Patiala House (2011)

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  • IMDb page: Patiala House (2011)
  • Rate: 5.5/10 total 1,258 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sport
  • Release Date: 10 February 2011 (Kuwait)
  • Runtime: Kuwait:140 min
  • Filming Location: Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Director: Nikhil Advani
  • Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Akshay Kumar
  • Original Music By: Shankar Mahadevan (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Shankar Mahadevan (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Loy Mendonsa (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Loy Mendonsa (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Ehsaan Noorani (background score) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) Ehsaan Noorani (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy) 
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Nikhil Advani  story & screenplay
  • Earl D'Souza  lyrics
  • Anvita Dutt Guptan  dialogues (as Anvita Dutt)
  • Harshdeep Kaur  lyrics (as Hard Kaur)

Known Trivia

  • Director Nikhil Advani filmed some of the cricket sequences in 3D but eventually decided against using the technology as he felt the film didn’t warrant it.
  • Anushka Sharma’s first film outside of her three picture deal with YashRaj Films.
  • The house of the title is a multi-storey apartment building in London’s Southall.

Plot: a victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket. Full summary »  »

Story: 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…Written by rAjOo (  


Synopsis: 1979 Southall, London, UK.

Gurtej Singh Kahlon, 34 years of age has just completed his shift at the Woolfe Rubber Factory. He will slowly walk back home. He will ignore the gora kid walking with his mother, pointing at him the funny brown man in the turban. He will cross the street when the group of white disgruntled, unemployed factory workers will try and provoke him into a confrontation. He will enter his warm cozy home and sing happy birthday to his six year old son Gattu. He will shield his family when the shards of shattering glass will threaten to injure them. He will chase the gora hoodlums who threw the rock shattering the glass window. He will break open his gora skull with his bare hands. He will protect his family. From now on, he will protect his family.

1994 Southall, London, UK.

Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu,) age 17 years old has just given his father Gurtej Singh Kahlon an official letter. He will watch his father read every word. He will watch his fathers eyes brimming with rage. He will hear his father reminding him of the struggle against the goras. He will see his father tear his dreams into pieces as the official letter is thrown on his face.

2010 Southall, London, UK.

Parghat Singh Kahlon (Gattu,) age 34 years has just woken up like he has every morning for the last 17 years. He will walk across Southall. He will open the corner store across the tube station. He will tend to his customers. He will hear the neighbourhood boys playing cricket in the back alley. He will remember a dream that could have become a reality. He will tend to his customers.He will watch his father ruling a house, a family, a community like he has for the last 25 years. He will silently tolerate the snide remarks and insults passed by a younger generation. He will pour his heart out to his neighbours adopted brother. He will understand the bitterness of his siblings. He will identify with their shattered dreams. He will participate to begin a change. He will finally summon the courage to challenge his father and start a movement that will shake the very foundations of Patiala House.

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Produced By:

