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Patiala House (2011)

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a victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gurtej Singh 'Bauji' Kahlon
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Mrs. Kahlon
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Parghat Singh 'Gattu' Kahlon / Kaali
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Simran Chaggal
Tinnu Anand ...
Mr. Bedi
Soni Razdan ...
Dolly Mann
Prem Chopra ...
Veerendra Singh Saini
Masood Akhtar ...
Dr. Kawaljit
Jeneva Talwar ...
Preity Kahlon
Suparna Marwah ...
Harleen Kahlon
Neelu Kohli
Rabbit ...
Aman Kahlon (as Rabbit Sach)
Armaan Kirmani ...
Jaskaran Kahlon
Maya Sarao ...
Manmeet Kahlon
Simi Melwani ...
Ashpreet Kahlon
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Gurtej Singh Kahlon witnesses his family being attacked by British-born Caucasian skinheads, leading to a death in the family. While the identified attackers were never charged by racially biased police, he himself was arrested for defending his family. He swore to change the manner in which East Indians were profiled and set about to build a Mini-India in Southall. He encourages his son, Parghat, to play and excel in cricket as he himself was a fan of the Indian team, especially Lala and his son, Mohinder Ambarnath. But when the time comes for Parghat to be inducted in the English cricket team, he forbids him, gets him to manage a convenience store, and also sets about to arrange marriages and lives of his family with no daring to oppose him. Then mixed-raced Simran Chaggal enters Parghat's life, and with some help from the Kahlon family, gets him to be included in a failing English team. They conspire to keep this information from Gurtej, and even re-name Parghat as 'Kaali'. But it ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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£263,137 (UK) (11 February 2011)

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£514,721 (UK) (18 February 2011)
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The house of the title is a multi-storey apartment building in London's Southall. See more »

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One of Akshay Kumar's best films since 'Dosti: friends forever' (2005).
13 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First of all, I'd like to praise the entire production team, but especially the director, Nikhil Advani, for doing such a great job with this. It doesn't actually feel like a film because the characters are so believable and their livelihoods are very normal. The film's story is relatively simple, but it conveys a very important and nice message. Hats off to Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and Anushka Sharma - they all have given really good performances here. Dimple Kapadia and the supporting cast also do their parts really well. The music is also good. The best tracks are 'Adat hai woh' and 'Laungda Lashkara'. The screenplay is fabulous and the editing has been done very well.

Verdict: this film deserves to be a success at the box office - go for it!. I give it 8.5/10.


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