Welcome To New York Review: The Sonakshi Sinha-Diljit Dosanjh starrer is nothing but painful

By: | Published: February 23, 2018 5:24 PM

Welcome To New York Movie Review: A galaxy of stars trying to create a comic caper. That's the thought likely to strike you when you see the trailer of 'Welcome To New York.' And the same holds true for the movie starring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh that hit theatres on February 23.

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Welcome To New York Movie Review: A galaxy of stars trying to create a comic caper. That’s the thought likely to strike you when you see the trailer of ‘Welcome To New York.’ And the same holds true for the movie starring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh that hit theatres on February 23. The film released along with this week’s much-awaited release ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ and has many Bollywood A-listers making cameos in the film. ‘Welcome To New York’ is the directorial debut of well-known Telugu director Chakri Toleti who tries to stitch in the story of two underdogs wanting to make it big in Bollywood.

Welcome To New York is the story of a Punjabi lad Teji (Diljit Dosanjh) and Gujarati fashion designer Jeenal (Sonakshi Sinha), both having big B-town dreams. While Diljit wants to become an actor, Sonakshi wants to get her fashion genes big in the industry and dress her favourite – Salman Khan. Both of them win a contest and get a chance to showcase their talent at the IIFA Awards in New York. Diljit and Sonakshi make it to the awards function with the help of Sophie (Lara Dutta) who chooses both of them to sabotage the IIFA event in order to take revenge from her boss Gary (Boman Irani). The film also has cameos from Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Aditya Roy Kapoor, but they look forced and not in sync along with the thin and lacklustre storyline.

The film does make you laugh at few places but the jokes many a time fail to make an impression. Diljit and Sonakshi have their sweet moments but together they don’t really lift the mood. Diljit Dosanjh does complete justice to his character with his brilliant comic timing. However, Sonakshi Sinha isn’t that justifying. Karan Johar is too funny in this comic caper. where he plays a double role – one plays himself and the other a gangster Arjun. Among all the other stars, Riteish Deshmukh brings his funny touch to this film as well. The film does boast of some funny moments and one-liners.

The first half of the movie has its share of engaging moments but the second half disappoints due to the lack of a proper script. The film’s music is forgettable except for ‘Nain Phisal Gaye’ and ‘Pant me Gun’ that are nothing more than foot-tapping ones.

Welcome To New York has nothing brilliant. The film just gets the doses of laughter thrown in here and there without really binding the audiences in the theatre. This film will get a tough competition from Luv Ranjan’s ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ which is also released this week. Welcome To New York is watchable if you have nothing else to do this weekend.

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