Political satires always appear to be interesting and what can be better than a satire on India and Pakistan. Welcome To Karachi is a tale of two Indians who get stuck in Pakistan and experience the 'hospitality' of Taliban.
Directed by Ashish R Mohan, the Bollywood movie Welcome To Karachi is apparently influenced from the Hollywood flick Dumb And Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Welcome To Karachi Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb
Welcome To Karachi Director: Ashish R Mohan
Welcome To Karachi Plot:
Welcome To Karachi deals with two friends, Arshad Warsi (Shammi Thakur) and Jackky Bhagnani (Kedar Patel). Jackky is desperate to go to US but is unable to do so as every time his visa gets rejected. Then, Arshad comes as a saviour for his friend and convinces him that he would take Jackky to America on a boat without any visa issues.
However, the actual fun begins when the duo end up reaching Karachi in Pakistan and eventually, get into the hands of Taliban who plan to use them for terrorism. Then follows a series of comedies as Arshad and Jackky try to escape the clutches of Taliban and Pakistan as a whole. To know whether they are able to get free or end up being at the mercy of the neighbouring nation, you have to watch the movie.
Welcome To Karachi Performances:
Arshad Warsi who is known for his superb comic timing, could not impress us much in this movie as the plot itself was too silly. Jackky Bhagnani on the other hand, performed better compared to his past works. Others like Lauren Gottlieb don't have much scope to impress.
Welcome To Karachi Loopholes:
The movie appears to be too silly and the level of humour is more or less childish. The scenes lack proper sequencing and the film ends with an absurd climax. Although, certain punch lines are good, most of them are too typical and monotonous.
Welcome To Karachi Positives:
Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani add some amount of humour to the film with certain funny punch lines. Apart from that, there is nothing much to add in this section.
Welcome To Karachi Technical Aspects:
The film lacks good editing as the scenes seem very confusing at certain points. Moreover, the background score also will make you wish if you could press the mute button. The movie is technically not very sound.
Welcome To Karachi Verdict:
Arshad Warsi deserves a better plot and Jackky Bhagnani needs a better movie. All in all, Welcome To Karachi is a silly film which won't impress anyone who has a good sense of humour.
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If you were planning on watching this movie, the lyrics of its song ‘Chal bhag nahi to G pe laat padegi' should be a strong enough hint to help you decide.
The Indian Express
Overall it is all good-natured and appropriately silly, so ‘Welcome 2 Karachi' stays watchable.
Only the foolhardy would underestimate Bollywood's ability to do worse, but it is unlikely that you will see another film this unabashedly daft this year. Resist the itch.
It's a mindless film, but with some great fun-filled moments.
"Welcome 2 Karachi" is a poor desi version of the "Dumb and the Dumber".
We all know Arshad Warsi is a competent actor and his talent shows in a particularly hilarious scene which includes a Indo-Pak cricket match. Jackky Bhagnani, as a money minded but daft Gujarati boy is good. Lauren Gotleib proves that she is a far better dancer than actor, as she sizzles in a dance number. Pakistani actors, Ayub Khoso and Adnan Shah, add dollops of delight to the narration. Worth one watch.
If you are ones who found Sajid Khan movies funny or Navjot Singh Siddhu's jokes hilarious, this movie will work for you.
WELCOME TO KARACHI can be avoided without a regret