Unintentionally Funny, Must-Watch Bollywood Movies: Patiala House

Hello hellos again, dear readers! Yes, we’re back in action here! For those who still aren’t in the know, we now have a bi-weekly column running on that louly of a siteΒ CNNGo! *Cue applause and general hooting* However, that doesn’t mean new comics and reviews won’t be posted here! It just means that I am now contractually obligated to not be lazy. So, don’t fret, and show the mad support you have over these past few months! Also, people who’re still sending me hate mail about the no-update situation, pliss to join The Vigil Idiot fan page on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter to stay in the loop. =)

Which brings us to this… Patiala House! That obligatory “Let’s mooch off Β the World Cup by releasing a cricket movie right before the World Cup” movie! Which would be fine… Only they released the movie starring Akshay Kumar. Which, considering his recent track record, should be ’nuff said right there!

Contractual Obligation Fulfilling Plug, & also the coolest conversation starter Evah – This review was first posted here on CNNGo!

[Also, apologies for the quality of this comic… I would’ve optimized it, but I wanted to upload off & get it over with. Soooo, yea. =) ]

Rating 4.57 out of 5

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No Responses to “Unintentionally Funny, Must-Watch Bollywood Movies: Patiala House”

  1. Deepti says:

    Wow. Just wow. Bend it like Beckham, Iqbal, Singh is King, and every single Bollywood lets-rush-through-the-mad-traffic-to-make-it-to-the-climax movie rolled into one, and this is the best you could come up with? Not your best so far.

  2. Deepti says:

    ….and just realised that was the first comment!

  3. Akshat Joshi says:


  4. mayank says:

    kthxbai ! Good one. I hated PH only coz it makes a caricature of logic and cricket. It had potential but where akki gets invlved …. God save us! But thankfully, there was no “Dil bole hadippa types 160 reqd off 10 0vers” climax!

    The only cricket movie worth watchin so far: Iqbal.

  5. saurabh says:

    Sahil.. u seriously loosing your touch πŸ™ . Not your best work I must say but good to see an update after so long.

  6. Shruthi says:

    To be honest, I was expecting more scathing from this… do you secretly like the movie?

  7. Eliza Bennet says:

    I liked it man, so happy that you updated. And kthxbai(s) got lots of laughs from me.

  8. aarkayne says:

    wud luv to see one of Dhobi Ghat(liked it) and 7 Khoon Maaf(ummm, a let down)…

    this one was ummmm….kthxbai!

  9. Krishna says:

    This is your first review by reading which I’ve not laughed even once. I’m so sorry to say this and wanted you to know this. πŸ™

  10. Arun says:

    I’m a little surprised at the other comments. I usually don’t watch the movies, mostly just read your reviews, so I don’t know if you’ve spoofed it well enough for how bad it is but I was laughing throughout this one just like the others xD And yay for regular updates from now.

  11. Anand says:

    C’mon Sahil, this is what you dished out for us after such a long gap?? Well below your standard…

  12. Suchithra says:

    I am not sure fi the movie was bad enough to deserve worse (didn’t see movie yet), but I agree that this is not your best comic. Still, I liked the “kthxbai”s and the last part (no one speaks with British accent) πŸ™‚

  13. Tania says:

    the ochre panels werea nice touch!

  14. div says:

    C’mon, man!! Don’t go commercial! This didn’t even make me SMILE! :'(
    (I think you secretly liked the film)

  15. amit says:

    This was not upto your usual standards.. u didn’t even make fun of the aunty ji who wants to be a rapstar. Also the paragraph above the strip seems to be written by a 12 year old hipster teenager who tYP3S lIkeS tHiS.

  16. Vikas says:

    Dude, I loved the strip, yeah ,its not ur best one, but its still pretty darn good, and I saw the movie today just to make a comparison and was ROTFLMAO throughout the movie..There were some things u cud have added, the manner in which Gibbs gets out thinking its a bouncer, Commentators talking in both English and Hindi, and how he parties all night before going to the game the next day! I can safely use the phrase, As Crappy as Patiala House!

  17. mayank says:

    This was a good review .. Dunno y r ppl criticisin this one so much. Well.. this is a world where 7 khoon maaf flops and PH bcms a hit .. so, no comments .


