Box Office: Welcome Back Second Day Collection


Welcome Back has done pretty decent at the Box Office. On day one the film collected Rs 14.25 crore (142 million) approx. On second day, the film has had a good growth, it collected Rs 16.75 crore (167 million) net. So taking the two day business, Welcome Back collected Rs. 31 crore (310 million) net approx. The film also had a benefit from holiday for Janmashtmi.

Welcome Back is a sequel to the hilarious film Welcome which released in the year 2007, back in 2007 Anees Bazmee’s directorial Welcome surely changed the definition of comedy and the man is back with his hilarious directorial. The prequel of the film had actors Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Feroz Khan in key roles; however this time the film will have a slight change in its key characters.

Welcome Back Review: Unwelcome Return

Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are back as Uday and Manju in Welcome Back , except in this sequel they now played reformed gangsters desperately trying to stay on the straight and narrow. Neither of these aging thugs has ever been wed and suddenly they both fall in love with the same young woman. It’s creepy to see these 50-something men skipping along and getting google-eyed at a skimpily dressed 20-something (Ankita Srivastava).

Paresh Rawal also returns as Dr. Ghungroo. Just as Uday learns that he has another stepsister who he must find a suitable boy for, Ghungroo discovers that his wife has a son from a previous marriage. Overnight Ghungroo acquires a grown up stepson Ajoo Bhai (John Abraham), who also happens to be a feared goon.

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Uday’s stepsister Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) wants to marry Ajoo/Ajay, but the most feared gangster Wanted bhai’s (Naseeruddin Shah) son Honey (Shiny Ahuja) also wants to marry Ranjana. Uday and Majnu both want to marry the Rajkumari and the maharani (Dimple Kapadia) just her daughter to marry the man with the most money.

Most of the action unfolds in garish locations in Dubai with each frame including every colour of the rainbow. The climax takes place in the middle of the desert with camel stampede’s, computer controlled mini-helicopters and a sandstorm as the ensemble finally invokes god to save them. I found myself doing the same.

Besides one fairly well executed scene in a graveyard, this is a puerile effort that’s an unwelcome assault.

Rating: *1/2

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