In today’s fast paced life, what happens when a distant relative turns up and simply refuses to leave? If you are stuck in such a mess, it can be highly irksome. However, from Bollywood’s point of view, it’s the perfect time for comedy!
Starring Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma and multitalented Paresh Rawal, Ashwini Dhir’s ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ is an effervescent flick, hugely inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee’s cinema.
‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ is the story of Puneet (Ajay) and Mummun (Konkona), an emblematic Mumbai based middle class nuclear family, whose world turns topsy-turvy once Chachaji (Paresh Rawal) arrives and refuses to leave their sweet home.
‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ offers subtle and healthy comedy. The characters and situations are lifelike and familiar. The movie is neither overcooked nor a forced attempt at comedy as it is a bubbly film that reminds you of the golden era of 1980s.
In the movie, one fine day, Puneet’s uninvited guest – his rustic Chachaji shows up. The affable avuncular soon turns out to be a nightmare for the suave couple as they get fed up with uncle’s infuriating habits like – loud gargling, drying clothes on the window and messing up the washroom just to name a few.
Well, the story does not end here. Blessed with a gift of gab and a natural propensity to make friends, Chachaji befriends half of the neighbourhood with his country wit and wisdom, adding to the woes of Puneet and Munmun.
In ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’, Paresh Rawal once again charms us all with his comic timing, something which we have seen in the past in ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Malamaal Weekly.’ Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen Sharma are cute and perfectly complement each other. Satish Kaushik and Sanjay Mishra are impressive.
In spite of a predictable storyline, ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ does not digress as it comes with author backed roles that fully justify their on-screen characters. The music is pleasant and so is its background score, which compliments the movie and its hilarious settings.
In all, a perfect family entertainment for this weekend!