1 out of 5 (20%) reviewers would recommend
Paresh Rawal | Kartik Aaryan | Tanvi Azmi | Kriti Kharbanda
Guest Iin London is an upcoming Indian Bollywood comedy film, written and directed by Ashwni Dhir.It stars Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Kharbanda and Tanvi Azmi. Produced by Panorama Studios & Co Produced by Nishant Pitti (EaseMyTrip.com) It is the sequel to 2010 film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge ?
Jul 07, 2017
Aryan and his wife are saddled with the responsibility of uninvited guests, who have a dozen desi quirks and no sense of boundaries.
It spends 2 hours and 18 minutes hitting CTRL+Z on the kind of experimental storytelling, fresh writing and gender balance that the industry has been striving towards. Instead, it gives us men talking down to women, nonchalant racism, forced gay humour and a buttload of fart jokes. So much so that Paresh Rawal's character recites a minutes-long "ghazal" about farts. The movie covers toilet humour extensively from poop and pee jokes, right up to kidney stones. The first Ajay Devgn-Konkona Sensharma movie, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? hit a home run owing to its charming, unassuming execution. It turned the atithi devo bhava sentiment on its head and became an outlet for our collective rogue-guests rage. However, the paper-thin plot was already used to its fullest in that movie. A sequel wasn't needed. But it is unleashed on us anyway. This time, Paresh Rawal returns as the unwanted guest, in London, with a wife (Tanvi Azmi) by his side. Their unwilling hosts are Aryan (Kartik Aaryan) and his wife (Kirti Kharbanda) who have their own sham-marriage side track which gets lost halfway through the runtime. Quickly, the movie slips into Atithi mould but with witless gags that are so unwatchable, they seem to make time stop. Every line, every scene gives you an impression that it was written by an ill-informed man-child who primarily believes in three things: farting is funny, women belong in the kitchen and all Pakistanis are thieves. 90 per cent of the jokes from the movie can be classified under one of those three categories. The funniest thing about this comedy is just how angry it can make you. Guest iin London, like its titular protagonist, is a burden no one should have to bear.