Film: "Guest Iin London"
Director: Ashwni Dhir
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kirti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi and Sanjay Mishra
"Guest Iin London" is the rehash of director Ashwni Dhir's 2010 released Ajay Devgn starrer "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge". It is a far cry from its predecessor in terms of entertainment as it kind of feels like leftovers while carving a stereotype of an irritating, parasitical guest.
This time as the title suggests, the guest Gangasharan Gandotra aka Chachaji (Paresh Rawal) along with his wife who he fondly calls Guddi (Tanvi Azmi), lands in the house of Aaryan Grover (Kartik Aaryan) while he is planning a fake marriage with Anaya Patel (Kirti Kharbanda) to get a permanent citizenship in Britain.
How Chachaji alters their plans and makes himself comfortable in Aaryan's house forms the crux of the tale.
The script is far-fetched, lazily crafted and is bogged down by the writer's fatigue where humour is derived from bland, parochial jokes and flatulence outbursts. There is even a full song which is unwarranted and dedicated to emission of wind.
The entire film pivots around Paresh Rawal, who an otherwise brilliant actor fails to impress in this shoddy film. He does nothing to elevate this sinking narrative. Tanvi Azmi as his wife is overshadowed by him and is only there to make excuses for his bad stomach. She does shine in a few independent scenes though, which are handled perfunctorily, thereby taking the focus from her. Case in point is the baby massage scene.