, whether I felt that way because I was determined to not let my brain come in the way of all-precious enjoyment or whether it was intentional on the makers part, we will never know. But, I am willing to let go of credit to my effort. Even so, “more coherent than other Anees Bazmee films” doesn't really mean much, does it?
Except for the slight improvement in story, the genre goes on with the rest.
Mistaken identities, misunderstandings multiplied by characters who insist on looking at the obvious – Mubarakan is full of them. But, I just didn't find any of it funny. In fact, huge chunks of the film were more dramatic than humorous. For most of the film, characters are worried about a lie being found out. Only to cover it up with another lie. The only thing that was meant to be funny was Kartar Singh's (Anil Kapoor) attempt at using metaphors.
One of the most difficult things to consume about these films is that they are all about a wedding or someone getting married. There is hardly anything outside of this realm in Mubarakan. Then it is difficult not to fume over things like the expected subservience of the ladies involved. This one went a step backward in having the girl's father foot the wedding bill. It has been a while since I've seen this one in this genre of films. I was wondering if we had progressed that bit, where at least they don't talk about it in pop culture. Unfortunately, it came across more matter-of-factly than satire.
The performances were in line with whatever is expected from this genre of Hindi films – loud and over-the-top. I was pleasantly surprised that Ratna Pathak Shah could have some grace because her character wasn't completely caricatured. Same goes for the actor who plays Pawan Malhotra's wife.
So, except for the slight improvement in story, the genre goes on with the rest. Thankfully, It doesn't have the slapstick that we have come to expect. The song and dance aren't that upbeat. I am not sure then why even someone who likes the genre would watch this one. Me? My worries take me into the future.
Today, I saw two films that are lesser known chapters in Indian history – one from 40+ years ago and the other from 70+ years ago. Irrespective of the quality of the films and their accuracy, compared to those times and the sacrificers the generations before us made to just survive, we live in superbly liberated times. I wonder what a film 30-40 years later about today's times would look like. Would it feel like they are living in better times than now? I surely hope they don't think our live were like the third film I saw today. shudder
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...The writing is brisk, brusque. and innovative, though the film needed to be at least half an hour shorter. On the plus side, the cinematography (Himman Dhamija) and the background score (Amar Mohile) are super-slick and appealing. Anees keeps the humour completely free of sleaze. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rashma Shetty Bali, Bollywood Life : ...Mubarakan is one of the most entertaining films of 2017. Arjun Kapoor’s double role act and Anees Bazmee’s superb direction make it a total paisa vasool experience. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ... The background score attempts to drum up some excitement all its own but fails, the song and dance (Hawa Hawa, Google) are peppy and enjoyable and the performers in this relationship circus- including the irrepressible Anil Kapoor, the ever remarkable Ratna Pathak Shah, the superbly poised Pawan Raj Malhotra and the earthily fluid expressionist Arjun Kapoor make this fluffy concoction worth a dekho!... full review
Thumbs up, Indicine : ...Overall, ‘Mubarakan’ is one of the most entertaining films of the year so far. A film that should be watched and enjoyed with the entire family. It has scenes that you recall and laugh, after the film has ended. It’s films that ‘Mubarakan’ that most of the Hindi film audience has grown up watching and it’s these kind of films that have, quite unfortunately, been missing on the silver screen. If you love clean entertainers, ‘Mubarakan’ is the film to watch this weekend. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Prashant Shishodia, NDTV : ...फिल्म के गाने अच्छें हैं और ज़ुबान पर चढ़ जाते हैं. 'हवा-हवा' गौरव और रोशिन ने दोबारा यादगार बनाया है. फिल्म के बाकी गाने भी अच्छे हैं. कुल मिला कर 'मुबारकां' एक मजेदार फैमली कॉमेडी है और मैं इसे देता हूं 3.5 स्टार. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff : ...There is no doubt in my mind that I'd watch Mubarakan again and again just for its clean dialogues and clean comic punches; just like Andaz Apna Apna or Hera Pheri. I can bet that you won't disagree with me.... full review
