Produced by Mukesh Talreja and directed by Nikhil Advani, a typical ‘Punjabi film’ is hitting the theaters on 11th February near to you. Fans of our ‘Tees Maar Khan’ aka Akshay Kumar will be rejoiced to see one more romantic drama from Akshay’s kitty. This time he is romancing with one of the most actresses of Bollywood ‘Anushka Sharma’ who last appeared in ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ with a debut actor Ranveer Singh.
The film is also special for the ‘Bobby’ couple Rishi and Dimple who set the screen on fire in their yesterdays by the much celebrated ‘Bobby’. The only female rap singer of India ‘Hard Kaur’ is showing her acting skills through this film.
‘Patiala House’ is the story of a sardar who has tolerated insults, irreverence and anxiety for many years. He now breaks his silence and wants to do something substantial. With 32 sardars in the film, the lead role is named Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu) aged 34 played by Akshay Kumar. For whole long 17 years Gattu is been tied to a set mundane routine, dominated by his father. His difficulties are increased by his siblings and his customers. But after enough of sufferings, he wakes up to a new morning of change. He makes a resolution of setting in the change in Patiala house which shakes the very foundation of it.
Akshay runs a corner shop in Southall but is desirous of making his career in the field of sports especially cricket fascinated him. But his father ‘Rishi Kapoor’ is a conservative and traditionalist who does not want to lose his Indian identity and culture. He opposes Akshay’s desire to play cricket not for India but for England when Akshay (Gattu) really gets a chance to do so.
The film is apparently a father-son relationship drama along with being about British Asian identity and the cross-generational conflict between a father and son. The film deals with varied emotions that each of the character of the film experiences, the feelings of family ties and duties, desire to follow one’s own heart and the challenges that a migrated family has to face in a foreign land. The makers of Patiala House have efficiently dealt with the experiences of British Asians in the UK across all generations.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia
Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: Mukesh Talreja
Music: Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy
Release Date: 11 February 2011
1) Patiala House is the first Bollywood Movie made entirely out of India. The Movie is shot in South Hall – a London suburb which has dominantly Indian population.
2) Akshay Kumar has got a lot of advices from famous Cricketers in London while shooting this movie to make it more realistic
Let’s see if this film lives up to it’s expectations or not?