Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2015

Review : Welcome 2 Karachi (Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani)

Welcome 2 Karachi

Release date : May 29, 2015 Rating : 2/5

Director: Ashish R Mohan

Producer : Vashu Bhagnani

Music Director : Rochak Kohli

Starring : Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani

Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani starrer Welcome To Karachi has hit the theatres today. The movie promises to be a laugh riot, lets see how it turns out to be…


Shammi (Arshad Warsi), a naval officer is discharged from duty because he accidently sinks a submarine. Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) is a hardcore Gujju, who tries very hard to get a visa to the US, but fails each time. Soon after, the two find themselves on a boat, which takes them to Karachi.

Now their struggle to return to their home country is what forms the rest of the story…

Positive Points:

The makers come up with a concept tried and tested before, but with a different approach. The first half of the film possess situations which will keep the viewers entertained and on the edge of their seats. Also the writer of the film is brave enough to take a dig at some of the forbidden topics and make fun of it in the best way.

Speaking of performances, Arshad Warsi is a proficient actor and his talent is seen in a few sequences in the, including the one with the Indo-Pak cricket match. Jackky Bhagnani as a Gujarati boy is good. Lauren Gotleib showcases her dancing skulls brilliantly and provides the necessary X factor in the film, Pakistani actors, Ayub Khoso and Adnan Shah and decent.

Negative Points:

Now, we know the dialogue has already become too clichéd, but this definitely deserves ‘leaving your brains at home’. Welcome To Karachi is a desi take on Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels classic Dumb and Dumber and yet another story with two stupid protagonists trying to escape the stupidest of situation. It is sad how bollywood perceives every man in Pakistan to be a stanch believer of violence. The movie showcases even the sabziwala carrying a gun and all set to kill someone. Lauren Gotileb is a great dancer, and that is the only thing she should focus on right now. She is not a good actress and sure needs immense training in the area. We are sorry to say, that this film too will prove to bring no good to poor Jackky’s career.

Technical Aspects:

Technically, the movie is dreadful, especially the annoying background music, which is the only thing that tells you when a joke comes up, when no one is actually getting it. Another bad thing about the film is its tacky visual effects. Ashish R Mohan too needs too brush up his direction skills, as his style of filmmaking seems inconsistent. While the first half have a few funny sequences and situations, the second half seems completely out of place. The story gets dragged eventually, leading to an pointlessly prolonged climax. The audio album of the film is fine, but the songs have been very wrongly placed in the screenplay.


Even with a fairly witty concept and a decent first half, Welcome To Karachi remains half baked. A little work on the story and technical aspects could have done wonders for the flick.

Bollywood3 rating : 2/5

Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta