If you thought that the ultimate ‘bhais’ Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor were done finding a “shareef jamai” for their sister, you are in for a big and funny surprise. The team of the comedy movie ‘Welcome’ (2007) is back with ‘Welcome Back’ and this time, reloaded with loads of laughter and greater fun.
The new behen of the bhais is Shruti Haasan and yet again, they have to find a perfect and “bhola bhala jamaai” for her. But Akshay Kumar, in the prequel, was an angel compared to the one they have found in this edition in the form of John Abraham.
John Abraham is wicked and talks in ‘tapori’ language, but appears chaste when in front of others. And this time too, the would-be “samdhiji” is old-timer Paresh Rawal. Though nobody can be compared with the ‘khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, John is no less when it comes to comic scenes.
At the trailer launch, John Abraham said: “I play a ‘bhai’ (gangster) in this comedy film and whatever acts I’m doing in the film is thanks to Anees Bazmee. I’ve worked with Paresh sir (Paresh Rawal), Nana sir and Anil sir in films before and the chemistry with all of them is special.”
So, when you have a trio of Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal, you have to just sit back and relax and enjoy the fun ride.
Watch the trailer of Welcome Back here.
The trailer sure is fun and takes the ante, much upper than before. John Abraham is impressive as always and so is Shruti. But it’s the trio of Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal which takes the cherry away.
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Everytime either of the three comes on screen, you feel tickles forcing you to laugh. Especially the last sequence in the trailer where Anil Kapoor reprimands Nana Patekar to stop saying the lines “Bhagwaan ka Diya Sab Kuchh Hai…”
“The film was to be completed in a year but got delayed. But today, when I see the film it gives me a pleasant feeling that we could create something like ‘Welcome Back’,” Nana said.
Anil Kapoor, who plays ‘Majnu bhai’ in the movie, said, “It’s great to be a part of a film produced by Feroz sahab and directed by Anees sahab and where I’m getting the opportunity to act alongside Nana sahab.”
Anees Bazmee said the film would release on September 4. “I hope you enjoyed the trailer. And I think when you see the film, you’ll really love it.”
Bollywood’s graceful diva Dimple Kapadia is also a part of the ensemble cast and will be seen in the role of Maharani.
Model-turned-actress Sakshi Magoo, who is making her debut with the film, seems to have acquired the place of Mallika Sherawat.
The suprise element of ‘Welcome Back’, though, is Naseeruddin Shah. By the looks of it, the veteran actor plays the part earlier played by the late Firoze Khan and just nails it. Even in the two-second appearance, Naseerudding Shah steals the frame.
Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala, “Welcome back” is all about the tussle between the ‘Jamai and the Bhais’. Slated to release on September 4, the film looks bigger and grander than its prequel.
All in all, as Anil Kapoor tweeted, “Trailer Hai Kamaal, Film Hogi Bemisaal.”