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Paying Guests

  | March 07, 2014 09:48 IST
Paying Guests
  • Genre:
    Comedy
  • Cast:
    Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chowdhry, C
  • Director:
    Paritossh Painter
  • Music:
    Sajid, Wajid
This one is a formula franchise-movie from Bollywood. The formula is called: Four mid-rung male actors. Four bimbos. A comic situation in every reel. And hoping for a hit. The director of this film is a first-timer Paritosh Painter. He wrote Indra Kumar's Dhamaal. Now that was actually a fun movie of the same money-spinning genre. Unfortunately, the screenwriter, this time as director, decided to shoot an entire flick without a script. It only has lame, dull, double-meaning one-liners, that's all. The film's about four bummers who knock back Kingfisher beers in Bangkok. They need a place to stay. They take up paying-guest accomodation at a place that's only for married couples. Shreyas Talpade and Javed Jaffery dress up as women and stay in the house with the guys. Both actors are phenomenal by the way, especially Shreyas. But beyond this, the filmmakers didn't know what to do with the plot or the performers. For the few seconds that the movie works, it's entirely for a couple of seedy gags that Gujarati popular theatre is known for. The film itself looks entirely like a one-act play. But for a few songs they've shot in the high-rises and exotic locations in Thailand. I don't know what more to say. Even if do leave your brains behind, which is not good for your health, how long can you laugh over tennis balls and men in drags. Finally the film pays tribute to Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Now that's the only part that hurt me.
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