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  • ...is more a series of comedy skits stuck loosely together than an actual film with a coherent plot and screenplay. It's a fresh idea alright and better execution would have turned it into an eminently enjoyable film.

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  • The biggest let-down is the script and the various tracks in the narrative don’t always come together as a whole and seem contrived.

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  • ...comes across as a blatant endorsement of IIFA with a handful of funny gags thrown in here and there.

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  • ...is far too haphazard to hold together as a cohesive film over its entire runtime.

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  • Chakri Toleti’s comedy is shallow as the film industry it is meant to spoof.

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  • There are several points when one is forced to wonder the objective of making this film. Is this a front for an elaborately-constructed tax break? Is director Chakri Toleti actually a deceptive chartered accountant with breakthrough ideas? Does the said award function stand to gain or lose from this cinematic misadventure? Did Karan Johar have latent acting desires which couldn’t be accomplished in Bombay Velvet? We’ll never know.

    29

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  • The film fails miserably in its intent if the intent were to spoof Bollywood, as it only does that for the sake of punchlines and does not explore it better.

    29

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  • The intent behind Welcome to New York leaves many questions – why is the main one. Why 3D, why make this movie, why give Karan Johar a double role, why not use more cameos? Why watch this indulgent snoozefest? That last question is the only one with a clear answer.

    29

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  • The only question popping up in your mind is, 'What is it?' Is it a film or a fancy documentary on IIFA Awards in New York. Enter the theatre at your own risk or at least carry a punching bag along with you if you are unfortunate to see it.

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  • ...turns out to be a limp, lame tribute to Bollywood.

    19

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  • ...this incoherent mess of a film plays out more like an extended skit or a school play.

    19

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  • ...this film has no reason to exist.

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  • ...looks nothing more than an extended IIFA trailer. It’s not worth wasting your time, money, patience and intelligence on this mind-numbing promotional video.

    09

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  • When you watch award shows, you know the stars in the audience are cheering and clapping for something else. They use the footage from the IIFA show and include it on terrible green screens and edits to make a terrible copy of Mel Brooks hit film The Producers. This film fails to extract even half a guffaw, and proves that Karan Johar is better off behind the camera and not in the front of it.

    09

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  • A two-hour long promo for IIFA.

    09

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