Movie Review: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (2010)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★½☆☆
Box Office: Above Avg.

atithiAmita Pathak, daughter of producer Kumar Mangat, has stepped into the shoes of a producer for the first time, with ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’ The movie has been presented by two banners, Warner Bros. Pictures and Wide Frame Films. Bringing 3 National Award Winners together for the first time, director Ashwani Dheer promises the flick to be a rip-roaring comedy. Shot over 50 days at Yashraj Studios and other locales in Mumbai, ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ is s a hilarious movie, but unlike any slapstick comedy. It’s a light-hearted film with sensibility, humour and a strong undercurrent of emotion. This atithi is sure to find a place in your heart!.

Forming a married couple, Puneet (Ajay Devgan) and Munmun (Konkana Sen) are living happily in Mumbai. One day, a distant relative, Chachaji (Paresh Rawal) comes from a far off village and enters their household unannounced. The couple’s life takes interesting twists and turns from hereon. The unwanted guest overstays his welcome to such an extent that the frustrated couple has no other option, but to come up with various ideas to hasten his departure.


A lighthearted movie, ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge’ conveys the problems of people being troubled by uninvited, irritating guests. It shows how the couple looks out for ways to drive the guest out. The comical talent of the three lead characters is sure to hit the box office with a bang. An out-an-out comedy, the film has some slice-of-life comic situations. Wait till March 5 for the movie to release & see whether the three acting geniuses can produce fireworks at the box office.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Amidst unsolicited slapsticks and undesirable farcical films, it’s heartening to welcome a simple, situational, clean and credible comedy”
3.5 “is sure to find a place in your heart!”
3.5 “definitely an entertainer with the correct dose of family values and comedy”
Movie Talkies
3.0 “a perfect family entertainment for this weekend”
Zee News
3.0 “In a nutshell, ‘Atithi’ entertaining bhava”
3.0 “a rather entertaining watch. It will make you laugh and giggle as you see yourself in similar situations and also move you enough to reinforce your trust in the Indian values”
3.0 “Neat. Subtle. And softly funny”
Times Of India
3.0 “a modern Hrishida and Basu da recall carries those popular Bollywood elements and with the spirituality angle thrown in for desired effect”
Average Reviews
2.5 “a lighthearted entertainer that tickles your funny bone”
2.5 “in a comedy with such an illustrious team, we do expect more”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “is less funny than formulaic. Not to mention profoundly disheartening”
1.5 “Everybody over-does it. Among gags after gags, one or two mildly work”
Hindustan Times

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