January 27, 2011 05:43:09 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
For Nikhil Advani, PATIALA HOUSE could well be the most important release of his four film career so far. Though he began on a positive note with KAL HO NA HO, his SALAAM-E-ISHQ saw mixed response coming his way. However what brought the film maker down was CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, a movie with which both he as well as Akshay Kumar went ambitious but not with much success.
On its release in early 2009, the film failed at the box office. An action comedy, it was lambasted by the critics and many wondered if Nikhil would ever be able to wield the director's baton again. However the director wasn't required to lie low for long as he soon announced PATIALA HOUSE with Akshay Kumar, a news that surprised quite a few.
"Well, it should be my turn to surprise the audience now," smiles the soft spoken film maker who had incidentally assisted on films like IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHI (with Sudhir Mishra) before going totally mainstream in Karan Johar camp with KAL HO NA HO.
Well, one really hopes that Nikhil and Akshay do throw a pleasant surprise with PATIALA HOUSE. By the look of the promos, the film is looking interesting for sure. Add to that the cricket angle to it with a family drama forming a background and PATIALA HOUSE does promise to be a different product in the offing.
Here is keeping fingers crossed for what could well be the comeback affair of Nikhil Advani.