Ghungroo (Paresh Rawal) is the uncle of handsome and eligible bachelor Rajiv (Akshay
is on the lookout for a suitable bride who comes from a decent and cultured family
for his nephew.
to find a perfect match, Rajiv is only too happy to remain single until he comes
across Sanjana (Katrina Kaif) and falls head over heels in love with her.
there is a problem! Rajiv is unaware that his newly found girlfriend is the sister
of the city's most dangerous gangster, Uday (Nana Patekar).
there is also Uday's partner, Majnu (Anil Kapoor) who has a strong interest in
portrait painting especially "live painting" - by holding his subjects
at gun point!
the gangsters hear about Sajana's alliance with the decent and clean living Rajiv,
they are only too happy to give their blessings much to the dismay of Dr Ghungroo.
to convince his uncle that Uday and Majnu are good-hearted, Rajiv and Sanjana
set out to reform the gangsters into law abiding citizens.
do this by introducing Ishika (Mallika), a sexy damsel to the gangsters. So while
they romance Ishika, their wheeling and dealings come to a standstill.
to this mayhem and chaos, the biggest gangster of them all - RDX (Feroz Khan)
- and you end up with a series of comic moments which will have you laughing all
the way to the climax.
Anees Bazmee's previous releases Hera Pheri and No Entry were huge money spinners
at the UK box office due to their high laughter quotient.
time too, Bazmee uses the same magic formula with his new Christmas release, Welcome.
by the Hollywood flick, Mickey Blue Eyes, Bazmee packs Welcome with slapstick
humour and rib-tickling hilarious comedy throughout till the end.
character in the storyline is very well defined by the director which boosts the
enough, Akshay Kumar's character turns out to be the most sensible and serious
of the lot, especially considering he is surrounded by laughable characters.
Kapoor as painter Majnu is the real star, evoking laughter with his slapstick
humour whilst Nana Patekar is equally funny as the city's gangster who dreams
of becoming a Bollywood actor.
Katrina Kaif and Mallika Sherawat provide the glamour, it is Mallaika Arora who
capture your attention in one of the sizzling song and dance sequences.
can be described as a wholesome entertainer full of humorous moments with a well
defined star cast and frivolously funny.
taken over £300,000 at the UK box office, it just goes to show that this
comedy is popular with the audience at the moment!
by Manish Gajjar