Paying Guests (2009)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Comedy
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Total Reviews: 15
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Review Summary: Never judge a book by its cover. But we do! We tend to get carried away by eye-catching promos that a film-maker...

Average Critic Rating: (1.83)
Cast: Shreyas Talpade , Jaaved Jaaferi , Ashish Chowdhry , Celina Jaitly , Chunky Pandey , Riya Sen , Sayali Bhagat , Neha Dhupia , Vatsal Sheth , Delnaz Paul , Johny Lever , Paintal , Asrani , Inder Kumar , Viju Khote , Vida Samadzai , Paritossh Painter , Jayesh Thakkar
Director: Paritossh Painter
Release Date: 19 Jun 2009

Plot: Three friends - Bhavesh ( Shreyas Talpade ), Parag ( Javed Jaffrey ) and Pariksheet ( Aashish Chaudhary ) live in Pattaya, as paying guests in a house owned by Kiska Miglani ( Asrani ). Bhavesh works as a chef in a restaurant called Namaste India, owned by Ballu Singh Read more

Paying Guests - Top Reviews

Three friends (Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chaudhary), based in Pattaya, lose their jobs on the same day and are wondering how they’ll pay rent.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Never judge a book by its cover.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Never judge a book by its cover. But we do! We tend to get carried away by eye-catching promos that a film-maker...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
The script is admittedly “based on a worldwide super-hit play”. While I’m not certain about the material’s global consequence, the movie itself seems at best a low-energy, one-room Gujarati stage-gag. But for the occasional out-door, guided tours around P
Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times 
This one is a formula franchise-movie from Bollywood. The formula is called: Four mid-rung male actors. Four bimbos. A comic situation in every reel.
Mayank Shekhar, NDTV 
Four male friends find a paying guest accommodation in Pattaya with a friendly sardar couple who insists they will rent out their rooms only to married couples. Two of them must masquerade as wives to retain a roof over their head.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India

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Paying Guests - All Reviews

Don't risk yourselves with these guests.
India Glitz
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Paritosh Painter  Sajid-Wajid  Jalees Sherwani, Wajid and A.K.Upadhyay  Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffrey, Ashish Chowdhry, Celina Jaitly, Chunky Pandey, Riya Sen and Sayali BhagatPaying Guests Movie Review June 20, 2009
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Before we get down to discussing whether Paying Guest, a comic caper directed by Paritosh Painter, is worth a watch this weekend in theatre or not, let’s take a look at the story.
In all sincerity, the film hardly deserves a rating more than a half, but it gets a one simply because of the effort put in by the actors to make the film seem somewhat credible. Otherwise, you’d be silly to pay a penny and watch his trashy film.
Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice
Overall, the movie is a flop in all respects
S Pankaj, Smash Hits
Paying Guest, the movie, might be based on a 'successful' play but it is clear that it wasn't a very good one. Brave this at your own risk.
Elvis D'Silva, Rediff 
Paying Guests has little to offer except tired jokes about oranges and other suggestive props that alas cannot prop up the creaking sagging props.
Joginder Tuteja, Now Running
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