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'Welcome To Karachi' Movie Review By G9 Divya Solgama

'Welcome To Karachi' 

Movie Review By 'G9 Divya Solgama'

'Lunatics No 1'


We all remember the 'No.1' tag attached to the titles of Govinda and David Dhawan. Along with this, actor-director jodi, two more people were associated with this tag, Karishma Kapoor and producer Vashu Bhagnani. Vashu Bhagnani started his production house with 'Coolie No.1' followed by many super hit films. But after the dream run for five to six years, his films started falling over the box office. After giving around eight to nine disaster films, he introduced his son Jackky Bhagnani in a yet another flop 'Kal Kissne Dekha'. Despite of these flops Vashu Bhagnani came up with one more film 'F.A.L.T.U' which also had his son as the lead role. 'F.A.L.T.U' was a box office hit and thus Vashu Bhagnani made three more films with his son along with two big budget films directed by Sajid Khan - 'Himmatwala' & 'Humshakals'. Vashu Bhagnani's latest film 'Welcome 2 Karachi' again stars his son along with his co-star Arshad Warsi from the movie 'F.A.L.T.U'. Thus, let's find out whether 'Welcome 2 Karachi' will be another sleeper hit like 'F.A.L.T.U' or might add on to the long list of flops and disasters produced by Mr.Bhagnanai.
Welcome To Karachi Movie Review


'Welcome 2 Karachi' is a story of Shammi Takhur (Arshad Warsi) and Kedar Patel (Jackky Bhagnani) who, while partying, accidently crosses the Indian ocean and land up in Pakistan. There was an incident of bomb blast on that particular day and on that particular place where these two arrive. Pakistani intelligence officer Shazia (Laurel Gottlied) gets hold of Shammi's wallet and starts searching for Shammi and Kedar on the streets of Karachi. Meanwhile, Shammi and Kedar keep wandering right from the Mafia to the Taliban camps where they are trained to become a Taliban assassin. Things become bad to worse and what happens next is what the entire film is all about.

Screenplay & Technicalities:

The story seems super exciting and funny on papers, but while executing it, ends up becoming the opposite of what was expected. There are few hilarious dialogues and funny moments like the whole joke over 3G internet and barb wire, Arshad and Jaccky mistaking Barrack Obama as Nelson Mandela, Arshad and Jaccky at Panjab Da Dhabba followed by Arshad-Jaccky narrating the tale of their Taliban journey and a few more which keeps you lighten up in this highly irritating film. There are back to back boring and idiotic scenes like Jaccky at the US visa office, Arshad-Jaccky partying in the middle of the ocean, Arshad-Jaccky attending press meet at Pakistani cabinet and many such scenes. Besides these bad scenes there are some terrible scenes like Arshad Warsi trying to do a delivery of a woman, the whole fight at the embassy street where the Israelians are firing at Palestinians followed by Iraqi's firing over the Americans along with involvement of many other countries and the climax fight where the Talibani's ambush an aircraft by attacking them at the airport runway. There is no logic or soul in this badly made film. The cinematography and special effects are horrible, especially in the scenes like the boat sinking, fight at the embassy street and in the finale climax part.
Welcome To Karachi Movie Still

Music & Direction:

Music has been an integral part of the Vashu Bhagnani's film. Sadly, in 'Welcome 2 Karachi' the songs fail to impress. The background music is very bad and highly irritating at times.
Director Ashish R Mohan wrote several comical films for Rohit Shetty and directed Akshay Kumar starrer film 'Khiladi 786'. Sadly, in the case of 'Welcome 2 Karachi' he delivers his worst, as the movie fails to impress. Ashish in order to attempt the desi version of 'Dumb & Dumber' takes his audience for granted by inserting an Afgani speaking dialogue with subtitles in Roman Hindi followed by showing posters of only known and released Pakistani films 'Khuda Kay Liye' and 'Ramchand Pakistani'. He dares to deliver back to back worst scenes in the film.


Arshad Warsi repeats his "eehh aaahh hoon", type of act which we have been watching for a long long time. He is shown as a Naval officer, but while in Pakistan he is acting like normal simpleton who barely knows about Pakistan, Taliban and the security concerns in Pakistan. Jackky Bhagnani acts decently and impresses you with his one liners in some scenes. Lauren Gottlieb has hardly any scenes and is suddenly shown dancing with Jackky in the end credit songs Pawan Malhotra and Dalip Tahir are wasted. Ayub Khoso is entertaining.

Final Verdict: So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum???

Dum??? Well, besides a few comical moments there is nothing worthy to watch in this boring and insane film. Irrfan Khan was the original choice for this film and at the time of the shooting, he walked out of the film. That's for sure, was the most sensible stuff associated with this movie. Producer Vashu Bhagnani comes up with a yet another master trash film, after giving us trashy aces like 'Humshakals' and 'Himmatwala' due to which this movie should be renamed, 'Lunatics No.1'.
  • Ratings - 0.5/5


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