Mubarakan movie review: A long, maudlin harangue on family values

It becomes a long, maudlin harangue on family values and good sisters and brothers, while slipping in a few distasteful jokes about wives and women. Sharma plays a Muslim girl (‘haaye haaye’) in love with one of the brawny Punjabi ‘mundas’, and you cheer, just a little, because hey, who knows, we may be in for some inter-religious amity. And a comedy of errors is set into motion, revolving around reluctant grooms and runaway brides, and a good Punjabi ‘praa’ (Pavan Malhotra) and his equally loving ‘bainji’ (Shah). The only way to differentiate between them is the degree of bumbling idiocy displayed, and Kapoor does a good line in that department. And then the post-interval set is upon us, and suddenly, the film’s funny bone gets lost. Pretty girls Ileana D’Cruz, Neha Sharma and Athiya Shetty show up, the former getting in a line or two. But soon after it started laying out its wares, I began smiling. I’m always happy to watch Kapoor because he gets with the plan so fast, and once in a while, does a nice throw-away dialogue. To begin with, I have to say that Mubarkan has a faint semblance of a plot, which comes as a relief given what we’ve been subjected to in his last outing (Welcome Back). So far, I’m not wincing. Wait, were we actually in for some good mindless fun? For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Then there’s Arjun Kapoor as a set of twins, one in Punjab, the other in London.  Add in Anil Kapoor as the ‘maama/chacha’ shuttling between the two boys. Related News
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Mubarakan movie cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Karan Kundra, Rahul Dev
Mubarakan star rating: 1.5 stars
I was prepared to sigh my way through this latest from the Anees Bazmee school of mindless comedies. 2017-07-29T00:39:45+00:00″>
Updated: July 29, 2017 12:39 am

Mubarakan movie review: The only way to differentiate between the two characters of Arjun Kapoor is the degree of bumbling idiocy displayed. It is just a ruse, and a total cop-out. A character says wearily: ‘kab khatam hoga yeh?’ And that’s the end of that. And that Muslim girl angle?