The movie is about Gattu (Akshay Kumar) who is living the life his father chose for him. When Gattu was young, on one of his birthdays, skinheads broke his home window and yelled "We don't want you in our country." His father, Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor) grabbed a pot and beat one of the skinheads. He was arrested soon after but then released. A few weeks later, Gattu's uncle was killed in a racial attack. This changed Gattu's father and made him a kind of leader in the predominately Indian area of Southall in West London. He made a lot of changes that stopped racism where he lived. But his children were not allowed to do what they wanted and had to be very traditional Sikhs. Gattu had been good at cricket and wanted to play for England, though his dad would never let him become a member of the England team.