Welcome 2 Karachi Movie Review

Welcome 2 Karachi Movie Poster
Welcome 2 Karachi Movie Poster
Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:41:58.0530000 IST

Even though there are not much expectations from Pooja Entertainment's WELCOME 2 KARACHI due to its theme, yet the fact that the banner (under producer Vashu Bhagnani) has always managed to come up with some chartbusting albums makes one look forward to the music.


Composer Rochak Kohli modulates the popular nursery rhyme, 'Lalla Lalla Lori' into a fun, beach- disco/pub party number that is in the same corridor as 'Johnny Johnny' (IT'S ENTERTAINMENT). Both Vishal Dadlani and Shivi (who chips in with the rap) render the number well.

'Boat Ma Kookdookoo' carries forward the same fun 'daaru boat party' mood, albeit this time its Gujarati style with 'phepla' etc thrown in to cash in on the Gujarati humour. And its real fun as Mika Singh, Shivi, Deane Sequeira have a blast rendering the song.

'Shakira' which should have been aptly titled 'Karachi Ki Shakira' and is actually a rhythmic, fun dance number that is quite retro seventies/eighties in spirit in the cliched situation where the vamp danced in the villain's den. It's a Jeet Ganguly composition and one expected a fresher tune. Shalmali Kholgade renders the number with ease.

Composer Amjad Nadeem comes up with the situational 'Chal Bhaag' which is indeed a humorous fun outing that contains the spirit of WELCOME TO KARACHI and can be classified as the theme song. The lyrics are apt although at times crass but they convey the desperate situation faced by the protagonists well . Wajid and Love Juneja do a good job.

The audio of WELCOME 2 KARACHI is fun as long as it lasts, and that it what the movie sets out to deliver, but the fact that it is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, whose track record in music is absolutely brilliant, one feels a bit of a letdown. Our pick(s), 'Lalla Lalla Lori' and 'Boat Ma Kukdookoo'.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

Hitesh is a Gujju bhai (Dalip Tahil) who is into wedding events. He has this huge boat which goes into the deep seas and comes back after the entertainment is over. His son Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) is a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment. In short, he is a moron. The captain of his boat is Shammi (Arshad Warsi) an ex-Navy man.


One day, Hitesh bhai tells his son, ''As soon as you see the wedding party come, take the boat, party and come back.'' Kedar [with an IQ that he has] sees the wedding party arriving and does exactly what his father says. The wedding party is frantically waving out as the boat leaves without them.

Kedar and Shammi, who have some firang dancers on boat, break into a song. As the song is ending, a storm breaks out. And these dudes land on a beach in Karachi, half dead. Before they can regain consciousness, there is a blast on the beach and they find themselves in a hospital. From there, their adventure begins, with Al Qaida, US Intelligence and various terrorist outfits.

Towards the end, they find themselves in the cockpit of an airplane. They don't know whether to take a right turn, or a left. Shammi is of the opinion that if you take two right turns, it becomes a 'U' turn.

That's exactly what this film is about. It takes two right turns and returns back to the planning table.

Maybe, that's why producer Vashu Bhagnani is planning a sequel to try and undo the damage of this juvenile mess. Brave man!

Arshad and comedy go hand-in-hand. He is able to make mincemeat of any dialogues, and situation, however silly. Bhagnani junior hams, and tries very hard, coming out looking really, really, really desperate. A far cry from the talent he has shown in his previous movies.

And what was Lauren Gottilieb doing in this movie which failed to tap her talent?

Welcome too, nonsense!

Rating 0/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi and Lauren Gottlieb
  • Lyrics: Rochak Kohli, Kauser Munir and Sameer
  • Director: Ashish R Mohan
  • Music Director: Jeet Ganguly, Rochak Kohli and Amjad Nadeem