Patiala House: It is an old-fashioned Hindi movie with big drama
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Prem Chopra
Director: Nikhil Advani
Rating:***1/2(3.5 Out of 5)
Patiala House is the best work director Nikhil Advani and Akshay Kumar have done recently. It is an old-fashioned Hindi movie with big drama, solid dialogue-baazi and moments that are genuinely moving and rousing.
Akshay as Gattu, a forlorn man who has watched his dreams die, is effectively restrained and refreshingly sincere. But all of this is servicing a story that is so silly and strained that it’s hard to get swept up in the histrionics.
The film showcases different emotions and is sure to moisten the eyes of the audience. As the film unfolds and both Bapuji and Gattu adapts to the changing social conditions the movie reminds us about the evolving social changes going around us. Also, the story gives the audience an under lying message that life always gives a second chance and a person should never loose heart.
The film reaches it pinnacle when Bapuji let Gattu play cricket for England and an emotionally charged Gattu utilizes the second chance to be included in the team and wins the cricket match.
Anushka Sharma acts in the role of Simran, the love interest of Gattu in the movie. The trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy has directed the music of the movie. The “Kyun Main Jaagoon” is a soul churning number and good to the ears. Lets hope, the melodrama provides Bollywood with good box-office results.