wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?)
The more number of non-engineers/CAs/MBAs/doctors I meet, the more I hear, "oh I did my engineering for my parents, but this is (films/writing/dancing) where my heart lies. We have had many movies that comment on our inept system and control-freak older generation, they usually become a tad too dark. Patiala House keeps the balance towards being light. But completely messes up the good, strong start that it gives itself by going the clichéd route.Read more
Akshay Kumar - My system is now trained to bring a flow of reflex actions at the mention of the name - that of a grimace, which turns into a cringe and ends in a shudder. And that's sad because we have seen glimpses of the actor in him in Aankhen and if I remember right, Khakee. I know that's too few and way too far between considering the colossal blunders that he has made since then. But the 'never say die' spirit in me still looks for those glimpses, after all I go there to watch a good film.
So after neutralizing the Akshay-Kumar effect, I set out to watch the trailer.
This one completely leaves me with mixed feelings. The themes it seems to be touching upon interest me a lot - racism; the confusion that the second generation of Indians abroad faces; the disparity in the thinking process of generations. And at the same time, I'm so worried that the fight against discrimination very quickly turns into jingoism; talk about generation gap transforms into glorifying family values beyond what they are and so on.
Fortunately there are enough decent dialogues in there, to even out this skepticism. So the fingers are crossed. Only not too tightly, because director Nikhil Advani has also given us Chandni Chowk to China and no one can be forgiven for such a thing. And this is coming from someone who enjoyed most of Salaam-e-ishq. I can only imagine how wary the people who hated that one too must be, if they care enough in the first place that is.
Oh yeah, and how can we forget Ms. Anoushka Sharma who just might tilt the balance in the film's favor.
Anyhow, the songs are a mixed bag too. The pacy ones are not too inspiring and can't imagine them motivating anyone to go to the theaters. But the softer songs are playing on a loop right now.
milliblog - "gains a lot from its elegant melodies!"
music aloud - "8.25/10"
Apun Ka Choice - "3/5"
Bollyspice - "1.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "4/5"
HappySing - "Overall, Patiala House may not be among the best of Shankar Ehsaan Loy, but like most of their albums, the album has some freshness, and some good ol’ things."
IANS - "neither bad nor brilliant"
Rediff - "3.5/5"
Glamsham - "4/5"
- meeta, a part of the audience
Either you or someone really close to you has been a victim of patriarchal monarchy. That makes the first half of Patiala House so easy to identify with. But in vain because the second half is diametrically opposite. Patiala House goes all filmy on us, not that it’s a surprise given the director's earlier ventures and that it is an Akshay Kumar film and that it is set in Punjab of the UK. Now there's a stereotype that justifies itself if there was one. And it is frustrating as a viewer.
A well-established, decently-performed, smartly-edited, first hour sinks into mediocrity just as the characters are talking about trying to make most of their average lives. Here we start off with - - a brilliantly balanced view about racism, changing times, generation gaps, deep-rooted Indian culture, and its misgivings; - a pointer that each family has a a-la-Nirmala-from-Khoobsurat type strong and respected personality who keeps the family going and yet is the villain; - arguments for and against a characters and what made them the way they are; - a comment on human nature and how most of us are ready with a scapegoat to blame our failures on; - a woman's need to be a savior and how she invariably falls in love with the guy who she thinks needs her
How and why, why, why does it change into ridiculously quick, or rather, convenient character transitions, lame situations, clichéd resolutions, and a oh-not-so-fun walk towards the climax?? It barely looks like the same person wrote the remaining hour and a half.
The standards set by this very industry make us expect a loud film whenever there are Punjabi characters, and with a name like Patiala House, there no room for doubt. But the silent first few minutes come as a lovely surprise. The grainy flashback interspersed with Parghat Singh Kahlon/Gattu's (Akshay Kumar) current life gives you hope of a good couple of hours ahead.
