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Welcome To Karachi

Out Of Theatre
28 May, 2015 2 hrs 12 mins U/A
Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi, Lauren Gottlieb
Synopsis
It’s an average fare which could’ve been far better had its meanderings been trimmed.
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Story: Ex-navy officer Shammi (Arshad Warsi) and his three-times-US-Visa-rejected friend Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) help the latter's father in his business of organising wedding events on boats. On one such tryst, the duo's boat is capsized mid-sea and they land on the beaches of Karachi. Is it possible for two Indians to get out of Karachi without their passports? Staying alive is a challenge in such grinding situations.

Review: The cardinal rule of films like Welcome 2 Karachi is to not to take it too seriously. Keeping true to its publicity of being a random comedy, the film is successful in making you laugh intermittently on its cliched gags at places that are all shades of 'Dumb and Dumber', yet don't cease to be fun.

The flaw of the film, however, lies in its lazy writing. Depending heavily on its low-brow humour and the plot's inherent tenacity, there is hardly any effort to build it beyond what it was on paper. The rampant India-Pakistan jokes have a visible mean streak, that if taken with a pinch of salt, can come across as warm repartee.

Director Ashish Mohan's ambitious premise loses spark in the superfluities he engages in. There is an absolutely unnecessary scene where the people of different nationalities break open fire on each other as a pre-emptive strike for no apparent reason. In hindsight , you can gauge the significance of it vis-a-vis the workings of global politics, but it still comes across as nothing more than sheer noise, lacking impact.

From fart jokes, to 'f***er' jokes, the film is replete with absolutely ridiculous, offensive and still outright hilarious fun. But the thick jokes become sparse in the second half and the film's contrived plotline ends in a climax that cannot be a testament to logic.

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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