A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.


Anees Bazmee


Anees Bazmee (dialogue), Anees Bazmee (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Rajiv Saini
Katrina Kaif ... Sanjana S. Shetty
Nana Patekar ... Uday Shankar Shetty
Anil Kapoor ... Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey
Paresh Rawal ... Dr. Dayal Ghungroo
Supriya Karnik ... Payal Ghungroo
Feroz Khan ... Ranvir 'RDX' Dhanraj Xaja
Mallika Sherawat ... Ishika / Isha
Sanjay Mishra ... Pandit Manilal Shastri (as Mishra Mahesh)
Sherveer Vakil ... Lucky Xaka
Asrani ... Akhilendra Chandel
Paresh Ganatra ... Municipal officer Purushottam
Adi Irani ... Advocate Harkesh Sahni
Mushtaq Khan ... Balu
Malaika Arora ... Dancer in the song 'Hoth Rashiley'


After the passing away of his dark-skinned wife, from who they sired Uday, Dubai-based criminal don, Shankar Shetty re-married a fair-skinned woman, who gave birth to fair-skinned Sanjana. After the couple's passing, Uday takes over in his dad's footsteps, and takes it upon himself to try and get Sanjana married - in vain, as no one wants to be associated with a crime family. Then Uday's associate, Sagar Pandey, aspiring live-action painter, who had loved Iravati, got beat-up by her brothers, and was re-named Majnu, assists in finding a young man, Rajiv, who lives with his maternal uncle, Dr. Ghunghroo and aunt, and through extortion compels Ghunghroo to accept this alliance. But Ghunghroo, at the very first opportunity, gets Rajiv to fall in love with another young woman in Sun City, South Africa. When the time comes to get Rajiv formally engaged to this woman, he finds out that Sanjana and she are the very same woman. With no escape from this predicament, the wedding is planned, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Romance


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Ahmed Khan was signed to direct the film but dropped after "Lakeer" flopped. See more »


In his first scene, Uday has no red holy mark on his forehead, but when he sees himself in mirror, he has one. See more »


Narrator: Dr. Ghunghroo is going to meet a girl for his nephew named Rajeev. Even, until today he rejects more then 500 proposals, Because he's looking for a nice and decent family. And how much that family is decent, he has his own style to know this truth.
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Crazy Credits

There are two versions of the title credits of the film. The main version shows Feroz Khan's name in the beginning of the credits, whereas an alternate version shows Anil Kapoor's name instead. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the title credits of the film. The main version credits Feroz Khan in the beginning of the credits, whereas an alternate version credits Anil Kapoor instead. See more »


Featured in 53rd Filmfare Awards (2008) See more »


Hoth Rasiley
Written by Ibrahim Ashq
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Anand Raj Anand and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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Total froth, worth a watch
30 April 2008 | by uncle_g1234See all my reviews

I'm making no pretense about this movie. The fact that Akshay keeps racking up the hits shows me there are an awful lot of people who are eager to spend their money for pure escape. So this movie is an honest transaction with no claims to art. For the millions who want what it offers, they can go without fear they will regret it. To me, the thing I liked best was the female cast. It is rare for a movie to bring together such an eyeful. I was sold by the trailers that showed Malaika, Katrina, and Mallika. And the movie delivered.

One comparison I'll make is with Kyon Ki and Garam Masala. When I watched those movie there were many moments when I was stopped by "what in the world were they thinking?" By contrast, I didn't really have those moments in Welcome. Also, Anil, Nana, and Feroze really added to the comedy. All three of them are solid performers. In fact, I'd say Malaika, Katrina, Mallika, Anil, Nana, and Feroze were the best things I found in the movie. No wonder it rang up such high sales.

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Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates See more »


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2.35 : 1
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