Total Family Drama, Mubarakan Film Review

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Mubarakan is the first film that brings uncle Anil Kapoor and nephew Arjun Kapoor together. The film has been directed by the famous Welcome series director Anees Bazmee and he certainly delivers a big Punjabi Family drama.

The story is about identical twins Karan and Charan whose parents die in a road accident and even though they have a bachelor uncle Kartar Singh (Anil Kapoor), he prefers his brother in India Baldev (Pavan Malhotra) and their sister Jeeto (Ratna Pathak) in London bring up the boys in their respective homes.

The time for marriage arrives and Jeeto chooses her twin Karan for the rich Binkle (Athiya Shetty), but Karan is in love with Sweety (Illeana D’Cruz) and tells everyone that let Charan go and see Binkle. However even Charan is in love with the Muslim girl Nafisa (Neha Sharma).

What unfolds next is the double trouble between Karan and Charan, who is Arjun Kapoor and how they are unable to come out with the truth about their girlfriends. To the rescue is Kartar Singh and then follows major family drama because Kartar’s tricks are slightly on the edge, for example declaring innocent and nerdy Charan as a drug addict.

Mubarakan has an excellent pace of comedy and drama and is definitely a winner for both Uncle Anil Kapoor and Nephew Arjun Kapoor. The music of the film composed by music directors Amaal Malik, Gourov Roshin and Rishi Rich are also entertaining and keep you dancing to the beats of the love triangles.

This will be one of Arjun’s best films, each character have done their parts wonderfully and big credit also goes to the Screenplay writers Balwinder Singh Janjua and Gurmmeet Singh, they surely can whip up something interesting.

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Worth the Half Wait- Half Girlfriend Film Review

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Half Girlfriend

When Chetan Bhagat writes a book, it seems like it is made for the silver screen. His book the Half Girlfriend was this time picked up by Director Mohit Suri. Mohit is known to make films where the female is conflicted and the male protagonist is struggling to live up to her expectations.

Half Girlfriend is just like that and more.

Yes, it goes beyond the half.

This is a story about Madhav, coming from Bihar who wants to study Psychology in Delhi to give a better life to his home ground. When he meets Riya he realizes he has found love and a purpose to be a successful man. The subject is very reality based and this could happen to any 20 year-olds in University or College who are starting out to figure their life and purpose of love.

Arjun Kapoor is Madhav and Shradha Kapoor is Riya, and this this their love story. It has been beautifully written and dialogues included by the team of Tushar Hiranandani and Ishita Moitra Udhwani. The performances by Arjun and Shradha are excellent, Arjun is definitely growing as an actor and his large size is actually an asset of a mature guy who is comfortable about his big personality.

Director Mohit Suri has done a fabulous job but he lacks in a good cinematographer partner. Taking the film to New York for the climax is a good idea, but soon you wear out of the obviousness and right at the end, it looks like they are in a studio. Otherwise Half Girlfriend is a romantic watch and a tissue box catch.

Film Review- Flop Finding Fanny

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(Courtesy Youth Color)

Ideally it would have been great to say “Fabulous” Finding Fanny but it isn’t. So many borrowed ideas and a very boring story, there is no point in writing a long review, except the good and the bad.

Good:

Dimple Kapadia might be overweight but she can act.

Pankaj Kapur should have tried Hollywood, he has the flair.

Arjun Kapoor can act.

Blue car, at least it worked.

 

Bad:

Deepika Padukone doesn’t look heartbroken or poor.

Naseerudin Shah was embarrassing.

Director Homi Adajani has sympathy for old folks.