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Welcome To New York Review

U/A Comedy 2 hrs 4 mins Feb 23, 2018





Welcome To New York Review & Rating


Welcome to New York is directed by debutant Chakri Toleti and stars Sonakshi Sinha, Diljeet Dosanjh, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, and Boman Irani and also features a double role from Karan Johar. Apart from this, the film has many cameos from superstars like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rana Daggubati, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Aditya Roy Kapoor and more. The movie also uses footage from the 2017 IIFA Awards that were held in New York and often cuts to these stage performances or the audience reactions.

More than a film, Welcome to York feels like an endorsement for IIFA and is also co-produced by the IIFA organizers. The story starts with a meeting of the IIFA organizers, headed by Gary (Played By Boman Irani) and his secretary Sophie (Lara Dutta) as they come up with the idea of a talent hunt, the winners of which will be invited to the award function. Sophie decides to choose the worst contestants as the winners because she is tired of the way Gary treats her.

Teji and Jinal (Diljeet and Sonakshi) are selected as the winners and travel to New York where they meet Karan Johar, and his twin Arjun ( Both Played By Karan Johar). Arjun is a gangster and wants to kill Karan as his films have ruined Arjun’s image as a gangster.

Rating 2.5 from  indiatimes

The laughs are few and far between and most scenes and dialogues which manage to tickle the funny...

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The plot of the film is very complicated and is hard to keep up with. The performances by Diljeet and Sonakshi Sinha seem bland and the comic scenes between them seem forced. Riteish Deshmukh gives a good performance in the little screen time he has. Boman Irani and Lara Dutta’s characters have completely been wasted and they have nothing to do in this film.

Despite a disappointing acting debut with Bombay Velvet, Karan Johar seems to be the only good thing about this movie and almost all of the funny lines are delivered by him. He even takes a jab at his artistic decisions in the past which can be fun to watch. The many cameos that the film has, are nothing more than fillers and add no depth to the film or do anything to take the story forward.

Rating 2 from  ndtv

Watch Welcome To New York only if you are, in the manner of the Diljit Dosanjh characte...

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Director Chakri Toleti makes a below average debut in Bollywood in this film and the film seems like a media coverage of the award function more than a film. The movie has a complicated yet uninteresting plot which does not conclude even at the end of the film. The film is also being released in 3D but the visual effects are very bad and the audience reactions don't merge well with the stage performances.

The editing too could have been better and a lot of the scenes seem unnecessary and could have been cut out. The music of the film is also not that great and fails to entertain the viewers. 

Rating 1 from  deccanchronicle

The film is a torturous endorsement of IIFA. The only question popping up in your mind is, 'W...

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Verdict: This film does not live up to the expectations and can be missed.

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Welcome To New York Live Updates & Public Talk

Welcome to New York which features an ensemble cast that includes Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani and many cameo appearances has finally hit the big screens. It is a comedy drama based on the happenings of Bollywood and this is what the public has to say about it:

Despite having a huge and talented star cast, the film is getting disappointing reviews and the audience is not enjoying the film. The comedy seems unnatural and stretched and the film and the plot is too complicated to understand. 

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What is Welcome To New York All About?

Welcome to New York is a comedy film in 3D which is directed by Chakri Toleti and produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani under the Pooja Entertainments banner. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles. It also features cameos from superstars of the film industry like Salman Khan, Rana Dagubatti, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and many more.

The film tells the story of an up and coming fashion designer played by Sonakshi Sinha who gets the job of designing clothes for a big Bollywood event. On the flight, she runs into a struggling actor played by Diljit Dosanjh and they both go the event together. At the event, there is a lot of chaos and confusion created by the characters of Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Karan Johar, who are all playing a fictionalized version of themselves in the film.

Reasons To Watch Welcome To New York

Entertaining Comedy

The trailer promises a lot of entertainment and fun-filled comedy, especially from the characters of Diljit Dosanjh, Riteish Deshmukh, and Karan Johar. Karan also plays a dual role in the film which adds more to the confusion of the plot. Dheeraj Rattan has written the dialogues which are very funny and are sure to make the audience laugh out loud.

Bollywood Cameos

Apart from the lead star cast, Welcome to New York features a lot of cameos from many successful actors from Bollywood. Stars like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and much more have appeared in the film as themselves which will definitely drive a huge crowd to the theaters to watch the film.

Excellent Music

The music of the film has been composed by Sajid-Wajid, Meet Bros and Shamir Tandon while Kumaar and Kausar Munir have written the lyrics for the songs. The songs Pant Mein Gun by Diljit Dosanjh and Nain Phisal Gaye which features an appearance by Salman Khan are already being appreciated by the listeners.