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Patiala House (2011)

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  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 10 February 2011 (Kuwait)
  • Runtime: Kuwait:140 min
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  • IMDb page: Patiala House (2011)
  • Rate: 5.5/10 total 1,258 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 10 February 2011 (Kuwait)
  • Runtime: Kuwait:140 min
  • Filming Location: Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Director: Nikhil Advani
  • Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Akshay Kumar
  • Original Music By: Shankar Mahadevan (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Shankar Mahadevan (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Loy Mendonsa (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Loy Mendonsa (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Ehsaan Noorani (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Ehsaan Noorani (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) 
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Nikhil Advani  story & screenplay
  • Earl D'Souza  lyrics
  • Anvita Dutt Guptan  dialogues (as Anvita Dutt)
  • Harshdeep Kaur  lyrics (as Hard Kaur)

Known Trivia

  • Director Nikhil Advani filmed some of the cricket sequences in 3D but eventually decided against using the technology as he felt the film didn’t warrant it.
  • Anushka Sharma’s first film outside of her three picture deal with YashRaj Films.
  • The house of the title is a multi-storey apartment building in London’s Southall.

Plot: a victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket. Full summary »  »

Story: Gurtej Singh Kahlon witnesses his family being attacked by British-born Caucasian skinheads, leading to a death in the family. While the identified attackers were never charged by racially biased police, he himself was arrested for defending his family. He swore to change the manner in which East Indians were profiled and set about to build a Mini-India in Southall. He encourages his son, Parghat, to play and excel in cricket as he himself was a fan of the Indian team, especially Lala and his son, Mohinder Ambarnath. But when the time comes for Parghat to be inducted in the English cricket team, he forbids him, gets him to manage a convenience store, and also sets about to arrange marriages and lives of his family with no daring to oppose him. Then mixed-raced Simran Chaggal enters Parghat's life, and with some help from the Kahlon family, gets him to be included in a failing English team…Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)  

Synopsis

Synopsis: 1979 Southall, London, UK.

Gurtej Singh Kahlon, 34 years of age has just completed his shift at the Woolfe Rubber Factory. He will slowly walk back home. He will ignore the gora kid walking with his mother, pointing at him the funny brown man in the turban. He will cross the street when the group of white disgruntled, unemployed factory workers will try and provoke him into a confrontation. He will enter his warm cozy home and sing happy birthday to his six year old son Gattu. He will shield his family when the shards of shattering glass will threaten to injure them. He will chase the gora hoodlums who threw the rock shattering the glass window. He will break open his gora skull with his bare hands. He will protect his family. From now on, he will protect his family.

1994 Southall, London, UK.

Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu,) age 17 years old has just given his father Gurtej Singh Kahlon an official letter. He will watch his father read every word. He will watch his fathers eyes brimming with rage. He will hear his father reminding him of the struggle against the goras. He will see his father tear his dreams into pieces as the official letter is thrown on his face.

