MUMBAI: Patiala House will be Akshay Kumar’s first release in 2011 and his is also the first time he will be seen sharing the screen with his real life mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia. Kumar plays her son in the film.
The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Rishi Kapoor among others. Patiala House is the story of a Sikh, joint family. Four generations of the Kahlon family live together, in a suburban house in London.
A house with 22 members both young and old ruled by an autocratic and big headed Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Kapoor.) A house where the disparity in thought between the younger and older generation has reached a 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 father’s ideals is given a second chance to see it getting fulfilled.
Producers Mukesh Talreja and Bhushan Kumar say, “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.”
Director Nikhil Advani adds, “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 slated to release on the 11 February, 2011.