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Welcome to Patiala House!
ISHA SHARMA | 12 Feb 2011

Akshay Kumar after playing endless and predictable roles in romantic and comedy flicks, his latest movie 'Patiala House' will surely prove to be a saviour for the Chandni Chowk To China (CC2C) guy.

IF YOU are a die hard Akshay fan and have been waiting eagerly for Akshay Kumar to create his magic on the film screens again then you just can’t miss Patiala House. After playing endless and predictable roles in romantic and comedy flicks this movie will surely prove to be a saviour for the Chandni Chowk To China (CC2C) guy.

We also welcomed the director Nikhil Advani who we have literally removed from our list of favourite film-makers after watching his Salaam-e-ishq and CC2C. This is the movie which will surely render him a place in heart of his audiences and also the critics. Though the movie revolves around with a melodramatic theme of Akshay being an ideal son in a punjabi family giving up his dream just for his father (played by veteran actor Rishi Kapoor), who plays the patriarchal head to the Kahlon family, who in the beginning years of his life had fought rascism in England. The high point of the story comes when his elder son Gattu (Akshay Kumar) is offered a chance to play in the England Cricket team about which he has always remained passionate.

But he is scared to reveal this to his father as he knows that he won’t ever let him do that. But it is Simran (Anoushka Sharma) who manages to convince him to persue his dream. But before the last match, his father gets to know about Gattu’s involvement in the team and the story unfolds with amazing twists and turns further.

Most commendable of all is the movie’s screenplay by Nikhil Advani and Anvita Dutt Guptan as they have followed a great and mesmerising steps which reveal all essential information about the movie at the correct time and the manipulations turns out to be successful of gluing the viewers’ eyeballs till the very end of their movie where there is high dramatic son based on the high emotional ends of a father and a son and very predictable yet interesting cricket match which obviously manages to retain the anxiety and excitement of the audiences till the peak and last over! Dialogues are outstanding with comic punches in places to give a kind of short break to relieve the audiences from high dramatic nerve wrecking scenes.

Music of the movie is hitting the charts with superb creation of melodies by the rocking trio (Shankar Ehsaan and Loy). In all, the movie truly deserves more than four stars as Akshay and Anouskha sizzle the screens with their appreciative acting skills and they don’t need any other reason to attract the audiences.