Movie Review: Patiala House

Patiala House

By, Neharika

Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: Bhushan Kumar
Mukesh Talreja
Krishan Kumar
Twinkle Khanna
Zoeb Springwala
Cinematography: Santosh Thundiyil
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Hard Kaur, Prem Chopra

C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai :D

2011 has brought in a lot of excitement. But one of the most exciting and awaited events of this year is the ICC Cricket World Cup … Movies based on the world cup is inevitable … Nikhil Advani combines the excitement of cricket with the melodrama of a family nok-jhok. This is probably a good way for the producers to make an impression in the box office.

Introducing to you Patiala House as a joint Sikh family, consisting of sons, daughters, ghar jamais and cousins, homing various talents. Unfortunately, none of them could live their dreams, reason being the bigoted and adamant Rishi Kapoor.

Times change, people also change but Gurtej Singh Khalon aka Bauji (Rishi Kapoor) wasn’t made out of the changing material ..The movie is about Bauji developing hatred against the goras after a horrid incident of his mentor (Prem Chopra) getting killed under a racist attack … This triggered a sense of deep pride and Bauji started fighting for the cause of Indians residing in Southall, finally making it an Indian friendly country.

Pargat Singh Khalon aka Gattu (Akshay Kumar), then a kid, knew only one way and that was his Baujiway. Puppet like, he follows his Bauji’s orders instead of following his heart- being a pace bowler for the England Cricket team. Gattu, suppressing his desires, is content taking care of his Bauji’s provisional stores. The younger generation of Patiala House, holds him responsible for their individual sacrifices.

Anushka Sharma aka Simran, a chirpy and energetic young girl, along with her brother Zee, wittness Gattu losing himself and with the combined effort of the entire Patiala House, gets him to join the England Cricket Team, against his Bauji’s wishes.

Patiala House, in every possible way tries hiding the truth from Bauji until the cover is blown by Gattu’s brother. This news didn’t go well with Bauji which in turn led to him disowning Gattu. Soon the father realizes that his son was at such a stage where the entire British nation is dependent on him for their victory.

Nikhil did a pretty impressive job on the direction front. The film consisted of various emotions in the right proportion. The Cricket cast was very real with Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs, Kieron Pollard and the legend Nasir Hussain making special appearances. The cricket scenes wasn’t as thrilling as Laagan or Iqbal, but it did serve the purpose. Manan Sagar’s editing was good but could have been better. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy’s music was apt for the film, Akshay Kumar was very convincing as a cricketer, Anushka Sharma, a natural actor that she is, did a brilliant job, not to forget the flawless acting of Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia combined.

The film is over all an eye watering yet fun-filled family drama.

Janta janarthan ka kya grade hai????

A: Wah! Kya Film Hai :) :) , B: Paisa Vasool :) , C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai :D , D: Bakwaas ;) , E: Poora time Waste :( :(

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  1. ★ Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2010! ” @BeingSalmanKhan 4 shaking up the nation w/ Dabangg & Bigg Boss4”

    After the overwhelming response to the Surfers Choice Music Awards, its now time to announce the results of Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2010. The USP of these awards is the fact that there is no special jury to decide the winner but instead it is you-the junta janardhan- who has voted for your favourite film / director/ actor etc.

    After a 3-way ‘filtration’ process (Email Validation, Cookie Check, and the IP Check) the results are finally out. So, get ready, hold your breath, fasten your seat-belts and read on to find out if your favourite nominee made the final cut.

    Best Movie

    Winner: Dabangg (27%)
    Runner-up: My Name Is Khan (22%)

    Best Director

    Winner: Karan Johar (My Name Is Khan) (23%)
    Runner-up: Abhinav Singh Kashyap (Dabangg) (20%)

    Best Actor

    Winner: Salman Khan (Dabangg) – (31%)
    Runner-up: Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan) (26%)

    Best Actress

    Winner: Vidya Balan (Ishqiya) (29%)
    Runner-up: Kajol (My Name Is Khan) (19%)

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

    Winner: Arjun Rampal (Raajneeti) (29%)
    Runner-up: Naseeruddin Shah (Ishqiya) (20%)

