ATITHI TUM KAB JAOGE is a 2010 Indian comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir, and produced by Amita Pathak. Loosely based on the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles. It was released on 5 March 2010. The film was a success and its gross was nearly double of its budget (150 million) at the box office. It received numeorous nominations at award ceremonies.
The life of a happy family living in Goregaon (Mumbai) are short lived when a distant relative from Gorakpur comes to stay with them causing an unfavorable turn of events. one day when Lambodar chaccha go for event of film with Puneet he destroys the set of film production which is of 50 lakh rupees. They try their best to make him go back but he does not go back. It brings destruction into their lives and they discover that they had to pay the price of wanting a visitor.
Ajay Devgn as Puneet Bajpai
Konkona Sen Sharma as Munmun Bajpai
Paresh Rawal as Lambodar Chacha
Satish Kaushik as Ranjeet Taneja
Sanjai Mishra as Building Watchman
Akhilendra Mishra as Suleiman Bhai
Viju Khote as Kaalia
Mukesh Tiwari as Inspector
Rohitash Gaud as Niranjan Tripathi
Hrishikesh Joshi as Godbole saab
Nataliya Kozhenova as Sonia
The film was shot at Yashraj Studios, Filmistan, Film City and other locations in Mumbai. The makers bought the rights to the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi.
The film received average to good ratings from the critics. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated it 3.5 out of 5, and claimed that the film was “fun” and “frolic” for all. Komal Nahta gave it 3/5 and explained how it should be acclaimed for its family love, and the great message at the end.
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge had an “average” opening at the box office, and took about a 35% opening, which is a typical trend for films in the family comedy/drama genre. The collections picked up through good word of mouth and sustained well at the box office for eight weeks despite competition from other films and IPL cricket tournament held during the same time. The film worked well with family audiences but did not find a large youth audience. The film did a domestic gross of ₹ 390 million. It was declared an average grosser by Box Office India.
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