Welcome Movie Review

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Welcome Review

Introducing Welcome

Anees Bazmee’s last release No Entry, a hilarious comic flick, was the biggest blockbuster of the year 2005. Now as the Christmas – New Year celebrations begin; Anees is back with yet another comedy titled Welcome produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. The Welcome cast is interesting; we have Feroz Khan and Anil Kapoor together on the silver screen after 20 long years. The extremely talented Paresh Rawal and Nana Patekar are there too. And how can we forget the King of Comedies, Akshay Kumar. With 3 hits in a row already this year, Akshay is all set to end the year on a high. Katrina Kaif is the leading lady and Mallika Sherawat has a special appearance.

The promotion has been low-key although the trailers have managed to create quite a buzz around the movie. The expectations for a highly entertaining comedy are high, does it live up to the immense expectations?

Welcome Story

Dr Ghungroo (Paresh Rawal), a respected man in the society is on the look out for a bride from a civilized and revered family for his nephew Rajiv (Akshay Kumar). On the other hand serio-comic gangsters Majnoobhai (Anil Kapoor) and Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) are hunting for a polite, well educated and non-criminal husband for their sister Sanjana.
Uday Shetty accidentally bumps into Rajiv and gets convinced that he would be the perfect match for his sister. Majnoobhai and Uday are on the peak of happiness having found the perfect match for their dearest sister. Only till uncle Ghungroo finds out about their background and refuses to agree.

Meanwhile, unaware of all that is happening back home Rajiv and Sanjana meet on a cruise and fall head over heals in love with each other. Dr Ghungroo accepts Sanjana into the family unaware of the fact that she is the sister of the mobsters. But he soon realizes his blunder and refuses to agree for the wedding. In an attempt not to miss the perfect match for their sister, the brother’s get busy with their smart and comic stunts to get Dr Ghungroo agree for the alliance.

Enter Ishika (Mallika Sherawat), a bombshell. She claims to be Rajiv’s childhood bride, yet another puzzle in the already muddled wedlock. Will the love birds ever unite? Will the mob settle once for all at the wedding?

Welcome Review

First the positives. The performances in Welcome is good. Every actor in the movie is in form, although Nana Patekar manages to steal every scene. The movie also has a few hilarious scenes which gets the house down.

But barring a few positives there are way too many negatives.. Welcome entertains in bits and pieces but the comical situations just arent enough to keep you in splits throughout. It also tends to get a bit boring. Also the major problem with Welcome is the writing, neither the story (which of course doesnt exist) nor the situations connect. The chemistry between the lead pair (Akshay – Katrina) is completely lacking.

Welcome is nothing but a few set of comical situations put together to make a movie. The movie lacks content, continuity and chemistry. Remembers, its the chemistry between the lead actors that does the trick in most mindless comical entertainers. The editing is below average, a few scenes were cut off even before it actually ended. Songs keep popping up in the first half, there are as many as 3 songs of which 2 can easily be chopped off. The songs in the second half are no better either, gets on your nerves. The music is a disaster!

Welcome Performances

Nana Patekar rocks! He is mind blowing throughout with great comic timing, he manages to outshine every other actor that shares screen space. After Nana its Anil Kapoor, yet again the actor manages to deliver a great performance. Akshay Kumar is as usual good. Paresh Rawal is amazing in a few scenes. Feroz Khan in a limited role is good. Katrina Kaif looks gorgeous, acts well. Mallika Sherawat in a Special apperance is okay.

Indicine Verdict

So is it even half as good as No Entry? No!

Welcome is a mindless entertainer with a few hilarious scenes and good performances by the lead actors. The direction, editing and music is below average.

Wait for the Welcome DVD. This week, go watch the brilliant Taare Zameen Par instead.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (Average)

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36 Comments

  • i saw da movie.IT WAS BOMB, IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY =)) =)) :)) :)) =)).IT IS GONNA BE DA BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR :yeh: :yeh: .PLZZ watch it =)) :))

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  • Agreed with Angel .I just couldn’t stop laughing throughout the movie. ANIL KAPOOR at his best!!
    Agreed with indicine too that movie lacked story line but this was overshadowed by unlimited number of hilarious scenes!!!

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  • mark did u see da movie??????? TZP iz such a boring movie(i have seen da movie) it iz a children’s movie man! n plzzzzz comment after seeing da movie

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  • @Angel- TZP is about children and parents..its not achildren’s movie..and just check the no and type of comments for Welcome has got and TZP has got..that tells the story..dnt worry..I have nuthg against welcome..its just not gud enuf..sorry

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  • Yep Gr8 Review for Welcome it’s juz a movie for dvd only don’t waste u’r money and precious time to watch welcome GO AND WATCH Taare Zameen Par.Welcome is not a bad movie but some unexpected scene and boring story line but i can recommended u to watch dis movie on dvd :) Welcome deserve 1.2 out of 5

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  • i told u guyz WELCOME iz da biggest blockbuster of the year.I totally agree with amol.THANX 4 SUPPORTING ”WELCOME” AMOL

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  • Me, too Guys. I haven’t seen it yet, but I am big Akshay Kumar fan so I hope it is the biggest blockbuster.

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  • welcome was totally booooooooring and the suxxxxxx.
    angel i think u r mad .welcome is totally storyless movie

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  • danny i think u have no right 2 say mad 2 me. WELCOME was a very nice movie. IT IS BETTER IF U SHUT UP. welcome is far, far better than TZP.tzp is a boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring movie.

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  • hey shivani i think u not c movie welcome u can not say welcome movie bakwaaaaaaaaaas bcoz ur comment totally bakwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas. welcome totally comedy movie and akshay done his best ok. or danny i think u also boooooooooooooooooooooring man ok. thanx angel for ur comment.

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  • heloo mis shivani aapke test pehle se hi kharab hai ya kuch auer tention hai tumhein welcome pasand nahin aaayi tu iska matlb yeh nahin ki welcome bekaar hai it means ki tumhare test bahed hi bura hai

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  • welcome is a biggest blockbuster so watch this movie in a good mood to all and don’t tell that it is boring movie plsssssssssss.i m big fan of akshay and katrina.

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  • hey angel u like akshay kumar he is my fav. thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for support him thanx very much.

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  • Hi Everyone…
    Though Welcome is not a standout comedy, the movie is better than OSO atleast in my views…
    TZP is a emotional movie whereas Welcome is a entertainer.
    I c movies to njoy n not to check if it has story or not….
    Watch Welcome with some attention(dialogues n actions from actors) n u will njoy it completely.
    TZP on the other hand makes u feel sympathized to the boy not a bad movie though.

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