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Welcome To New York movie review: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha’s extended IIFA promo is a never-ending pain

One month after India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested American businessman Vijay Nanda at his residence in the Girgaum Chowpaty area of ...

Welcome To New York
Cast: 
Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar
Director: Chakri Toleti
Rating: 0.5/5

After watching the lacklustre trailer of Welcome to New York, you may have wanted to ask the director why he made this film. And now, having watched the film, I will repeat my question: Why?

Punjabi lad Teji Sandhu (Diljit Dosanjh), who has a fixation for mirrors, and Gujarati fashion designer Jeenal Patel (Sonakshi Sinha), with a dream of dressing Salman Khan one day, are two contest winners who are invited to be a part of the IIFA award show in New York. However, there is more to it than what meets the eyes, or at least the director Chakri Toleti thinks so!

Diljit and Sonakshi attempt to sound sweet-cute in the beginning, but their jokes fail to lighten up the mood already dampened by the most absurd opening montage in recent times. From veterans like Anil Kapoor to newcomers like Taapsee Pannu, we see them all laughing in block frames with emojis and smilies around them. This continues till you also start laughing like Dr Asthana of Munnabhai MBBS.