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Patiala House

Postby timydamonkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:32 pm

Cricketers have made their presence felt on the silver screen often enough; films like The Final Test have featured cameos from Len Hutton, Denis Compton, Godfrey Evans and Jim Laker, while Salim Durani, Derek Pringle, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Ajay Jadeja among others, have all tried their hand at acting. And in the latest such alliance between the film industry and cricketers, the Bollywood film ‘Patiala House’, which is slated to release later this week, features an ensemble cast of cricketers – former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram, former England captains Nasser Hussain and Graham Gooch, South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs and Australia allrounder Andrew Symonds. "The film is about a cricketer's life and therefore we have taken many cricketers as actors so that we can get a real look for the film,"Nikhil Advani, the director of the film, told AFP. The film starring Akshay Kumar, is set in the west London suburb of Southall and tracks tensions between a traditional Punjabi father and his son Gattu, played by Kumar, who aspires to play cricket for England (shades of Monty Panesar?). It is rumoured that Akram plays the role of young Gattu’s bowling coach and some scenes of the film have been reportedly shot at The Oval in London. Another Bend it Like Beckham in the making?

Source: http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/thebuzz/a ... _kumar.php

Anyone planning on seeing this? I'm curious how the cricketers are going to cameo... as themselves presumably? Because that's quite a nationality mix and would be quite coincidental to meet them all (unless getting in an international team I suppose)!

It's actually really difficult to find somewhere to verify this info about the cricketer's presence...!

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Re: Patiala House

Postby bharathh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:09 pm

I will tell you one rule about Hindi movies that most smart people that watch Hindi movies know...

Don't watch a movie with Akshay Kumar in it. Avoid it like the plague. There are many other actors and actresses you should avoid as well... but you will do well to follow this rule.

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Postby timydamonkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:33 pm

:D!

What's so bad about him?

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Re: Patiala House

Postby Babaganoush » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:31 am

I like his comedy

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Re: Patiala House

Postby Babaganoush » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:33 am

I watched a Punjabi movie with "Sidhu" in it last weekend :)

"Mera Pind" :)

It was fun.

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Re: Patiala House

Postby Alishabc » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:48 am

i dont like Akshey kumar