Athithi devo bhava

Whatever you do at the beginning of the year, you would do it throughout the year.
I've become a firm believer of the above statment :O) I started this year by watching a movie and its been an all out movie watch since then :) This is my 4th consecutive Weekend Movie Watch!!

Last saturday went for "Athithi tum kab jaoge" movie with fellow bloggers rt and ggg. Title keta "ek gaon mein..ek kisaan" epect varuthula :) Its a Ajay Devagan-Konkona sen- Paresh Rawal starrer. Intha family entertainerngra term will fit this movie like anything. Full of slap stick humour and decent enough screenplay. Movie also romba kutti..little over 2 hours.

Ajay and Konkona, both being working parents, have little time to teach their kid. (Though that is not shown as a major concern, its one of the sideline section in the story) And neither do they get any guests. The movie begins with a light hearted dig on guests who over stay their welcome and how people are actually terrorised of guests- some even going to the point of planning a vacation to relatives house "as" guests to escape from being hosts. And one fine day Paresh rawal enters the devgan household as an uninvited guest and all hell break loose. The scenes are right out of any Hrishikesh mukerji movie. Paresh's early morning antics, bajans ("beedi jalaile" omkara movie song remix was a pleasant surprise), driving the house maid up the wall with his cleanliness and having heart of gold..ditto. He does a neat job of an elderly person with a noble heart. Konkona sen hardly has anything to do but spray the room with freshners. Ajay looks disinterested throughout, as if confused whether its a movie or an epsiode from "Tarak mehta ki ulta chashma" :)

I personally liked the movie for 2 reasons.

First. It reminded me how much i miss MUMBAI :(((( Especially the scenes with ganesh chathurthi, marine drive and road side pav baji. And even the apartment where they had shot the movie looked ditto like the one where i stayed. avvvvvvvvvvv.

Next one is the reason behind the review, for an otherwise timepass slapstick comic movie. I am very very very bad at playing host. Especially when it comes to my relatives, i would hardly bother to come out and chat with them. I would even re-read old novels rather than entertaining them. There are many a personal reason for that. Still, as a host, i fail MISERABLY. I do try to make people feel at ease but beyond few routine things like offering to eat/drink i am stumped. I simply dunno how to be a gracious host :( One reason could be because, just like in the movie, we hardly had any guests or even if we did, i never bothered to take note of it. Hospitality is an art. And as a guest its really heart warming when your hosts treat you with respect and are courteous. I hope, someday, i do get to enjoy playing a host too.

IPL is underway. Enjoy the cricket carnival folks :) I hope CSK wins this time (i am discounting the first match defeat as a hiccup).

Comments

RS said…
F.I.R.S.T!! Lucky me!! BRB
3rd.. (but technically first coz i read the whole post and did not rush to comment like RS did :P)..haha

Nice review Gils :)

You are right when you say hospitality is an art (which Im extremely shoddy at).. One day I hope to be a good host too :)
chennaigirl said…
Bayangara form la irukkeenga pola irukku. Anyway nice review.
I grew up in a joint family, so guestkku panjame irukkathu. Athanaleye ennavo i like playing host very much, but regarding while switching roles,i do it cautiously , cos i dont wish to be a burden.
Kalyanam nnu onnu aaana, u would be required to play both roles.
//I hope, someday, i do get to enjoy playing a host too.//
No chance of hoping and all, u got to play and enjoy it too..
lostworld said…
I should stop reading your blog gils... !!!


...here I am trying to avoid watching movies & you keep posting review after review. Pls go to beaches, Saravana Bhavans, Pondy Bazaar & theme parks in Chennai to spend your weekends I say !!;-p
RS said…
AJCL husband's wife(:P), Pona pohuthu, kolandha azha vendaumeynu I the vitu kudukraen....

Baas, the title is ek gaau mein ek kisaaan....for me, so skipping. But, Adithi devo indeed.

PS: Epdi baas, unga veetuku varromnu sonna, ambulimaama, prodigal daughter, ellamusaar panni kaaanaama poiduveengala baas??

//I grew up in a joint family, so guestkku panjame irukkathu.// Chennai girl, *Hifi* and I also play a poor guest, too very fussy...
Ramesh said…
Gilsu - Enna matinee, afternoon, night show nnu top formaaa. Movie effectulla, maraththa suthi suthi odaporenga !!!
R-ambam said…
edavathu urupadiya idea irukka...? illa maatikittu muzhikrathu epdinu sloraangala..?
Aaarti said…
hiyeee

enna ketta mathiri chumma eva kitayavadu poi unga phonelerundu en phone number pogumannu kekadeenga.. ava heels pottundu irukka pora!! :D

pirst of all .. good to finally meet...

