In a nuclear family’s home drops in an unexpected guest whose link to the family is also unknown. Just too embarrassed to ask lest the guest learns of their ignorance, the family accepts him. The guest announces his arrival rather grandly, slapping the building security man. Soon his desi antiques make him a popular figure among the fellow dwellers of the building while the hosts become more and more exasperated with each passing day with the guest taking the centre stage in the house hold chore or when he starts gargling at 40 decibels at 5.30 in the morning and demands breakfast soon after; but most of all his need to break wind at all times thus making the host collect a pile full of air freshener cans.
Puneet (Ajay Devgn), a movie script writer, Munmun (Konkana Sen Sharma) and their child Ayush Joshi are faced with a problem when a guest lands at their home with no clue as to how he was related to them. They, however, think it to be a matter of few days and adjust with the situation. However, the atithi Lambodar Chacha (Paresh Rawal)’s stay seems interminable and the family plans and plots ways to get rid of him, some of which lead to funny situations, some don’t. The initial few reels are dull and the first really funny sequence happens only nearer to the interval. But there is nothing rip-roaring happening throughout, with the end being predictable.
Performance wise, Ajay Devgn is his usual self while Konkana Sen gives a good account of her self. Paresh Rawal tries his best despite scant support from the script. Satish Kaushik is aptly cliché in a film producer’s role. Sanjay Mishra does very well.
Directorially, the film is just passable. Dialogue is mundane. Music, with all songs playing in the background, dishes out three bhajans in a total number of four songs.
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? is below the mark commercially.