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Review by : Harish V
Starring: : Ajay Devgan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal.
Direction: Ashwani Dhir
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Production: Wide Frames Films, Warner Bros.
Has your life taken a drastic change due to a single person? I can actually mind read the thousands who are right now browsing their life history to find the person who did (seriously!). For how many has it been a complete stranger or a guest? A person that has changed your life for better or worse. Ashwini Dheer the director has taken one such incident to tell a sweet, cute little story which can be relished by the whole family.

The story is about an urban savvy couple, living with their 6-year-old son. Their life seems to be going quite smoothly when they are visited by a relative from the countryside. But the guest is not in a mood to pack his bag and the couple is unable to cope with the fourth entrant in their family. The couple tries all the tricks in the book but all it does is backfire. Will the Atithi ever leave?
  Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge

The story is not new as many movies in the past have dealt with such an issue; yet Ashwini Dheer’s direction make even the predictable enjoyable. You hardly can point a finger on his direction but the predictability of the screenplay and the finale which looks too preachy and unfinished are a big dampener. The scene in which Paresh sings Beedi Jalayle as a bajaan, the scene in which Ajay is arrested, Konkana’s over crying backfires and you can just go on and on, as there are several enjoyable moments in the movie. But unfortunately there are very few laugh-a-loud moments. But the dialogues have made sure that we bear a smile all through.

Technically, the movie is decent with simple yet clean cinematography, brilliant animation, sharp and focused editing and very funny and effective musical score aptly assisted by lyricist. It is a good team work altogether.

The main reason for the movie to work is its cast, Ajay Devgn and Konkana Sen have both lived their roles and look extremely comfortable together. But, as rightly guessed, the movie belongs to Paresh Rawal and he is phenomenal. A legend in the true sense. Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari, Satish Kaushik and all the other co-stars have eased through their characters with utmost dignity and respect.

Overall - a complete family entertainer. It is not perfect but who is complaining? Two hours of clean and healthy fun.

Verdict: A comedy from the heart.

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