Patiala House Success

‘Patiala House’, the highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster of the season, hit UK screens on Friday 11th February. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, along with a host of others, and promises to set the standard of Bollywood cinema for 2011. Following an amazing year for Akshay Kumar, with hits in 2010 including the hilarious comedy ‘House Full’ and the romantic comedy ‘Action Replayy’ where he starred opposite the beautiful Aishwariya Rai, the stage has been set for an even more impressive year. The film follows the story of the Kahlon family, focussing particularly on the relationship between Parghat Singh Kahlon aka Gattu played by Akshay Kumar and his father, played by Rishi Kapoor. Set predominantly in Southall, we see Rishi Kapoor trying to hold on to his Indian values in a land that he does not believe is home. Akshay Kumar, a talented cricketer is torn between following his dreams of playing for England and his respect for his father. Starring alongside Akshay is the stunning Anuskha Sharma who burst onto Bollywood screens in her debut role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the sparkling love story ‘Rab Ne Bana De Jodi.’ Her performance in the film was critically acclaimed, and her follow up films ‘Badmaash Company’ and ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ were also highly successful. With ‘Patiala House’ being her first venture outside Yash...

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