This anticipation is met with a screenplay that sets up a good understanding between Parghat and his father, Bauji (Rishi Kapoor). Alongside, it also reinforces the equation that bauji has with his family and the larger community. It introduces you to and makes you comprehend his thought process. He was the one who stood up against racists. He was the one who brought dignity back to the community that was wronged. Of course, people respected him for what he had done. Of course, this fed his ego and he was proud that peopled followed his will like it was law. And of course, there was unrest. All this without a dialogue to that effect, just through performances. And yes, I had actually begun enjoying an Akshay Kumar film.
I declare cricket to be the mantra! Patiala Househas done for Akshay Kumar what Chak De! did to Shah Rukh Khan and dare I say Lagaan did to Aamir Khan - bring out one of their best, if not THE best, performances thus far. It is pure joy to see a loud actor like Akshay Kumar play a meek guy and yet not make the character look like a buffoon. Equal credit to the writing and direction. How I wish he didn't break the bubble by slipping into Akki-mode every once in a while, especially the romantic moments.
Fortunately, there weren't too many of those. His love interest, Simran (Anushka Sharma) is not the focus of the story. Her strong character knew when to step on the sidelines which also made her look inconsistent. But then again, the focus of the story was Bauji and not Simran, so who cares, right?
Yet, Anushka certainly does her best to help Simran bring a smile and more from the audience. The lady has a screen presence that is rare even a part of it is owed to overacting - she is bright and refreshing. It might not stay fresh for too long if she continues to play the same type of a role again and again, though. Another woman who is just effective by her presence is Dimple Kapadia. With barely a couple of lines for her, she registers her silent protests.
The rest of the cast is apt in being bitchy, resigned, cool, caricatured, confrontational, and so on. A reasonable variety of characters is on display only for the pack of cards to fall. I guess I'll just thank them for not doing the many things they could have done to go overboard in the last few minutes. Oh well.
Anyway, with Valentine's Day coming up, you'd expect a romantic movie to be out this Friday. But, I guess, no popular holiday can replace the cricket world cup that begins next week. Unfortunately, Patiala House is a lame opening ceremony, especially with god-awful camerawork that captures the cricketing moments. Anyway, a half-good ceremony is only half-good (pliss to appreciate my attempt at inane commentary!)
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...PATIALA HOUSE is an underdog. The expectations are zilch, the odds are not in its favor, but the film throws a pleasant surprise. Go for it! ... full review
Thumbs up, by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com : ...But the bravo performance of the father-son duo does not allow you to mull over the discrepancies much, and keeps connecting with the audience throughout. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...Akshay Kumar, teaming up with Nikhil after CHADNI CHOWK TO CHINA, is first-rate as he delivers a very restrained performance. He looks convincing as a cricketer and never goes overboard.... full review
Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : ...Akshay successfully presents the facet of a son who sacrifices his dreams for his father’s wish, but still keeps smiling, as if nothing had happened and he was alright with the decision. ... full review
Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, Zee News : ...Given such a large number of characters, ‘Patiala House’ could end up being a long and tedious affair, but kudos to Advani for keeping it light, tight, complete with clear and coherent narrative. ... full review
So-So, by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...One moment, Advani wants you to yank out your kerchiefs to dry the moistened eyes, the next he tries to regale you with the antics of the Punjabi brood with its bunch of wannabes.... full review
So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Wouldn’t this story have hit its high points equally well had Gattu been a single child? Why grapple with delineating so many characters who add so little? ... full review
So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...It neither makes you laugh whole heartedly nor does it make you cry with all that family drama being shown on the screen in its final moments... full review
So-So, by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online : ...More than the scripting, its the editing that stands to blame for the disappointment the film peters down to, after an exhilerating start, stretching the film beyond tolerable limits.... full review
So-So, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...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. ... full review
