Welcome Back has obtained mixed reviews from viewers. While critics have outright degraded the movie, the viewers who enjoy slapstick comedy have managed to find the movie entertaining.
Welcome Back has released in over 3200 screens, which is quite a good number for a Bollywood movie. Anil Kapoor had recently told how the movie needs to become a hit at any cost and from what trade experts have observed, the negative reviews have not affected, the film is off to a decent start at the Indian Box Office.
The film, which features John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Dimple Kapadia, minted Rs.14.35 crore on its opening day, said a source from the production house.
Taran Adarsh reported, "#WelcomeBack has an EXCELLENT Day 1... Fri ₹ 14.35 cr. India biz... Biz should MULTIPLY further over the weekend. SUPER!"
He further reported the overseas collection as well, "#WelcomeBack has a SOLID start Overseas. Thu+Fri: $ 1.2 million [₹ 8 cr]. SUPERB!"
Check out the tweets of viewers about how the Welcome Back movie is...
Milap Zaveri @zmilap
#DilDhadakneDo and #WelcomeBack in the same year! There is hardly any actor who can boast of being as versatile and talented as @AnilKapoor
Priya Gupta @priyaguptatimes
Leave your brains behind but take 2 stomachs that u can hold when u laugh in #WelcomeBack...Nana & Anil are outstanding!!! @AnilKapoor
Kamaal R Khan-KRK @kamaalrkhan
It's interval n believe me #WelcomeBack is very good film till here. Hope 2nd half will be superb also.
Kiaara Sandhu @KiaaraSandhu
Review #WelcomeBack. Simply Disgusting & Crap film with Bad Performances & Story. @TheJohnAbraham Yawk. 1*/5*
#Welcomeback And then... What should I tell every thing!! Go and watch it!! It's paisa vasul movie @shrutihaasan @TheJohnAbraham
Ankita Gautam @PerfectlyAnkit
#WelcomeBack review: A storm of utter nonsense with Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, John Abraha...
don't think it will hold well. John stands no where near Akshay. #WelcomeBack
If you see John Abraham act in #WelcomeBack, you'll respect Abhishek Bachchan as an actor!
#WelcomeBack missed comedy king(#bollywood actors) @akshaykumar.He is best in that role.#WelcomeBack meaningless without him.
Louis Noronha @TheLouisNoronha
#welcomeback is good, expected alot more . Nana and @AnilKapoor managed to save the film with their perfect comic timing . 2.5 on 5 frm me.