As soon as you know this is a film by director Anees Bazmee (Welcome, Thank You, Welcome Back) you begin to make certain – and not entirely inaccurate – assumptions. There will be a case of mistaken identity, there will be meddling men, there will be an ear-drum shattering decibel level to the background music, there will be ensemble songs and a complicated climax where all the confusion gets cleared – you hope — once and for all.
Unlike their appearance (Arjun Kapoor in a double role), the brother’s personalities are not identical. Karan is fast-talking; Charan is docile. They have another thing in common: the inability to reveal the truth about their love lives to their family.
Mubarakan opens in 1990s England. Some rather reckless driving leads to a car crash resulting in orphaned twins who are adopted by a doting aunt and an equally doting uncle, respectively. Karan grows up in London while Charan is raised in Chandigarh.