2010 Southall, London, UK.

Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu,) age 34 years has just woken up like he has every morning for the last 17 years. He will walk across Southall. He will open the corner store across the tube station. He will tend to his customers. He will hear the neighbourhood boys playing cricket in the back alley. He will remember a dream that could have become a reality. He will tend to his customers.He will watch his father ruling a house, a family, a community like he has for the last 25 years. He will silently tolerate the snide remarks and insults passed by a younger generation. He will pour his heart out to his neighbours adopted brother. He will understand the bitterness of his siblings. He will identify with their shattered dreams. He will participate to begin a change. He will finally summon the courage to challenge his father and start a movement that will shake the very foundations of Patiala House.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Bhushan Kumar known as producer
  • Chris Martin known as line producer
  • Mukesh Talreja known as producer
  • Varun Talreja known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Rishi Kapoor known as Gurtej Singh 'Bauji' Kahlon
  • Dimple Kapadia known as Mrs. Kahlon
  • Akshay Kumar known as Parghat Singh 'Gattu' Kahlon / Kaali
  • Anushka Sharma known as Simran Chaggal
  • Tinnu Anand known as Mr. Bedi
  • Soni Razdan known as Dolly Mann
  • Prem Chopra known as Veerendra Singh Saini
  • Masood Akhtar known as Dr. Kawaljit
  • Jeneva Talwar known as Preity Kahlon
  • Suparna Marwah known as Harleen Kahlon
  • Neelu Kohli
  • Rabbit known as Aman Kahlon (as Rabbit Sach)
  • Armaan Kirmani known as Jaskaran Kahlon
  • Harshdeep Kaur known as Komal Chatwal (as Hard Kaur)
  • Maya Sarao known as Manmeet Kahlon
  • Simi Melwani known as Ashpreet Kahlon
  • Tanvir Singh known as Ranbir Brar
  • Devansh Daswani known as Zeeshan Chaggal
  • Usman Qureshi known as Teenage Gattu
  • Selina Hotwani known as Jessmeet Mann
  • Juveria Khan known as Anaida Mann
  • Ankush Khanna known as Himman Chatwal
  • Masha Pour known as Young bebe
  • Des Barron known as Cricket Official
  • Robin Berry
  • David Frost known as Umpire at The Oval
  • Herschelle Gibbs known as Himself
  • Lee Nicholas Harris known as Tourist outside Royal Exchange – London
  • Nasser Hussain known as Himself
  • Faraz Khan known as Puneet Kahlon
  • Roly Lee known as Umpire at Trent Bridge
  • Kumud Mishra
  • Jimmy Mohammed known as Obsessed fan
  • Lee Money known as Police Motorcyclist
  • Gurbir Singh Oberoi known as Baldev
  • Kieron Pollard known as Himself
  • Paul Shea known as Police Motorcyclist
  • Jaspreet Singh (as Jasspreet Singh)
  • Mick Slaney known as Umpire at the Oval
  • Alex Strong known as Phil
  • Sunny Surani known as Neighbour of Bauji
  • Tom Swacha known as SkySports Cameraman
  • Andrew Symonds known as Himself
  • Shaun Tait known as Himself
  • Jon Wennington known as Cricket Fan in Pub
  • Deanna St Omer known as Cricket Fan (uncredited)
  • Michael St Omer known as Cricket Fan (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Vidyadhar Bhatte known as makeup artist
  • Subhash Shinde known as makeup designer
  • Sophie Slotover known as makeup artist: UK
  • Rachael Speke known as makeup artist: UK

Art Department:

  • Hannah Boyton known as scenic artist
  • Richard Hawkyard known as props
  • Claire Page known as prop maker/petty cash buyer
  • Toby Riches known as standby art director
  • Gurubaksh Singh known as assistant production designer
  • Dean Spicksley known as stand-by carpenter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Bugle Boy Films (in association with)
  • Hari Om Entertainment Company
  • People Tree Films (as People Tree Films Pvt. Ltd.)
  • T-Series

Other Companies:

  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • ReelSports Solutions  sports coordination
  • Technicolor  dailies
  • Technicolor  negative development

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Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:
  • Ajesh.k.t known as roto & cleanup
  • Francine Almeida known as matte painter: Prime Focus
  • Aditya Badekar known as vfx production coordinator
  • Praveen Bareria known as visual effects
  • Mahesh Baria known as visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus Ltd
  • Hemant Bhanse known as cg lighting artist
  • Vagaram Choudhary known as matte painting supervisor
  • Michael D'Sa known as visual effects producer
  • Somesh Ghosh known as lead compositor
  • Sameet Gupte known as cg supervisor
  • Rohinton Irani known as tracking lead
  • Vishal Kapoor known as compositing supervisor
  • Dam Khuman known as visual effects artist
  • Rajeev Kumar known as visual effects producer
  • Ramagiri Shesu Madhav known as compositor
  • Pranav Malasi known as cleanup artist
  • Suchint Mandloi known as digital compositor
  • Vidhi Mehra known as motion graphics artist
  • Vishal Mehta known as shading & texturing artist
  • Tanuja Naik known as cgi coordinator
  • Payankulath Nandakumar known as senior compositor
  • Anand Nayak known as lead visual effects artist: Prime Focus
  • Gauri Patil known as digital compositor
  • Vivek Pundir known as line producer: vfx
  • Dipak Raval known as rotoscope artist
  • Shyam Shrivastava known as digital compositor
  • Mrityunjay Singh known as digital compositor
  • Suryaji Suryavanshi known as digital compositor
  • Merzin Tavaria known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • Kuwait 10 February 2011
  • India 11 February 2011
  • Ireland 11 February 2011
  • Netherlands 11 February 2011

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. bk_connection from Copenhagen, Denmark
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    I haven't written movie comments for years, but I feel like this moviedeserves a review.