2nd good the review... yes, movie more than just abt wackoness n sillynesss n watching beedi jalaile remixed to suit GOD prayer...

Sema malarum ninaivugallnu annikke purinjuduthu... orre the silent treatment theaterla!! :D

Hmmm, how am i a host? unga post padichuttu started wondering.. am a decent host.. dont go overboard, dont ignore guests.. welcome them, get them water and then sit n happily chit chat.. cant be over ubacharam panufying.. vendamna vendam thaan.. patti mathiri innora thadavai force panra pazhakkam kidaiyathu...!! :D

vareengala voottukku???? intha weekend enna padam polam? lets complete ur 5weekend moviemarathon and then me the scooot from here :D
ambulisamma said…
//And even the apartment where they had shot the movie looked ditto like the one where i stayed. avvvvvvvvvvv//

naanga yaarum padam parka mattom.gara theiriyathula sonnengala,illa short term memory loss(kudiyirundha veeta marandhuteengala?)
Vidya said…
So you like Mumbai eh? Did you not say that you did not like it before? :D

Vidya
I am confused now :P My friend had a status - "tum theatre se kab baagoge" :( I heard that this movie sucks from some people but after reading your review, I feel like watching it. I guess I will watch it anyhow, atleast since I like Paresh Rawal. Even I have been watching hell lot of movies. I am watching an average of 2 movies every weekend in theatre :( :( :(
RamMmm said…
Unga cinema kaattula mazhainnu sollunga. Nijamaana mazhai varudho illayo, it is movie review torrents from you.

//Tarak mehta ki ulta chashma

Idhu "Ek gaon" maadhiri illaye. Hindi serial ellaam paakareenga. sariya illa (aana thappum illai), sollittaen!

// Movie also romba kutti..little over 2 hours.

Hmm... 4,5 englees padam paarunga. then decide, kutti or not.

// Still, as a host, i fail MISERABLY.

idhellaam seri, eppo big "hosting" panna poreenga? konja naalaikku munnaala 'testing waters' ellaam pannittu, saththamae illaama irukkeenga. :-)

oru kadhaiya vera arai koraiyaa vittu vechchirukkeenga. :)
G3 said…
//chumma eva kitayavadu poi unga phonelerundu en phone number pogumannu kekadeenga.. ava heels pottundu irukka pora!! :D//

@Aarti,

How i wish this could happen someday!!!!

Oru chance miss panniteengalae neenga :(
G3 said…
Enna porutha varai.. movie is OK to watch when they put in TV :)))))
G3 said…
U host ???? Fastingla irukkara ponna soru saapadareengala chappathi saapidareengalannu 4 vaati kettappavae therinjiduchu unga virundhubachaaram :P
Aaarti said…
G3- adutha thadavai appadi panina will tell u or we can find someone else who will answer him ..hehehe

enna panradu.. aiyo pavam, mudal thadavai meet panromnu vitutein...
G3 said…
@Aarti,

Yes yes.. andha appavi looka vechu dhaan thappichittirukkaaru.. paapomae ethana naal dhaannu :)
Aaarti said…
G3-- innum maatalannu solreengala?? hmm, konjam kindi patha theriyum ethana thadavai udhai patrukkarunnu...hehehe....

seri, naan escapu... illaina uthai enakku kidaikkum...[waittess.. Floppy irukka bayame!! illiya Gils??]
Aaarti said…
G3- avarukku unga intha jolly nilama theriyuma??? cha, anniyayamga... neenga ippadi veetla utkandu time pass panreenga, naanga ellam velai seirom[seiya try panrom...]

intha anniyayatha kekka aalu illiya????? :(
G3 said…
//waittess.. Floppy irukka bayame!! illiya Gils??//

Adhaanae :))))))
G3 said…
//avarukku unga intha jolly nilama theriyuma??? cha, anniyayamga... neenga ippadi veetla utkandu time pass panreenga,//

Aaha.. pathavechitteengalae aarti (Pathavechitiyae paratta stylela padikkavum :)))
lakshmi said…
apo unga veetuku vantha pacha thani kooda kedaikathu...
Aaarti said…
CSK oru match jeyichachchu...innikku adutha match... :D
RamMmm said…
Couldn't ignore this when I was seeing the comment. adhukkagavey oru comment.

Indha commentukku varra graphic captchala 'comali'nnu varudhu. :-)
gils said…
@athivasi:

athivasi peravachutu neenga first varalaina epdi :D enga elara vida olagatha munnala paatha aalu neenga thana aathivaasi :D
gils said…
@piks:
posta padiakrathay ilaya!!

