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

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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
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Aarti
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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
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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)

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19 June 2009 (India)  »

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INR 100,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Namkeen Hoon Yaar, Chak Le
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Composed by Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali
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A Fair Comedy!
18 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A remake of the Marathi film Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, 'Paying Guests' is A Fair Comedy, that appeals in parts.

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

The humor in 'Paying Guests' is over-the-top & zany, it' will appeal only to those who enjoy escapist & non-sensible comedies. To give the film it's due, some sequences do work, particularly when the men turn into drags.

The Adapted Screenplay is good, in parts. Paritosh Painter's Direction is passable. Cinematography captures the exotic locales of Pattaya, nicely. Editing is fair.

Performance-Wise: Jaaved Jaffrey is impressive, as ever. Shreyas Talpade does not deliver. Aashish Chaudhary is okay. Vatsal Seth gives his best shot. Neha Dhupia, Celina Jaitley, Sayali Bhagat & Riya Sen lend support. Johny Lever, Paintal & Chunky Pandey are in their elements.

On the whole, 'Paying Guests' is a one time watch.


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