  18. mayank says:

    BTW, read the reviews of U6 & 7KM on CNNgo.. nice work there.

  19. Straight Cut says:

    Sahil, dude, I thoroughly love your sense of humour and your innate skill of locating plotholes, but being a BIG Akki fan, I cannot help but argue on some points in your review. So pls bear with me here everyone πŸ™‚

    1. Gattu’s selection: Pls dont forget he is categorically rejected by the selectors at first. It is on Naseer Hussain’s insistence that he is given a trial, because Naseer happens to have faced him in his teens.
    2. Team tryout: Hello!! It has been established that Gattu has not played in any club/ county and is being tried out on an exceptional basis. So how else are people going to judge him if not by giving him an over?? Same sequence of One over selection was there in Iqbal also BTW!
    3. Gattu’s last ball: So it was an inspired delivery to banboozle Symonds. What the heck??
    4. Match practise: Boss, again, please dont forget that Gattu is an exceptional selection.
    5. Accent: The Taxi driver has a british accent, rest of the family do not speak in English at all, if I remember right. Gattu does not have an accent, accepted, but maybe he went to a Southall Indian school where there were no British teachers/ students!!!!! Cinematic license:)
    6. Fathers behaviour: He decides to stay put in London and fight for the rights of Indian expats in Southall. What the hell is wrong with that?? And rather than cowering in fear, he decides to give “Eent ka jawab patthar se!!” Mr Rizwan, I cannot understand what exactly is so unintentionally funny about this!
    6. Tickets for the Final: Sir, this is not India where people are lathicharged!! It is the finals, Kaali is England’s big hope and Kaali’s family is waiting outside the gates. Surely the Cops and the stadium security would have taken a small liberty!!

    And in conclusion, I would like to repeat that I havent lost my marbles defending PH like this, it is Akki-love which is making me do this!! And yes, I am not Nikhil Advani!!The movie was not that bad as you make it out be, but sadly it did suck at places and Akki’s comatose performance was quiet disheartening. Over-the-top in TMK, Comatose in PH: Akki bhai, kya kar rahe ho!!!
    Hope “Thank You” can revive his brand value once again!!

    • Valid points.. but I still cant fathom Nasser Husain talkin in hindi ! .. And pls dont say that may be Tinu Anand didnt know English !

      Also, Hindi commentary and bhangra .. in England games? Damn! Monty Panesar must be kickin his balls rght nw!

      • Gourav says:

        Naseer Hussain has his roots in India, he was born in Chennai and still has some relatives in India. He has also been associated with some charity in Indian villages. And knowing Hindi for a English man is not something to get gasped about.

        Secondly, if you had visited England once, you would have realized that England has large number of punjabi population and Cricket is one of the most fav. thing there among the whole population and they make sure that Hindi commentary also becomes a part of it in Indian populated areas

  20. Ashi says:

    Sooo, the next review will be out after..three months, I’m guessing? :/

  21. Anindya says:

    Considerable kudos for bringing yet another behemoth to it’s knees. Adulteration of cricket with lameness of Bollywood epic-sagas have never gone too well! I absolutely loved ur take on this!
    It’s never easy to mince down 3 hr bollywood bullshits to half page reviews but u have always done that consummately enough.

  22. Adiba Khan says:

    u are brilliant!! please dont vanish

  23. Rahul says:

    Too long.. πŸ™‚
    Liked the bit about inserting comment that wont pay off till the end but was disappointing overall cos you have set expectations too high.. Keep it rollling Sahil. You’ve got great stuff.. Good luck for the next one.

  24. Sambuddha says:

    Bowled as usual.. I found this funny as hell. Dunno what fans are complaining about, but maybe you’ve set your standards too high now.. πŸ˜‰

  25. John Doe says:

    do watch more movies. even if i have to mail you the tickets.

  26. aralyah says:

    Hey Sahil,
    Great to know that you are now contractually bound to be not lazy. Remember I told you a few reviews ago that someone should pay you for this? Now SOMEONE is doing it!! see i was right. πŸ˜› Now to establish myself as clairvoyant, I will wait for you to be a millionaire, because this was the other thing I said!! ha ha ha
    Keep it up sahil!!