    I am one of those guys who has been cursing Akshay Kumar the last 2years for making stupid movies, and getting a lot of popularity forcheap scale movies which has done big on the Box Office screen….Inever really understood why people are so fund of watching the samecomedy movies over and over Until the comedy aspect dies in the movieand it gets painful to watch the movie example: Action Replay, Tees MarKhan etc.

    BUT PATIALA HOUSE made me think different regarding Akshay Kumar andhis acting….this movie Akki played very well, and showed his actingskills and he deserves to get credit for that. The show stealer in thismovie is Rishi Kapoor, he was perfect as Akki's father and made apowerful impact. Rest of the cast was good and acted very matured andit was good to see Dimple Kapadia again…Anushka Sharma is a delightto watch, every entry she makes the crowd smile, and I can see her oneday becoming a top actress in Bollywood.

    so Is this movie worth a One time Watch: YES and Is this movie worth aTwo time Watch: YES

    Go for this movie, its worth every single cent.

  2. rakeshshetty from India
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    What's it about: This isn't the first film to be shot in the Sikhmilieu of Southall, a London suburb. However, it would be the first oneto have a dozen-odd characters to fill up a palatial Patiala House.Bauji (Rishi) spews venom against the goras after suffering insults attheir hands and losing one of his family members in a racial scuffle. Adecade on, he still can't let go of the past and issues ano-firangs-allowed diktat. His beta, Gattu (Akshay) is an aspiring fastbowler, whose dreams of playing for his country are crushed in histeenage years. Now a mere puppet in his dad's hands, he's the butt ofeveryone's jokes, until an army of relatives and another half-bloodPunjabi lass (Anushka) inspires him to join the country's team. What'shot: Akshay takes a break from his dime-a-dozen comedies to work in aserious role. What works for him is the fact that he looks like a realcricketer. Even the mock drills when he's rehearsing, look authentic.Given his athletic frame, he looks the part of a fast bowler. He putsin one of his most restrained performances. Rishi Kapoor is pitchperfect in the role of the dictatorial patriarch. His scenes with theKhiladi stand out, delivering the required amount of drama. Anushka hasplayed the chatterbox girl next door before, but she still comes acrossfresh and likable. Even though the climax is predictable, Advanisucceeds in roping you in using the patriotism card. What's not: Thebiggest grouse you have is this: if Bauji really was that troubled bythe goras and their hatred toward his family, why didn't he simply packhis bags and leave? After living in Southall and running a series ofbusinesses there, he still harbors bitter feelings for the locals. Eventhough it's the central theme of the film, it's a bit difficult toswallow. Also, Advani takes a little too long to get the ball rolling.We understand Gattu's plight, but constant flashbacks and reminders ofwhy he's sad, is a drag on the pace. The songs are weak. Plus, thestandout track 'Laung Da Lashkara' comes during the end credits. Eventhe background score lacks the quintessential Panju punch. With Akshayplaying for England and not India, it doesn't really evoke the sense ofjingoism that a Lagaan or Chak De! manged to. While the father-sonrelation is genuinely moving, Gattu's entry in the English cricket teamand the climax matches are super cliché ©d and extra filmy. What'sthat! Poor Dimple gets just one dialogue. Each time she rushes to saysomething; Rishi stops her with a raised index finger. So much forwomen empowerment! What to do: Akshay's fans will enjoy his new form.This one may not score a six, but it manages to dispatch one to theboundary.

  3. tahirdevil123 from Pakistan
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    It takes us just five minutes to get the hang of this film's narrativestructure. It is as nimbly-paced as a fast-bowler playing cricket in awide-open field trying to avoid all the roar and din of the cheeringcrowds in the stands.

    For a film that has a surprisingly large number of characters (afterthe 23rd Sikh-Briton running up and down the wooden staircase I stoppedcounting) the noise decibel is surprising low. The voice of a crowdedSikh household in London never overpowers the emotional kernel of thisfilm.

    The delicate supple bonds that grow among people, who are not justmaladjusted in a foreign land but are also spiritual and emotionalmisfits in their own household, are brought out in vignettes that showthe hand of a confident storyteller.

