Mubarakan

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Mubarakan
Mubarakan Poster.jpg
Directed by Anees Bazmee
Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions
Murad Khetani
Ashwin Varde
Written by Balwinder Singh Janjua
Rupinder Chahal
Gurmmeet Singh
Rajesh Chawla
Screenplay by Balwinder Singh Janjua
Gurmmeet Singh
Story by Balwinder Singh Janjua
Rupinder Chahal
Starring Anil Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor
Ileana D'Cruz
Athiya Shetty
Neha Sharma
Ratna Pathak
Music by Songs:
Amaal Mallik
Gourov-Roshin
Rishi Rich
Background Score:
Amar Mohile
Cinematography Himman Dhamija
Edited by Sandeep Kurup
Production
company
Sony Pictures Networks Productions
Cine1 Studios
Mark Production
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date
28 July 2017
Running time
156 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Punjabi
English
Budget 65 crore[1]
Box office 93.59 crores[2]

Mubarakan is a 2017 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee. It is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.[3][4]

Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty played the lead roles in the film. It is a story about twin brothers.[5] The film was released worldwide on 28 July 2017 in 2350 screens in India and 475 screens overseas.[6][7] It was declared a 'hit' by Box Office India.

Plot[edit]

The story starts with a couple travelling with their twins in a car who are exhausted and drowsing. Unfortunately, their car crashes and they die but the twins get saved. As the twins' paternal uncle Kartar Singh Bajwa (Anil Kapoor) is single yet and doesn't want to get married at all, he decides to give one son to his elder sister Arshveer "Jeeto" Kaur (Ratna Pathak) based in London and the other to his brother Baldev Singh Bajwa (Pavan Malhotra) who is settled in Punjab whilst he himself enjoys his single, lonely life in London.

Years pass and both twins grow up as Karan Singh Bajwa (Arjun Kapoor), living with his aunt Jeeto in London and Charan Singh Bajwa (Arjun Kapoor) who lives with his uncle in Punjab. Karan is a free man with no responsibilities whilst Charan is a simple, sweet man who is having a car showroom in Punjab. Karan has a girlfriend, Supreet "Sweety" Gill (Ileana D'Cruz) from the past 2 years. Unfortunately one day, they both are in the same mall talking on call as Sweety laughs and at the same time Sweety passes from the escalator where Jeeto falls down, and a misunderstanding arises that she was laughing on her. They have a big quarrel with each other, where Jeeto accuses her as a 'bad character girl' and takes a heavy dislike to her.

Meanwhile, in Punjab, Charan has also a girlfriend, Nafisa Qureshi (Neha Sharma) who is a Muslim and studying law. So, trouble starts as Baldev decides to marry Charan with a respectful girl. Jeeto suggests her husband Gurcharan Shergill's friend Akalpreet Sandhu (Rahul Dev) who is also willing to marry his daughter Binkle (Athiya Shetty) with a good man. Jeeto decides to send Karan to Punjab so that he can manage Baldev's restaurant in his absence. So, Baldev takes Charan to London where Kartar welcomes them. Kartar first takes them to his 'Mini Punjab' residence and then to Jeeto's. While in Punjab, Sweety comes with Karan too as her father also lives there. In London, Charan consults with his uncle Kartar that he doesn't want to marry Binkle as he is in love with Nafisa. Stupid Kartar decides to help him with his creative ideas. He suggests him to act as a drug addict in front of Sandhus so that they will refuse themselves. Next day, Charan does the same but as he sees Binkle, he falls in love with her. Binkle takes Charan on a house visit while Kartar hints out the silly habits of Charan's drug addiction to Manpreet (Karan Kundra), Binkle's brother.

Charan tries to tell Kartar about his sudden feelings but just falls off the window due to signal problems. Due to this incident, Manpreet turns evidently suspicious and assumes Charan to be a drug addict, to which Baldev opposes and misbehaves. Jeeto and Gurcharan (Lalit Parimoo), instead of defending Baldev, persuade him to apologize Mr. Sandhu for his misbehavior but Baldev refuses to do so as he thinks it is against his ego. They return home and blame Baldev for their disrespect in front of the rich Mr. Sandhu and also offend him for his poor past. Baldev tolerates to his limit and decides to return to Punjab. He challenges Jeeto that he will marry Charan exactly on 25 December with a girl much better than Binkle. They end their relationship. Meanwhile, Charan asks Karan to bring Nafisa at the airport so that he could talk about his feelings for her with his adoptive father. When they land in Punjab, Karan does what Charan asked and confronts them with Nafisa, but coward Charan doesn't dare to speak and Baldev misunderstands that Nafisa is Karan's girlfriend. This creates problems for Karan. Baldev overhears Sweety's father pleading for her daughter's marriage soon in a Gurudwara. So, Baldev takes Charan's purposal for Sweety who misunderstands her bond getting tied with Karan but later realizes it's tied with Charan. She gets upset and persuades Karan to do something about this. While back at London, Jeeto takes a proposal for Karan to Sandhu on which he agrees. They fix their marriage on 25 December too.

