'Welcome 2 Karachi' set in Karachi, shot in Birmingham

Published: April 14, 2015
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The movie is set to release on May 21st of this year.
PHOTO: Pinkvilla

The movie is set to release on May 21st of this year. PHOTO: Pinkvilla

Khiladi 786 director, Ashish R Mohan, brings us a new film Welcome 2 Karachi starring Munna Bhai actor, Arshad Warsi, newcomer Jackky Bhagnani and Na Maloom Afraad starrer, Kubra Khan.

The comedy revolves around two Indian friends (Arshad and Jackky) who embark on a journey only to find themselves in Karachi without their passports. Amidst the chaos of Taliban and trying to find their way back to India, the two characters create quite a ruckus.

Set in Karachi, the film has been shot in different parts of the UK, namely Wales, Birmingham and Bradford. Although these places can not replicate Karachi and give it the same look and feel, the sets have been made to resemble Karachi as closely as possible. The film makers released the poster earlier this month and have now released the trailer. The movie is set to release on May 21 2015.

Excited and revved for the release of the trailer, the two lead actors shared their enthusiasm on Twitter:

Funnily enough, it was not all smooth sailing for the production team, first Irrfan Khan was offered the role but he refused due to other commitments; during the shoot in Wales the lead actors were mistaken as Taliban due to which Scotland Yard halted the production; and then there was the case of the stolen airport set from Birmingham which was stolen by truck loaders and forced the producer to pause production.

Do you think the movie will do justice in portraying Karachi?

Here’s a trailer to give you a glimpse into the new film:

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Apr 14, 2015 - 1:04PM

    The concept seems interesting. By the way Jackky Bhagnani is not new, he debuted back in 2009 and W2K would be his 6th release. Youngistaan and Faltu were his prominent works as actor. W2K also stars Pakistani actors like Ayub Khoso and Adnan Shah aka Tipu. Recommend

  • AK
    Apr 14, 2015 - 1:58PM

    pathetic !!!Recommend

  • lel
    Apr 14, 2015 - 2:46PM

    dumb movieRecommend

  • Neo
    Apr 14, 2015 - 7:36PM

    @AK:
    its an awesome trailer, please go some where else to release your frustration. Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Apr 14, 2015 - 10:21PM

    It’s sickening to see the typical filthy biased stereotyping of Pakistan and Pakistanis by

    Indian movies in which they show Pakistani men short and dark (which Indians

    actually are) and show Pakistan as a place with narrow alleys over filled

    with lazy looking shalwar qameez and topi wearing men

    roaming around aimlessly. The typical portrait

    show Pakistan filled with terrorists and

    Indians acting like some sort of

    better species. Pathetic

    creatures and their

    pathetic creations.Recommend

  • ali
    Apr 14, 2015 - 10:36PM

    Why is this dumb movie is being discussed in our newspapers.Recommend

  • LOL
    Apr 14, 2015 - 10:57PM

    What a joke, Karachi isn’t a tribal area, it would’ve been more convincing if areas like Gilgit were shown. Anyway, failed Indian actors can rely on Pak-Indo hatred to fuel their careers no matter how terrible the acting. They’re just demeaning themselves when they do such type of projects. Its sad to see India has dropped to such a low level…Recommend

  • Aftab Ali
    Apr 14, 2015 - 11:47PM

    Shame on the two Pakistani actors who agreed to act in this film and also say that Skype and Whatsapp are banned in Pakistan. They just want their careers, nothing more. Recommend

  • Mohammad
    Apr 15, 2015 - 10:27AM

    if the movie was shot on location in Karachi – Pakistan, it would have been one of the blockbuster of India & Pakistan.

    I hate it when Indian movies create sets of Pakistan and fail miserably. The only movie I saw with near to real sets of Pakistan was Veer Zara. Thanks to Yash Ji.. Recommend

  • blue
    Apr 15, 2015 - 2:25PM

    This movie could be part of a misinformation propaganda political program to brainwash masses anywhere in the world. Also Bollywood is desperate to make cheap thrill movies that don’t cost money, they need to easy cash from the masses. It is costly to make movies in Bollywood. Think the Ambanis had a studio which they shut down last year and layed off alot of people as they did not have the funds to continue the studio, and they are the Ambanis for crying out loud!Recommend

  • Rahul
    May 30, 2015 - 5:05PM

    Welcome to Karchi is decent comedy movie.

    Bollywood rock Recommend

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