The mystery in “Murder Mubarak,” which takes place in a fancy Delhi club, isn’t very interesting.

The Netflix movie version of Anuja Chauhan’s “Club You to Death” is now available “The mystery in Murder Mubarak”
Anuja Chauhan’s best-selling books haven’t been turned into movies or TV shows that are worth watching. Could Chauhan’s use of Hinglish have been lost when it was turned into a movie? Or is it that her airy plans disappear when they’re put into action?

The mystery in Murder Mubarak

Earlier movies like The Zoya Factor (based on Chauhan’s first book with the same name) and Dil Bekaraar (based on Those Pricey Thakur Girls) “went phuss,” as one of Chauhan’s characters might say. Based on the 2021 thriller Club You to Death, Murder Mubarak does a little better.
The Netflix movie directed by Homi Adajania and based on a story by Gazal Dhaliwal and Suprotim Sengupta stays mostly true to Chauhan’s funny take on Agatha Christie. There are people in Murder Mubarak who are so weak that they would drown in a tea spoon of water. The story takes place at the fancy Royal Delhi Club.

The mystery in Murder Mubarak

People are both shocked and happy about the murder of hot Zumba teacher Leo (Aashim Gulati) at the club gym. ACP Bhavani Singh (Pankaj Tripathi) and sub-inspector Padam (Priyank Tiwari) have a hard time choosing who to suspect among the stuffed shirts and horny aunties.

These include Akash (Vijay Varma), a lawyer with a broken heart, and Bambi (Sara Ali Khan), his childhood crush. Rannvijay, played by Sanjay Kapoor, gives out Rs 20 tips in a haughty way. Cookie (Dimple Kapadia), who drinks a lot, makes statues that look bad. Roshni (Tisca Chopra), who is very flirty, has a son named Yash (Suhail Nayyar) who is addicted to drugs. Karishma Kapoor plays Shehnaz, a star from a bad movie who looks like an A-lister. Ganga (Tara Alisha Berry) and Guppie Ram (Brijendra Kala), the gardener, also act in a strange way.

As soon As Adajania

The movie makers clearly chose easy targets when they were making fun of the easily derided wealthy class. But it’s hard for them to go deeper into either the murder mystery or the Delhi class aspect that Chauhan made fun of beyond the obvious judgments. The subtitles say it best: Sachin-Jigar’s background music is “whimsical.” It’s used in almost every scene without being necessary.

The mystery in Murder Mubarak

A lot of in-form actors show up for evaluation, like jewels at a private sale. They disappear as soon as Adajania remembers that there are a few crimes to be solved. The well-chosen actors, many of whom seem completely at ease in their fancy surroundings, hold together a story that jumps from funny moments to close-up looks at relationships.

Adajania brings out the best and worst in all of the actors, from Karisma Kapoor to Sanjay Kapoor and Tisca Chopra to Dimple Kapadia. Rosshni said, “Poor people should die young.” Vijay Verma and Sara Ali Khan have some beautiful scenes together, and their love for each other seems to have more meaning.

Khan, in particular, is in great shape and gives Pankaj Tripathi’s calm, perceptive, and always amused Bhavani a lot of company. We haven’t seen Tripathi in such a big part in a while. He gives us a feast of sad smiles and wise observations on the silly habits of the poor little rich.

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