Thumbs up, Sify Movies : ...The songs are an aberration to the narrative. It simply breaks the impact, especially the songs with the lyrics, Hawa hawaa and Tu Google pa ke nacha. While the first half of the film is a breezy laugh-a-minute riot, the second half tends to be a bit melodramatic and preachy. ... full review
So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, MUBARAKAN is a fine entertainer that should appeal to the family audiences big time. It has a strong Punjabi element that should enhance the film’s prospects in North India, Canada and Australia. At the box office, it will have a good ride for a week as it comes sans any competition. Worth a watch. ... full review
So-So, by Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle : ...Overall, Mubarakan is a happy film which is meant for your entire family. The film will surely get back the era of clean family entertainers. Don't expect an unusual plot from the film, but it is a decent watch this weekend. ... full review
So-So, by Zinia Bandyopadhyay, Desi Martini : ...Overall, the film is entertaining at bits and parts, but that wasn’t sufficient to sustain a longer than 2 hours movie. You can watch this one if you have a knack for slapstick comedy, otherwise it can be given an easy miss! ... full review
So-So, by Melissa Rumao, Desi Martini : ...The entire movie is a complete confusion with a lot of family misunderstandings and some comic punches thrown around from time to time. Do not think much about the story and you're good to go. Its a paisa wasool family comic flick and great for people of all ages!! ... full review
So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...All-in-all, while Mubarakan suffers from a strained and predictable plot, its silliness does makes you laugh. So go watch the film if indulging in there hours of escapist comedy is your game... ... full review
So-So, by UDITA JHUNJHUNWALA, FirstPost : ...Fortunately, the humour does not degenerate to crass double entendres. Family entertainment is clearly at the core and Mubarakan manages to deliver enough laughs. ... full review
So-So, by ANISH MOHANTY, Kia Gia : ...'Mubarakan' is a clean, family entertainer that delivers laughs in good measure and makes for comfort viewing. With better writing, this film could have been in the league of the best comedies Anees Bazmee has made. Even though that does not happen, 'Mubarakan' is way better than so many pointless, hare-brained comedies one gets to see these days. ... full review
So-So, by Letty Mariam Abraham, MiD DAY : ...While the film is largely hilarious and can leave you in splits, some elements and dialogues like Iss baar Christmas 25 ko hai? and Yeh mooli maamuli nehi hai disappoints. Having the British house help talk in Punjabi is not funny. Rahul Dev, who plays Binkle's father, is absolutely wasted in the plot and roping in Karan Kundra as her brother was a bad idea. Continuing Bazmee's formulaic mix, 'Mubarakan' is perfect film for a family weekend. The music goes hand in hand with the film. It is indeed paisa vasool and a fun watch. ... full review
So-So, by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror : ...Like many other Bazmee films, this one is a great Sunday afternoon watch on the telly. You can snooze off at any point you like, only to catch up the following Sunday on the same entertainment channe... full review
So-So, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...Anil is the scene-stealer with his half Brit-half Punjabi act lifting the film throughout. Arjun’s double-act allows for some smiles and the girls, Ileana, Athiya and Neha are easy on the eye, though they’re just decorative set-pieces. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Raghav Venkat, fullhyd.com : ...If the makers of Mubarakan were trying to appeal to Punjabis, it's worth asking if this one would've been a good movie in Punjabi. The answer, alas, would be categorical. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...This one is completely avoidable unless, of course, you just want to saunter into the theatre to enjoy 156 minutes of air-conditioning during the oppressive Indian summers. ... full review
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Yadubirkumar: #Mubarakaan Bahut dino baad .... Hasi aayi... thanks mubarakaan team
VincentJose: #Mubarakan was too rambling but still a hilarious complicated family affairs which may happen in any Eastern families ★★★1/2☆
VinayShekawat: #Mubarakan nice entertaining movie. Funniest movie of year 2017.
