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Welcome (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 21 December 2007 (USA)
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A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

Director:

Anees Bazmee

Writers:

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'
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The scene where Supriya Karnik hangs on the car bonnet was shot by herself. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey: Relationship cancel.
Dr. Ghunghroo: [cheerfully] What are you saying?
[showing fake disappointment]
Dr. Ghunghroo: What are you saying? Relationship cancel.
Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey: You disappeared after meeting, hugging and fixing relationship... with my Udhay brother.
Dr. Ghunghroo: No, I went to prepare for engagement and wedding so... I got a little late.
Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey: Too late. Now our sister is in love with someone else. Sorry from Udhay brother.
Dr. Ghunghroo: [taking relief] What sorry?
[in fake miserable voice]
Dr. Ghunghroo: My nephew will die.
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Crazy Credits

The promotional video of the title song plays with the end credits. 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 »

Connections

References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Tera Sarafa
Written by Anjaan Sagri
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Anand Raj Anand and Shweta Pandit
Courtesy of Junglee Music
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Welcome to the Different Bollywood Comedy
13 July 2012 | by vatsalspandyaSee all my reviews

Welcome takes bollywood's modern movies to a new level. Anees Bazmee comes up with a very well directed comedy unlike his previous and 1 or 2 next ones as well. It is a mixture of a little senseless comedy, great situational comedy and even some intelligent comedy.

The movie really builds on its very one-line story. This is because of its characters and the performances of the actors. Nana Patekar has really not given as much to comedy film as he could have given. As Uday Shetty, in his very own style, his expressions and involvement are a toast to watch. He sort of does what I feel Paresh Rawal did in the all-time-great Hera Pheri (Though, he was not as hilarious as Babu Bhaiyya). But I really loved his character. Equally good is Anil Kapoor who himself gives his best ever performance in a comedy movie. Majnoo Bhai is so caring, innocent, dangerous. There is so much liveliness and the "taporiness" in him that whenever he is on screen, you are bound to laugh.

Rest of the cast is more supporting to these two. Akshay Kumar very rightly gets a supporting comedy role at which he's very good. He takes care of his comedy and romance scenes well since he doesn't have the burden to run this comedy movie all alone. Katrina Kaif comes up with a good performance which is really charming. She really became comfortable with the guidance of many veteran actors. Paresh Rawal gets a chance to show that he knows the art of comedy even in a different style. Dr. Ghoongroo does give you the laughs in his not very much screen time. Then there also is Feroz Khan who comes and gives a direction to a movie and really holds it till the end. The only problem with this other cast is they make you smile but not really laugh. Else, Sherveer Vakil, Mallika Sheravat, are good.

Lastly, to generate more, this movie finds a place in an ever welcoming story that could get many more characters. Other actors like Asrani, Mahesh Mishra and all the little goons, the film-making crew are all enjoyable and have the punches. These people have some punches delivered very well.

It is a treat to watch a bollywood movie with such a good level of situational comedy and the sort of creation of comedy (Uday's horses and onions). I may be crazy in watching this movie more than 10 times but every time it makes me laugh. You just need the right sense to see it.

See this movie for its performances and the comedy that really comes out of nowhere. The lack of story never really becomes a problem, he only real problem in this movie was the music in which "Hoonth Rasiley" was bad while the others okay and one like "Kiya Kiya" fairly decent.

WELCOME is a treat to watch. You will come out of the theater saying that it was a very good movie but only if some of the scenes were given a try to be made hilarious, it could have been much much better. (the one rating missing due to that).


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,203,567
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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