By Kalpana Mathur, Showbiz Bites Staff Writer
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Director: Ashish R Mohan
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani and Lauren Gottlieb
Music: Jeet Ganguly, Amjad Nadem and Rochak Kohli
Rating: [usr 1]
Arshad Warsi and Jacky Bhagnani’s Welcome 2 Karachi has arrived today. Although the film has terrorism touch as its mainstay, but in actual it is a comic caper, as it has been targeted and promoted prior to release. And when the like of Arshad Warsi is associated with the film, you can be rest assured of good comedy. Now the question is if the film succeeds in getting applauds of the viewers or not, let’s review it.
Welcome 2 Karachi begins with a business dealing of a [arty organizer Mitesh Patel (Dilip Tahil), who is convincing his client to get a marriage arranged atop on his chartered boat bring captained by Shammi Thakur (Arshad Warsi) and Kedar Patel (Jackky Bhagnani). While they were on the boat and the wedding is happening atop in the mid-sea, they all face a sudden storm that takes them to Karachi (Pakistan). Now the two are on way to face a series of miscommunication, misunderstanding and the messy situations over ether. The two then stumble upon a deadly don followed by their encounters with ISI, Taliban, Pakistani ministers and others. What happens next is what forms the climax of the film.
Well, the film is a comic caper for sure, but the plot is not much interesting at all. Script is a big flaw. First half is not appealing, but the post interval portion is somewhat interesting particularly the climax. The film is filled with the idiotic adventures of Shammi and Kedar. Ashish R Mohan’s direction is poor. Editing is below average. Cinematography is average. Music is simply flat.
Arshad Warsi is the only saving grace of the film. And for him, the viewers will come to watch the film. Besides the concept of Karachi (Pakistan) too will bring up the audiences in theaters. Arshad does a bravura comic acting as usual. Jackky Bhagnani still needs to learn the acting skills. Lauren Gottlieb is average. Rest of the cast does not entertain you at all.
On the whole, Welcome 2 Karachi is a waste of time and money. It is a badly executed comedy with poor plot, script and performances except Arshad Warsi.