    Nikhil Advani's admirable episodic structure of "Salaam-e-Ishq" failedbecause of its inordinate length. This time Advani takes no chanceswith the length. Economy of expression is paramount to the effectualstorytelling in "Patiala House". Not that Advani shies away from takingrisks. The self-assured manner in which he aggregates the characters ina house run by a patriarchal Sikh in Britain (Rishi Kapoor, firmly incommand) without crowding and asphyxiating the canvas shows Advani'sdeep empathy with the characters who drift into his range of vision.

    At heart, "Patiala House" is a father-son story. Akshay has done thembefore. One immediately recalls Suneel Darshan's "Ek Rishta" whereAmitabh Bachchan was the father who drove son Akshay to a state ofsmothered silences. In "Patiala House" Akshay's silences scream inwounded protest every time papa Rishi Kapoor's iron hand falls on theboy's dreams.

    In many ways the screenplay (Advani, Anvita Dutt Guptan) is acompendium of clichés — despotic dad, timid mother (Dimple Kapadia),unfulfilled son, encouraging girlfriend, her precocious surrogate-son(he reminded me of Kajol's boy in My Name Is Khan). Advani convertsfamiliar characters into real believable warm endearing characterswhose lives begin to matter us as we watch them in their Southallsetting.

    The historic data about the Sikh community in Britain is kept at a bareand bearable minimum. The narrative never feels the burden of thecross-cultural migratory journey made by the plane-load of characters.And that's the film's USP.

    Even as the peripheral characters make a fleeting but coherent impact(Rishi Kapoor's pregnant daughter-in-law's anguish at watching herhusband being treated like a doormat is as apparent to us as thefamily's daughter Hard Kaur's tattoo on the arm), we are constantlyseeking out the next chapter in the repressed Gattu'swretched-going-on-glorious life.

    Akshay plays Gattu with a restrain that never shies away from tears.Every time he thinks of his ruined dreams a trickle of a tear comesdown from the side of his cheek. It isn't done for effect. Akshayembraces Gattu's shattering dreams and makes them his own.

    Is this Akshay's finest performance to date? For the sheer mastery overthe heart and soul of his character and the dignity he brings to theloser's character, yes, this is Akshay's best.

    Akshay and Rishi don't look like father and son. And that's the bestcompliment one can pay to the film's theme. How can they look like afamily, when the father has spent all of his son's growing yearsdenying the boy's sense of the self? Oh, Rishi is a bellowing volcanoof arrogant prejudices. Brilliantly bravura as always, Rishi almostechoes the tyranny of Prithviraj Kapoor. His sudden reformation at theend is unconvincing. The unhurried grace of the rest of the film givesaway to an urgently-claimed culmination. One can't blame Advani forabandoning the pace at the end. He knows the audience wants a hurriedsend-off.

    Anushka Sharma remains effervescent in her volubility. But she needs toplay a less talkative character.

    Though scarce, the moments between Akshay and Dimple are very precious.There is a specially evocative sequence at the hospital when theinvalidated Rishi Kapoor tells his screen-wife Dimple Kapadia to shutthe door on their screen-son Akshay's face.

    The film has some exceptionally emotional moments bolstered byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy's resplendent background score. Santosh Thundiyil'scinematography adds precious little to the proceedings. London doesn'tseem to come alive beyond the cricket field.

    The editing (Manan Sagar) could have been less generous. Portions ofthe narrative lose their energy. Before it sags, the director swoops uphis characters' dreams into curvy shapes. The narrative never loses itsway in the maze and clutter of the characters and ambitions.

    Gattu finally finds his groove. The film never loses it.

  4. Sahil Dhir
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    The script isn't flawless but it definitely has moments that will makeyou flow in the movie.The cast have done a great job.Rihsi Kapoor wasFantastic in his Mountain Solid role. Akshay does a fantastic work andSharma plays a great role as a lover. The supporting star cast havealso done a great job and if you go with family you'll definitely enjoythe film. It also has a few good comic punches , great song , nicedrama and overall definitely a great movie to watch. Who knows you maystart believing in Second Chances after you watch this movie.So , goahead with friends and family and watch this awesome film. Positivepoints: 1.Great job by the entire cast. 2.Decent Script. 3.HeartSoothing Music and songs. 4.Very good family Drama.

