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Katrina Kaif's 'Welcome' Has Some Connection With Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush'; Read

Katrina Kaif starrer comedy 'Welcome', which released in the year 2007, is one of the most iconic Hindi flicks. The film has a connection with 'The Gold Rush'.

Katrina Kaif

The iconic Hindi comedy movie Welcome, which was released in 2007, is considered by fans and critics as one of the funniest Indian films of all time. The movie was helmed by Anees Bazmee and featured Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat in prominent roles. The film had also turned out to be a hit at the box-office and reportedly garnered Rs 122 crores. But do you know that Welcome also had some connection with Charlie Chaplin's movie The Gold Rush? Read on to know more details: 

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Welcome's climax was rip-off of a Charlie Chaplin film?

As per the reports of IMDb, Welcome's climax scene was a rip-off from the Charlie Chaplin starrer The Gold Rush. The climax scene of the film was passing the parcel… of death. The ending of Welcome was more illogical than its premise. But it was more fitting than ever. Despite being a feared king of the underworld, RDX decides to play a deadly game of passing the parcel. The game was whoever the parcel aka an inflatable beach ball lands on will die. This whole scene was so much fun. Moreover, add in the architecturally impossible see-sawing house, and it was the complete package of comedy dose.  

Some other lesser-known facts about Welcome

  • The film was Feroz Khan's last movie before his death in the year 2009.
  • The movie was loosely based on Hugh Grant's Mickey Blue Eyes in the year 1999.
  • Katrina Kaif's voice was dubbed by a dubbing artist.
  • The film soon had a sequel, named Welcome Back in the year 2015.
  • The film marked the third collaboration of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.
  • Katrina Kaif's character was named Sanjana, which is a trademark of director Anees Bazmee. Many of his movies including Welcome, No Entry, and others feature a character of the same name.

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On the work front

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s much-awaited film Sooryavanshi alongside Akshay Kumar in the lead role. The film also features Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn. Ranveer plays the role of Simba in the film. The movie was supposed to release earlier this year but it has now been pushed forward because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The makers of the film are waiting for the theatres to reopen to release the film.

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