Welcome Back: Film Review – More Than Welcome

VERDICT: Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai are back to entertain you with their antics. 

There are few sequels that are as good as the previous one. Welcome Back is one of them. Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar are back as Majnu and Uday Bhai, respectively. There’s a slight change though; they have left their gangster days behind and are now trying to be shareef. They are further burdened with the task of getting their sister Ranjana (Shruti Hassan) married for whom arrives Ajju (John Abraham), stepson of Dr. Ghunghroo (Paresh Rawal) as a match. 

The twist in the tale is that Ajju is a dreaded don himself and the brothers want someone more ‘decent’ for Ranjana. Welcome Back also focuses on Uday and Majnu trying to find a suitable partner for themselves. Multiple characters like Maharani (Dimple Kapadia), her daughter Rajkumari (newbie Ankita Shrivastava) and Wanted Bhai (Naseeruddin Shah) are introduced and gradually leads to a lot of confusion. There’s too Rajpal Yadav, if you thought the rest weren’t enough to deliver the laughs. The story has been taken forward really well. Multiple plots run at the same time, and if and there are enough twists to keep you entertained throughout. One of the best scenes in the film is an impromptu antakshari in a cemetery of all places. You get to see Anil Kapoor singing and dancing to one of his own hit songs. An experienced cast such as Welcome Back‘s will rarely disappoint. Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar deliver brilliant performances. Their chemistry and comic timing are among of the film’s strongest points. They try to act menacing but, are only two bhais you just can’t hate. John gets a lot of fight sequences and opportunities to go shirtless and flaunt his abs. Paresh Rawal is fab, too and you wish you had more of Wanted Bhai in the movie. Dimple Kapadia and Shiney Ahuja ham though and Shruti Hassan has very little to do in the film and is average at best. Anees Bazmee, who is is no new name to the genre of comedy has done a great job with this film and thankfully avoided the slapstick route. The two weakest points of the film are the climax and the soundtrack. Somewhere towards the end of Welcome Back, the movie tends to seem over-the-top and even drag a bit. The music is far from being memorable and the film could have easily done with fewer songs. Two item numbers, seriously? Why You Should Watch this Movie: Welcome Back doesn’t disappoint. The film has all the dialogue-baazi, fight sequences, and chaos to keep you entertained.  Also, watch this film for some excellent performances by Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal.

By Criselle Lobo 

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1 Comment

  1. dpj

    September 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Hats off to Majnu bhai

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