Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nikhil Advani|
|Produced by||Bhushan Kumar |
|Screenplay by||Nikhil Advani |
Anvita Dutt Guptan
|Starring||Rishi Kapoor |
|Editing by||Manan Sagar|
|Distributed by||Hari Om Entertainment |
Credence Motion Pictures
|Release date(s)|| |
|Running time||147 minutes|
|Budget||26 crore (US$4.8 million)|
|Box office||88 crore (US$16 million)|
Patiala House (Hindi: पटियाला हॉउस) is a 2011 Hindi family drama/sports film directed by Nikhil Advani and starring Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma. British Asian actor Armaan Kirmani makes his debut in this film as Akshay's brother. It was produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Krishan Kumar and Twinkle Khanna under the banner of People Tree Films, Credence Motion Pictures and Hari Om Entertainment. The film released on 11 February 2011. The theatrical trailer of was premièred with Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan on 24 December 2010. Akshay Kumar plays the role of a fast bowler, loosely based upon Monty Panesar and its concept was conceived by Rahul Nanda, son of writer Gulshan Nanda Patiala House had its premier on 10 February 2011 in Patiala, and didn't manage to do well at the box office, making it Kumar's last official flop in the row.
The movie is about Gattu (Akshay Kumar) who is living the life his father chose for him. Gattu had been good at cricket and wanted to play for England, though his dad would never let him become a member of the England team. His dad had told him if he played he would commit suicide.
In the present day,Gattu gets another chance to fulfil his dream and Simran (Anushka Sharma) and his siblings convince him to give it a shot. If he gets on the team, their father might be able to realise that the world isn't as racist as it used to be.As he gets on the team they hide the fact that Gattu is on the team, but their father eventually finds out. Seeing his son on a team he despises gives him a heart attack and he ends up in the E.R. Gattu plays cricket anyway for his siblings. He is deeply hurt to be disgraced by his father, but he also loves cricket, and hopes to change his father.
The people of Southall all come together, and try to convince Gurtej that it is okay to be a cricket player for England. He locks himself inside the house, where his wife tells him that she has never acted as a mother, only a wife, and often forgot she was both. She turns on the T.V., wanting to see her son fulfill his dream. Gurtej watches with her, and realises how badly he had treated his son. The family comes back in the house, and Gurtej requests for one of them to drive him to the stadium. Gattu is playing poorly, because he is so upset that his father disgraced him. Only at the last ball of the game, does Gattu manage to win the championship for England. His father compares his bowling to Late Lala Amarnath. His father apologises to him, and Gattu's siblings are now able to follow their dreams.
- Rishi Kapoor as Gurtej Kahlon
- Akshay Kumar as Parghat Singh Kahlon or Gattu
- Anushka Sharma as Simran
- Dimple Kapadia as Mrs. Kahlon
- Armaan Kirmani as Jaskaran Singh Kahlon or Jassi
- Prem Chopra as Advocate Veerendra Singh Saini
- Hard Kaur as Komal Chatwal
- Rabbit Sack C as Aman Kahlon
- Soni Razdan as Dolly Maan
- Tinu Anand as Mr. Bedi
- Rob Heanley as Simon Randall
- Kumud Mishra
- Faraz Khan as Puneet Kahlon
- Jeneva Talwar as Priti Kahlon
- Simi Melwani as Arshpreet
- Ankush Khanna as Himaan Khalon
- Maya Sarao as Manmeet Khalon
- Devansh Daswani as Zeeshan
- Tanveer Singh as Ranbir
- Selina Hotwani as Jasmeet Khalon
- Juveria Khan as Anaida Khalon
- Masood Akhtar as Dr. Kanwaljeet
- Roly Lee as the Umpire at Trent Bridge
- David Frost as the Umpire at The Oval
- Mick Slaney as the Umpire at The Oval and Chelmsford
- Andrew Symonds as himself
- Nasser Hussain as himself
- Usman Qureshi as young Gattu
- Martian Phoenix as bowler
 Critical reception
The film met with mixed reviews. At one end of the scale, Kunal Guha of Yahoo! Movies and Rajeev Masand of CNN IBN gave the film 1.5/5 stars, with Masand arguing that Patiala House was "lacking subtleties and nuances" that could have made it truly heart-felt. Similarly, Mayank Shankar of Hindustan Times gave the movie 2/5, and Sonia Chopra of Sify awarded the movie 3/5 stars and described it as "predictable". A similar score was awarded by Anupama Chopra of NDTV, who also gave it 3.5/5 stars, but the reviewer described it as the "best work director Nikhil Advani and [star] Akshay Kumar have done in recent years", and argued that the movie "never soars but it is a notch better than the mediocre fare that we see every week."
Countering these, more positive reviews came from other sources. Aniruddha Guha from Daily News and Analysis and Sukanya Verma from Rediff Movies each awarded it 3 stars out of five, with Verma acknowledging Akshay's role: "Patiala House rests on Akshay's restraint and valiant performance". Smriti Sharma of India Today gave it 3.5/5 stars, describing it as an emotional journey, and Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama awarded the film four stars, concluding that the "hallmark" of the film was the "merging of its engaging drama with cricket" and describing it as a "compelling watch".
On the review aggregator website ReviewGang Patiala House has received a score of 8.5/10 from 21 users. On IMDB.com the film has also received a mediocre rating average of 5.5/10 from over 1000 users.
 Box office
Patiala House got a dull start by occupying 35–50% and collected 16.23 crore on its first weekend . At the end it collected 34 crore in India and it was declared "average".The film performed well overseas.
|Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy|
|Released||11 February 2011|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Laung Da Lashkara"||Jasbir Jassi, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hard Kaur||5:07|
|2.||"Kyun Main Jagoon"||Shafqat Amanat Ali||5:45|
|3.||"Rola Pe Gaya"||Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hard Kaur, Earl, Master Saleem||4:31|
|4.||"Aadat Hai Woh"||Vishal Dadlani||4:21|
|5.||"Baby When You Talk To Me"||Suraj Jagan, Alyssa Mendonsa||4:28|
|6.||"Tumba Tumba"||Hans Raj Hans||3:01|
|7.||"Aval Allah"||Richa Sharma||2:30|
|8.||"Kyun Main Jagoon ( Remix )"||Shafqat Amanat Ali||2:27|
|9.||"Role Pe Gaya ( Remix )"||Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hard Kaur, Earl, Master Saleem||2:48|
|10.||"Baby When You Talk To Me ( Remix )"||Suraj Jagan, Alyssa Mendonsa||2:07|
|11.||"Laung Da Lashkara ( Remix )"||Jasbir Jassi, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hard Kaur||2:51|
The album received positive reviews upon release. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gave the soundtrack 4 out of 5 stars, saying "Patiala House delivers more than what one expected from the album.[..]it is obvious that listeners could well be picking up the first popular album of the new decade in the Millennium." Rediff in a 3.5 star review said: "Akshay Kumar-Anushka Sharma starrer Patiala House is S-E-L's first release of the year, and it's good news for everyone concerned. You won't feel cheated for having brought an original copy of this CD."
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