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

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Anees Bazmee

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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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Comedy | Romance

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The Akshay's character name is Rajiv in this movie, his real name is also Rajiv. See more »

Goofs

When the car roof gets detached and falls on the ground, no one is on it, but in the next shot Ghunghroo is sitting on it. See more »

Quotes

[Ghunghroo slips and hangs from a building]
Dr. Ghunghroo: I don't understand. What should I do? What else can we do? Besides praying to God. Oh Lord help me.
Dr. Ghunghroo: [sees Majnu] What kind of help is this...
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Crazy Credits

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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 The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Welcome
Written by Shabbir Ahmed
Composed by Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
Performed by Shaan, Sowmya Rao and Wajid Ali
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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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