(Crisp) Movie Review: MUBARAKAN by FENIL SETA

Mubarakan didn’t seem that exciting from the trailers but it turns out to be a great family entertainer! The first half is terrific and raises loads of laughs. Special mention should go to Rajesh Chawla for his great one-liners. Not just comedy but even dramatic and emotional scenes leave a mark and this should definitely appeal the family crowd. Sadly, the film falls in second half and is stretched at places that dilute the impact. This could have been a classic like No Entry but alas that doesn’t happen. Arjun Kapoor does very well in double role. Both characters are poles apart and it must have been quite an effort to do so many scenes again and again for the actor. Anil Kapoor is the ‘jaan’ of the film and is highly adorable. He gets to play a great character and he takes it to another level! Ileana DCruz as always is lovely while Athiya Shetty has a brief role but does well. Neha Sharma also deserves mention for her contribution. Ratna Pathak Shah and Pavan Malhotra have crucial parts and are terrific. Those craving for commercial ‘clean’ comedies, this one is for you!

My rating – *** out of 5!

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