IBTimes India Rating: 1
There are bad movies, and then there's a mish-mash of outmoded ideas by the name of "Welcome 2 Karachi".
Kedar Patel (Jackky Bhagnani) is dejected on not being granted US visa, ex-navy personnel Shammi (Arshad Warsi) offers him a boat ride (Christopher Columbus would have been proud) to his destination.
Unfortunately, for both the audience and protagonists, their journey is abruptly brought to a hault by a storm, after which they find themselves in troubled waters, quite literally.
Washed up on the shores of Karachi, the dimwits then get themselves into some more trouble almost making their exit out of the neighbouring country impossible.
While the shenanigans land themselves in a Jihadi camp, the loop-holed storyline further slips into boredom.
Passing off Britain's streets as Karachi's alleys was already too much to take when the director decided to make it unbearable by projecting the nation as one which is always on the edge and has nothing better to offer than guns and terror.
Arshad's Shammi is fun and responsible for most of the laughs, meanwhile Jackky's another shot at getting his resume straight fails terribly.
Although he did pull off the Gujarati boy act decently, there was a lot more he could have done to make it a little more real.
If Ashish R Mohan, the captain of the ship, had taken care not to get himself trapped in Bollywood's clichés, he could have taken credit for more than just the frightful shipwreck.
In a nutshell, on your off-day you have "Sooryavansham" playing on TV and an option to book tickets for this comedy gone sour – go for the Amitabh Bachchan starrer.