You know you’re in the wrong place when a supposedly ‘macho’ Karan Johar says “aaj mein tumhare saath gandi baat karunga” to Sonakshi Sinha. Not taking away anything from KJo, but you can guess how there is a sheer absence of narrative in Chakri Toleti’s Welcome To New York.
The film is an extended version of the IIFA Awards where 2 regular people are chosen as talents and asked to show their talent on stage. The setting is real and kudos to that but just because you want to make a film, you don’t actually make a film! I mean, I encourage such ambitions but only after you know a thing or two about filmmaking. You cannot just one random day decide ki filmmaker banna hai and make a film. It just doesn’t work that way!
I cannot talk a lot about the film because there isn’t much in it to talk about. So let’s just jump into the performances, an I’ll keep it short! Diljit Dosanjh’s Teji is funny and cute but that is not all a character should be right? Dosanjh does act the funny good but that is him, not Teji. I will not want to talk a lot about Sonakshi Sinha because like me, she too seems to have given up on the film long before she wrapped shooting. She is so uninterested in even talking. Ritesh Deshmukh also does great as the host of IIFA, but again, this is not a film! Lara Dutta also does a decent job, but she can do better. Karan Johar gets the best lines!
Armani mein mere armaan hain
Vaada? But what about my Prada?
My favourite scene in the film is when Johar and Dosanjh are in an elevator and Dosanjh wants to play the Rapid Fire round from Johar’s talk show, Koffee With Karan only to win the tokri.
All in all, I genuinely have nothing to say. I do ‘movie’ reviews, ‘movie’ being the key word!