  5. nisham99 from Malaysia
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    The movie Patiala House has been much anticipated. Akki shouldn't bedisheartened about earlier movies. i still stand by the fact thatChandi chowk was a good movie that went wrong because it was badlyedited. Since "waqt"it has been a long time since we saw akki in aserious role. I can't help talking about him because he is myfavourite. Fresh pairing of Akshay and Anushka adds a freshness andappeal to the film. Again additions of new actors was a good ideabecause it encourages people to appreciate new talent. Also a treat forlovers of Rishi Kapoor- Dimple Kapadia fans. People should appreciatethis film as a movie on its own and not compare it to other cricketmovies. The movie is not concentrating on cricket but on a person'sdreams and aspirations. If you love akshay just like me,then you shouldwatch it!

  6. MovieInspector from United Kingdom
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    First of all, I'd like to praise the entire production team, butespecially the director, Nikhil Advani, for doing such a great job withthis. It doesn't actually feel like a film because the characters areso believable and their livelihoods are very normal. The film's storyis relatively simple, but it conveys a very important and nice message.Hats off to Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and Anushka Sharma – they allhave given really good performances here. Dimple Kapadia and thesupporting cast also do their parts really well. The music is alsogood. The best tracks are 'Adat hai woh' and 'Laungda Lashkara'. Thescreenplay is fabulous and the editing has been done very well.

    Verdict: this film deserves to be a success at the box office – go forit!. I give it 8.5/10.

  7. aafreen-karim from mumbai
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    Patiala House:A perfect dish with all ingredients in the rightmeasure..Anushka's bubbly character, Punjabi background, our originalbobby couple Rishi and Dimple, the omnipresent Indian Shaadi andcricket.The film essentially debates the eternal Indian subject whetherto put our dreams/wishes on the back burner for what tradition/parentsdemand or go against them to find success and happiness in pursuing ourdreams. This movie really surprised me because i expected a gloomy talelooking at the trailers but Akshay's glum character is suitablybalanced by the rebellious streak in all other well cast members ,anushka's charm, her kid brother, and the wonderful track of Hard Kaurthe singer which was a surprise once again and above all with fun songswell and differently picturised with no romantic songs/dream sequencesin the swizz alps.highlight of the movie is when akshay manages to getthe final wicket and i had a smile and moist eyes at the same time.Well done Akshay, a first for your acting capabilities.Kudos tolyricist.."Mujhe Yunhi karke Khabon Se Juda, Jaane Kahan Chupke BaithaHai Khuda, Janoon na main kab hua Khudse Gumshuda" ..great stuff!!!Go,watch and have FUN this weekend.

  8. wolfhuntsvalue from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    Saw the movie last night. Well, definitely worth and more. Like someother poster, I refrain from posting reviews, esp. when you feel thatIMDb board, when it comes to Indian Cinema, seems manipulated. Movieslike Guzzarrish getting high marks is a perfect example…

    Patiala house worked for me at several levels. Story was smooth..Script was tight. Dialogues were crisp. Protag dealing with the demonsis well articulated. Anuska's character could have been betterdeveloped. Rishi and Dimple play their roles extremely well.

    Story has momentum. Script and characters have multi-dimension.Father-Son relationship is easier to relate. Generational gaps are wellexplored. I am a bit surprised to see below 6 ranking bu imdbers.

    Nikhil does a wonderful job on keeping story fluid and engaging. One ofthe very few movies that I sat through w/o second guessing. Good job!