So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The director does a smart thing by keeping the romance between Kumar and Sharma understated, though the former looks uncomfortably older in a couple of scenes. But we overlook this because after a long time we’ve seen Akshay bringing something more than a smirk, and a shaved chest, to his part. ... full review
So-So, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...As does the lazy writing – none of the other family members make an impression and Bauji is such an exasperating character that even Rishi Kapoor can’t humanise him.... full review
So-So, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...The same cannot be said about Rishi's agenda as the chauvinistic bully spoiling the picture. A sketchily written part dilutes his aggressive patriotism and anti-racial stand into a comical, pig-headed Scrooge yet to come-of-age. ... full review
So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Akshay Kumar refreshingly dons the actor avatar once again, setting aside his overdone comic hero cloak which had begun to fray with overuse. His Gattu is both poised and poignant, brimming over with restraint: a giant in repose. ... full review
So-So, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...Rishi Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have clearly etched roles, and they fill them out well. While it is good to see Akshay in a quieter, more real avatar, you also feel that he could have shown more range.... full review
Thumbs down, by Aniruddha Guha, DNA : ...While the melodrama tugs at your heartstrings in places, Advani chooses hyperbole over subtlety, a trait best left behind in the 1990s. Also, clichés and extremes abound.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Advani squeezes in so many characters that it's hard to keep track of who is who, and how one is related to the other. Fortunately one never really needs to piece together this family tree... full review
Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Kapoor is a waste in the role of Gurtej. He screams and terrorizes everyone throughout the film. It is obvious to any discerning film buff that Kapoor does not have to try at all. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Anushka Sharma lights up the screen, but again is unstoppably upbeat and smiley. This is a fault of the characterisation more than the actors. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...The lovely Anushka Sharma is a show-stealer. She sparkles and infuses life in every scene. The enthusiasm of her lively character is infectious. ... full review
zooee_be: Quite liked Patiala house and got a cab straight after with a Sikh driver! Lol. Lo karlo baat.
xMaydax: Patiala House was awesome!!!
vishraospeak: went with pals for Patiala House. Had a good time. Old style bollywood masala, rona dhona and Akshay being a real hero this time. Satisfied
vishal070486: patiala house is nice may b this 1 goes hit for akki
vcoolsingh: patiala house rocks
tusharpatel1234: Patiala house good movie. Time pass
TrulyAditi: Saw Patiala House yesterday.Really liked it.Storyline is predictable but everyone's portrayed their role beautifully plus awesome music too!
taurian83: patiala house scores wit equal amount of comedy sentiment romance and drama Anushka is a treat to watch
tasken89: patiala house is awesome..must see.
swarnadeepM: Just watched patiala house.good movie
suri5ingh: Patiala House... A healthy dose of laughs, emotions and bollyness-ness... Well done @HardKaurWorld... Go watch it tweeps! #bollywood
sumsinghal: patiala house. emotional, entertaining, melodrama, etc. Most important: Anoushka
sumitgonnarock: Looks like AKshay is back his Patiala house is jus superb film with NEW HIT MACHINE Anoushka Sharma alongside just go and watch it guys
sulabhpuri: Saw Patiala House, for a change Akshay Kumar did a good job, no slapstick comedy.. nice movie.. 3.5 stars out of 5 #flicks #movies
sshashanksaket: watch patiala house today nice movie akshay u rock man n rishi uncle ur jus grt...n anushka m speechless.. gd work nikhil ur bck
srijanapiya17: Ok,I take it all back.'Patiala House' so worth it!Akshay superb as wimpy sonny-turned-rebel.Knocks the socks off 'Actor-Actors'.30 Maar wha?
spydee008: Watched Patiala House, Amazing Movie. Akshay & Anushka Rocks the screen. She is HOT & great Acting.
SoniaJazz: Grrr ! Me Love Akshay Kumar In Patiala House (:
sonataca: I wonder why Patiala House didn't get a good opening, it seemed like a good movie to me, I guess people like more adultish movies now
Sonaaashi786: Mindblowing starcast of Patiala House, simplistic, logical movie which all can relate to! Will be a superhit inshallah!☺
singhcd: #singhcdFILMreviews Patiala House - its the best Akshay can act and has ever acted.Music adds to the melodrama.
simonrimal: Just watched patiala house..was a great, so touching...AK has dn a grt job phew!!!one of the best movies from Akki sure:)
silverstalin: after a long and many flops..i think Akshay kumar Would regain his name with d film 'patiala house'..d film is formulaic but feel-good..
siddharth2200: Patiala peg,sry patiala house is v gud..
shwethafire: Yesterday i saw AKSHAY KUMAR MOVIE Patiala House and i enjoyed it!!!Typical punjbai movie!!!!
