Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning guest is god, is something we all have been taught as children. But what does one do when the guest overstays his welcome? Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge is a short story, written by Sharad Joshi, exploring this concept. Loosely based on the short story, a film starring Paresh Rawal, Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen Sharma with the same title was also released in 2010. Paresh Rawal plays the uninvited guest in the film who overstays his welcome at the couple’s home. As Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge completes 11 years of release on Friday (March 5), here’s looking back at the film and decoding why it was such a big success.
ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE: THE PLOT
Puneet Bajpai is seen living a peaceful life with his wife, Munmun, and their six-year-old son Ayush in a Mumbai apartment. Ayush has only one wish, which is that a guest arrives at their house. His wish is soon granted, but it brings along with it, truckloads of trouble for Puneet and Munmum, and bouts of laughter for the audience. From using Munmun’s soap to inviting a few of his friends over, Lambodar Chacha (Paresh Rawal) turns out to be a burden on the family. His presence in the house is disturbing for Puneet, a writer, who even gets himself arrested so that he can finish his story in peace. The rest of the film shows how Lambodar Chacha refuses to leave Puneet and Munmun’s abode and their desperate efforts to drive him out of their home. With due respect, of course.
News Source: India Today