Contrary to the recent reports of Ajay Devgn's ATITHI TUM KAB JAAOGE? being inspired by a Hollywood flick, the film is neither a remake of any Indian or International film but is actually based on TUM KAB JAAOGE ATITHI, a short story penned by noted satirist Late Sharad Joshi for which the rights have been purchased. It is a refreshing and humorous take on something we have always faced in our lives - a guest that never leaves. Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures India and Amita Pathak the film is directed by Ashwni Dhir. Pritam composes the Music for the film with choreography by Raju Khan while the lyrics is penned by Irshad Kamil. Shot over 50 days at Yashraj Studios and other locales in Mumbai, the film is slated to release on 26th February 2010.
Apparently, Kumar Mangat was inspired by a real life incident at his own place when a guest refused to leave him for a long duration. “This happened a year back”, laughs Mangat when reminded of the incident, “We were glad to have him home. However, it became a pain of sorts when he didn’t seem to be budging at all. It was amusing to begin with but later it all turned really frustrating. Meanwhile, Ashwani (writer and director of the film) also came up with the story idea of Atithi… and we decided to make a full fledged feature film.”
Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge? is the story about an unwanted guest who enters the household of a married couple and lives for a long duration by continuously extending his stay. So much so, that the couple is exasperated and starts praying for his exit. While Ajay Devgn and Konkona Sen play the part of a married couple, Paresh Rawal is the uninvited guest.