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Movie Review: Patiala House (2011)

Patiala House

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Producers: Nikhil Advani,Mukesh Talreja,Bhushan Kumar,Bhushan Kumar,Kishan Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Zoeb Springwala.

Director: Nikhil Advani.

Starcast: Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dimple Kapadia, Prem Chopra, Hard Kaur and Soni Razdan

Stars: **

Patiala House is a film about the Kahlon household of Southall. The family is headed by orthodox Sikh Gurtej Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor) who expresses every emotion with a little moustache dance. He is deadly against the British for the Shiks who were subjected to racists exploitations.All the family members which comprises of about 13-15 members in all have to follow Gurtej blindly. No one is allowed to pursue any profession of their own. Although all the members of the family do not want to agree to whatever Gurtej dictates but the eldest of all Parghat Singh [Akki] is indifferent to their ideas. He believes in following his father blindly.While 17 years old he was selected to represent the England team but Gurtej did not allow him to play for them as an Indian this would bring disgrace to his country. Anushka Sharma is seen playing the love interest of Akki and she brings back the light of the day in the life of the cricketer.Dimple plays a silent watcher as a mother. Hard Kaur fashioned as a Punjabi aunt dressed as a Sikh is another comic element. Well! Will Gattu[ Akki ]turn to his passion “Cricket” and will Gurtej accept Akki playing for the England team forms the crux of the story.

Story Sreenplay: The tale is based on family bonding, attachments and emotional proximity. An engaging family drama with cricket. Let’s hope the father son relationship and the feeling of other family members amalgamated with cricket brings the audiences at the box office windows.

Performances-Appearances of cricketers like Symonds, McCullum, Gibbs, Pollard and ex-England captain Nassir Hussain who tries to speak Hindi seems like an unintentional comic element. Hard Kaur fashioned as a Punjabi aunty is worth a watch and finally when she comes back to her normal avatar of jazz singer she looks a killer.

Anushka looks good and definitely done a wonderful jabbering job. Akshay Kumar has definitely tried to aptly perform this emotional character. Nonetheless we miss his regular genre of screaming, laughing and punching. Last but not the least Rishi Kapoor tried to keep up to his angry fatherly character.

Music-The film’s music is predictably bhangra. Music has nothing much to offer.

The dialogues Though sound philosophical but are not very catchy.

Cinematography and editing is absolutely normal.

Direction- Like any other bollywood movie Nikhil tried to bring all the elements of masala. Nonetheless something seemed to be missing on the cricket field as it failed to keep the nerve of the onlookers thudding. Nothing much to vouch for.

All in all the usp of the film Akki and Anushaka demand a onetime watch atleast.

-Lipika Varma

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 12 February, 2011

Patiala House Posters Changed to Incorporate Anushka Sharma

The makers of upcoming Bollywood film Patiala House have reportedly decided to change the promotional posters of the film. According to reports in the media, this change has been finalized at the last moment to incorporate the leading lady of the film Anushka Sharma. Post her box office success with the Yash Raj film Band Baaja Baarat, Anushka Sharma has become one of the most wanted young actresses of Bollywood. And it is keeping this fact in mind that the producers will now promote Patiala House as a love story between lead actors Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma as opposed to the earlier choice of projecting the film as a father-son emotional drama.

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However, the director of Patiala House, Nikhil Advani has vehemently refuted any claim of making changes in the film’s poster keeping only Anushka Sharma in mind. In a statement to the media, Nikhil Advani says that the concept of a variety of posters had always been in his mind and it was only the Akshay Kumar – Rishi Kapoor poster that was released initially. Nikhil Advani also confirmed that since Anushka Sharma is an integral part of the star cast, there was no question of releasing posters without her picture.

Patiala House essentially concentrates between the emotional tussle between a son (played by Akshay Kumar) and father (played by Rishi Kapoor). Their battle begins when the son wants to join the England cricket team inspite of being an Indian citizen. Patiala House hits theaters in February.

–Sampurn Wire

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Posted by Editor on 5 January, 2011
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Anushka Sharma to Star Opposite Akshay Kumar in Patiala House

Nikhil Advani has chosen the relatively new actress Anushka Sharma to play the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar in his upcoming movie Patiala House.

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However, there is a reason behind choosing Anushka over any other top actresses. The sources inform that Nikhil has thought in the same lines as Aditya Chopra did when he cast Anushka in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi starring Shah Rukh Khan. The filmmaker wanted to keep the focus on the male actor Suri.