ShomailaAzeem: Loved Patiala House Akshay Kumar was great
SharmaTweeting: patiala house worth a watch
Shaafi88: who watches bollywood movies? go and watch Patiala house it was brilliant love @akshaykumar and @anushkasharma01 's acting in it 10/10 :):)
SaraMurad10: All whats been on my mind at school was patiala house. still cant get the movie out of my mind! God i love @akshaykumar & anushka! Akshay <3
sanketpushkarna: patiala house first day first show awesome movie
sanjuluvsu: Patiala house was worth a watch :)
SALMAN4454: patiala house is nice film.
s_kpr: just watched patiala house.....its really a nice movie!!!!!:))
rusticfervor: PATIALA HOUSE is amazing..truly gr8 piece of work. all the actors r perfect... everyone chasing their dreams should watch it...@PatialaHouse
rockstar_A: so just watched patiala house again... love @anushkasharma01 mucho.. can't get enough of her
robinhoodkings: patiala house is a good family movie
renushenu: Saw Patiala House & liked! Just the 34yr old grown man sobbing was a bit much... Hard Kaur acting debut- not bad, not bad at all. cute!
Puujjjaaaa: Saw patiala house loved it
PunjabiMoh: Just saw Patiala House, awesome movie! good job @akshaykumar and @anushkasharma01 !!! lots of drama emotion laughter and Cricket!
pulkittripathi: Awesome movie Patiala House..by awesome actor Akki..seen by awesome fan of Akki......Pulkit..woooooooooooow
prashant29nov: go n see patiala house i m seeing it frm last 3 days .....rocking movie by akki ......
pandeyk66: Dont expect Patiala House to be wildly funny or full of sport, but it is fun. purely entertaining fun
nizbizz: Awsome RT @xmanishaa: @ekta06 how's patiala house? @bankerrahul
NikhilTwitler: Beautiful family movie must watch patiala house... Mind blowin hit frm ma side.. I found sumthin new n interesting ***/5 stars frm ma side.
NFirdaws: Watched a movie called Patiala House...really sweet, yet really unrealistic. Since when do you need a police escort to a cricket match?
NehaUnEdited: Enjoyed Patiala House! Good point captured in Punjabi families.
Naz_Guman: saw movie Patiala House 2day.Akki & Anushka Sharma r rockin..Chemi of Akki&Anush was fabulous..gr8 senti story, nice songs, paisa vasool :)
Navneet1391983: watch Patiala House, finally AK Has given a good movie to watch.
narangkaran: In other news, saw Patiala House last night. Good movie. Akshay Kumar is back on track I guess.
naila_shab: WATCHED "PATIALA HOUSE" !!just love akshay kumar !!! gud movie
MultiAdhya: hello everyone just watched patiala house!!!!! gr8 movie... go watch it
micky_MRperfect: akki's latest movie PATIALA HOUSE is superb dudes....................
meenakshitweets: 'Patiala House' slowly grows into you...the story and the intensity, though you know the end.
MayankBajoria: watched Patiala House.. jst luvd it!! well contrued nd directd. gud muvie for dreamchasers!!
manthrapraneeth: Caught the magic of Patiala House.A Good recovery form Akshay Kumar.Not the best but a good work!
manjarimukul: Just watched Patiala house,nice movie,gud effort n performances..well done.
manish_kumar89: Patiala house a good movie to spend your cash on ..............
lisa4srk: I loved Patiala House!!! Loved it. Found it funny and moving and the setting was believable.
laurenpragg: 'Patiala House'....at least it made me appreciate good Bollywood.
kkrazykrupa: Patiala House is all about attachments,affiliation and bondings.Drama and criket is a good combination _ 3 stars for sure
Keviv_uk: Patiala House is a good watch. A great understated performance by Akshay in recent times. Only flaw was the extensive cast of characters.