Kartar is split into Jeeto and Baldev's marriage events at the same date. To solve his problem, he suggests Baldev to have a destination marriage in London, where he was insulted. Baldev agrees and everyone flies to London. Kartar accommodates Sweety and her father in a five-star hotel, and Charan and Baldev in front of Jeeto's residence, yet he wants to be alone. Wedding preparations continue with Sweety, Karan and Charan's plans to get rid of their problems. Charan decides to tell Binkle that Karan is marrying her without his consent. So, both families along with their in-laws gather in a mall for shopping. Charan takes advantage of this and reveals Karan and Sweety's relationship on which Binkle is heartbroken, saying that maybe she has lack of anything as she is refused by every man. She also includes that she can't refuse herself and thought Charan would be revealing his feelings for her. Charan feels sorry for her and falls for her more because of her innocence towards him. Charan refuses to fight for his rights on which Karan invites Nafisa to London, increasing Charan's problems. Karan, Charan, Sweety and Nafisa decides to run with their love. But their plan fails when in the next morning Manpreet falls for Nafisa and Sandhu insists her to live at his residence. For this, Nafisa and Manpreet fall for each other. Nafisa starts ignoring Charan. Charan wants to reveal his feelings for Binkle but at the moment, Nafisa appears and confess her love for Manpreet and leaves. So now, Charan is fully for Binkle. Charan and Karan's marriages are planned at the same Gurudwara as the date. Beforehand, Charan and Sweety's engagement is held which Jeeto attends alone from her side. Later, Karan and Binkle's engagement is held which Baldev's family attends alone.

Before Binkle's engagement, Charan confess all the mishaps and misunderstandings happened and he is not drug addict too. He also reveals his feelings to her at last. Kartar dreams of his brother, the twins' father realizing him that he left his children to him and he is ruining their life. After Binkle's engagement, Karan, Sweety, Charan, Binkle, Manpreet, Nafisa and Kartar gather at a place where Kartar declines them to help them and they would have to marry the ones chosen by their parents instead of eloping. So, 25 December arrives when Karan and Charan exchange their sherwanis, disguising each other. At the gurudwara, Sweety reveals her love for Karan in front of everyone on which everyone including Charan and Karan shocks because of their exchanged identities. Not to cause more trouble and confusion, they both take Kartar in confidential meeting revealing their exchanged identities where Kartar orders them to wear their original identities and never ever discuss this mishap with their wives. So, their families no more oppose their choices and Karan weds Sweety while Charan weds Binkle.

Cast[edit]

  • Anil Kapoor as Kartar Singh Bajwa
  • Arjun Kapoor as Karan and Charan Singh Bajwa (Double Role)
  • Ileana D'Cruz as Supreet 'Sweety' Gill/ Supreet "Sweety" Karan Singh Bajwa, Karan's Girlfriend, Charan's Fiancée
  • Athiya Shetty as Binkle Sandhu/Binkle Charan Singh Bajwa, Charan's Love Interest, Karan's Fiancée
  • Neha Sharma as Nafisa Qureshi/ Nafisa Manpreet Sandu, Charan's Girlfriend, (they break up later in the film as Nafisa falls for Manpreet and Charan falls for Binkle) and Manpreet’s love interest
  • Rahul Dev as Akalpreet Sandhu, Binkle's Father
  • Karan Kundra as Manpreet Sandhu, Binkle's Brother
  • Gurpal Singh as Supreet's Father.
  • Ratna Pathak as Jeeto Kaur Bajwa, Baldev’s sister, Karan's Adoptive Mother and Charan's Aunt
  • Pavan Malhotra as Baldev Singh Bajwa, Jeeto’s brother, Charan's Adoptive Father and Karan's Uncle
  • Sanjay Kapoor as Avtar Singh Bajwa, Jeeto, Baldev and Kartar's Brother and Karan/Charan's Biological Father
  • Alexander (Sasha) Dolbenko as Jolly

