“The essence of Patiala House is pursuing your dream” – Nikhil Advani

T-Series and People Tree Films Patiala House is touted to be one of the films to watch out for in 2011. The film stars Akshay Kumar with no other than Anushka Sharma, who is now a hot property, after the immense success of Band Baaja Baarat! The excitement just does not end there. This film also brings together of a real life family members, Akshay Kumar and Dimple Kapadia, on celluloid. For the uninitiated, Patiala House is the story of a Sikh joint family. Four generations of the Kahlon family live together, in a suburban house in London. The term ‘Patiala’ in this film, signifies a fourth generation Sikh household in Southall, London, UK. A house with 22 members both young and old ruled by an autocratic and big headed Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor). A house where the disparity in thought between the younger and older generation has reached a simmering boiling point and mutiny, rebellion is round the corner. How a 34 year old ex-cricketer who has been forced to sacrifice his dreams for his fathers ideals is given a second chance to see it getting fulfilled. Talking about the film, both the producers Mukesh Talreja and Bhushan Kumar, say in unison that, "We feel that this is a film that every Indian will be able to identify with, as almost all Indians at some point have the experience of living in a joint family. Patiala House is a full entertainer with all the ingredients of a family entertainer thrown in." While Nikhil Advani said, "The essence of Patiala House is pursuing your dream when life gives you a second chance. In this pursuit, Akshay happens to be a cricketer, but he could’ve been a musician or a poet. It can be your story or mine. Patiala House is the story of the Kahlon family, and their travails." Patiala House is all set to release on February 11.

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