KaySyd: Patiala House.... Amazin'!
karankundaann: akshay aap ki patiala house super hit hai.par exams k samay release karne se.kuch aap ko effect ho sakta hai
jassuluvsmusic: Patiala house was real good. @AkshayKumar made an amazing comeback. Ahhh yeah
indra_miniro: PATIALA HOUSE Nice movie............Gattu=Kaali,But d most important note is that andrew symonds played d negative role.......
imthechetan: Patiala House is good movie to watch........4 out of 5
ImARoy12: Just saw Patiala House :) akshay kumar was so wonderful to c him so serious..learned a lot from this movie!
iLuvVeloso: PATIALA HOUSE WAS SO GOOOOOD! MADE ME FEEL FOCKEN PROUD! PUNJAABBIIIISS! AND LONDONERS HEHE! LOVE AKSHAY KUMR FOREVER!
iluvroses84: Patiala House was GREAT!!! I enjoyed it immensely :) Go watch it if you have a chance. Akshay was brilliant. Hard Kaur.. not so much.
hinka2010: PATIALA HOUSE made me cry blockbuster movie
Hina_Ali786: Watched patiala house today! The film is actually really good! Something different u tweeps should watch!
HeartAishwarya: Patiala House is such a great film. Well done to all the cast and crew for making it fantastic!!
harshankola: Patiala House is good movie to watch, if you do not belong to the deGENIUSized population.
guruprasadah: Patiala House a good movie. Akshay Sir u have done a very good job. And so is Anushka and Rishi Sir. I wish it will be a Hit. All the best.
goutamdey16: Just watched PATIALA HOUSE. And I liked it. They have executed the movie well. The matches could have been shown better, but still its Good.
gautamrulez: Akshay Kumar is back...Patiala House is surprisingly good!
GarimaAgrawal: Patiala House was Good!!!
funky_kunal: Hey wassup folks back from patiala house. It is a heartwarming story about a father and son relationship
ektaaa: Patiala House was amazing !!
edayfaz: Patiala House best...
drashtibuch: Hey u know wat! I liked patiala house main sane akshaye kumar! Nice nice!
dhroova_thakkar: i joy move vare much & PATIALA HOUSE GOOD MOVE ;
deepamitkhona: just watched patiala house, it's awesome........
deepak382: hiiiiiiii akshay............patiala house movie was great...........please say hii to me,its deepak
blahssome: Patiala House is a good entertainer if you ignore a few minor issues. Better than I expected. Good to see Akshay not behaving like a jackass
bhavvik: Patiala house is a very nice movie @akshaykumar is excellent!
bhatialalit: Enjoyed Patiala house yesterday
bharatagarwal02: Patiala House Nice movie After Long time Akshay Kumar Has Got supern movie with wonderful songs Patial House is good Akshay Kumar Rocks!!
ashutosh_bansal: Saw #Patiala House.. Really very good movie.. Liked everyones work, the plot, direction, music, everythin..
Ashishjourno: Hi, Watch 'Patiala House'..Verey cricket Lover shud watch it. Scnd half much more appealing. Akshay, Rishiji, Dimpleji nd Ahushka all rock..
ashipai: Loved patiala house. Anushka sharma is soooooo coool
ARIN0007: just watched the movie "patiala house"......nice movie...liked it !!
archit0078: Patiala house n patiala pegg rocks
aravind_dasari: Patiala House is the most sensible movie Akshay Kumar has done in his last 3 yrs....Finally not a Comedy Film !!! Thank God
araf_nishu: patiala house is an awasome movie
ankit1608: Patiala house rockzzzzz
ananditabakshi: Saw patiala house ... Typical bollywood movie ... Liked it :)
anand29: Patiala House is movie worth a watch. No one Killed Jessica and now this, 2011 seems better for the movie lovers.
amitgupta: Patiala House is gud family movie, been long time since I liked a new bollywood movie. RK's char's psyche kinda touches inside. /cc @kamla
ambitiousamu: loved "Patiala House"..If you dream of something then have the power to make it happen :)
amartyasarkar: Watched Patiala House tonight...Old Wine in new Bottle...worth seeing, specially when WC is on the cards !!
