Welcome Back Movie Review - The trio of Nana, Anil and Paresh shines in the silly sequel!

PUBLISHED DATE : 04/Sep/2015

Welcome Back Movie Review - The trio of Nana, Anil and Paresh shines in the silly sequel!

Welcome Back Movie Review – The trio of Nana, Anil and Paresh shines
in the silly sequel!

Divay Agarwal

In 2007 came a blockbuster comedy called Welcome directed by AneezBazmee consisting of some brilliant characters and performances that made us laugh like hell. However, Welcome Back is not up to the standards of its prequel majorly due to too much over the top drama! Though it’s silly but it does offer the audiences a good time pass due to some fabulous performances from Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and PareshRawal.


The most eligible goon-turned-good bachelors of the town Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu Bhai (Anil Kapoor) find a new love in their life Chandni but none of them can get married as they have to find a suitable ‘shareef’ groom for their newly found younger sister Ranjhana (ShrutiHaasan) who falls in love with Ajju Bhai (John Abraham), the don of Mumbai who is the illegitimate son of Dr. Ghunghroo (PareshRawal). The drama starts with all this confusion and a big twist arises when the son of Wanted Bhai, (Naseeruddin Shah) the king of all bhais, also falls in love with Ranjhana. Will the two brothers be able to displace both Ajju and Wanted Bhai’s son and get her sister married in a ‘shareef’ family is something to watch out for.


Though the plot seems illogical and stupid, but you do expect silliness when you go for such kinda movies. As a matter of fact, I don’t really have a problem with the plot but my main issue lies with the over-dramatization of things which could’ve been dealt in a much simpler manner. It was as if you intentionally want to make things stupid and indigestible. There are some terrific one-liners and brilliant scenes will surely tickle your funny bone especially the ‘graveyard scene’. But whenever a great scene passed instead of building up the tempo even more, Bazmee breaks it with overload of songs, and that too senseless songs like ‘band kamremein 20-20’, ‘rengtihaitumerinasnasmein’ and what not. Seriously the lyrics are so bad that one wonder if Anu Malik has given only the music!


All said, the work done by the trio of Nana, Anil and Paresh is outstanding and every time they’re on screen they manage to make us laugh. Given that, Akshay Kumar and MallikaSherawat were missed badly from the first part even with Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and John around. There is also a short and funny cameo from Rajpal Yadav as well who I saw after a long gap. John shows his strength around but could’ve been much better in his comic timing. ShrutiHaasan was a complete miss and so was Shiney Ahuja. The debutant AnkitaShrivastava did a decent job but was not able to create the same element which Mallika did.


All in all, Welcome Back is a good time pass this weekend. Though if you don’t like senseless comedies, then you could skip it and watch it on tv later. 


Rating: 3/5

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