• The film drags on incessantly, a bunch of unimpressive songs stretching out the running time. When the lights come back on in the end, you’ll want to run for the exit. It’s a big fat bore.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    When the gags are flowing apace, and there some good ones in here, ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ keeps ticking. I found myself flagging when the pace dipped, especially in the second half. But overall it is all good-natured and appropriately silly, so ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ stays watchable. And it manages to end on a hilarious note, sending us out laughing. For a comedy, that’s a win.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    In any case, how much can actors do, in what is essentially a live-action cartoon? Director Ashish R Mohan is mostly interested in jokes, and all the best ones are in the film’s trailer.

    I recommend you watch that instead.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    It’s a mindless film, but with some great fun-filled moments. Going by the logic of Welcome To Karachi, it won’t be a good idea to travel inside Pakistan without a gun. But, cinematic liberty suggests us to overlook such things and then Welcome To Karachi becomes a one-time watch.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    …tries to be dark and comic, but it’s mostly a ha-ha-he-he satire where the joke is on all things — men and nations — macho and flexed. This description makes the film sound sublime. It’s not. It’s plain ridiculous and fun. It has the sort of jokes that you know are going to be dragged till our sides split.

  • Welcome 2 Karachi could have done better had it invested in a good VFX guy. We’ve seen better special effects when it comes to bomb blasts and sea storms on CID.

    Somebody needs to take this monstrosity to the cutting room floor and chop it up like nobody’s business.

    Somebody also needs to put actual musicians at the helm of the sound department.

  • Only the foolhardy would underestimate Bollywood’s ability to do worse, but it is unlikely that you will see another film this unabashedly daft this year. Resist the itch.

  • Mohar Basu
    Mohar Basu
    Times Of India


    It’s an average fare which could’ve been far better had its meanderings been trimmed.

  • In the end, you only wish Warsi would get better roles and better films that do justice to his talent, rather than this hackneyed mess of a film.

  • The secondary characters, including Lauren Gottlieb, are weak and listless. The climax will make your jaw drop with the sheer amount of absurdity displayed. And it ends in a cliffhanger that totally disregards the final conflict. That’s real lazy writing, dude!

    Watch Filmistan instead.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    The laughter tracks in the background score are desperate attempts to remind audiences that these are humorous moments. You may think that looking for accuracy and insight in a film like Welcome 2 Karachi is expecting too much, but if the generous creative liberties taken don’t result in an entertaining film then one has to fault the filmmakers even more. Welcome 2 Karachi is a comedy of errors with few laughs and more exasperating sighs.

  • …promises nothing but slapstick humor. There is not one moment in the film where you get a good laugh and sadly not even a satirical one. This proved to be a yawn-fest for me…

  • The film’s plot and direction go haywire right from the word go. With Arshad Warsi being the sole anchor of the film, it was a tough situation for him to carry the film alone. Right from the first frame, the viewers are treated to nonsensical script, forced humor and amateurish VFX. While the film’s first half is a complete washout, the only saving grace is the climax. Rest of the movie is just episode after episode of idiotic adventures of Shammi and Kedar.

    …can be avoided without a regret.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    The story of a dumb and dumber Indian mistakenly landing on the shores of Pakistan is the not the story of your average Bollywood film, the jokes in it though cater to the lowest common denominator. The director Ashish R Mohan, was Rohit Shetty’s assistant, hence that should come as no surprise. Welcome to Karachi is okay for a few silly laughs with silly being the operative word.

  • Director Ashish R. Mohan seems to have a flair for action, but could have concentrated on quality humour as well. The dialogues, though witty at times seem like a feeble effort to make the audience laugh.

    “Welcome 2 Karachi” is a poor desi version of the “Dumb and the Dumber”.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Welcome To Karachi is a madcap comedy. The likes where nothing makes sense but grown men act like retards and yet save the world. It’s hard to write a recommendation for such a brainless romp.

  • Arshad and comedy go hand-in-hand. He is able to make mincemeat of any dialogues, and situation, however silly. Bhagnani junior hams, and tries very hard, coming out looking really, really, really desperate. A far cry from the talent he has shown in his previous movies.

    And what was Lauren Gottilieb doing in this movie which failed to tap her talent?

    Welcome too, nonsense!

