Banner: Sohail Khan Productions,K Sera Sera
Cast: Govinda,Salman Khan,Katrina Kaif,Lara Dutta,Dilip Tahil,Amey Pandya
Direction: David Dhawan
Production: Sohail Khan
Salman Khan and Govinda play partners in this movie. The film has Katrina paired up with Govinda while Lara Dutta is cast opposite Salman Khan. In the film, Salman plays a love guru who is an expert in matters relating to romance and girl-wooing. Inspired by director Andy Tennant’s likable Hollywood hit HITCH [2005; Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta], PARTNER is a true-blue David Dhawan film.
PARTNER is for those seeking non-stop entertainment. It’s targeted at those who swear by masala films. Those who want to get transported to a world of make-believe in those 2 hours. It’s definitely not for those who actually know what to expect, but pretend to rubbish escapist cinema. Also, it’s not for certain critics [looking for art cinema in a masala entertainer] whose star ratings are a much bigger joke than the one David Dhawan.
Prem [Salman Khan] is a ‘date doctor’ who, for a fee, has helped hundreds of men woo the women of their dreams. In his childhood, he understood a woman’s likes and dislikes in food, clothes or men. His aim is to help those men who like or love women, not to take them to bed. Prem discovers that his tried and tested tricks are no match for Naina [Lara Dutta], the one woman he truly loves, who works for a newspaper as a journalist. He comes across Bhaskar [Govinda], who is in love with Priya [Katrina Kaif], the rich and famous daughter of a tycoon [Dilip Tahil]. Prem helps Govinda find his lady love and eventually also finds a soulmate in Naina.
Sanjay Chhel’s dialogues are packed with wit, humour and freshness. Johnny Lal’s cinematography is good. Sajid Wajid’s music has become a hit even before the release of the film. Bosco Caesar’s choreography is lively and refreshing.
Salman Khan, he is one actor who can look good even in the worst of situations. Govinda sets the screen blazing with an incredible performance. Katrina shows her dentist’s efforts in showering a bunch of smiles spread all over the film. Lara Dutta looks gorgeous and pairs off very well with Salman. Suresh Menon and Rajpal Yadav add to the fun elements of this masala entertainer. Child Artist Ali Haji is brilliant in his effort.
On the whole, PARTNER is a winner all the way. But it surely gives you enough reasons to have fun and forget your worries. With the deadly combo of Salman and Govinda matching steps it’s surely a treat you wouldn’t want to give it a miss.