• In the end the film is the same old comedy of errors that we’ve seen so many times before. Anil Kapoor is the secret sauce of Mubarakan whose incredible timing uplifts many a dull patch. But the film is unmistakably indulgent and over-long and could’ve done with some serious pruning. Right now it works only in fits and starts. You’ll laugh, but not throughout. Let’s just say it falls somewhere in the middle on a scale of Ready to No Entry.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Post-interval, the film’s funny bone gets lost. 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.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Mubarakan is designed as a family film where comedy is generated through quarrelling relatives. This works initially but goes out of control later.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    Mubarakan is a very entertaining, enjoyable comedy of bad manners. It is politically incorrect and completely in control of its screwball plot, gags, funny asides, mental lines and sparkling characters.

  • Mubarakan proves convincingly that comedies need not always be about slapstick, that there is more to comedy films than vulgar gestures and crass jokes. 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.

  • in trying to squeeze every ounce of hilarity out of its scrappy screenplay, the film goes overboard with its excessive cheeriness and swerves into the realms of inanity. In the bargain, it loses its way completely after delivering a fairly breezy first half.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    Ratna and Pavan add weightage with their stellar acts, though Pavan should have kept it down in the dramatic portions, where he is much too loud.
    If comedies are your thing, then mubarakan…

  • Arjun Kapoor displays a singular lack of comic timing, and the female leads are for decorative purposes only. Athiya Shetty, whose promotional appearances for this film are hugely disproportionate to the miniscule amount of screen time she gets, puts the cherry on top when she says coyly to her groom, “There must be something special about a man who sacrifices his love for his family.”

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    DNA India


    Mubarakan is the cleanest entertainer and deserves to be watched for its high entertainment value.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Less tone-deaf humour, more quirks, a shorter running time and a more able younger cast and Mubarakan could have been more delightful.

  • The film leaves you feeling good and happy. An enjoyable weekend watch with kids.

  • 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.

  • All-in-all, while Mubarakan suffers from a strained and predictable plot, its silliness does make you laugh. So go watch the film if indulging in there hours of escapist comedy is your game.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    All said and done MUBARAKAN is a complete family entertainer worth every cent of your penny spent. Go LOL with your near and dear ones.

  • Mubarakan


    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.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Not every movie experience has to be motivated by a socio-political purpose. Sometimes you just need to have fun at the movies. I had loads of it last night in Mubarakan, one of the craziest homages to airheadeness in recent years.

  • Fortunately, the humour does not degenerate to crass double entendres. Family entertainment is clearly at the core and Mubarakan manages to deliver enough laughs.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Mubarakan is a definite winner at the box-office. It is an excellent entertainer which will fetch rewards for all concerned. But it must be added that its fullest potential will definitely not be realised because of big-budget and star-cast films releasing every week from next week onwards.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    Mubarakan is so loud, you need ear muffs but quite funny because there is a natural chemistry between the actors Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah and Pavan Malhotra. The heroines serve to add lots of color and mix ups. It’s Punjabis running amok in India and London.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    ‘Mubarakan’ is enjoyable and celebrates the fun and the Kapoors. Fill you popcorn tub and go and enjoy this time pass masala entertainer.

  • Rashma Shetty Bali
    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.

  • IANS


    Nothing is implausible if it works in cinema. After all, it is a part of getting the job done and hence, one does not complain when it comes to Mubarakan as it entertains you wholeheartedly.

  • 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.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Unlike many Bazmee films, this one’s low on slapstick and heavy on sappy emotion. It’s almost like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…meets No Entry. And while this blend lends the film substance, being uncharacteristic of the maker’s style makes one feel like a victim of false advertising.

  • Raghav Venkat
    Raghav Venkat
    Fully Hyderabad


    The only people to emerge from this wreckage with respect are the assistant directors. They ensure continuity and their attention to detail is the only thing that prevents this movie from being a full-blown disaster. 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.

  • If you survive the visual overload of mediocrity, the booming background music playing throughout will leave you with tintinnabulations of dhol, even long after the film is over, constantly reminding you of the torture you’ve endured.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    The movie is neither unique nor flawless but it does exactly what it sets out to achieve i.e. to make people laugh. Mubarakan’s theme of a big fat Punjabi destination wedding in London is what serves as its USP, other than its ensemble star cast, of course.

  • Till India as an audience does not get comfortable with the idea of watching a film like Lipstick Under My Burkha with the whole family, let’s be thankful that we have a Mubarakan. The film has great potential to appeal to family audience (in fact the first family entertainer of Bollywood in 2017). So gang up and go watch!

  • f you look for progressive thought in the film such as how families still dominate their children’s choice of a partner, how religion and prejudices in parent’s generation are imposed on their kids’ choices in a partner, then you are barking up the wrong tree. But if you brush that aside and judge it purely as a comedy, you‘ll laugh at izzat ka falooda …

  • Go, watch this fun fest just to get a long-overdue whiff of the USP of Hindi cinema – entertainment in the most wholesome sense of the word. And let us not forget that the climaxes of most Bazmee movies look better and better with the passage of years.