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Winner: Kareena Kapoor (We Are Family) (23%)
    Runner-up: Shernaz Patel (Guzaarish) (13%)

    Best Actor in a Comic Role

    Winner: Paresh Rawal (Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge) (15%)
    Runner-up: Ali Zafar (Tere Bin Laden) (12%)

    Best Actor in a Negative Role

    Winner: Sonu Sood (Dabangg) (25%)
    Runner-up: Emraan Hashmi (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) (18%)

    Best Debutant (Male)

    Winner: Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat) (44%)
    Runner-up: Ali Zafar (Tere Bin Laden) (21%)

    Best Debutant (Female)

    Winner: Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg) (65%)
    Runner-up: Barbara Mori (Kites) (5%)

    Best Marketed Movie

    Winner: Dabangg (32%)
    Runner-up: My Name Is Khan (25%)

    Worst Film of the Year

    Winner: Raavan (20%)
    Runner-up: Hisss (15%)

    Newsmaker of the Year

    Winner: Salman Khan for shaking up the nation with Dabangg and Bigg Boss 4 (31%)
    Runner-up: Shah Rukh Khan for his statement on Pakistani cricketers and its repercussions on My Name Is Khan (15%)

    Best Visual Effects of the Year

    Winner: Robot (47%)
    Runner-up: Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (12%)

    Best Animation of the Year

    Winner: Toonpur Ka Superrhero (52%)
    Runner-up: Ramayana (21%)

    Bollywood hungama.com

    now kitty n nisha u couldnt say that i hve voted there many times for sallu…bcoz as u can read they had checked all the ips’..etc..

    now tell me who is the king of india…..huh..huh..huhh..huh..huh..huh..huh..heheheeeeeeeeeee

    congrats to all sallu fans..its a party timeeeeeeee..uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

      1. thnxxxxxxxxxxxx,,r u real mona or fake one??? m confused who”s real n who’s fake one???..hahaha

        be happy n cOollllllllllllllllll

        sallu rullzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        1. THAT`S NOT NICE! I`M REAL! NOW YOU CAN ALSO CATCH AN ICH`M STILL CONFUSED! M`SUDDENLY THE EVIL WITCH! THE OTHERS INSULT ME,I DEFEND MYSELF,BUT I AM STUPID. IS MY ENGLISH UNDERSTOOD? I WRITE OR WRONG SPEAK IS EASIER. :-)

    1. And how many times did you vote for this poll?

      I checked out Bollywood Hungama, and there were lots of reader comments on the topic over there, but surprise surprise, it was the same people (a handful of male drama queens) commenting over and over again. That site looks like a troll hole. They can’t even control spamming and trolling over there, how can they conduct a poll that isn’t corrupted by Salman’s professional troll? Very fishy.

          1. why are you laughing? donot laugh so much..it is not good for your health..heheheeeee..huh..huh..lolll..yoo.yooo..Tinggggggggggg

            yeah buddy i have one account there..but i didnt vote…

    2. fake old grandpa………..it is a retarded poll and ugly people maybe voted………….if ugly old gay grandpa Salman………………..ugly grandma Kajol and…………old aunty Vidya were high in votes………….I am sure ugly people voted….mona voted…..many times….grandpa is mona your old grandma girlfriend???

        1. hey hai visto che sono jealousing coz stavano pensando che tutti i fans Sallu non tollereremo eachothers .. ora mi si alzerà per voi n per tutti i tifosi Sallu,, voglio dire chi è che ho diritto avrà quel sito persona. . cool

          1. ciao caro, sono da lungo un fan di salman. lo so lui nel passato a fatto cose che non doveva fare! lo stesso mi piace tanto !!!! come ti devo spiegare…..lui e sempre se stesso e autentico e amete i spagli che lui a fatto. a me mi piace tanto!!!! andiamo a trovarlo? sarebbe troppo bello!!! si ho visto i film di lui, ma a dire la verita non mi piaciono tutti.

  2. this”s 4 mystic bhai,,monica n for all the members of this site,,hve fUn dostO’..

