Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

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Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ashwni Dhir
Produced by Amita Pathak
Screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani
Robin Bhatt
Rutvik Oza
Story by Ashwni Dhir
Starring Ajay Devgn
Paresh Rawal
Konkona Sen Sharma
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Edited by Dharmendra Sharma
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Wide Frame Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 5 March 2010 (2010-03-05)
Running time 115 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR150 million (US$2.5 million)
Box office INR390 million (US$6.6 million)[1]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge (Dear Guest, When Will You Leave) is a 2010 Bollywood comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir, and it was produced by Amita Pathak. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles. It was released on 5 March 2010.The film was an average grosser and made nearly double of its budget (150 million) at the box office. It received numeorous nominations at award ceremonies.[2] The film was declared average at Indian boxoffice.

Plot[edit]

Chastised by their son, Aayush's Hindi school-teacher for not conversing in one of the national languages, as well as ignoring the relevance of the word 'Atithi', Mumbai-based Bollywood writer, Puneet (Ajay Devgn), and his wife, Munmun (Konkona Sen Sharma), go out of their way to welcome an hitherto unknown paternal uncle, Lambodar (Paresh Rawal), from Gorakhpur. Hoping that he will depart soon, the couple find their lives turned upside when he not only refuses to leave but interferes with their professional and personal lives – so much so that Puneet gets fired from his movie project 'Pachaas', and Munmun almost loses her job. The loaded with mayhem ways they try to get Lambodar out of their house leads to hilarious results!The climax of the story is that when Lambodhar decides to go back to his village Pappu(his original nephew whom he had mistaken as Ajay Devgn) comes and invites him over.The confusion was that Puneet was living in A wing and Pappu was in the B wing of the apartment.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot at Yashraj Studios, Filmistan, Film City and other locations in Mumbai.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

The film received average to good ratings from the critics. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 3.5 out of 5, and claimed that the film was "fun" and "frolic" for all. Komal Nahta gave it 3/5 and explained how it should be acclaimed for its family love, and the great message at the end.

Box office[edit]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge had an "average" opening at the box office, and took about a 30–40% opening, which is a typical trend for films in the family comedy/drama genre. The collections picked up through good word of mouth and sustained well at the box office for eight weeks despite competition from other films and IPL cricket tournament held during the same time. The film worked well with family audiences but did not find a large youth audience. The film did a domestic gross of INR 390 million.[4] It was declared an average grosser by Box Office India.

Music[edit]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge
Soundtrack album by Amit Mishra & Pritam Chakraborty
Released 20 February 2010 (2010-02-20)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 39:22
Label Junglee Music
Producer Amita Pathak

The music is composed by Amit Mishra and Pritam Chakraborty while the lyrics are by Irshad Kamil. The soundtrack was released in 20 February 2010.[3][5] "Aaja Aaja" and its remix are composed by Pritam while the rest were by Amit Mishra

  1. "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge" – Amit Mishra
  2. "Jyoti Jalaile" – Sukhwinder Singh
  3. "Aaja Aaja" – Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh
  4. "Dohe" – Amit Mishra
  5. "Sukhakarta" – Amit Mishra
  6. "Aaja Aaja (remix)" – Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh

Adaptation[edit]

The film is based on short story 'Tum kab jaoge,Athithi?' by Sharad Joshi, famous satirist of Hindi, whose stories are being aired on SAB TV's Lapataganj, series directed by Ashwini Dhir, The Director of the film. The film is a hilarious version of Agantuk (Written and Directed by Satyajit Ray).

Recently the famous author and cartoonist of India, Abid Surti has sued makers of Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge claiming that story is directly lifted from his Gujarati novel Bauter Varas No Babo published in 1976, which was later translated in Hindi as Bahatar Saal Ka Baccha. He has filed a case with The Film Writers Association (FWA) and has demanded Rs 11.5 million as compensation, the case is still pending judgment.[6][7][8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Won: Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Paresh Rawal
  • Nominated: Best Comedian – Paresh Rawal[9]

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