Monday, April 11, 2011

Movie Review: "PATIALA HOUSE"

Movie Review “Patiala House” (2011)

Genre: Drama
Director: Nikhil Advani
Language: Hindi
Story: Nikhil Advani
Dialogues: Ancita Dutt Guptan
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Hard Kaur, Tinnu Anand, Prem Chopra and others
If any movie could fit in the genre of Drama, it’s got to be “Patiala House”. Akshay Kumar played Gattu in this movie. He is a man who has watched his dreams die and restrained himself from going for his dreams. The movie revolves around the conflict Gattu and his father played by Rishi Kapoor, who lives in London’s Southall area but could never absorb into his adopted country. And prime reason for this was various racial attacks on him and his family. He stood against these racial attacks which results him being jailed for violence against ‘goras’. So he now hates them with such a passion that it is now only motto in his life. So when his son got an opportunity to play for England cricket team, he does not allow him. And his son Gattu gave up his dreams for his father’s sake and live dejected life for years. But his silence affects the other members in his big joint family. They have to kill their dreams as well. Till the character played by Anushka Sharma came into Gattu’s life. She makes Gattu go for his dreams once more. But how will his father react to that?
Frankly apart from Anushka Sharma I could say anything good about this movie. Logic evades me throughout the movie. I can understand a comedy movie being illogical but movie in the genre of Drama needs some logic. Anyway this movie was lot better than Nikhil Advani’s recent movies.
If I have to rate this movie I will give it 5 out of 10.

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