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‘Welcome to New York’: A prospective laugh extravaganza

In contradistinction to 2017, the year 2018 has fared well for Bollywood so far. In Anurag Kashyap’s sports drama ‘Mukkabaaz’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmaavat’ and R. Balki’s biographical comedy drama ‘Pad Man’, the viewers have had the golden opportunity to watch movies of varying genres, all excelling in their own way.

In a movie which is likely to bring another varying genre to the table of movies this year is Chakri Toleti’s directorial debut in the Hindi cinema, ‘Welcome to New York’. By the looks of the trailer, it is evident enough that the movie is an undisputed candidate for a laughter extravaganza, with additional elements of bewilderment and romance.

The movie is about how the lives of two Indian youngsters change during their out of the blue trip to New York. With shades of a reality show or an award function, the movie has it in it to enthral the audience. Perhaps, it is the first movie which has been shot on the stage of IIFA Awards.

Diljit Dosanjh, a hotshot in the Punjabi and Hindi film industry, is playing the lead role in the movie opposite Sonakshi Sinha. It is not the first time that the audiences will see them sharing space on the screen. The duo had earlier appeared together in the song ‘Move You Lakk’ from the movie ‘Noor’. Both of them have come into view of sharing a admirable chemistry in the movie.

As has been the case in his earlier two movies, Dosanjh is amidst the public eye this time as well. His increasing fan following is the confirmation of the fact that the superstar from Punjab now attracts eyeballs from across the nation.

Apart from Dosanjh and Sinha, the movie stars Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta. Another crowning moment of the trailer is the fact that Johar is playing a double role in it. It will be captivating to see him perform the dual role of himself and that of a gangster. Also seen in the trailer were Sushant Singh Rajput and Rana Daggubati, both of them are likely to play vital cameos in the movie.

The movie will hit the cinema halls on February 23. It is expected to receive tough competition from Luv Ranjan’s ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. Which movie will outperform whom across the nation is subjected to the quality of the each movie. That being said, Welcome to New York is believable to attract a one-sided competition in Punjab, the reason for which is clear-cut.

The movie is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshika Deshmukh, Jacky Bhagnani, Andre Timmins, Viraf Sarkari and Sabbas Joseph under the banner of Puja Entertainment, Wiz Films and Vashu Bhagnani Production. The trailer of the movie was released more than three weeks ago on the official YouTube channel of Pooja Entertainment. At the time of writing this article, it has received in excess of 23 million views on the same platform.

If you haven’t watched the trailer as yet, watch it below and tell us what you think regarding the same in the comments section:

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