Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?
Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Hindi अतिथि, तुम कब जाओगे?
Directed by Ashwni Dhir
Produced by Amita Pathak
Screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani
Robin Bhatt
Story by Ashwni Dhir
Starring Ajay Devgn
Paresh Rawal
Konkona Sen Sharma
Music by Songs:
Pritam
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Edited by Dharmendra Sharma
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Wide Frame Pictures
Release date
  • 5 March 2010 (2010-03-05)
Running time
115 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 150 million (US$2.2 million)
Box office 390 million (US$5.8 million)[1]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (Guest, When Will You Leave?) is a 2010 Indian comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir, and produced by Amita Pathak. Loosely based on the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles. It was released on 5 March 2010. The film was a success and its gross was nearly double of its budget (150 million) at the box office. It received numeorous nominations at award ceremonies.[2]

Plot[edit]

The life of a happy family living in Goregaon (Mumbai) are short lived when a distant relative from Gorakpur comes to stay with them causing an unfavorable turn of events. one day when Lambodar chaccha go for event of film with Puneet he destroys the set of film production which is of 50 lakh rupees. They try their best to make him go back but he does not go back. It brings destruction into their lives and they discover that they had to pay the price of wanting a visitor.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot at Yashraj Studios, Filmistan, Film City and other locations in Mumbai.[3] The makers bought the rights to the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi.[4]

Reception[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 35% 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 390 million.[5] 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 songs featured in the movie are composed by Amit Mishra and Pritam Chakraborty while the lyrics are by Irshad Kamil. The film score was composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury. The soundtrack was released on 20 February 2010.[3][6] "Aaja Aaja" and its remix are composed by Pritam while the rest were by Amit Mishra

Track Singer(s) Composer
"Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Jyoti Jalaile" Sukhwinder Singh Amit Mishra
"Aaja Aaja" Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh Pritam Chakraborty
"Dohe" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Sukhakarta" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Aaja Aaja (remix)" Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh Pritam Chakraborty

Adaptation[edit]

Author and cartoonist 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.[7][8][9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Won: Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Paresh Rawal
  • Nominated: Best Comedian – Paresh Rawal[10]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel to film titled Guest Iin London was released on 7 July 2017.

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