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Posted by Editor on 29 June, 2010

“I Would do even Seven Films with Yash Raj Films” – Anushka Sharma

‘Badmaash Company’ has proven to be a good success at the box office and in the process of that happening; Anushka Sharma has now maintained her hit record. After ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ where she scored a six with Shah Rukh Khan, she has hit a boundary with Shahid Kapoor now too. In the meanwhile, work has already begun with her next film with Yash Raj Films.

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By working on her third film with the production house which is known for its three film contracts with both the actors and the directors, is she heaving a sigh of relief? After all now she would be free from her contract and can afford to pick and choose newer projects at her will?

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Posted by Editor on 9 June, 2010
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Boman’s New Admirer

Boman Irani, one of India’s finest actors, started his Bollywood career in the year 2000, at the age of 44 with the SRK and Aishwairya Rai starrer Josh. However, Irani gained immense recognition with his fantastic performance in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Boman Irani

The brilliant actor who was last seen in Housefull now seems to have gained a new admirer. The new admirer is none other than Meiyang Chang. Chang, who first made a name for himself with his amazing voice in Indian Idol, has become the new hottie of the tinsel town after his performance in Badmaash Company.

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Posted by Editor on 3 June, 2010
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90’s Style is Back!

The “I-don’t-give-a-damn” attitude of the 90’s is making a comeback. Badmaash Company, the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, portrayed this comeback at its best.

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It’s designerchas admitted referring to various movies of the 90’s starring Akshay Kumar, SRK, Madhuri Dixit etc to get the look right. In fact she went to the extent of checking out her uncle’s wardrobe to help her get the right look for the cast of Badmaash Company.

In Ameira’s opinion, people today are very free spirited and like to follow their own mind. Hence, they believe in showcasing their likes and dislikes or state of mind by what they wear instead of simply following the fashion trend!

90’s was a time when India didn’t really have a lot of influence from the west. Hence people relied on their own fashion instincts and dressed the way they liked. This was the major reason why there was such a huge variety in clothes then as everyone followed only what their mind said. She believes it was a time when people dressed in other to look hep and cool but didn’t go overboard with it, they kept it simple so that they could be comfortable wearing it. This ultimately led to the biggest fashion statement: being comfortable in what you wear.

Ameira says that the reason the 90’s are making a comeback is because today’s youth doesn’t mind portraying what’s in their mind and is looking for style and comfort.

— Sampurn Wire

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Posted by Editor on 19 May, 2010
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“I am open to dancing around the trees” – Anushka

Her first film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ was a blockbuster success while her second film ‘Badmaash Company’ is en route to be a hit as well. While Anushka can certainly be seen smiling, one wonders whether she is missing being a part of song and dance routine? After all looking at each of her two films so far, it seems like she has been pretty much deprived of that.

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Posted by Editor on 15 May, 2010
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Movie Review – Badmaash Company (2010)

Badmaash Company – Dull n boring

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Rating: 2 out of 5*

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das and Anupam Kher

Director: Parmeet Sethi

Karan (Shahid Kapoor) is clear that he doesn’t want to spend his life as a worker drone like his dad. Karan dreams of getting rich quick. He starts out as a carrier for a small-time smuggler and eventually moves his way up to bigger con jobs and bigger bucks. Three friends Bulbul (Anushka), Zing (Meiyang Chang) and Chandu (Vir Das) join him on this stratospheric journey, which ends in self-destructive decadence, avarice, fighting, break-up, regret and various life lessons learnt with most important one being honesty is the best policy.

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Posted by Editor on 7 May, 2010
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Crucial Week for Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor’s Badmaash Company has arrived this week and a lot is being said and heard about this Yash Raj film being an all important release for the Kaminey star. Let’s pause for a second and re-look at the situation. Should one really be making a big deal about the failure of Paathshaala? Not really, because this was a two year old release which just happened to arrive now as an end of Shahid’s backlog. Moreover, the film isn’t quite a disaster as it is being made out to be and would eventually just about manage to be a coverage affair taking into account mediums other than theatrical. It was never THE film which Shahid or his fans would have pinned much hopes on in any case.

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Before that, Shahid’s Chance Pe Dance had arrived and failed. Yes, now that film was indeed a big stumble for Shahid since he was relying a lot on his bona fide ‘dance film’. However, it is surprising to see that some are terming post-Kaminey phase for Shahid Kapoor to have been made of a hat trick of flops. That’s wrong because Dil Bole Hadippa was never a flop; it was a lot better than being a coverage fare and made profits for all involved. Moreover, it was more of a Rani Mukerjee film than that of Shahid Kapoor.

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Posted by Editor on 7 May, 2010
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