• It’s pedestrian but unpretentious; I was surprised by how much I laughed.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    There really is no reason why the sequel, despite the collective clunkiness of John and Shruti, shouldn’t have worked in exactly the same way. But the jagged narrative and heavy-handed manner of delivering dialogue, much more risible and tasteless than the original, ruins it. We’ve moved on ; the film, and its treatment, hasn’t.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    If only this were shorter, crisper, a bit smarter, with just a touch more… um, control, Mr Bazmee, control.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    Welcome Back is funny in parts, but that ‘Welcome’ fluidity is missing big time. There are moments but they are very limited in number. Welcome Back’s pace is its biggest asset and that may make you enjoy this 153-minute long film.

  • Mehul S Thakkar
    Mehul S Thakkar
    Deccan Chronicle


    Anil and Nana are the only saving grace of the film. Watch only for their comic timing otherwise this no-brainer can be give a ‘no welcome’ board.

  • Naseeruddin Shah gives Wanted Bhai his best shot, but this baddie isn’t half as flashy or colourful as Feroz Khan’s RDX.

    Welcome Back is stuck in the past. Why go there?

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    Just when you thought Hindi cinema had evolved, comes Welcome Back, an indulgent potboiler.

  • The climax, with its marauding camels and a crazed-looking Shiney Ahuja (in his comeback role), is a mess. “Welcome Back” is sporadically funny, one that ebbs and flows; but it just about passes the ‘guilty pleasure’ test thanks to Kapoor and Patekar.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    If you’re in the mood for brain-dead humor, this is it. And if you’re avid fans of Uday and Majnu Bhai.

  • Welcome Back is no where close to Welcome so I suggest you don’t go watching this film with expectations of the previous one. If your tastes involve logic defying humor filled with crassness, you will love this film.

  • …if you enjoy slapstick comedy that defies logic and have enjoyed WELCOME, then WELCOME BACK is surely a paisa vasool entertainer for you.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Almost a decade after Welcome, which was no great shakes by any stretch of imagination but nevertheless was good enough for a few silly laughs, we have the sequel in the form of Welcome Back. As the audience, we were surely much better off if they hadn’t come back. It is not worth a wada-pav, and a big ensemble cast has just been cobbled together to create some kind of chaos to pass off as a story. This is sheer lazy writing that too at its worst.

  • …is not completely insufferable and there is definitely some fun to be had. It helps that John Abraham looks like a million bucks and seems to have enjoyed playing this part. Anees Bazmee also keeps cringe-worthy humour to a bare minimum. If slapstick is your kind of thing, then you will enjoy this one.

  • Overall, it’s a fun watch which will keep you snorting and giggling even after you exit the theatre.

  • While the laughs were limited, it was indeed delightful to see Dubai shine and shimmer. This could possibly be one of its few highlights.

    Movies like ‘Welcome Back’ or its predecessor ‘Welcome’ are best left untouched.

    It’s madness that could entertain you if you are wired weirdly.

  • At 153 minutes, Welcome Back is just a shade too long and the ending is a sandstorm of stupidity. But you’ll forgive Bazmee and gang because for at least 120 minutes, this comedy keeps you in splits. Welcome Back might be 2015’s silliest film and this is the best reason to watch it. After all, when was the last time you came out of the cinema giggling?

  • Gayatri Gauri
    Gayatri Gauri


    Welcome Back kicks up a storm of utter nonsense thanks to terrific comic timing by Patekar and Kapoor. And it happens to be a welcome break from 24/7 coverage of murder, financial crashes and other serious news — purely because of the two talented actors who hop, skip, dance and fool around with complete conviction.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    …is a worthy sequel to Welcome. It is very funny and, therefore, very entertaining. It will score in the cinemas. However, if in spite of this, it will not be able to make money for its investors, it would be because of the high investment in the making, promotion and release of the film. The continuous flow of releases in the coming weeks will ensure that the window for the film at the box-office is small, and this will tell on its total business.

  • Shishir Gautam
    Shishir Gautam


    What makes Welcome Back different is that director Anees Bazmee promises a senseless comedy, he delivers one. No logic, just irrational laughter.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    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.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    In Welcome Back, you have inserted the scenes from the first film to build context to why this film exists in the first place. You shouldn’t have done that, ‘cos every viewer in the theatre is there because they enjoyed that film. Those scenes only made me pine to watch that film again, go to IMDB and increase its rating. As for this film of yours, sorry sirs, Welcome Back is NOT welcome at all!

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    If Welcome Back’s crimes against the ear are unforgivable, almost as grave are its sins against the eye. If there’s a tackier-looking film than this made in the country in the last five years, I’m yet to see it.

  • I really don’t know what to say. Why anyone thinks any of this is even remotely funny, I don’t understand. Even the one-liners are WhatsApp forwards. A couple rare lines bring a smile. Sure, there were a few laughters in the theater. But, if I had to guess it would be more because they were laughing at the film rather than with it.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    Naseeruddin Shah surrenders himself to the chaos. As the visually impaired don, Bazmee has given Naseer the “Sparsh” of crass. He calls him Wanted bhai as if to remind the actor that he is sought after in Bazmee’s bizarre universe as well. Naseer returns the favour. After every punch-line he keeps reminding the cynical critics, mazaaq tha bhai, (it was a joke!) Indeed.

  • JPN


    Overall, it’s a fun watch which will keep you snorting and giggling even after you exit the theatre.

  • Simply leave your brains at home – definitely don’t try understanding the climax – and go have a few laughs this weekend.

  • From mumbling bizarre one-liners to gyrating to strange dance steps, Anees resorts to the lowest forms of physical comedy to evoke laughs. The stock antics aren’t delightful enough and the story doesn’t allow any of its actors to flaunt their vivacious comic streak to the fullest.

  • …might click with the audience mainly because of the charming dons Majnu Bhai and Uday Bhai as both Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar are the icing on the cake in the film and they indeed devour the cake whole with their wacky one-liners and tickle your funny bone throughout the film. It’s a light hearted comic caper which can kill some of your idle and monotonous time. So, if you are a fan of slapstick humour, do book your tickets for this one.