GUEST INN LONDON
This film is the what could be called as the sequel of the super hit Atithi Kab Jaoge but due to title infringement reasons is now titled as ‘Guest in London’ in which a Punjabi uncle and a Muslim aunt, a pleasant natured couple come as guests to stay in the house of Aryan (Kaarthik Aryan) and Ananya (Kriti Kharbanda), who are couple posing as about to be a married couple for visa reasons and the permit to stay in UK and a work permit. Aryan is a well meaning corporate ladder climber whose boss Kaalia is a very tough boss but Aryan is a hard worker and impresses him and even accepts his uncle and aunt who have made Aryan’s home as their own but Ananya who is a cab driver, a student, an orphan and an independent girl is irritated by the somewhat loud Punjabi uncle but is moved by the kindness of his wife and eventually she accepts them too but then things get too hot at Aryan’s boss’ party when Uncle creates an unpleasant situation and the boss asks Aryan to select between him or his uncle and aunt. Aryan opts for his uncle and aunt but things take a turn when the Punjabi uncle and aunt give parties for the neighbors and have loud music sessions and create a din and finally Aryan takes a decision to leave them stranded far away, But things take a turn when a surprise courier delivers a box full of photographs and other personal things and Aryan and Ananya get to know from an officer (Sharad Kelkar) that the Punjabi uncle and aunt have come to London to collect the belongings of their only son (Ajay Devgn) who died in the Twin Tower Attack of 2011 and have transferred his dues to the account of Aryan who wants to start his own software company. Aryan and Ananya immediately apologize to his uncle and aunt and all is well. The film is funny and has it’s good share of punches. Paresh Rawal is wonderful as the Punjabi Uncle and Tanvi Azmi is a good performer as the Muslim wife. Kartik Aryan is very good. Viewers will see the film with a certain expectations from him and he certainly hasn’t let them down. He continues his good acting form from his past films and entertains to the fullest. Kriti Kharbanda is impressive. She does justice to her role. It was fun to see her fit really well into the film. She’s gone a bar higher after her performance in the film. Sanjay Mishra is hilarious. V N Badola is very good. Sharad Kelkar is good in a brief cameo. Ajay Devgn is a surprise in a special appearance. The actor playing Aryan’s boss deserves kudos. The music is very good. The cinematography is excellent. The background music deserves a mention. Director Ashwini Dheer has made a wonderful comedy and we wish that there is a tri-quel and Dheer shouldn’t stick to sit-coms.
At the box-office
The film has surprisingly opened to a lukewarm response and will find going tough.