Paying Guests

Genre: Comedy

Director: Paritosh Painter

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chowdhary, Vatsal Sheth, Chunkey Pandey, Celina Jaitley, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Neha Dhupia, Johny Lever, Asrani and Inder Kumar

Showing at Jai Nepal


KATHMANDU: First time director Paritosh Painter has tried his hands at comedy and have come out half successful. Only few scenes in the movie have great dialogues that make the audience laugh out loud while the rest evokes only the slight grin.

Four fun-loving guys (Shreyas Talpade, Jaaved Jaffrey, Vatsal Sheth, Ashish Chowdhary) have nothing going good for them be it in their work or personal life. They are fed up with the situation they are facing at their respective offices. Co-incidentally they are fired from their offices at the same time. They even have been kicked out by their landlord as they are not able to pay thier rent. So now they begin searching for a new house where they do not have to pay any deposits. While in search of a new house these four crazy men manage to persuade their new landlord Ballu (Johny Lever) to keep them as paying guests but Ballu has a certain criteria — they should be married. The problem with the four guys is that they are all bachelors. However, they solve the problem as (Jaaved Jaffrey and Shreyas Talpade) decide to disguise themselves as girls.

The film starts off well but as it moves on it seems to run out of oil. The idea is good and screenplay is satisfactory. Shot in location like Pataya the movie is visually appealing.

The music does not have anything great to offer except for Jack and Jill.

Jaffrey has given an impressive performance as a man disguised as a woman. Talpade is the better performer among the rest three actors.

Johnny Lever is fantastic and does his part very well while Chunky Pandey’s has done a fine job as a negative character. Neha and Celina are most noticeable while Riya and Sayali do not hold much scope.

Overall the movie is worth watching.