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Welcome 2 Karachi (2015)

Welcome to Karachi (original title)
Two men from India land in Karachi, Pakistan, without their passports. They get trapped by the Taliban and desperately try to find a way to get back to India.

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Ashish R. Mohan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arshad Warsi ... Shammi
Jackky Bhagnani ... Kedar (as Jacky Bhagnani)
Lauren Gottlieb ... Agent Shazia
Kumud Pant ... Gang Member
Ayub Khoso Ayub Khoso ... Agha Jaan
Adnan Shah Adnan Shah ... Azhar Baloch
Kubra Khan Kubra Khan ... Agent Asma
Dalip Tahil ... Kedar's father
Pavan Malhotra ... Pathan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fozia Ahmed Fozia Ahmed ... Air Hostess, Receptionist, Passenger,
Nausheen Ahmed Nausheen Ahmed ... Senior Nurse
Hayley-Marie Axe ... Dorothy Sands
Nigel Barber ... Commander Branson
Kamal Bharati Kamal Bharati ... Wedding guest
Tom Cheshire ... Co-Pilot
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Two men from India land in Karachi, Pakistan, without their passports. They get trapped by the Taliban and desperately try to find a way to get back to India.

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Country:

India

Language:

Urdu | Hindi | English

Release Date:

28 May 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Pakistani actress Kubra Khan was originally cast as the leading heroine and shot most of her scenes for the movie. Changes in the script caused her to drop out of the movie as she felt the movie portrayed Pakistan in a bad light. Some of her scenes were retained in the film and her role was changed into a smaller part. A majority of her scenes were reshot with Lauren Gottlieb replacing her. See more »

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Another wacky comedy that had a much more entertaining trailer than the actual film.
2 August 2016 | by bobbysingSee all my reviews

For friends who might be considering the film to be based on a novel idea revolving around two friends unknowingly getting into Pakistan territory facing the terrorists groups, the subject was recently seen in the award winning movie FILMISTAN (2014) too, that unfortunately couldn't reach a wider audience missing any 'star- value'. And exploiting the same plot in a much wackier manner defying every kind of logic right from its first sequence itself, WELCOME 2 KARACHI turns out to be a pretty ordinary project in comparison that ironically had a more entertaining 3 minute trailer than the entire 2 hour film to be straight.

Directed by Ashish R Mohan (post KHILADI 786), it begins with a lazy instrumental track used in the titles and then goes on offering all over the top, crazy or annoying insertions that desperately try to entertain the viewers without any major success. For instance, you get everything thrown in from a 3 IDIOTS inspired child birth, dumb looking terrorists groups and a good looking Intelligence agent to a weird change of identities of two Indians as Pakistani officers, introducing their extended families by news channels and then sending them back to India again with their fresh Indian Passports and disguised looks adding to the senseless confusion (Now who actually wrote that?).

But above all there is one particular sequence staged around the Indian Consulate in Pakistan showcasing a sudden, mindless cross firing from every country's consulate on that road (including China, USA, Israel and many more) which simply makes you wonder that what exactly the makers wished to portray here in the name of political satire or comedy?

The film's basic storyline moves with no specific direction and just keeps wandering into various sub-plots offering only a few interesting moments in its climax as the saving grace. The cinematography doesn't give you anything extraordinary to mention but the VFX are pretty amateurish right from the first sequence of a ship drowning in a sea-storm. Background score tries hard to generate some forced laughter whereas the soundtrack doesn't come up with even a single impressive track despite the presence of a terrific dancer Lauren (in an item number).

As a performer with superb comic timing, Arshad Warsi mostly (tries to) steals the show but Jackie comes up with a few witty one liners too at regular intervals making his presence felt. Yet their act together cannot be termed as something highly entertaining due to the lackluster script and its meaningless progression written vaguely. Lauren Gottlieb is simply there because of her eye-catching looks and dancing ability. Plus the supporting cast fails to make any significant impact on the viewer, particularly the actors portraying the roles of American officers dragging the film to the levels of a poor B-grade venture.

In all, apart from few entertaining dialogues and a somewhat engaging culmination, the film has nothing much to offer in terms of either comedy or satire. But then it also depends upon 'what exactly you consider to be too stupid or funny' as per your personal choice. Besides, friends who have already seen FILMISTAN are going to find some exactly similar sequences too as the one focusing on Cricket match between India and Pakistan.

Moreover I really doubt how sportingly the film would be taken by our Pakistani friends watching such silly depiction of their people, the city and the authorities in its various scenes.


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