But sadly, there is no bite to the badness of this enterprise, which is less a film, more an extended show-reel to celebrate an awards function called IIFA (International Indian Film Academy), which carts A-list Bollywood stars, and their hangers-on, to glamour-starved NRI audiences. Welcome To New York movie cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Rana Dagubatti
Welcome To New York movie director: Chakri Toleti
Welcome To New York movie rating: 1 star
When you hear Karan Johar, playing Karan Johar, he who wears many Bollywood hats and limited-edition designer shoes, say: ‘Vaada? As does Sinha, who pairs ‘bindis’ with all her outfits, and swoons at the sight of Salman Bhai. So this is what we get – Boman Irani (the guy who is running the show), Lara Dutta (the crook who wants to ruin the show), Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh (the Gujju girl who dreams of designing dresses for Salman Khan, and the ‘gabru Punjabi munda’ who wants to become a star, as part of the show), Riteish Deshmukh (who is hired to anchor the show), and Karan Johar, who IS the show. Why would I bother to see this in a film, when TV shows are full of it? The ‘jodi’ that does have some fun on the side is Deshmukh and Johar (in a double role), especially the latter who gets to send up his designer loving, romance-creating filmmaker persona with, yes, some amount of winking gay abandon. Did I say show? For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Some of those jokes, especially when Johar lets himself go, are worth a couple of snickers. You wish there was more savagery and skewering all round, but Welcome To New York turns out to be a limp, lame tribute to Bollywood. But what about my Prada?’ you laugh, as you are meant to. If Welcome To New York had been a trenchant look at the whole business of award shows, with the machinations and the money and the drama that goes on both on and off stage, we may have had a film on our hands. You hope that that will set the tone for Welcome To New York, and settle in for a so bad-it’s-terrific film. 2018-02-23T15:34:43+00:00″>
Updated: February 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Welcome To New York movie review: The ‘jodi’ that does have some fun on the side is Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar. But this one just tells, with everyone speaking their lines loudly, including Dosanjh who can be quite droll, but comes off dull.