Welcome 2 Karachi is a 2015 Indian black comedy film, directed by Ashish R Mohan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. The film stars Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani as pivotal leads. Music directors Jeet Ganguly and Rochak Kohli composed music for this film. The film was released on 28 May 2015.
The story kicks off with two dumb and dumber friends, Shami (Arshad Warsi) a courtmartialed navy officer and Kedar (Jackky Bhagnani) a Gujarati who has been denied an American visa multiple times. Both plan to sail to America using a boat but, with a twist of fate, end up on the beach of Karachi, Pakistan. On realizing the truth they both try to escape, while being chased by an ISI Agent (Lauren Gottlieb). Both get kidnapped by a local don Azher Baluch, who demands ransom from Kedar’s father and later releases them in a pathan colony to collect fake passports. But Shami, messes up with a bunch of pathans over an India-Pakistan match. In the struggle to escape from pathans both meet a Talibani militant, who takes them to a Taliban camp where they are misunderstood as Talibani militants.
Few days later, Shami and Kedar plans to escape the camp by stealing camp leader’s mobile phone, which was actually a detonator of a bomb designed by Taliban to attack Indian army. In attempt to dial a number Shami unknowingly triggers the bomb destroying the Talibani camp itself. Attracted by the explosions, a Drone arrives and the two are arrested by American Army. After knowing their situation both are released only to be captured by Pakistani intelligence, who wants to take the credit of attack on Taliban by announcing both Shami and Kedar as Pakistani soldiers.
Soon the two are declared as national heroes by Pakistani media while the Indian media claims them as Indians stuck in Pakistan. Caught in this tug of war Shami and Kedar are once again kidnapped by American army, who promises to deport them to India if they could give the credit of Talibani camp attack to American Army in media. They agree and are sent to Karachi Airport to finally catch a flight back to India. While waiting for their flight, Shami notices a Talibani militant disguised as an airlines pilot. Seeing a possibility of a terror attack they both decide to rescue, being backed by Pakistani army. During crossfire Shami and Kedar manage to overpower the militant and takes off with the plane, finally able to depart from Pakistan. The movie ends with both sitting in the cockpit only to find a strange voice behind them (possibly another militant).
- Arshad Warsi as Shammi Thakur
- Jackky Bhagnani as Kedar Patel
- Lauren Gottlieb as ISI Agent Shazia Ansari
- Priya Raina as the voice of ISI Agent Shazia Ansari
- Imran Hasnee as ISI Agent
- Kubra Khan as ISI agent Asma
- Ayub Khoso as Taliban leader Agha Jaan
- Adnan Shah as Azhar Baloch
- Dalip Tahil as Kedar’s father
- Raj Das as Raja
- Pavan Malhotra as Pathan
- Kumud Pant as Gang Member