When we hear Patiala, what comes first to our mind is Punjab and then the famous Patiala peg. This movie is based on the nostalgic emotions of an older generation non residents Indians who are settled abroad but are still deep down very Indians in values and traditions and are facing generation gap.
A second-generation Sikh in London gives up his dream to save his father’s reputation until he meets a girl who gives him the strength to stand up for what he believes. Patiala House, which is based against the backdrop of the Southhall Sikh riots seems to be full of “masala”. Earlier on, speculations had it that the Akshay’s character was based on the British-Asian spin bowler Monty Panesar. The filmmakers have categorically denied any such rumors and stated that it is a work of fiction.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, “Patiala House” is basically about a second-generation Sikh guy Guttu (played by Akshay Kumar) and his authoritarian “Bauji” (played by Rishi Kapoor). The story is about Guttu and his siblings who can’t embrace the London dream wholeheartedly because of Bauji, who hates anything English. In this scenario Guttu and his sister, Komal (Hard Kaur!! in her acting debut) and the rest of the family continue to live an apologetic life before Simran (Anushka Sharma) comes along. She motivates Guttu to live his lifelong dream of becoming a cricketer. Of course, Simran will play Akshay’s love interest.