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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

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)

Gross:

£514,721 (UK) (18 February 2011)
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The movie is loosely based on the life of England Slow left-arm orthodox bowler Monty Panesar. See more »

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Worth a watch!!
19 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've put off watching this movie for over three months now simply because I have been very disappointed by the last few films of Akshay Kumar. But this movie was a pleasant surprise. The story line is very predictable but the movie doesn't really disappoint in terms of story, acting or plots. The execution of the plot is excellent. Akshay Kumar looks great and so does Anushka Sharma, although her performance is forgettable and so is Dimpla Kapadia. Waste of her acting prowess - she only has one dialog in the movie. Rishi Kapoor looks great as a Sardar and I was hoping Akshay Kumar would don his sardar "avatar" too but he still looks great. I wasn't bored at any point in the movie and I would say the movie is definitely worth a watch


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