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Welcome To Karachi Review

Welcome To Karachi Movie Review

Average Ratings 1.87/5
Reviews Counted: 9
Positive: 2
Negative : 7

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Such scenes of inspired lunacy are sadly in short supply here. The film drags on incessantly, a bunch of unimpressive songs stretching out the running time. When the lights come back on in the end, you’ll want to run for the exit. I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for Welcome 2 Karachi. It’s a big fat bore.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Timesofindia.com

Arshad Warsi’s screen presence, and his strong sense of comic timing works. Jackky Bhagnani’s earnest performance matches his co-actor’s and his impeccable Gujju diction deserves thumbs up. Lauren Gottlieb is left unused for most part of the film.It’s an average fare which could’ve been far better had its meanderings been trimmed.

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff.com

Somebody also needs to put actual musicians at the helm of the sound department.Don’t wear a hearing aid?Then just seal your ears.And your eyes.And your soul, if you can.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Be warned: two dimwits on the run from assorted gun-toting pursuers in Pakistan isn’t an edifying spectacle. The more they run the more trouble they get into and the more moronic the film becomes.Only the foolhardy would underestimate Bollywood’s ability to do worse, but it is unlikely that you will see another film this unabashedly daft this year. Resist the itch.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

When the gags are flowing apace, and there some good ones in here, ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ keeps ticking. I found myself flagging when the pace dipped, especially in the second half. But overall it is all good-natured and appropriately silly, so ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ stays watchable. And it manages to end on a hilarious note, sending us out laughing. For a comedy, that’s a win.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rohit vats Site:Hindustan Times

Arshad Warsi is known for his comic sense but Jackky Bhagnani can surprise you with his understanding of subdued comedy in some of the scenes. It’s a mindless film, but with some great fun-filled moments. Going by the logic of Welcome To Karachi, it won’t be a good idea to travel inside Pakistan without a gun. But, cinematic liberty suggests us to overlook such things and then Welcome To Karachi becomes a one-time watch.

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Ratings:– Review By: Mihir Fadnavis Site:Firstpost

. Director Ashish Mohan demonstrates with panache that stupid films are the cornerstone of fine art. Unfortunately, Welcome to Karachi also poses a few other queries in its viewers’ minds. Like, ‘How stupid is too stupid?’, and ‘Is it ok to bombard the viewer with nonsense from start to endI have a few good friends in Karachi. My deepest apologies to all of them on behalf of Bollywood.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubha Saha Site:Mid Day

The first half keeps you entertained as the situations and dialogues keep you consistently guffawing, even as you get anxious for the safety of the two simpletons who have managed to land themselves among a Taliban group. Some situations are uproariously funny, as the writer bravely takes subtle digs at a particular airline (name conveniently beeped out) and a few other taboo topics which are otherwise spoken in hushed whispers. What doesn’t work is the annoying background music, tacky visual effects and inconsistent direction.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Bollywood Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama

The film happens to be the second venture of director Ashish R Mohan (his first film being KHILADI 786), sadly Ashish ‘sinks’ mercilessly as a director with this film. The film’s plot and direction go haywire right from the word go. With Arshad Warsi being the sole anchor of the film, it was a tough situation for him to carry the film alone. Right from the first frame, the viewers are treated to nonsensical script, forced humor and amateurish VFX. While the film’s first half is a complete washout, the only saving grace is the climax. On the whole, WELCOME TO KARACHI can be avoided without a regret.

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Movie Name: Welcome To Karachi

Synopsis: Welcome To Karachi movie is a one-of-a-kind comedy adventure of how two cool adventurers find themselves in Karachi, Pakistan amidst the political tension and a super  surprise element from Pakistan, KK who essays the role of an ISI agent on chase.

Release Dates: May 29, 2015

 Director: Ashish R Mohan

Running time: 2h 10m

Music composed by: Anand-Milind, Rochak Kohli, Jeet Ganguly, RDB

Genres: Comedy, Bollywood

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Malik Zain Ali, Irtiza Siddiqui, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb, Ayub Khoso, Adnan Shah

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    Stay foolish to survive! [1.5/5]

    If you could spare some of your precious time to get your hands on video films made in Pakistan [mostly they recycle our blockbusters], you would appreciate the fact that some films are actually so bad, they are good. Tacky visual graphics, uninspiring-loud-& downloaded background score, unintentionally achieved comic timings, repeated punches, textbook in (bad) performances and a taut plot that would never give any space to anything logical! Ashish R Mohan’s Indian Dumb & Dumber act WELCOME TO KARACHI falls on that not-so rare category. No wonder, the Pakistan Government has invited its cast & crew to promote their film in Pakistan. It’s a first. And I am not sure how far this generosity will sustain. You laugh ‘with’ most of the comedy flicks; WELCOME TO KARACHI is the one you laugh ‘at’.

    Shammi [Arshad Warsi] & Kedar [Jackky Bhagnani] are two crackpots accidently finding themselves on Pakistan side of the globe after storm hits Kedar’s ship. This Pakistan on screen is ready to welcome them with lame ‘Pathan’ jokes, blasts and shootings at every corner joining army shooters from the United States, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Nepal and where not. In order to save their **ses and return to the homeland, their idiotic efforts land them first in Talibani region and then in detention of US army. In one scene, when showed a picture of the US president in present, Shammi calls him the actor who played Mandela in a Hollywood film [Morgan Freeman in INVICTUS]. The film is their journey back home or probably it never happens [as the climax suggests].

    If comparing and counting the number of enjoyable gags, the first half doesn’t do any bad. Jackky in a particular hospital scene and Arshad in almost every frame steals the show. Film gets derailed from the track when shifts its gear from first to second. The uneven, repetitive and ‘turned irritating by now’ screenplay [The credits have an interesting mention of Raj Kundra as one of the contributors in this exact department] starts testing your patience. If there is anything constant in the film is either Arshad’s comic timing which is again too exposed to have any juice left; or Bhagnani’s disinterested acting endeavor with his equally bad Gujarati accent. How can he be so unbothered in his home-production? The film also sees a cameo by the veteran Pawan Malhotra. If you don’t follow his brilliance, I should inform you that he is currently blessing Punjabi cinema in his own way but this kind of wasted appearances do hurt.

    Ashish R Mohan’s WELCOME TO KARACHI might have looked hilarious on paper but in translation, it does lose its promise to have an out & out ‘laugh out loud’ experience. No matter how illiterate you are in cinematic technicalities, poorly done visual graphics would undeniably create a put-off situation for you. After all, you have paid to watch cinema and not some low-budget comedy show on TV. Direction goes for a toss especially when all intentions shrink their focuses to only link the gags one has in the name of comedy.

    At the end, comedy is said to be the most difficult exercise for an actor. In this film, it is not; at least it doesn’t look like. Sooner or later, you as a viewer also don’t bother much with anything going nuts on screen. Film’s tagline says, “To survive, they must stay foolish”. How true, for the audiences! I wish I could recommend you to watch it on YouTube but no, even YouTube these days has a lot better content in the name of comedy! [1.5/5]

  2. Welcome to Karachi helmed by Ashish R Mohan is our desi version of "Dumb & Dumber" which takes you on a no-holds barred different, short & sweet journey with lot of fun quotient in the flick.It is a mindless comic flick that can be watched once for the silly shenanigans enacted exquisitely by its protagonists provided you don't let your logical skills come into play while watching the movie and simply enjoy, going with the flow of the movie. For my detailed review, please visit…………http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

  3. Gaurav Rai's review is based on reviews of other critics. I think he should learn to review the movie from his own point of view.

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