7 Welcome to London

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Welcome to London (FILM)
Directed by Asad Shan
Produced by Asad Shan
Written by Manju Iyer, Asad Shan
Starring Asad Shan, Sabeeka Imam, Tim Hibberd, Aliakbar Campwala, Javed Khan, Sandeep Garcha, Rob Thorne, Musa Ahmet, Greg Kwolski, Dave Reeve
Music by Blair Mowat
Edited by Leo Ferreira
Distributed by GEO Films
Release dates
  • 30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)
Running time
109 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language Urdu

Welcome to London is a British romantic thriller produced, written, directed and starring Asad Shan.[1] Set and filmed in the United Kingdom, the film tells the story of Jai, a young Punjabi man from Delhi who leaves his debt-ridden family in India to fulfill his dream of a brighter future. With luck on his side and a budding romance on the undergrounds of London city, Jai is on his way up until things start to take an unfortunate turn. The film combines elements of crime, drama and romance.[2]

Welcome to London had its official trailer viewing at the Cannes Film Festival.[3] The London-based film had a successful UK wide release .[4] It has received critical acclaim after its UK release and has gone on to become the most successful British Hindi language film in the UK.[5] The film is slated for release in the Pakistan on 30th January 2015.

The film has received widespread support from the Bollywood fraternity [6] with actors such as Shahrukh Khan lending advice to the actor, director and filmmaker Asad Shan's debut venture.[7] Bafta and Oscar winning editor Chris Dickens served as the creative consultant for the film and has seamlessly blended Bollywood with international film stylistics and techniques.[8] It has been described "Karan Johar meets Guy Ritchie" by director Asad Shan.[9]


Twenty-five-year-old Jai, portrayed by Asad Shan, an impoverished life in Delhi with his humble Punjabi family who he constantly struggles to support. He migrates to London on a three-month tourist visa to fulfill his dream and earn a decent living as an illegal immigrant, leaving his family burdened with a loan. London is his most beautiful dream. Soon he finds a best friend Goldie (Aliakbar Campwala) on a council estate and find love on the London underground in the form of Simran (Sabeeka Imam) who is Shahrukh Khan's biggest fan. One phone call changes his life and he becomes trapped in a dark and dangerous situation leading to an edgy, exciting, fast paced thriller where each man is on his own and its a jungle law.[10] leads


  • Asad Shan as Jai
  • Sabeeka Imam as Simran
  • Aseem Tiwari as Jason
  • Aliakbar Campwala as Goldie
  • Javed Khan as Mani
  • Sandeep Garcha as Geet
  • Patrick Moorhouse as Rich Old Man
  • Timur Ahmet as Twins Gangster
  • Tim Hibberd as Tony
  • Tom Bonington as Shaky Eight
  • Dave Reeve as Ringmaster
  • Rob Thorne as Big Man 1


The soundtrack of the film was released in various formats. The music is conducted by Blair Mowat with contributions from various artists including Pakistani sensations - Access Band, Falak Shabir and Zuj Jibran to name a few.[11]

Track # Song Singer(s)
1 Tera Saath Ho Falak Shabir
2 Paas Akay Sohail Haider
3 Yaadan Access Band
4 Mera Mann Falak Shabir
5 Bayrukhi Zuj Jibran
6 Rog Falak Shabir
7 Hum Adhoray Zuj Jibran
8 Rog Remix Falak Shabir
9 Yaadan Remix Access Band feat. DJ Kumash, DJ Jay & DJ Jez Pereira
10 Paas Akay Remix Sohail Haider