Thank You is a sorry mess, where the only one who looks as if he is playing a part, as opposed to working on vacation, is Irrfan Khan. He brings some zing to the role, but is all too soon pushed aside by Akshay Kumar’s massive ego.
Surely someone sees humour in this. At this film’s premiere, the front rows were occupied by the average-Joe janta. I could hear laughs on several occassions. Which is good to know. The public better like this flick. After all, crores get spent on such trash.
Plotted like those kitchen-sink dramas of the 90s, ‘Patiala House’ is loud and melodramatic, and shamelessly tries to manipulate you into shedding tears.This film may work for those who miss old-fashioned melodramatic entertainers, but I was bored, Decide for yourself if it’s your cup of tea.
With lines written in Yash Chopra land–kal chup ek biwi thi, aaj bol ek maa rahi hai; and gaaliyon ka shor taaliyon main chhup jayega–and enough cricket to keep the kids happy, this is a family drama for the family.
Watch it but be prepared to be bowled over by Rishi Kapoor, not Akshay Kumar!, Patiala House is an ordinary fare which will face an uphill task at the box-office. It has taken a very dull start and that will tell on its ultimate tally at the box-office.
Patiala House is the next release of Akshay Kumar after the Mega Flop – Tees Maar Khan. Patiala House pairs Akshay opposite Anushka Sharma On screen for the very first time. Rishi Kapoor and Dimple mark their return as an On Screen Couple once again after Pyaar Mein Twist and they play Akshay’s parents. Patiala House also stars Prem Chopra, Tinu Anand and the singer Hard Kaur in important roles.
Patiala House is directed by Nikhil Advani of Kal Ho Naa Ho Fame.
Patiala House Releases Worldwide on 11 February 2011.
Patiala House Official Synopsis
At Patiala House lives the Kahlon family ruled by Bauji (Rishi Kapoor).They follow his diktats as he tries to hold onto his ‘Indian values’ in the land of the ‘goras’.
The younger generations at the Patiala House wants to assert themselves and follow their dreams but are held back by their respect and love for Bauji and the shining example of Bauji’s eldest son, Parghat Singh Kahlon aka Gattu (Akshay Kumar). Gattu gave up his dream at the altar of Bauji’s biases.
His reward: For the last 17 years he has been working in a corner store.
Will Bauji loosen his hold and let the youngsters find their own dreams instead of following his?
Tees Maar Khan is a classic example of a cluttered film in which a hodgepodge of characters incoherently jabbers ludicrous dialogues building up an odd plot that just refuses to make any sense at any point of time
Tees Maar Khan ends with a song called ‘Happy Ending’ in which many cast and crew members receive Oscars. Well, it isn’t such a happy ending for you as a viewer. The con job goes wrong mid way, after an impressive start.