Guest Iin London Hindi Movie Review

Guest Iin London is supposed to be a comedy, but laden with offensive jokes, Paresh Rawal's farts and poorly scripted characters, the film is painful to watch.
Rating: 22%
Jul 6, 2017 By Manisha Lakhe

So when people from India show up at your office, claiming to be an aunt and an uncle, what does a Punjabi lad do? Takes them home, of course. Doesn't realise that he is living with a girl who is to marry him so he can get British citizenship. The uncle and aunt are played by Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi and they call the Kartik Aaryan (Pyar Ka Punchnama fame) 'kakka' ('son' in Punjabi) with every sentence that you don't really know (or care) what his screen name is. And Paresh Rawal farts. Every two minutes in the film.


And the 'overstaying guests' thing is so badly done, and the jokes about Pakistan and Kashmir and African American babies are so offensive you wonder who thought they were funny. And between that are the farts. There is a funeral song which is sung to the tune of 'Baby Doll Main Sone Di', and a ghazal about farts.


And

we don't talk about how tacky the backdrops created by a special effects team are. Such a shame that Paresh Rawal hams it to the gills. And the connect to the events on 9/11 is in really poor taste. The supposed 'emotional connect' fails because the explanation given is: (we tried to get rid of you - the uninvited guests - because 'We are like fake dog lovers. We say Tommy come, when we want and Tommy go when we don't want the dog. We didn't know how to treat you.'


Yes, that's an actual dialogue from the film. If you threw stones at this rabid dog of a film, no one would arrest you.

Rating: 22%
Manisha Lakhe

   

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