Mubarakan is a typical Anees Bazmee kind of film having a comedy of errors. The trailer introduces us to a crazy family of the Singhs. Karan and Charan (Arjun) are identical twins who end up becoming cousins. They both have girlfriends, a fact which is not accepted by their families. Here comes their uncle Kartar Singh (Anil Kapoor) to the rescue. But in doing so, he might make things more confusing.
Despite being a total comedy film, the humour is missing from the promos. Such kind of films may have worked some years back but not anymore as the taste of the audience has changed. In fact, it looks like a Punjabi film from some years back. But even Punjabi cinema has moved on from this genre and is now experimenting with more dramatic themes.
Arjun Kapoor is again perfect miscast especially in Sikh avatar. He has no comic timing at all and also fails to emote in most of the other scenes. Probably comedy is not his cup of tea and he should try something else. Also, one wonders that if an actor knows his limitations then how he can be cast in dual roles.
Anil Kapoor is the only saving grace in this poor trailer. He steals the limelight (if there was any) through his one-liners. Ileana also looks good while Athiya Shetty is a non-actress. It is sad to see some great actors like Ratna Pathak and Pavan Malhotra being wasted.
The music looks decent with a North Indian flavour. But again the first song in the promo has been copied from a very popular classic song Hawa Hawa. Needless to say that another classic will be ruined by auto-tunes.
Overall it looks like a mixture of Housefull franchise and some other comedies. Though the major difference is that instead of comedy king Akshay Kumar, Mubarakan has mostly non-actors.
The only plus is that it will be a family entertainer just like most of Anees Bazmee's films. So it has chances to get some initial in the opening weekend.
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