    A Russian ship was sinking.

    Captain: Does any one know how to pray?

    An Indian priest (pandit) comes forward and says he can pray.

    Captain: Ok priest, you pray; Everyone else in ship will wear a life jacket. We are short of one.heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    1. OK.DEMFALL YOU`RE THE CAPTAIN? DAN I FEEL SURE. I AM SAVED FROM YOU!
      INCIDENTALLY, I ÀM MONA. THIS IS THE ABBREVIATION OF MONICA. I MADE MY REAL NAME BECAUSE THERE ARE 2 MONA`S THERE. BUT ARE NOT SALMAN KHAN FANS! LOVE GREETING

    2. Wow that really great “subh”, hey, speaking of sinking ships, don’t you think it’s like REALLY FUNNY that new puppet “mona/monica” called me “miss teacher kitty” the same way “subh” did several months back when “subh” was right in the middle of getting busted for using the name “Bolly Fan”? Isn’t that sooo funny? Because you called me that waaaay before miss “mona” joined! Wow! I mean it’s really funny not only because the saying is the same, but because the situation is the same since the puppet “mona” has been busted as a fraud! Strange, huh?

      And wow, you 2 must really have a psychic connection or something because you’re both speaking in tongues the past few days! That’s really amazing isn’t it.

      1. don’t you think it’s like REALLY FUNNY that new puppet “mona/monica” called me “miss teacher kitty” the same way “subh” did several months back when “subh” was right in the middle of getting busted for using the name “Bolly Fan”? Isn’t that sooo funny——ohhhhh my goodness,,nobody can compete to u…u know what i dnt like abt u is u always abused others n dnt listen other persons opinion…that’s ur problem,,dnt mind frnd but its true…..now u r again saying that m using many fake ids for example bollyfan”..m just laughing on u,,as u know bollyfan abused girls but i dnt abused girls..look dost u r free whatever u want to say abt me….coz u dnt know meee personally that’s y u r saying this….i cant even think like that to abuse a girl…i hve enough manners..i know.hw to talk with a girl…

        m not like others who used fake ids n abuse others without any reason…it seems to me that.u hve any problem with me.i know u hve..in the last article u called me n mystic bhai gays’…yaar i told u naa m a shy’ person..that’s y i dnt like to comment vulgar things here…i know.u like vulgar guys soo hve fun with singh is king,,bollyfan..n others…best of luck,,dnt mind…cOollllllllllllllllll..god bless ….

        1. Hey drama queen, all I asked was isn’t it funny? Funny that miss “mona/monica” picked up on “subh’s” saying from so many months ago, maybe by telepathy, or a psychic connection?

          Well anyway, I think it’s funny! hipeee! LOL

        2. MON JET FAVORI,VOUS VOYEZ COMMENT PRIMITIFS ET STUPIDES EST KITTY? A FAIT DES éTUDES SUPéRIEURES? J`AI JURE DE IGNIORIEREN “KITTY”!!!!
          VOUS SOUHAITE UNE BONNE JOURNéE :-)

          1. calmati .. semplicemente ignorati lei .. lei non ha buone maniere .. essere felice e fresco ….

            hey u perché mi ha detto ieri che tu e tua madre, come insieme, ma entrambi si sono ammalati .. quello che è successo amico. mi dicono. quello che è successo alla tua famiglia?

            hey u perché mi ha detto ieri che tu e tua madre, come insieme, ma entrambi si sono ammalati .. quello che è successo amico. mi dicono. quello che è successo alla tua famiglia?

          2. caro non ti precupare e tutto aposto adesso in famiglia. stanno tutti bene. posso chiederti dove abiti? parliamo italiano cosi gli altri non capiscono. in inglese sbaglio le parole. tu capisci bene litaliano?

