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Welcome Back Movie Review

Average Ratings:2.5/5

Reviews Counted: 12
Neutral :1
Negative : 6

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

there’s a lot going on in Welcome Back, and none of it is particularly smart. But Bazmee and his writers keep the gags coming at a fast and furious pace, mixing up the corny with the truly inspired. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for Welcome Back. It’s pedestrian but unpretentious; I was surprised by how much I laughed.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India

Frankly Anees Bazmee has pushed the envelope in tom-foolery and dumbass `ness’ here. The film is a mishmash of garish sets, mindless action and screeching actors. It’s a ham fest that is comparable to brain dead cinema of yore. The saving grace is, some smart one-liners and heartfelt performances. Anil and Nana must be credited for convincingly playing jokers; kudos to Dimple, Paresh and Naseer for letting go. Surely, the stellar cast has done this film either for a handsome payment or in the sincere hope that it will reign at the box office.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Welcome Back is dumb yet entertaining, utterly silly but made with a kind of absurd, warm energy. It’s actually amusing even if it goes on far too long, and while I don’t recommend going to a theatre to watch this mess, you’ll sure get your money’s worth watching it on TV. Plus, there’s something to be said for a film where the climax features a cute peach microlight bringing about a bunch of killer drones. If only this were shorter, crisper, a bit smarter, with just a touch more… um, control, Mr Bazmee, control.

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Ratings:– Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, Welcome Back is a worthy sequel to Welcome. It is very funny and, therefore, very entertaining. It will score in the cinemas. However, if in spite of this, it will not be able to make money for its investors, it would be because of the high investment in the making, promotion and release of the film. The continuous flow of releases in the coming weeks will ensure that the window for the film at the box-office is small, and this will tell on its total business.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubha Shetty-Saha Site:Mid-day

John Abraham puts in a decent effort and makes his Ajju quite an endearing character. Shruti Haasan looks pretty and that’s about it. Overall, it’s a fun watch which will keep you snorting and giggling even after you exit the theatre.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Welcome’ had a welcome lightness in most of its steps. And it made us laugh. ‘Welcome Back’, minus Akshay and Katrina, plus John and Shruti, and Dimple and a new girl, and Naseer and Shiney, clomps about, looking for the laughs. And failing, mostly, to find them. jagged narrative and heavy-handed manner of delivering dialogue, much more risible and tasteless than the original, ruins it. We’ve moved on ; the film, and its treatment, hasn’t.

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

Unlike the previous film where Akshay Kumar held everything together. John Abraham tries his best to do an Akki act, but a weak script pulls him down again and again. Welcome Back is funny in parts, but that ‘Welcome’ fluidity is missing big time. There are moments but they are very limited in number. Welcome Back’s pace is its biggest asset and that may make you enjoy this 153-minute long film.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Welcome Back has some funny one-liners, but they are too few and far between. A couple of the gags, including one in which Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai play antakshari in a graveyard, are hilarious. But in the main, Welcome Back passes off loads of asinine humour in the guise of comedy.Welcome Back is stuck in the past. Why go there?

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Bollywood Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama

The best part about the film is that, Anees has equally balanced the craziness between the first and the second half of the film. The flip side of the film is that there are too many plots and sub plots, which ends up confusing the viewers at times. On the whole, if you enjoy slapstick comedy that defies logic and have enjoyed WELCOME, then WELCOME BACK is surely a paisa vasool entertainer for you.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Manjari Sazena Site:GulfNews

Anees Bazmee is back with the sequel to his vacuous 2007 comedy Welcome and once again it proves to be a laugh riot — at least in the first half of the film. Yes, with nearly 10 main characters trying to run each other over, it is a riot.Simply leave your brains at home – definitely don’t try understanding the climax – and go have a few laughs this weekend. Acting by Kapoor, Patekar and Shah will have you in splits

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Surabhi RedkarSite:Koimoi.com

Do not watch it, unless you have a tendency to laugh on the silliest of things or at least you enjoy making fun of actors who really can’t act!

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Ratings:– Review By:Sneha FrancisSite:Emirates24by7

Watching Anees’ madcap gangsters – Majnu and Uday – jump back into action from where they left off back in 2007 (‘Welcome’) is a tedious exercise. He throws in everything from mindless action, insipid romances, mediocre one-liners, item songs, silly bromances, and cheekily turns up the volume Movies like ‘Welcome Back’ or its predecessor ‘Welcome’ are best left untouched. It’s madness that could entertain you if you are wired weirdly.

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 Name:  Welcome Back

Synopsis: Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai have left the underworld, and are now big businessmen. Two women, Chandni and Maharani, enter their life. Chandni is the new love in Uday Shetty and Majnu’s life and both friends dream of tying the knot with her. However, Appa – Uday’s father, plays spoilsport by bringing in his other daughter, Ranjana. He tells Uday Shetty to get her married to someone from a good family. Maharani puts a condition that only after her sister is married, will Chandni will marry one of them. Now, a search to find a suitable husband for Ranjana starts.

