Patiala House is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Nikkhil Advani and starring Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. 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 the film 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. Its concept was conceived by Rahul Nanda, son of writer Gulshan Nanda.
The story revolves around Parghat Singh Kahlon alias Gattu / Kaali (Akshay Kumar), who is living the life his father Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor) chose for him. Gattu had been good at cricket and wanted to play for England though Gurtej would never let him become a member of the England team. Gurtej had threatened him earlier with suicide. His siblings hated him as he was an exemplary child in the house. He was alone without many friends until Zeeshan and Simran (Anushka Sharma) came into his life.
In the present day, Gattu gets another chance to fulfil his dream and his siblings and Simran, convince him to give it a shot. If he gets on the team, they hope, Gattu 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 Gurtej eventually finds out. Seeing his son on a team he despises gives him a heart attack and he ends up in the Emergency Room. 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 as a wife and often forgot she was both. She turns on the T.V. wanting to see her son fulfil 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 upset that his father disgraced him. Only at the last ball of the game, Gattu manages to get Andrew Symonds out for England by using the bowling style of former Indian cricketer Lala Amarnath. Gurtej apologises to him and Gattu’s siblings are now able to follow their dreams.
Rishi Kapoor as Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Bauji)
Dimple Kapadia as Mrs. Kahlon (Bebe)
Akshay Kumar as Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu)/Kaali
Anushka Sharma as Simran Chaggal/Simran Parghat Singh Kahlon
Soni Razdan as Dimple Bua
Neelu Kohli as Harleen Chachi
Hard Kaur as Komal Chatwal
Tinu Anand as Mr. Bedi, Selector
Nasser Hussain as Himself, Selector
Andrew Symonds as Himself
Kieron Pollard as Himself
Herschelle Gibbs as Himself
Sanjay Manjrekar Himself
Kumud Mishra as Young Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Voice over by Rishi Kapoor)
Shaun Tait as himself
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