This is a brave and bright film with its heart in the right place and its gaze refreshingly free of a gender bias fixed firmly at the crotch level.
If you are looking for a film that is unintentionally funny because it takes itself so seriously you would think the end-result would be a heist film on a par with Vijay Anand's "Jewel Thief" or at least Milan Luthria's "Kachche Dhaage", then look again.
Overall, swathed in mindless but slick action, this poorly told tale is purely risky to watch.
The major asset of the film is that it succeeds in maintaining interest and suspense despite obvious foreknowledge of the outcome.
"Bareilly ki Barfi" is a sweet and delectable romance which begins on a predictable and somewhat placid note, but takes on an interesting hue owing to the sudden twist the tale embarks upon and turning into a love triangle.
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 "Mubarakana" as it entertains you wholeheartedly.