Partner – Movie Review

Director David Dhawan known for his laughton?s is back after a hiatus of 2 years with Partner starring Govinda, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif. But is his new outing as rip-roaringly funny as his previous works?

Prem (Salman Khan) is a dating consultant who calls himself the “Love guru”. One day he happens to meet Bhaskar (Govinda) who works as a financial advisor for Raichand industries and is in love with his boss and heiress Priya (Katrina Kaif). After a lot of persuasion, Prem agrees to help Bhaskar in getting his true love and in the process ends up falling in love with Naina (Lara Dutta), a gossip journalist.

The story is inspired by the 2005 movie Hitch (Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James) and is a laugh riot from beginning to end. The dialogues in the movie are simply sidesplitting and will have you rolling in your seats. The movie’s been shot in Mumbai and Phuket and has been captured pretty well on screen. The music by Sajid Wajid is pretty catchy especially the title song. The songs too have been picturised well.

Govinda completely steals the show in this movie. After playing second fiddle in Bhagam Bhag and Salaam-e-Ishq, he makes a great comeback in style. Salman Khan is as stylish as ever, but hams in a few scenes. The leading ladies Lara and Katrina Kaif complement them beautifully. Rajpal Yadav is funny in his take-off on Don. Suresh Menon is equally funny and gathers a few laughs. Child artiste Ali Haji acts well and looks very cute. The supporting cast consisting of Tiku Talsania, Ali Asgar, Aarti Chabbria, Deepshikha, Rajat Bedi and Dalip Tahil do their jobs well.

However the movie has its shares of flaws. The editing is badly messed up and some of the side comedy tracks like the Chota Don track (Rajpal Yadav) keep popping up and disappearing abruptly. Also the misunderstanding in the pre-climax was not at all required and is simply dragged on without rhyme or reason.

However the movie is a complete entertainer and gives the audience its money’s worth. But do leave your brains outside the theatre as it is a David Dhawan movie and is totally devoid of logic.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
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11 Comments

  • Watched the movie last night.. 3 / 5 for me

    The movie is awsome.. Govinda and Salman jodi is just simply great. the movie was so funny the guy next to me choked and started coughin loudly.. even katrina and lara did a good job in the movie.. although when you were watching katrina.. the acting wasnt looking natural. but their roles were sweet and simple

    The timing is amazing.. and the dancing is awsome.. Govinda was break dancing in most of the fast songs and you can make out that he did a lot of work out to learn those steps..

    Salman was just mantaining his ‘cool dude’ image throughout the whole movie…

    Rajpal Yadav was amazing in the movie as well.. i think the movie should do really good

    and yeah it is a copy of hitch.. almost everything.. but i prefer partner more than hitch now… I found partner way toooo funny….

    I think its one of these movies which are meant to be watched in a cinema hall.. :-)

  • AMAZING MOVIE……ITS ROCKING…DO U WANNA PARTNER O PARTNER…..AWESOME MUSIC, A COMPLETE ENTERTAINING MOVIE…..
    SALLU BHAI IS ROCKING AS USUAL…..GOVINDA IS AWESOME…..AFTER A LONG TIME WE WILL SEE HIM DOING SUCH COMEDY…..LARA AND KATRINA ARE HOT…..
    A COMPLETE PAISA VASUUL MOVIE…..WORTH TO BE WATCHED 2-3 TIMES…..

  • Very badly made movie. It is an exact and irritating copy of the movie HITCH. David Dhawan did a very poor job copying a movie. Wait till the DVD is out. Not worth wasting your time in the theater.

  • DONT WATCH IT. SALMAN AND GOVINDA SHOULD RETIRE. WE ARE BORED OF THESE LOW QUALITY HINDI MOVIES :(((((((((((((((

  • OMGGG ARE GOVINDA AND SALMAN KHAN THE NEW GAY COUPLE?? THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE…OH AND ALLOW HE’S BELLY RING….EWWWWWWWW PROVES HE’S GAYYYYY LOOOOOOL
    H8 THIS MOVIE AND ALWYS WILL

  • My goodness I’m sorry to say this but u undians have the weirdest/stupidest idea of what comedy is! This movie was retarded!!! Complete waste of money! None of the music or dancing was good the only good I see from this movie is that Lara Dutta will finally be recognized for her acting performances and will hopefully be given lots of good roles now. I cannot believe you guys think this movie is awesome and yet think that JBJ is trash! I bought JBJ but not will not even consider renting Partner in the future. I watched Partner a couple of weeks ago and was extremely surprised when people would suddenly start laughing! I was like, “What the heck are they laughing at, this is stupid?!!”. Gosh weird people anywho, bye.

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