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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (transl. Guest, When Will You Leave?) is a 2010 Indian Hindi-language 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. It was released on 5 March 2010. The film was a success earned nearly double its budget and was a commercial success. It received numerous nominations at Indian award ceremonies.[2]

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?
Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAshwni Dhir
Produced byAmita Pathak
Screenplay byTushar Hiranandani
Robin Bhatt
Story byAshwni Dhir
StarringAjay Devgn
Paresh Rawal
Konkona Sen Sharma
Music bySongs:
Pritam, Amit mishra
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
CinematographyAseem Bajaj
Edited byDharmendra Sharma
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Wide Frame Pictures
Release date
  • 5 March 2010 (2010-03-05)
Running time
115 minutes
Budget150 million
Box office₹390 million[1]


The life of a happy family living in Goregaon (Mumbai) are short lived when a distant relative from Gorakhpur comes to stay with them causing an unfavorable turn of events. one day when Lambodar Chacha 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.



The film was shot at Yashraj Studios, Filmistan, Film City and other locations in Mumbai.[3] The makers bought the rights to the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi.[4]


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.

Box officeEdit

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.[5] It was declared an average grosser by Box Office India.


Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge
Soundtrack album by
Amit Mishra & Pritam Chakraborty
Released20 February 2010 (2010-02-20)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelJunglee Music
ProducerAmita Pathak

The songs featured in the movie are composed by Amit Mishra and Pritam Chakraborty while the lyrics are by Irshad Kamil. The film score was composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury. The soundtrack was released on 20 February 2010.[3][6] "Aaja Aaja" and its remix are composed by Pritam while the rest were by Amit Mishra

Track Singer(s) Composer
"Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Jyoti Jalaile" Sukhwinder Singh Amit Mishra
"Aaja Aaja" Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh Pritam Chakraborty
"Dohe" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Sukhakarta" Amit Mishra Amit Mishra
"Aaja Aaja (remix)" Raghuvir Yadav, Ajay Jhingran & Rajneesh Pritam Chakraborty


Author and cartoonist Abid Surti has sued makers of Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge claiming that story is directly lifted from his Gujarati novel Bauter Varas No Babo published in 1976, which was later translated in Hindi as Bahatar Saal Ka Baccha. He has filed a case with The Film Writers Association (FWA) and has demanded Rs 11.5 million as compensation, the case is still pending judgment.[7][8][9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Won: Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Paresh Rawal
  • Nominated: Best Comedian – Paresh Rawal[10]


A sequel to film titled Guest Iin London was released on 7 July 2017.


  1. ^ "Box Office 2010". Box Office india. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge Warner Bros. Second Hindi Movie". 17 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge: First Look". 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
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  5. ^ "Box Office 2010". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Atithi Tum kab Jaoge's music launch". The Times of India. 28 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Writer Aabid Surti sues makers of Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge". Cinecurry. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011.
  8. ^ The writer-director of Atithi has completely lifted my novel! This is also the view of my 17 readers from different parts of India who informed me on phone.
  9. ^ "Similarities between Surti's novel and the film". Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-07.

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