          3. Io amico vi ha detto che io sono di Nuova Delhi (India) .. ho 20 anni e sono uno studente … u dire che cosa fai? sono di sesso maschile ua o una ragazza.? dove do u live? essere cool n felice

          4. Io vivo a Nuova Delhi (India),, io sono uno studente .. io ho 20 anni,,, cosa fai? n dove sei.? Adesso sono molto felice di sentire che la tua famiglia sta bene. amico di Dio giuro quando mi hai detto che tu e la tua famiglia sono sick.i era molto tesa. ora sono felice .. essere felici e cOolllllllllllllll …

  3. Bihar 2010 Top Earners, @BeingSalmanKhan’s Dabangg Tops!

    Friday 11 February 2011 09.00 IST

    The top earners in Bihar in terms of distributor share in 2010 was as follows.

    1. Dabangg – 2.89 crore

    2. Raajneeti – 2.13 crore

    3. Veer – 1.15 crore

    4. Tees Maar Khan – 1.05 crore

    5. Golmaal 3 – 1 crore

    6. Housefull – 86 lakhs

    7. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai – 73 lakhs

    8. Kites – 70 lakhs

    9. My Name Is Khan – 69 lakhs

    10. Khatta Meetha – 58 lakhs

    sources = Box-office-india.com

    now tell me guys who”s bigger stAR IN small towns.n in A – grade centre as well.

    sAlLu rUlLz

    1. No one asked you to bring us box office reports really! Again, you are so lost! This is a poll about Akshay and his film, Mr. Floppy isn’t even mentioned! Why is it so necessary to bring in Salman in every single article, are his fans also as desperate to be promoted as he is? Next time keep it to yourself dear ;D

      1. okkk yaar i got it,,,,now tell me…

        qu’est ce que tu fais?? je te hais. or je te deteste. ??

        t’as pAS de jenre??? cOollllllllllllllllllllllllll

        1. i hvent brought this film here,,the collection of this movie is telling everything….sooo accept that this film is a ”semi hit”..cOollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

          1. Just accept it now: Veer is the laughing stock of Bollywood. I have not met ONE PERSON (in REAL LIFE) who has liked this movie. Of course, that doesn’t include the “hardcore Sallu fan(s)” that we meet online. The film was Salman’s lifetime dream, which turned out to be a nightmare. Everybody knows that Veer was a mega flop and if you have info that says otherwise, I would say it is a corrupt source. No surprise there, when Salman is involved. That’s why he’s the poster “boy” for corruption in India.

      1. hiiiiii nisha,,wassup?? yaar veer’ wasnt flop,,this film did ”above average” business,,thanks to the single screen contribution…checkout any site. cOollllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    1. HI SUBH,AS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN,THERE AR 2 MORE MONAS!I WILL BE IMITATED AND A KINDERGARTEN MISBRAUCHT GAME!!! AND WHY? BECAUSE I AM A FAN OF SALMAN KHAN! LET ME DRIVE BUT NOT! AND WILL THE KINDERGAETEN IGNIORIEREN GAME! “HELLO KITTY AND THE TEAM” IGNIORIEREN ALLEGATIONS. HOPE THAT THIS PLATFORM BE BLOCKED PEOPLE!!!! HAVE A GOOD TIME!!!! :-) MONA

  4. oh this sounds SO good,
    have to watch this, definitelyyyyyyyyy.
    and btw, the people {shinekumapat} who has commented below,
    you are SO gay,
    bloody goreh wannabe.
    come to england or somewhere then innit,
    flipping freshie.

    and btw, you cant say anything to me,
    because im british,ye?

    kbyethanks.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. i was just about to like this comment, but then the ‘and btw, you cant say anything to me,
      because im british,ye?’ totally made me think you’re a freshy from southall…

      kbyethanks.
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. why u called mee drama queen??? yaar m not rakhi sawant,,hehehe,,,,n many times u called me” troll”………….dnt call me troll”,,,called me”" troy” ..a true warrior..Ting

          m a troy”..hehehee

    2. British old horse………………….go eat dirt………..british ladies are ugly old prune face…………….kick rocks.

  5. It’s time bollywood should start making good movies or shut down the business. Hard to bear such a torture for the audiences. Common bollywood hollywood is making good movies all you have to do is copy and still can’t make an impact. Just imagine if bollywood had to make movies of its own..what a mess that would have been!

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