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truevizagite: The star of the show is @AnilKapoor who is brilliant as Kartar Singh. Hilarious performance. #Mubarakan
tikks99: #Mubarakan @arjunk26 @AnilKapoor @Ileana_Official After a long time a fine comedy movie arrived. Fantastic. humorous. Loved it. Must watch
TheRedwani: Just watched Mubarakan and I don't think there could be a better director than @BazmeeAnees #Mubarakan
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tanzim_bhuiyan: #Mubarakan is the best superb comedy movie of the year !! & it got great reviews from all the critics & all audience members !!!
Tanishq28111998: #Mubarakan I enjoy the movie..
spreaddsmiles: Finally was able to catch last show of #Mubarakan ,what an entertaining movie after so long.Had a good time @AnilKapoor @arjunk26
sonika_sethi: #Mubarakan was actually a pretty funny film & recalled the moments talked bout in the on set press conference. Great work by @arjunk26 !
skforulove: Just Watched #Mubarakan What A Hilarious Movie I Can't Stop Laughing
SJSahney: #mubarakan on making a lovely laughter riot Anees Bazmee! Wedding movies are fun but they would be nothing without the Punjabi Tadka!
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SaaRaa_99: #Mubarakan it is leave ur brain at home kind of movie, but was entertaining & funny
rocking0099: watched #Mubarakan ..........its a laugh riot.
RiyaKhera: Just watched Mubarakan !! Awesome movie Arjun love u .. @arjunk26 @Ileana_Official @AnilKapoor @theathiyashetty
rehman_5: #Mubarakan ..what a movie..enjoyed after long long time... @AnilKapoor u have done funtastic job.. catalyst of the movie or better engine
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Punjab2000music: #Mubarakan let go and laugh out loud like we did, a fun family film
null_panther: Mubarakan is one of the finest pieces of comedy I've seen in a long time. @AnilKapoor just can't stop entertaining
Nikkbaria555: Just watched #Mubarakan fully enjoyed must watch family entertainer @arjunk26 @Ileana_Official
nikitashaw54: #Mubarakaan one of the bst entertaining movie of the year✌
Mubarakan_Fc: Go watch #Mubarakan. You will love it
mrSheikh143: #Mubarakan bahut comedy he yaar such a great movie @arjunk26
MoodyMinniee: #Mubarakan one of the humorous, full entertainment film after so long.
moizsb: Watched #Mubarakan. Had good time. Full paisa vasool movie @arjunk26 @AnilKapoor
meetshah464: I just a words to describe #mubarakan in this these and that is "Nothing"-can match the comedy this two guys did #arjunkapoor and#anilkapoor
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LePathaan: Watched Mubarakan, a very entertaining movie.
LakshyaAdvani: This weekend only #Mubarakan. 2017's much awaited and admired film. Superbly performed by @AnilKapoor @arjunk26 . A must watch n not to miss
laibaxxoo: Paisa wasool
kushi_amaalian: #Mubarakan is my fav @arjunk26 movie❤❤ Just loved the movie..n u r amazing Arjun..u slayed the double role
KrishaliniJega: #Mubarakan was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!
KPsingh001: Watched #Mubarakan today....total entertainment..must watch...#family_movie....#dhaasu
Its_Nisar: Good to see you in movies loved your acting @kkundrra way to go.. #Mubarakan super hit
Indijohal: #RatnaPathakShah superb as a punjabi in #mubarakaan too good
ImChoubey: Mubarakaan... a movie to go with family after a long time... Good acting by Arjun..& his Chachu was awsume
imaqueenlovatic: Good job @arjunk26 @theathiyashetty @Ileana_Official & @AnilKapoor! You guys were so good in Mubarakan
ilubilu1: #Mubarakan Weekend SUPERB
iamshub02: Just watched #Mubarakan one word outstanding.Paisa vassol.Must watch @arjunk26 @AnilKapoor @Ileana_Official @theathiyashetty @BazmeeAnees
iamrizkhan8970: Movie is pure family Entertainer without any single vulgar or bad scene.. Total family film. Go watch it you will have fun #Mubarakan 3.5/5
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HabibaKhanSona: #Mubarakan wht a entertaining Family movie
GoGa_Kore: Totally comedy must watch film
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fraudkahinka: Haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Paisa wasool entertainer. #Mubarakan
formido13: Just watched Mubarakan. What a laugh riot.
