The official synopsis of Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House is out. Read on.

The protagonist of the film (Akshay Kumar) runs a corner shop (Phir corner shop ? Memories of CC2C?) in Southall but his desire is to break into sports/cricket. His father is a strict traditionalist and his mission is to ensure his family do not lose their Indian culture and identity. Akshay, however wants to play cricket – not for India but for England – and he gets the chance to do this. Also, according to the makers of the film, cricket is just the catalyst, the real deal is father-son drama.

The film is also about British Asian identity and the cross-generational conflict between a father and son. The primary message of the film is about family ties and duty, a yearning to follow one’s dreams, and trying to make sense of the dichotomies that life presents when one’s family has migrated to another land. Other strong subject matters in the film include:

· The experiences of British Asians in the UK across all generations

· Life for Asians when they migrated to the UK back in the 50s and 60s

· Conflicting identities for 3rd and 4th generations Asians/Ethic minorities in the UK

· Following your dreams vs parental obligation

Huh! This really sounds like something “official”. Looks like Nikhil Advani is going Vipul “Waqt” Shah way with Akshay Kumar. Comedy kaam nahi aaya toh emotional try karte hain! Punjabi Tadka, naach gaana plus we have CRICKET! Balle balle hai ji! Hit hai sir, film hit hai – the way they say it!

The film stars Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor and Hard Kaur and will also feature cricket players like  Andrew Symonds, Keiron Pollard, Durk Nanis, Simon Katich, Graham Gooch, Shaun Tait and Sanjay Manjrekar.

Naah, we are not interested. Na southhall ka haal jaanne me, na Advani ke maal me!

Comments
  1. Rakesh says:

    Now for sure deserves and WTF post 🙂 ..
    pooja bhatt to direct Jism 2 which may happen to be first 3D adult film in the Hindi film industry.
    Now what the hell is this…
    http://www.topnews.in/pooja-bhatt-direct-jism-sequel-2263991
    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/bollywood-work-in-progress-jism-2_100374909.html

  2. Indian says:

    I am very much interested in Patiala House.

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