MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,070 this week

Paying Guests (2009)

4.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 362 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 critic

Four friends' attempts to find employment and accommodation pits them against landlords and gangsters in Bangkok.

Director:

Writers:

(lyrics), (lyrics), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 416 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 788 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 691 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 666 titles
created 05 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Paying Guests" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Paying Guests (2009)

Paying Guests (2009) on IMDb 4.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Paying Guests.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rush (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Story of a struggling news reporter engulfed by the veneer of glamour, money, power and the enviable life of media.

Director: Shamin Desai
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Aditya Pancholi, Sagarika Ghatge
De Dana Dan (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Singapore-based Nitin Bankar's education was paid for by his employer, Kuljeet Kaur, and he, after the passing of his father, works as an unpaid maid-chauffeur for her until such time he ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Follows two brothers and their quest to fulfill their father's last wish, a twenty-one gun salute.

Director: Ravindra Gautam
Stars: Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Divyendu Sharma
Race I (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Destiny makes two brothers- Ranvir and Rajiv - enemies of each other. Everything is fair in love and war.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu
Mithya (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A two-bit actor faces challenges after he is asked by Police to impersonate a look-alike gangster.

Director: Rajat Kapoor
Stars: Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Naseeruddin Shah
Maximum (2012)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

It's the story of two cops and their struggle to achieve maximum power. But they are not alone in this game, there are other players too, who are planning their next move at every level. ... See full summary »

Director: Kabeer Kaushik
Stars: Mohan Agashe, Arya Babbar, Neha Dhupia
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Adolf Hitler assists India in it's freedom struggle against the British, while Mohandas Gandhi writes to him to end violence.

Director: Rakesh Ranjan Kumar
Stars: Raghuvir Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Aman Verma
Director: Akashdeep
Stars: Vir Das, Neha Dhupia, Lisa Haydon
I Am 24 (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The perks of lying.

Director: Saurabh Shukla
Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Following a wild party, a married man meets with his friends in order to try and remember his indiscretions.

Director: Saurabh Shukla
Stars: Aamir Bashir, Anil Chaudhary, Makrand Deshpande
Paying Guest (1957)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An incompetent lawyer gets evicted, dons the guise of an old man to gain accommodation, falls for the owner's daughter, then faces numerous life-changing challenges.

Director: Subodh Mukherji
Stars: Dev Anand, Nutan, Gajanan Jagirdar
Kaanchi (2014)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The inner power of a woman who represents over one million suppressed youth against injustice in the country.

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Kartik Tiwari, Mishti, Rishi Kapoor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shreyas Talpade ...
Bhavesh Verma / Karishma
Javed Jaffrey ...
Parag / Kareena
Aashish Chaudhary ...
Parikshit 'Pari
Vatsal Seth ...
Jayesh Thakur
Johnny Lever ...
Ballu Singh
Delnaaz Irani ...
Sweety Kaur (as Delnaaz Paul)
Sayali Bhagat ...
Seema
...
Aarti
...
Kalpana (as Celina Jaitley)
Riya Sen ...
Arpita
Asrani ...
Kiska Meglani
Paintal ...
Seema's dad
Viju Khote ...
Jayesh's boss
Chunky Pandey ...
Ronnie
Inder Kumar ...
Murli
Edit

Storyline

After Bhavesh, Parag, Parikshat, and Jayesh ridicule their Bangkok-based landlord, Kiska Meglani, he evicts them. Broke and with nowhere to go, the hapless foursome decide to pose as couples, with Bhavesh and Parag assuming the guise of voluptuous females, Karishma and Kareena respectively. They find a sympathetic landlord, Ballu Singh, who lets them move in. Subsequently, Jayesh finds employment in an architectural firm and assures his friends that their problems may well be resolved. But before that could happen, Ballu's wife, Sweety, comes to know that Kareena is pregnant, and the involvement of gangsters who want a signed deed from Ballu at any and all costs. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Char Yaar  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 100,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The names of the characters of the four friends are the names of the director Paritosh Painter's best friends and their respective wives. See more »

Soundtracks

Namkeen Hoon Yaar, Chak Le
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Composed by Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
go for fun and laughter
8 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Even though it could have been better but it is still good enough to make you laugh.I am waiting for paying guest- 2. Do not look for suspense and story but only fun and laughter.You can surely get it here. Females in the movies could not do much and story was made that way. Johny as Sikh was good but the role of his wife was not done well enough. The voice does not match the character. It has many funny moments and you might jump from your seat laughing but it is not edited well. It seems that the movie is released in a hurry. it has similar narrative as many other comedy movies in the past and the only thing which differs is its treatment and performances.Though the treatment and performances are not excellent, they are OK.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Paying Guests (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?