  • What follows is a half funny, half not so funny adventure of the two bumbling idiots, who are by now desperate to get back to this side of the border. What stands out in this film is the fairly intelligent writing, which includes a few uproariously funny dialogues, and which belies the writer’s (Vrijesh Hirjee) fair understanding of the current political scenario.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    It’s not easy to make a non-stupid film with two stupid characters at its helm. Welcome 2 Karachi pulls off that daring feat without falling
    flat on its face.

    For that alone this film deserves a bit of our attention.

  • A movie must outdo its trailer. That’s what we hope for, but unfortunately Bollywood lures us into theatres with big promises and never keeps it. ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ slips into that disappointing category.

    Last year, a small-budget movie ‘Filmistaan’ gave Indo-Pak border politics a clever, comical twist, sadly, ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ never matches up.

  • The film thinks it would be hilarious to use the word ‘fafda’ as a euphemism for ‘f*ck’, presumably because Gujjus love fafda more than … never mind. So, taking a leaf out of Welcome to Karachi’s script, heed this warning: everyone involved in this fafda film overacts, there isn’t remotely a fafda funny line to make you fafda laugh, it looks tacky as fafda, is loud enough to make your fafda eardums fafda explode, and long enough to deplete your fafda hairline.

    I have a few good friends in Karachi. My deepest apologies to all of them on behalf of Bollywood.

  • Johnson Thomas
    Johnson Thomas
    The Free Press Journal


    The film has a very cheap look to it. The production values are suspect. The tacky opening credits itself give you the feeling that there’s very little of affect to follow. The script lacks basic sense. Even if the characters are supposed to be dumb misfits, there has to be some logic in setting them up on a path to redemption. That’s not to be found here. the dialogues sound disconnected. The set-ups are all lacking in finesse.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    …is a slightly better effort than director Ashish R. Mohan’s previous film, the stain on humanity that was Khiladi 786, but that isn’t saying much. The film neither entertains nor does it inform, and it leaves you asking: what the fafda, man.

  • BookMyShow Team
    BookMyShow Team


    The film is a delight. Added to it, Arshad and Jacky’s comic timing set up in an unusual background make this movie a perfect one time watch.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    …is a crazy goofy mindless fun having Arshad and Jackky posting similes on the audience face. If you love no brainers. WTC is your ticket.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    If you are ones who found Sajid Khan movies funny or Navjot Singh Siddhu’s jokes hilarious, this movie will work for you. The rest who are dreamers like me, that are waiting for that one great comedy that will keep us chuckling even after the show is over, well…that wait just got longer…

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    The sort of derivative comic slop Arshad Warsi has had to wade through his entire career…All you really need to know is that this is the kind of film in which there’s a running joke about two characters named Ittefaq and Watthefaq.

  • It’s one thing to caricaturize for humour, and another thing to completely misrepresent something. One also wishes the humour wasn’t accompanied by the insufferable background core and sound effects.
    However, if you can look beyond these flaws, the film is worth your time for the unique story, performances and some genuine laughs.

  • …ends up being one of those that make you go, “What on earth is going on!?”and even when you are expecting the worst you want to yell, “This is not what I had signed up for.”

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    WTK isn’t hilarious but has sparks of brilliance and is worth a watch.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    Arshad knows this terrain well and in the absence of any challenge he repeats himself. Unlike Kedar’s father in the film, Jackky’s producer father hasn’t lost hope in him and Jackky does try to lift his game as the moronic character but is let down by an inspired writer, a lazy editor and a director who has taken only baby steps since Khiladi 786. It seems like the aeroplane in the climax, Kedar and Shammi have taken the reins of the film!

  • JPN


    …a half funny, half not so funny adventure of the two bumbling idiots, who are by now desperate to get back to this side of the border. What stands out in this film is the fairly intelligent writing, which includes a few uproariously funny dialogues, and which belies the writer’s (Vrijesh Hirjee) fair understanding of the current political scenario.

  • All in all, this Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani starrer is a big bore which you will regret watching.

  • A few scenes in the film are definitely entertaining including the parliament one. The comic timing of the actors takes the cake away at quite a few places too and then Lauren Dance number is worth watching as well.
    We would not say that the film cannot be missed but it’s not absolutely bad either. So if you have nothing that you are looking forward to do this weekend, go watch it at a theatre near you.