Release Dates: Sep 4, 2015

 Director:  Anees Bazmee

Running time: 2h 32m

Music composed by:  Anu Malik ,Abhishek Ray, Meet Bros Anjjan and Mika Singh

Genres: Comedy

John Abraham as Ajju bhai/Ajay Barsi
Shruti Hassan as Ranjhana
Nana Patekar as Uday Shetty
Anil Kapoor as Majnu Pandey
Paresh Rawal as Dr. Ghunghroo
Dimple Kapadia as Maha Rani
Naseeruddin Shah as Wanted Bhai

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  1. Welcome Back which is the sequel of Welcome (2007) helmed by Anees Bazmee begins from where the prequel ended & takes you on a zany, outlandish, crazy, outrageous ride replete with extravagance and stellar starcast but Alias! it works in parts. For my detailed review, please visit…….http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

    Partly funny-largely frustrating! [2/5]

    Anees Bazmee’s WELCOME BACK is a time-machine that takes you in the times of its successful predecessor WELCOME (2007). The moment it takes off, you come to realize that nothing have moved an inch in all these 7-8 years; neither the silliness in the plot nor the sensibility of the director. A girl, despite having strong and extreme dislike for ‘goondas’ gets kissed by one belonging to the same genus and ends up singing and dancing a romantic number with him, without showing any apprehension. This is a crass world where everyone makes a joke on everyone’s looks, features and physical stances irrespective of their gender, age and class. All in the name of entertainment! All for the sake of cheap laughs! Some really work but in the tiring 2 hour and 33 minutes of its total duration, most fall on the face. WELCOME BACK remains a terrible try to reproduce and recreate the box-office magic WELCOME (2007) created long back; which by now, looks like a classic in comparison with this partly funny-largely frustrating flick.

    The furious Uday Shetty [Nana Patekar] and the fanatic Majnu Bhai [Anil Kapoor] are looking for a simple, sober and sophisticated groom again for their brand new sister Ranjana [Shruti Haasan]. The search takes them back to Dr. Ghoongroo [Paresh Rawal] whose newly-find son Ajay [John Abraham] loves Ranjana. Now if you are scratching your head to know where these new additions have come from, let me give you a hint. ‘The dark secrets of a happy married life’. Anyways, the trouble in the proposed marriage happens to be the groom himself. Ajay is actually Ajju Bhai- a local don in Mumbai. Things go messy when an international mafia Wanted Bhai [Naseeruddin Shah] makes an entry with his drug-addict son [Shiney Ahuja] wanting to marry Ajay’s love interest and Uday-Majnu’s sister. Meanwhile, there is a con mother-daughter duo [Dimple Kapadia & Ankita Shrivastava] to make it more muddled and mixed-up.

    WELCOME BACK is majorly backed by the Nana Patekar-Anil Kapoor combination. Together, they live every moment in the film with total conviction and wholesome energy. Although Bazmee relies more on the third-rate giggles out of unapologetic comments on everyone’s appearances like Anil Kapoor is called ‘Tedhe Kandhe’ because of his leaning body posture, Supriya Karnik’s character is cursed for her hairstyle with ‘boy-cut halkat’ comment etc. The list includes blinds, deafs and dumbs, overweights and what not. The background music constantly hammers on your hearing senses with a completely unbearable chorus-intro for every major character. Sub-plots are added just to complicate the storyline and to make it overcrowded to create a chaotic climax where you can easily fall for the trick and get ready to accept anything that comes on the way to finally end it all. The logics get its high when a blind don gains his eyesight after his head gets banged in a fight. Similarly, the hero manages to run on the humps of running camels to save a life.

    In a very few mentionable sequences, Nana and Anil supposedly play Antakshari with ghosts in a graveyard. In other, Rajpal Yadav impresses in a scene where he’s beaten by goons but forced to dance while being in the middle of it. Paresh Rawal is watchable but Dimple, Ankita & Shruti are not even that. John carries off it well. The addition of Naseeruddin Shah to the cast was supposed to recreate the magical presence of Late Firoze Khan but ends up being in an uncomfortable zone. Shiney Ahuja seems out of the place all the time.

    Overall, WELCOME BACK is an old and predictable, long and tiring joke. Some of the performances do make it watchable but the lack of smart writing-clever punches-logical explanations, and idiocy in the storyline kills the fun and the pun both. If WELCOME had amused you, this will annoy you. [2/5]

  3. Even the reviews of Welcome 2007 were mostly negative, but still the movie became a hit. Now the same critics are stating that the Welcome 2007 was a good comedy as they wrote the reviews of Welcome Back 2015. How cute !!!

  4. 2.5??seriously??rajeev sir didnt expected ths frm you.its a crap film..my money got wasted….if u dnt knw what a comedy film z go and watch tamil films like soodhu kavum and jigar thanda..

  5. not only tamil film bro.. watch andaz apna apna..

  6. it's the most funny family entertainer, must watch for having awesome funny ride, forget review, it's really funny movie like first part, 4/5 my rating

  7. 5/5 my rating full family comedy make more films like this and make us smiling

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