@ajcl:

yup u r ajcl :D //which Im extremely shoddy at//

enna othumai enna othumai!!! :)
gils said…
//Kalyanam nnu onnu aaana, u would be required to play both roles. /

rendu moonu aana apo prachanai ilanu solunga :D :D

//here I am trying to avoid watching movies & you keep posting review after review. Pls go to beaches, Saravana Bhavans, Pondy Bazaar & theme parks in Chennai to spend your weekends I /

LOL :D :D y stop watching movies lostworld :) weekendsa waste pannapadthu :) alice in wonderland varuthu parungo :) unga aal kalakirukaramay
gils said…
//AJCL husband's wife//

LOL :) athivasi..ketu kutuchora poitrukel :D sagavasam sari ila..avlo thaan naan solven

//Epdi baas, unga veetuku varromnu sonna, ambulimaama, prodigal daughter, ellamusaar panni kaaanaama poiduveengala baas??
/

chacha..avlo mosamileenga..beyond the initial bit me mostly clueless..avangalukum bore adika kudathu athey samayathula naamalum mokka vanga kudathu ilaya..
gils said…
//Movie effectulla, maraththa suthi suthi odaporenga !!!/

scopey ila..no marams in chennai..and kooda odavum aal illa :( so no chance
gils said…
//maatikittu muzhikrathu epdinu sloraangala..?/

kitathatta athaan..asking for urupidiana ideas :)


//enna ketta mathiri chumma eva kitayavadu poi unga phonelerundu en phone number pogumannu kekadeenga.. ava heels pottundu irukka pora!! :D

//

LOL :D :D cha..atha pathi postla poda marenten :D :D wl use it somewhere..ur expression..CHANCELA :D :D kodak moment athu :D
gils said…
//vareengala voottukku???? intha weekend enna padam polam? lets complete ur 5weekend moviemarathon and then me the scooot from here :D
//

soor..alice in wonderland release aadicha?? is it gud?
gils said…
//sonnengala,illa short term memory loss(kudiyirundha veeta marandhuteengala?)/

LOL :D :D padam parunga..then u wl know :D :D

//So you like Mumbai eh? Did you not say that you did not like it before? :D/

:D :D its like love..realised late :)
gils said…
//My friend had a status - "tum theatre se kab baagoge/

LOL :D :D definitely not tht bad i guess...2 movies per weekend!!! wow..u r my guru AK :)

//Idhu "Ek gaon" maadhiri illaye. Hindi serial ellaam paakareenga. sariya illa (aana thappum illai), sollittaen!//

hindi..thoda thoda mariyaatha hai
gils said…
//konja naalaikku munnaala 'testing waters' ellaam pannittu, saththamae illaama irukkeenga. :-)//

??testing watera?? etha solrel??

//oru kadhaiya vera arai koraiyaa vittu vechchirukkeenga. :)//

ithana naala scene thonala..so was on hold..ipo rendu moonu scene sikiruku..seekrama release panren :)
gils said…
//How i wish this could happen someday!!!!

Oru chance miss panniteengalae neenga :(//

nallrunga..ummai pol naalvar..venaam..neer oruthiye porum..naadu nalam perum
gils said…
// Fastingla irukkara ponna soru saapadareengala chappathi saapidareengalannu 4 vaati kettappavae therinjiduchu unga virundhubachaaram :P
/

ungalta apo thaanga safe :D :D
gils said…
//avarukku unga intha jolly nilama theriyuma??? cha, anniyayamga... neenga ippadi veetla utkandu time pass panreenga, naanga ellam velai seirom[seiya try panrom...]

intha anniyayatha kekka aalu illiya????? :(
//

???ithu naan sollavendia kament aachay!!! neenga ethi udreengala kaukareengalanay therilaye!!
gils said…
//apo unga veetuku vantha pacha thani kooda kedaikathu...//

chacha..neenga vareenganna thannila kalar kandipa mix panni vachiruven :)

//Indha commentukku varra graphic captchala 'comali'nnu varudhu. :-)//

??apdina..coma patienta? :D
gils said…
//CSK oru match jeyichachchu...innikku adutha match... :D//

Chat boardlenthu news rooma :D :D sooper
ambulisamma said…
me hindi nahi aatha hi...
so no watching hi..
On a serious note,my last movie was almost 1.5 years back and i think it was kuselan,nothing after that.
sm said…
is very difficult to be a good host
inga comment potten nu nenachene, enga kaanom? :-/
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