  9. Herag Halli from Heraganahalli, India
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    Anouksha Sharma, is fresh breeze amidst these stale fumes of Katrinatypes who can't act and chew and paan at the same time. These idiotscan't even speak Hindi properly I don't even know where these imbecilescame from or imported from. They are put on the top by these banchodscum Khans. When it comes to dancing these Katrina types are disaster.Where as Anoushka, is natural actress specially when she does the fasttalking know-it-all girl types. Her screen character's aggressivetheatrics go well with a restrained and well mannered Gattu-played byAkshay Kumar. Akshay, can be a good actor, but if only he can stay awayfrom these scum Khans who have gutter taste have no class and theirmovies are deliberately Anti Indian ("Three Idiots" "Laggan" "Dabaang""Delhi Belly") with no hint of Indian customs or respect for Indianculture. Even a good actor like Akki, can be guilty by association asin "Tees Mar Khan" which is produced by this lunatic who should be inthe asylum directing the inmates. Bar for few, most of these scumbanchod midget makaka monkey Khans, are there to take advantage of theunsuspecting Indian audience and pollute,contaminate and brainwash theyoung audience. The only way Indian Film Industry can retain theillustrious past, is to kick out these suvvar rats from Indian FilmIndustry. The movie is gripping family drama with Kahlon the Godfatheror the Patriarch played by Rishi Kapoor and seemingly well. He is likethe old wine that keeps better as he ages. The interaction is sotypical of the Indian families if they are in Patiala or Southhall.Prem Chopra even in a short role dazzles. The pairing of Anoushka andAkshay is perfect. With a good direction and music specially the background score by Shankar Eshan Loy is reminiscent of score in epicmovies. This is a peek and expose into a typical Punjabi family values(not Filthystan values), courage and convictions when we are used toseeing only snippets of it in movies. the cricket should have shown in3-D as was planned by director Advani. This would have been a greatfinale to a great enjoyable and wholesome movie that has loads of humorinterlaced with heart wrenching emotions.

  10. Nitesh Ruparel from India
    29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

    Hi Folks! Hope all you readers are doing well and I also hope that thisreview would be helpful to you.

    The most important thing that drew me to the Silver Screen to watchPatiala House was Rishiji, Dimple, Anushka and the song Lashkara. With13 disappointments in a row from Akshay Kumar, I almost had dropped myplan to watch the movie for him but the above reason surely worked inmy favor.

    Patiala House is a story of a Sikh family – UK Citizens, living in MiniPunjab – Southall. The Sikhs have a leader named Bauji (Mr. RishiKapoor) who is a local dictator. He has a son Gattu (Akshay Kumar)living a miserable life, deprived of his rights to play cricket forEngland Cricket Team. The movie further leads to his fight to prove tohis father that things have changed and the Indian Origin UK Citizensenjoy same rights as UK Origin Citizens.

    This movie starts with Gattu narrating his thoughts and the way heleads life. The first half does develop your excitement on how themovie and its characters revolve around each other. Nikhil Advani hasdone a decent job in the first half where Gattu's character grows andso does Simran's.

    You will definitely have smile on your face almost in the entire firsthalf. Certain serious scenes too have been treated very well,especially when a family member calls Gattu his father's loyal dog. Onreaching the 2nd half, you do get excited on how the movie would growfurther. Here too, Nikhil has done a good job in narrating and creatingthe excitement where Gattu finally decides to go against Bauji and playfor England Cricket Team. But the entire credit goes to all the actorsinvolved in the movie (including Akshay Kumar who has acted wellsurprisingly) to make this script lively.

    The movies looses its charm post the 1st 20 minutes in the 2nd halfwhen the selection criteria starts and when Gattu is showed playingcricket and blowing against Andrew Symonds from Australia. The entiresituation that is created by the director is extremely mellow dramaticand could have been much much better. You tend to get bored till thetime the movie reaches its climax where Gattu is showed entering thestadium from the stands instead of pavilion. Nikhil had a very goodstory and one definitely is happy to see such movies being made butwhen the vision in unclear, you tend to loose control and I stronglyfeel that this is what happened with Nikhil. He could have treated theend very well where instead of the typical mellow dramatic approach; hecould have given the climax more realistic approach. The match portionis okay but not great as was the hockey match situation that wascreated in Chak De. Though I don't want to compare any movie withPatiala House, I am forced to since somewhere some portions could havebeen really treated very well and here the director is the mostimportant person involved.

    Rishiji, Dimple, Anushka and other actors deserve applaud since theyhave taken certain scenes to different level of excitement.

    The music is good and you would definitely enjoy the visuals of allsongs. There are 2 songs that I would urge you all to enjoy to thefullest; Biba and Lashkara.I thoroughly enjoyed both these songs.

    On the whole, Patiala House is worth a watch but post the movie, youhave this very though that the 2nd have could have been treated muchbetter than it has been. The movie leaves smile on your face when itsover.

    But I don't want to miss the opportunity to thank Nikhil and the teamof Patiala House for making this movie which has a different story, itsoverall approach and screenplay.

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