Production[edit]

The Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend, Kent features as the temple the families worship.[8]

Soundtrack[edit]

Mubarakan
Soundtrack album by Amaal Mallik, Gourov Roshin, Rishi Rich and Yah Anand
Released 6 July 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:45
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Amaal Mallik chronology
Golmaal Again
(2017)
Mubarakan
(2017)
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
(2017)
Gourov Roshin chronology
Force 2
(2016)
Mubarakan
(2017)
Wajah Tum Ho
(2016)
Rishi Rich chronology
Half Girlfriend
(2017)
Mubarakan
(2017)
Behen Hogi Teri
(2017)
Singles from Mubarakan
  1. "Mubarakan (Title Track)"
    Released: 22 June 2017
  2. "Hawa Hawa"
    Released: 29 June 2017

The music of the film has been composed by Amaal Mallik, Gourov Roshin, Rishi Rich and while the lyrics have been penned by Kumaar. Its first song "Mubarakan (Title Track)" was released on 22 June 2017. The second single titled as "Hawa Hawa" which is sung by Mika Singh and Prakriti Kakar was released on 29 June 2017. The soundtrack was unveiled on 6 July 2017 by T-Series which consists 6 songs.

All lyrics written by Kumaar.

Track listing
No.TitleMusicSinger(s)Length
1."The Goggle Song"Amaal MallikSonu Nigam, Armaan Malik, Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar, Neeti Mohan3:49
2."Mubarakan (Title Track)"Rishi Rich, Yash AnandJuggy D, Yash Narvekar, Badshah, Sukriti Kakar3:11
3."Jatt Jaguar"Amaal MallikVishal Dadlani, Navraj Hans, Apeksha Dandekar4:41
4."Haathon Mein Thhe Haath"Gourov RoshinPapon, Altamash Faridi, Aditi Singh Sharma, Arpita Mukherjee3:59
5."Hawa Hawa"Gourov RoshinMika Singh, Prakriti Kakar4:32
6."Dil Dhadke Louder Louder"Gourov RoshinRinku Giri, Puja Basnet4:31
Total length:24:45

Critical reception[edit]

Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times rated it 3/5 and felt that the lead actor, Arjun Kapoor, was overshadowed by Anil Kapoor: "It’s just that Anil Kapoor is a pro at it and steals all the limelight from him (Arjun).....You’ll be occasionally laughing, but probably won’t be leaving the theatre with a big smile on your face.[9]

Meena Lyer of Times of India rated the film 3/5 and concluded: "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."[10]

Manju Ramanan of Masala! gave the film 3.5/5 saying, "Loud characters, bright sets, songs and dances and slapstick humour dominate this Anees Bazmee film. But the instances do make you smile.[11]

Ahana Bhattacharya of Koimoi gave the film 3/5 saying, "The story is funny and the film has some really hilarious dialogues. However, Sardar jokes are a bit clichéd and Bollywood needs to get over it. I loved the way the film builds up the confusion but it tends to drag towards the climax. There are moments when you will feel it is patriarchal, racist and regressive. Also, the climax is a bit predictable.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ name= "BOI Report"/>"Mubarakan - Movie - Worldwide Gross & Budget". Box Office India. Retrieved 25 June 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-worldwide-collections-day-wise-break-mubarakan/
  3. ^ "Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in Anees Bazmee's Mubaraka". Bollywood Hungama. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Parineeti Chopra is not part of 'Mubarakan'". The Times of India. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in Anees Bazmee's Mubaraka". Bollywood Hungama. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  6. ^ quintdaily (28 July 2017). "Mubarakan Bollywood Movie Review – Rating – QuintDaily". 
  7. ^ "Box Office Morning Occupancy: Mubarakan Has A Dull Opening". Koimoi. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Mubarakan Article". 
  9. ^ Rohit Vats (28 July 2017). "Mubarakan movie review: Anil Kapoor outshines Arjun Kapoor in this partly funny film". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Meena lyer (28 July 2017). "Mubarakan Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Manju Ramanan (28 July 2017). "MOVIE REVIEW: Mubarakan". Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Ahana Bhattacharya (28 July 2017). "Mubarakan Movie Review: A Mood-Lifting Family Entertainer". Retrieved 28 July 2017. 

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