Starring: Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Shruti Hassan, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Ankita Shrivastava, Shiney Ahuja
The sequel to the laugh-riot, Welcome is here with Welcome Back. The first movie showed the audience how Nana Patekar can also play the role of a comedian as well as that of a gangster in the same breadth and help make an amazing movie. Some dialogues have gone down in cinematic history and are even used till date in daily casual conversations. With such a legacy movie behind it, Welcome Back had a lot to live up to. Loosely continuing from the first movie, Uday Shetty, the erstwhile gangster of Dubai, (Patekar) needs to get his step-sister, Ranjhana (Hassan) married to a good and honest family. Uday and his side-kick Majnu (Kapoor) have given up the thug life to live an honest life and are hence looking for a similar family for his sister. Dr. Ghungaroo (Rawal) the man whose son married Uday’s real sister in the previous movie, is informed by his wife of her illegitimate son Ajay aka Ajju Bhai (Abraham) living in Mumbai who is now a gangster and wants her husband to meet him. When Uday and Manjnu learn of Dr. Ghungaroo’s son, they instantly want to get Ranjhana married to Ajay without them realising of his criminal background. The entire movie seems to be a loose recreation of the original movie, with no plot extension and no innovation whatsoever. In fact, most of the dialogues and scenes that we enjoyed in the first movie, are once again repeated far too often over and over again, to the point where you don’t want to hear it anymore. The sequel does not live to its predecessor in any form or function. Bad acting, horrible story, outlandish stunts and almost everything shot against a green screen, the movie offers nothing in terms of entertainment. A complete washout, avoid at any costs.
Thumbs up: Absolutely nothing
Thumbs down: Bad acting, repeating jokes from the previous movie, nothing new and interesting