Movie Review: Welcome

Welcome Welcome is straight out of the ‘David Dhawan School of Filmmaking’! The kind of movies that require you to leave your brains at home and indulge in mindless escapades on the screen. Dhawan and other makers like Indra Kumar and Satish Kaushik and to an extent Priyadarshan, have almost perfected this genre. Writer Anees Bazmee tasted success with his previous directorial venture ‘No Entry’ and he repeats the mindless nonsense filled gags and happenings in Welcome

Akshay is the nephew of Paresh Rawal who is bound by a kasam to marry Akshay into a Shareef Khaandaan but is unable to find any “clean” family. Unknowingly, Paresh happens to agree to Akshay’s nuptials with the sister of Don Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) without knowing that he’s a goon. Uday’s Co-Don Majnu Bhai (Anil Kapoor) deals with Paresh in the forcible agreement. In the meantime, Akshaye meets Katrina and falls in love with her and decides to marry her. Akshay meets Nana and confirms the engagement. Buoyed by these developments, Paresh and Akshay break off their arrangement with Majnu Bhai and attend the reception where they learn that Katrina is the Sister of Nana Patekar. The Second half is all about the ensuing Melee and how Akshay manages to “convert” Nana and Anil into becoming good guys with the help of his friends and Mallika Sherawat. Feroze Khan pops in as a “Bada Bhai” and adds no value but lotsa fun to the climax. Alls well that Ends Well!!!

Pros:

  • Nana Patekar is quite good as the Don
  • Anil Kapoor is also good in the role of the smaller of the two dons
  • Akshay and Paresh are OK in roles that they can sleepwalk thru
  • Comedy is good in some scenes even if it is slapstick at other times
  • Climax is mindless fun….but lifted straight outta Kamal Haasan starrer Michael Madana Kama Raju

Cons:

  • Music is Pedestrain
  • Comedy is Slapstick most often than not
  • Feroz Khan’s part is totally waste
  • Katrina has no scope at all…
  • Ditto Mallika….
  • Mallika’s romance with Nana and Anil at the same time should have been given more screen space

In the end, the movie offers more laughters than other similar ones but one has to keep forgetting logic and sanity. Nana Patekar is the scene-stealer at most times and Anil Kapoor also makes his presence felt at times. If it weren’t for these seasoned pros, the movie would have been a total dud! Akshay and Paresh look jaded…what with all the comedy they’ve been doing.
A better Climax would have helped but I guess the director had no choice but to end it the way it did….a la Michael Madana Kama Raju. I’d recommend not going to the theatre to Watch it…rent a cheap VCD instead. (Well, if the ticket is priced at 15 bucks as it was here, then do catch it in the theatre!)

My Rating: 3/5

3 thoughts on “Movie Review: Welcome

  1. Pooh! What sorta rating is that? It should be in multiples of 0.5 wonly 👿

    Hey Mammu, I read in the news abt some Indian who stranded hsi rented Car on a railway track…was that u? :mrgreen:

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