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Movie Review: Welcome to Karachi - everything is dangerous and not funny here

One…Two…Three…..Umm! There Were At Least 10 Punches That Actually Made Me Giggle, Including Two Which Burst Into Laughter While Watching The Drama Reeled For About Two Hours. Welcome To Karachi Brings Us Two Geniuses - Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) And Shammi (Arshad Warsi) - Who Are Doing Wonders In A Foreign Land Without Even Using Their Brains.

By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 29 May 2015, 05:44:25 PM
  • Rating
  • Star Cast
  • Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb
  • Director
  • Ashish R Mohan
  • Producer
  • Vashu Bhagnani
  • Genre
  • Comedy/Action
  • Duration
  • 131 minutes

New Delhi:

One…Two…Three…..Umm! There were at least 10 punches that actually made me giggle, including two which burst into laughter while watching the drama that reeled for about two hours.

Welcome to Karachi brings us two geniuses - Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) and Shammi (Arshad Warsi) - who are doing wonders in a foreign land without even using their brains.

Kedar wants to settle in America on a tourist VISA, obviously he is being rejected every single time. Ex-Navy officer Shammi churns out a plan to take him through waters, but, they end up landing in the neighbouring nation Pakistan. And their real journey begins from here against terrorist groups, corrupt officials and locals - who will definitely kill them if their nationality becomes a display board on streets.
The film, remake of Dumb and Dumber, comes with a brilliant idea which could attract many Indians to theatres. Beware! The script and the execution are terrible; actually, it was more horrifying than the terrorist groups shown in the film. Probably, they wanted to keep things on a lighter note and while doing so they unfortunately made a package that fails to leave an impact.

For every ten minutes movie says, “Its Karachi, everything is dangerous here.” Well, forget about danger it wasn’t even gripping the ideology.

If acts are to be analysed, Arshad Warshi is like a gem lost in stones; he shines, glitters, and keeps eyes glued to him but all go in waste with no support. Jackky Bhagnani, known for his brilliant act in FALTU, seems to justify the title of his debut movie.

Lauren Gottlieb, who rules heart with her dancing moves, dons an ISI agent avatar in this film. For her act it’s like asking watermelon to taste like a cantaloupe. Her dancing moves were unquestionable but for acting skills, ABCD was the best movie for her.

Party popping music from the film can also be listed on a side where negatives are being noted. Despite of being party anthems, no peculiar reason can be made to keep them hooked for long.

Final Verdict: A brilliant idea with average performances, poor script, not so impressive execution and a complete non-sense drama, the film can be watched only for Arshad Warsi.

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First Published : 29 May 2015, 06:46:00 AM
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