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Paying Guests  (2009 - Hindi)

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  • Paying Guests rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 19 Jun 2009)

    Don’t mind paying for this BHELPURI…

    Hindi film industry is also a strange place, decades ago an Actor/Director Sachin made a film in Marathi “ASHI HI BANWA BANWI” which was inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “BIWI AUR MAKAAN”. The Marathi movie was a Diamond jubilee hit and broke all the records in Marathi films. Producer /Director Subhash Ghai decided to cash in the success Sachin had got and signed him for his brother’s banner and made PREM DEEWANE. Unfortunately the later film dint make that much ripples as made by the regional movies by Sachin. Decades later Subhash Ghai comes back as a Producer and this time the film is “Paying Guests” , which is highly inspired by Sachin’s ASHI HI BANWA BANWI. Now that’s called Filmy Chakkar.

    “Paying Guests” is story of three friends Bhavesh [Shreyas Talpade], Parag [Javed jaffery] & Parikshit [Aashish Chaudhary] who are living as Paying Guest at Kiska Miglani’s [Asrani] house in Pattaya. One day they all lose their job and are jobless, also they are joined by Parikshit’s Brother Jayesh [Vatsal Seth]. Thanks to Jayesh they are thrown out from the house and now are on House hunt. Parikshit and Jayesh meets Balu Singh [Jhonny Lever] and his wife Sweety [Delnaz] who agrees on appointing them as Paying guest on condition that they should be married. Parikshit agrees and decides to fake up Bhavesh as Karishma and Parag as Kareena their respective wives. How does the four friends cope up this drama is all the film about.

    Story is inspired by Ashi hi banwa banvi and Biwi aur Makaan with loads of dose from other few movies also like Apna Sapna Money Money, Rafoo Chakkar, Jane Bhi Do Yaaron, etc. Screenplay is bit slow in the first half but increases tremendously in the second half. The hang over’s of Apna Sapna Money Money and Jaane bhi do yaaron in climax {Remember the Mahabharat Scene where all characters jumps in with character from Ramayan, Mughal E Azam, etc. out here its Mughal E Azam and characters are funny] are hilarious and goes well with the film. Dialogues and one liner are funny and make you laugh many times. There are few of Adult cum pervert jokes which gets mixed up in the flow of the film. Camera work is quite average and could had been better at places, especially in the climax shot .

    Music is good and goes well with the film, still if chopped a song the film can get more pace full. Background music is bit better that the original sound score.

    Director Paritoshh Paintal has done a good job but has loads of hang over of Apna Sapna Money Money. Also at times the movie lies flat and moves in pace of a snail. But later on catches up like cheetah and makes everyone happy. Despite all these one does wish the director would had selected a bit better star cast or some more involvement in script, etc. His last work was total Dhamaal, this one does not reach that high, but does not fall short also to the expectation of Dhamaal.

    Shreyas has done a fine job and fits properly in both the roles. Though we do remember Rishi Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh who have done such part earlier. Javed jaffery is fantastic and need s to be explored more and more. Aashish and Vatsal are good support. Chunky Pandey gives another goofy role after Ek the Power and impresses with his total comedy. Jhonny lever and Delnaz gave good laughs. All the Heroine’s {Celina, Neha, Riya and Sayali} were there for small and ok types of roles.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum ?

    Dum hain, acha khaasa dum hain. I was least expecting from this film and thought might have some one or two one liners like most of recent times so called and promoted comedy films have. But I was wrong and had good laughs as I let go myself to the mindless comedy, which has better gags and punches than recent times Priyadarshan or David Dhawan films has. Thus this bhelpuri [combo of all the above films] is worth paying for….

    Ratings : 3+ / 5

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