    Cheers! πŸ˜€

  27. Usman says:

    I dont know what the others are on about. I thought it was hilarious!

  28. ankita says:

    Usually don’t comment over here, but not sure what’s up with all those cribbing comments over here. I personally enjoyed your review more than the movie itself (couldn’t watch it beyond 30 minutes). couldn’t help laughing out loud at the ‘kthanbai’ comment. Had been checking in here over the past 3 months, and agree with what one poster said: good that you are being paid for doing reviews and now, cannot pull another disappearing act :-).

  29. Viral Padhiar says:

    Sahil, you lazy fellow Indian! Why aren’t you updating your site regularly nowadays? I thought you were dead or something!! Now let me read the Patiala House work. But glancing at the comments doesn’t promise much. Happens when you are out of touch for a long time!! BTW, good to see you back!!! Now you can reply in one syllable, that is if you are ever going to!

  30. Divya Kamath says:

    Just hilarious.. And rightly said too.. Loved your blog!

  31. Jai_C says:

    This is not your best work.

    Like a rusty fast bowler coming in to play after a long gap?…. ( I even suspected some of this was intentional to match the movie theme πŸ™‚ ) The opening paras and first few slides werent Sahil.

    “As you will find out…”
    ” however, turned out to be a bit of a buzzkill…”

    The lang. has changed noticeably at places.

    You hit your stride beautifully in the middle and kept it well upto the end, that last pane didnt do anything though. Like a slog over where the bowler lost his plot?

    I’d say you’ve still taken a 5-for in this innings. Problemo is you normally do 7+


  32. Jai_C says:

    Just went thru your other reviews on CNNGO. So there wasnt much of a gap maybe. But some of those reviews too feel like they were clipped at halftime and the end panel summary shot doesnt work there either, doesnt even try to be funny so we can award marks for effort….. sort of like midway you went “aw heck i’m done” πŸ™‚

    You were probably busy with other stuff like the Kela awards? I liked the awesome categories and award names a lot.


  33. prateek says:

    I find it very diffult to locate all the reviews at the cnnwebsite. could only find 4 reviews available easily.

  34. Romi says:

    This is my first read, and I find your review hilarious!!

    I haven’t yet gone through the other reviews which according to the other commentators outshine this one, but I must say, you are funny Sir!
    Keep the good work coming, And All the best for your future contractual obligations πŸ™‚

  35. Shivani says:

    When will Bollywood directors learn that Punjabi family movie does not equal bumper opening plus hit…??

  36. zaheena says:

    super awesome !

  37. Souvit says:

    Hey Sahil,

    I am a fan of yours and I guess a lot of people have lost their funny bone(or bones?) … hwat the heck, loved all your strips as I did with this one… You rock bro! πŸ˜€
    Keep it up, as always πŸ™‚

    To cribbing readers, please do not expect something that if you were put to test would fail miserably!!

  38. Sandeep says:

    the spoof was pure fun ..
    and now a days watching aki movies these kind of scripts doesnt even raise an eyebrow..

  39. anzo says:

    Kill me for the very very politically incorrect joke, but Sardars seem to hate Andrew Symonds even more than they hated Indira Gandhi πŸ˜›

  40. Mahwash B. says:

    You’re brilliant. Don’t listen to the negative commentors.

  41. Vas says:

    omg!!! cant believe i start reading this so awfully late…!! its toooo toooo goood !:):)
    damn all u ppl for discouraging him…:P

  42. omar says:

    i watched this movie because my friend told me that it stars Andrew Symonds and that there is a scene where he decks Akshay Kumar the same way he did to that streaker at the Gabba.
    2 hours into the film i realized it was a lie.
    But Andrew Symonds was the best damn actor in that movie and he totally got snubbed at the Filmfare awards.

  43. Afreen says:

    This was hilarious yo! louve-d the idea of having newspapers photoshoped before babuji woke up every morning!

  44. pg says:

    lol!!! love it, as usual!

  45. Anita says:

    Real funny – loved it πŸ™‚

  46. pooornima says:

    Pl come up with Talaash and khiladi 786