Eyes_OnMe: After a long time laughed so much. Thank you Team Mubarakan @Ileana_Official @AnilKapoor @arjunk26
EnidJDsouza: I have to admit that I entered the theatre to watch #Mubarakan with no expectation & came out laughing. I'm happy :)
drishti_raina3: Saw #Mubarakan last night. A good family entertainer
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Daya19986337: #Mubarakan lovely crazy entertaing film...love it
bluephantom7: #Mubarakan Is an awesome watch. Funny and rib tickling. Loved @Ileana_Official immensely. She looks hot and has a flair for comedy
bkgcooldude: Mubarakan!!! One time watch.. good comedy after a long time... Anil kapoor ... and his booy... highlight of the movie
BhatiaDinuu: Mubarakan a laugh riot @AnilKapoor class apart .Must Watch!!!!!!!
Being_ShashiM: Just watched #Mubarakan after #NoEntry best role of @AnilKapoor. He nailed in it. Extremely happy to see my fav actor after long time.
AthuSoorajbaba: Watched #Mubarakan movie really enjoyed the movie while seeing itz full of madness & craziness
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arjunkusafc: #Mubarakan Movie Review: This old wine in a new bottle is worth tasting!
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AnuSethi123: #Mubarakan..Went with zero expectations but the movie is #PaisaVasool @AnilKapoor ratna pathak and pawan malhotra #justawesome
Anjupawar6: #Mubarakan-amazing movie! We all laughed from start to finish! Thank u 4 this movie! @AnilKapoor @arjunk26 @Ileana_Official @theathiyashetty
anandratnabhas: #mubarakaan Must Watch ......Jhakkaaassss @AnilKapoor and @arjunk26 and company thks for laughter and smile @AnilKapoor Sirji ur best.
Amreshyadavguru: #Mubarakan Arjun as karan and charan fabulous mazaa aa gya
amit12354: #Mubarakan overall is a film that delivers beyond expectations, thoroughly enjoyed (3*/5)
AkaJuhi: #Mubarakan movie lyk ths..watchd aftr ages
Aditya_k168: #Mubarakan is the best ever comedy movie by @BazmeeAnees I've ever seen.
Abhii1012: #Mubarakan a complete package of wholesome entertainment. Must watch wid all your family. @AnilKapoor @BazmeeAnees @Ileana_Official
430Priya: Full house for #Mubarakan at a cinema in London tonight! Hats off to @AnilKapoor and @arjunk26 . We LOVED the film! #comedy #family #fun
0172Singh: Mubarakan was a Good Movie
shafiqulhasan81: #Mubarakaan is a nice time pass. Rating 2.5 / 5 *
ppritam009: Mubarakan bit stretched but still watchable. Anil Kapoor's screen presence as Kartar Singh is enough for you to book tickets.
Fatinaz13: Anil Kapoor was the reason I loved this film! #Mubarakan some jokes were stupid but some were awesome
dheerajmalineni: #Mubarakan is a decent comedy with family drama only problem its too much North flavour which makes it loud at times @AnilKapoor 3/5
aarshvora: #Mubarakan has a suprisingly funny 1st half followed by a lazy wasted 2nd half @AnilKapoor, Ratna Pathak and Pavan Manholtra are in top form
nimishhalkar: 2nd half of #Mubarakan is pure walk out material. Patience Lost. Laughed twice in the entire film.Skip this borefest.
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