AMANAGRAWAL92: Visit to PaTIALA HOUSE was GUD
ajeetb68: Just watched patiala house..was a great, so touching...AK has dn a grt job phew!!!one of the best movies from Akki sure:))))
AjayDevganFan: Watched 'Patiala House' last night, really good film..Rishi Kapoor,Anushka Sharma were great..and Akshay Kumar was at his best...
Against_Pseudos: Patiala House is one of the better movies to hit the silver screens in recent times. Casting director deserves credit. Kudos.
aditya_patil_: Patiala House is an entertaining flick ! worth a one-time watch for sure! go for it tweeps !
abisahni: wht a film patiala house aweaome acting by akshay kr. *****
aarti0604: Patiala house!!! A must watch!!!
12vedams: Watched Patiala House last night at Prasad's!! Good movie!!!
12345gbha: patiala house is good movie and performance is good 5/2.5
_Shibani_: hmmm saw patiala house today...nice movie...a must watch
vidyabharambe: patiala house... Nytime better than the continuous list of flops - Action Replay, Khata meetha and top of the flop list tees maar khan...
tejhattiangadi: Watched Patiala House. Just about watchable IMO
Sparklinglory: So Patiala House is an average movie. Good performances. And heartwarning to watch Rishi Kapoor on big screen.
singhthing: Saw Patiala House today. Decent acting by Akshay+Anushka, weak plot but watchable. 3 stars. @annavetticad's review was right on the money!
shyamyag: Akshay in Housefull + Anushka in BBB + Rishi Kapoor in Do Dooni Chaar = Patiala House. One time watch.
sandeep_bamzai: Just saw patiala house, much better from akshay kumar, at least he is not pulling faces in this one, welcome back
rupakrishnan: Patiala house - cd've bn shorter, music MUCH better (just coz it's bhangra don't blow my ears off) & anushka very cool! &
pardhas: Patiala House is an okay movie- lots of emotions, some sport and a bit of fun! Worth a dekko once!
kavitajha9: watched out patiala house....movie is ok....gud acting by rishi kapoor....timepass movie !
karina5555: saw movie," Patiala House". Akshay kumar's acting saw nice. i give it *** out of ***** stars.i didn't like Anushka Sharma's acting.
jaymathur: Saw 'Patiala House' last evening & it wasn't bad. Decent watch if you've got nothing better to go for.
HarrySinghSohal: Just seen Patiala House. Wasn't bad, not #epic like #Lagaan though! Anushka Sharma is hotttttttt
guptadh: Patiala House... ★★★
gsk101: Patiala House movie is ok - Akshay not the same without Kat ...
gauravbatla: Patiala house: Good movie, badly made 6/10
filmnews4u: Patiala House: 3/5 #Hindi #Bollywood #Rating
enthrallingabhi: watchd patiala house this evnng..typcl melodramatic hindi cinema bt watchable!! gud cmbck by akki..!! bin a gud weekend...partied as well!
darklordkk: #Patiala House - Cliched but enjoyable. One thing worth the price of admission all my itself?? #HardKaur singing Bhajans. #priceless
Atul22joshi: Patiala House......... : Average movie : Rishi Kapoor : Very good..
Amittotweet: Watched Patiala house..a one time watch imo
zauq: Patiala House has many shortcomings.... but where the movie falls apart is in the casting of Rishi Kapoor as a strict, hitleresque father
yuvikachaube: At texas fiesta to make up for patiala house disaster
vikmarlabs: Watched Patiala house.....disappointing!!!!!
twilightfairy: So many stereotyped characters in patiala house. wish they'd got jess bhambra too. at least she Could've acted.
twarunesh: Dont watch #patiala house! Dumb movie! Drama overdose!