  • Bhushan Kumar known as producer
  • Chris Martin known as line producer
  • Mukesh Talreja known as producer
  • Varun Talreja known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Rishi Kapoor known as Gurtej Singh 'Bauji' Kahlon
  • Dimple Kapadia known as Mrs. Kahlon
  • Akshay Kumar known as Parghat Singh 'Gattu' Kahlon / Kaali
  • Anushka Sharma known as Simran Chaggal
  • Tinnu Anand known as Mr. Bedi
  • Soni Razdan known as Dolly Mann
  • Prem Chopra known as Veerendra Singh Saini
  • Masood Akhtar known as Dr. Kawaljit
  • Jeneva Talwar known as Preity Kahlon
  • Suparna Marwah known as Harleen Kahlon
  • Neelu Kohli
  • Rabbit known as Aman Kahlon (as Rabbit Sach)
  • Armaan Kirmani known as Jaskaran Kahlon
  • Harshdeep Kaur known as Komal Chatwal (as Hard Kaur)
  • Maya Sarao known as Manmeet Kahlon
  • Simi Melwani known as Ashpreet Kahlon
  • Tanvir Singh known as Ranbir Brar
  • Devansh Daswani known as Zeeshan Chaggal
  • Usman Qureshi known as Teenage Gattu
  • Selina Hotwani known as Jessmeet Mann
  • Juveria Khan known as Anaida Mann
  • Ankush Khanna known as Himman Chatwal
  • Masha Pour known as Young bebe
  • Des Barron known as Cricket Official
  • Robin Berry
  • David Frost known as Umpire at The Oval
  • Herschelle Gibbs known as Himself
  • Lee Nicholas Harris known as Tourist outside Royal Exchange – London
  • Nasser Hussain known as Himself
  • Faraz Khan known as Puneet Kahlon
  • Roly Lee known as Umpire at Trent Bridge
  • Kumud Mishra
  • Jimmy Mohammed known as Obsessed fan
  • Lee Money known as Police Motorcyclist
  • Gurbir Singh Oberoi known as Baldev
  • Kieron Pollard known as Himself
  • Paul Shea known as Police Motorcyclist
  • Jaspreet Singh (as Jasspreet Singh)
  • Mick Slaney known as Umpire at the Oval
  • Alex Strong known as Phil
  • Sunny Surani known as Neighbour of Bauji
  • Tom Swacha known as SkySports Cameraman
  • Andrew Symonds known as Himself
  • Shaun Tait known as Himself
  • Jon Wennington known as Cricket Fan in Pub
  • Deanna St Omer known as Cricket Fan (uncredited)
  • Michael St Omer known as Cricket Fan (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Vidyadhar Bhatte known as makeup artist
  • Subhash Shinde known as makeup designer
  • Sophie Slotover known as makeup artist: UK
  • Rachael Speke known as makeup artist: UK

Art Department:

  • Hannah Boyton known as scenic artist
  • Richard Hawkyard known as props
  • Claire Page known as prop maker/petty cash buyer
  • Toby Riches known as standby art director
  • Gurubaksh Singh known as assistant production designer
  • Dean Spicksley known as stand-by carpenter


Production Companies:

  • Bugle Boy Films (in association with)
  • Hari Om Entertainment Company
  • People Tree Films (as People Tree Films Pvt. Ltd.)
  • T-Series

Other Companies:

  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • ReelSports Solutions  sports coordination
  • Technicolor  dailies
  • Technicolor  negative development

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Ajesh.k.t known as roto & cleanup
  • Francine Almeida known as matte painter: Prime Focus
  • Aditya Badekar known as vfx production coordinator
  • Praveen Bareria known as visual effects
  • Mahesh Baria known as visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus Ltd
  • Hemant Bhanse known as cg lighting artist
  • Vagaram Choudhary known as matte painting supervisor
  • Michael D'Sa known as visual effects producer
  • Somesh Ghosh known as lead compositor
  • Sameet Gupte known as cg supervisor
  • Rohinton Irani known as tracking lead
  • Vishal Kapoor known as compositing supervisor
  • Dam Khuman known as visual effects artist
  • Rajeev Kumar known as visual effects producer
  • Ramagiri Shesu Madhav known as compositor
  • Pranav Malasi known as cleanup artist
  • Suchint Mandloi known as digital compositor
  • Vidhi Mehra known as motion graphics artist
  • Vishal Mehta known as shading & texturing artist
  • Tanuja Naik known as cgi coordinator
  • Payankulath Nandakumar known as senior compositor
  • Anand Nayak known as lead visual effects artist: Prime Focus
  • Gauri Patil known as digital compositor
  • Vivek Pundir known as line producer: vfx
  • Dipak Raval known as rotoscope artist
  • Shyam Shrivastava known as digital compositor
  • Mrityunjay Singh known as digital compositor
  • Suryaji Suryavanshi known as digital compositor
  • Merzin Tavaria known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • Kuwait 10 February 2011
  • India 11 February 2011
  • Ireland 11 February 2011
  • Netherlands 11 February 2011


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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