GUEST IIN LONDON Movie Review: Lazy, lame and painfully unfunny yawn com
Director : Ashwni Dhir
Music : Raghav Sachar
Lyrics : Kumaar
Starring : Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Kharbanda and Tanvi Azmi
July 7, 2017 10:23:48 AM ISTGuest iin London Review By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
He farts at will and asks us to chill by calling is as a Prasad.. Even a talent like Paresh Rawal and the presence of a loved Bollywood's superstar in the end (more on that later) cannot prevent this 'guest' from farting (read bombarding) our senses with this half cooked scrambled and assembled yawn com.
GUEST IIN LONDON MOVIE STILLS
Ashwni Dhir directed GUEST INN LONDON is a waste of time, money, energy and available resources as the movie is nothing more than an extended spoof of their own ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE. GUEST INN LONDON starring Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi, and Kirti Kharbanda has everything the writers Ashwni and Robin must have noted/imagined while surfing television channels, watching other movies, going through newspapers and checking cringing stale jokes on phones.
This unimaginative and prolonged bore shockingly makes joke of Sharad Joshi's acclaimed work 'Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? on which the earlier one - ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE starring Ajay Devgan, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma was based and now after watching GUEST IIN LONDON, we can say that the previous film is a qualified masterpiece.
The wispy plot by Ashwni and Robin which appears to be the hangover of too much whiskey while enjoying their own ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE (2010) based on the divine Indian belief of 'Athithi Devo Bhava'( guest are like gods) but what happens when the almighty which heals our pain starts giving us pain as a guest? Gangasharan Gandothra (Paresh Rawal) and his obedient wife Guddi (Tanvi Azmi) enter the house of Kartik (Kartik Aaryan) and Anaya (Kriti Kharbanda).
In a world where relationships are build on requirement and benefits, Kartik and Anaya are together for their own selfish mottos. Kartik wants a permanent citizenship of UK while UK citizen Anaya is getting married to him for the sake of money. The uninvited Gangasharan and Guddi land up in their house and invite neighbors and friends including a Pakistani played by Sanjay Mishra and make this fake wedding into real. And yes, you guessed it right, Kartik and Anaya start believing in love and togetherness but chachaji - Gangasharan is unwilling to say tata bye bye to the newlyweds who are now desperate to send them back and finally say tata to their Chacha.. and ladies and gentleman-Hakuna matata (but here it comes with bundle of worries), Ajay Devgn appears in his worst cameo.
It seems that the makers over here were so overwhelmed by the proven fact that ridiculing other movies is easier and fun; they began the charity at home.
Ashwni Dhir makes his weakest film over here. An accomplished actor like Paresh Rawal didn't get much scope to do anything new and he keeps on farting which becomes a bit too much in the end. Kartik Aaryan is strictly okay, Tanvi Azmi is fine. Kriti Kharbanda is plain average. Sanjay Mishra shines in that moment when he says 'Kashmir'.
Technicalities are fine, camerawork by Sudhir K. Chaudhary is pleasing and production values are fantastic. However editing by Manan Sagar leaves lot to be desired, the movie is long by at least 25 minutes. Music by Raghav Sachar and Amit Mishra is just plain with nothing to hum about.
Nothing works over here, the guest pop up, the jokes pop up, the neighbors pop up, sudden realization pops up, sudden melodrama pops up and you start counting your yawns. Seriously I started expecting a monologue by Kartik Aaryan on guests ala PYAR KA PUNCHNAMA way to give some relief ( same production house.. so expected). But instead a long shayari on fart (Hindi mein 'padh') from the mouth of Paresh Rawal pops up. And as I started recovering from that fart, Mr. Devgn pops up as if the 'guest' is not Paresh Rawal but me and all are trying their best in asking me (the audience) Tum kab jaoge? (when will you go?)
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First Published on: 2017-7-7T10:23:48 AM+00:00