Swapnil_Patil: "Patiala House" is slow..very sloow..very very sloooooww !!
sumit_1019: Patiala House Supr Flop.... Shud hve gone for a Patiala Peg instead....
shikhargadia: Patiala house i tell u.. All the expectations went drained. Its a time when AK should gear up. back to back 3 in a row
samiratp: 'Patiala House' was disappointing. But Anushka's good looks and few good acting performances.. there was nothing to relish about.
sachinj79: patiala house worst to watch another disaster by akki
SaAamraj: hehehehehe........:D just saw patiala house.....waste of money guysss!!!:(
sa_hill: patiala house is nothing but a 150 min ad for reebok, cloud9, hdfc and other brands ! wat a shitty film !
s_maheshwari: Watched "patiala house "... Another crap frm bollywood....
rohitnagpal1988: I'll prefer a patiala on the house to a Patiala House any day.
pothuru81: Hate melodramatic stuff like patiala house. Cmon better movies could be made
philipbkk: Patiala House..Akshay Kumar deserves credit..it must be so difficult to give flops at this rate
pachori28: patiala house is just like a tees maar khan i.e. bakwaas.
nitishmittal: Patiala House released this Friday. Another example reminding us why hamming is mistaken for acting btw most people. Moronic standards.
nikhilfadnis: ANOTHER AKSHAY KUMAR solo goes down...PATIALA HOUSE 2/5 ...bore plot..sad cast..anushka stood out good...
neomatrixite: Patiala House! #Yawn
mayank_sehgal: Patiala House is a waste.... My advice: Patiala at house is better... lolz
madinsomniac: Anushka Sharma is one beauty in Patiala House.She looks awesome in Sarees.The only Good Discovery in the film.
kanupri: Patiala house is daba gaol movie
jaiprakashkr: "Patiala House" is Very boring film... Anushka sharma is Good...but film is totally flop Mr. Akky when u will give a hit film!!!!!
jainavinash: patiala house 1/2 star (HALF) !!
Indianpjboy: The overdose that #patiala house is, only a magnanimous peg can defibrillate
gobbledyspook: Saw Patiala House - predictable to the core http://pakhipakhi.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/akki-tries-for-his-lagaan-moment-patiala-house/
gadiyars: watched 'Patiala House'...2 stars at best and 2 advils .....please make it 3 to be on the safe side and one large patiala peg recommended.
freaky_ss: akki adds another crap flick string to his bow...PATIALA HOUSE is uncondonable piece of shit
dushy2311: hey went to watch patiala house a boring movie
DhirajMatta: Saw Patiala House....Got A Head Ache...Now Need A Good Patiala On The House To Get Rid Of The Head Ache
dailyfilmdiary: 206. Patiala House - think of this as a repackaged Bend it Like Beckham, expcept its about cricket instead. Sadly not much else to be said.
cupoor: Antidote to Patiala House: Lagaan
coolnavnit: Watched Patiala house. Singh is no more king. Wonder if director / actor watch d movie after it's complete. Below average n must avoid. #fb
chota_bhim: #justwatch patiala house.. #amustnotwatch ..ye sochte hai ki india me cricket pe koi bhi movie banaengee to hit ho jayegi.. Huhuhu
chajedsumit: Patiala house is shit!!! Dnt watch it guys..
CeceRana: Patiala house is my #whatthef? movie of the year! would have probably liked it if people had at least got the accent right! nevermind!
AuteurMark: Have you ever watched a terrifying movie? No? Try "Patiala House."
anuvratbhansali: Only the Indian team can reclaim my faith in cricket after Patiala House #WorldCup2011 #Cricket
akhetarpal: It's been another busy weekend. Kids' swimming and birthday parties on Saturday. Also saw Patiala House yesterday - very ordinary movie
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
In his fight against racism, Bauji (Rishi Kapoor) reaches the other extreme and becomes a racist himself. He doesn't realize that his family has become a victim of his fanatical attitude.