In this film, it’s the senior citizens (as John Abraham’s character refers to them) who are having all the fun. As Uday factors out, respectable individuals are “bebus” and “laachar”.
A Still from Welcome Back.
So Majnu struts round, shoulders tilted, sporting silver or black jackets and his trademark blue shades. His humor is timed well and a bit of saving grace for the movie.
Her eyes on their enormous wealth, the princess romances both Uday and Majnu.
The numbers do not add up because even the seasoned Naseeruddin and Dimple are unable to find their feet in this wild sandstorm of a movie.
However, this is no real love story. They are being paired for the first time. Now An another film of Welcome Second series Welcome Back is releasing today in India.
And it’s also after a gap of almost eight years that Director Anees Bazmee has chose to be back, with Welcome Back. Maharani puts a condition that only after her sister is married, will Chandni will marry one of them.
Falling head over heels for the beauty, both the Bhais dream of tying the knot with her. But just as their romantic dreams are coming true, Uday Shetty’s father arrives. The first week being the most important week for any big budget movie, Welcome Back will definitely get its money done by the first weekend as it is carrying a positive talk among the audience.
But he’s not all muscle and no masti. They are fresh and range from the traditional punchline jokes to many other forms of comedy such as deadpan, observation, satire, surrealism, slapstick and improvisation. Haasan is a better and refreshingly sweet replacement for Katrina Kaif from Welcome.
Acting by Kapoor, Patekar and Shah will have you in splits. Naseeruddin Shah as “Wanted Bhai” is reduced to a caricature since his character though pronounced as an infallible villain, is not portrayed well. From here chaos starts because Uday & Majnu do not want her sister to marry with Ajju. Presuming Dr Ghungroo’s son will be a chip off the old block, one of Majnu’s henchmen says: “Baap ganna hai toh beta gud hoga hi naa”.
At 153 minutes it does test your patience and ear drums but the saving grace is despite the sameness of situations, Bazmee, essentially a writer, and his long time collaborator Rajeev Kaul have been able to regenerate the kind of humour that made Welcome, a wanted package for the audience which loves to switch off brains once the lights get dim in the theatre.
The action, packed with well-choreographed; fisticuffs, helicopter sequences, desert chases – reminiscent of the sequence from “Mad Max” and drone blasts, are the highlight of the film.
Welcome Back kicks up a storm of utter nonsense thanks to terrific comic timing by Patekar and Kapoor.