Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge? Review

Athiti Tum Kab Jaoge? stars Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal and Konkana Sen Sharma. Directed by Ashwini Dhir (One Two Three) the movie talks about a situation wherein a guest comes over uninformed and has an extended stay. Paresh Rawal plays the role of Chachaji in the movie.


The story is about Puneet (Ajay Devgn) and Munmun (Konkana Sen Sharma), a couple happily married with a 6 year old son. Their lives take a turn when a relative (Rawal) visits them. The rest of the movie is all about the tricks the couple tries, to get rid of chacha.


The movie starts off well and the introductory scene of Paresh Rawal is extremely funny. The first half is a joyride full of deftly executed sequences. The second half suffers to an extent, due to predictability and slow pace. The writers have sensibly avoided the romantic angle, yet Konkana Sen Sharma and Ajay Devgn share good chemistry.



The story is good, has a good little twist in the end. The director also never tries to make you laugh; it's the situations that leave a smile on your face. Clearly, Ashwini Dhir is inspired by the Hrishikesh Mukherjee style of filmmaking. Clean and a typical 70s - 80s family entertainer it is, but as good as some of those classics, it is not.


Paresh Rawal is excellent, a flawless performance by the veteran. Ajay Devgn does his job well. Konkana Sen Sharma is effective as Munmun. Sanjay Mishra is in top form.


To sum up, if the Akshay Kumar brand of slapstick comedy is what you like, you'd be better off waiting for Housefull to hit screens. Otherwise, go give this a try; you will walk out with a smile on your face.


ATKJ has a good story and a good little twist in the end. The director also never tries to make you laugh; it's the situations that leave a smile on your face. Rating: 3 - Ashok Nayak


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