Patiala House

Film, Comedy
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Three former England cricket captains cameo as themselves in this Bollywood take on ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ with songs. Cricket is substituted for the beautiful game but the unimaginative ‘follow your dreams’ storyline remains the same. Will Southall London lad Gattu (Akshay Kumar) become the British Kapil Dev and bowl for the England team despite the disapproval of his patriarchal Punjabi dad (Rishi Kapoor)? Forget about the cricket: this purports to explore British Asian identity, racism and multiculturalism. Since this is a mainstream Hindi movie, do not expect an in-depth exploration of these issues. That said, the father-son conflict rings true and culture clashes are played with knowing and sometimes unintentional humour. A worthy attempt to push the Bolly boundary.


Release details

Release date:
Friday February 11 2011
135 mins

Cast and crew

Nikhil Advani
Akshay Kumar
Rishi Kapoor
Dimple Kapadia

Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I think that this movie is crap and i advise people not to watch it for your own benefit

best movie a comedy and the same time romantic but sereously watch this movie i rate 5/5

best movie a comedy and the same time romantic but sereously watch this movie i rate 5/5

i think the movie is wroth watching its great and fab i cant belive it i love everything and all ths=e songs where fab

the movie is great its about cricket and how the father and son get together

I thought the movie was very good not only was it a drama about family values but it also had sporting action. The match between England and Australia was excellent by the Akshay and the players. The Umpire's decision added to the drama of the match.