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Partner July 26, 2007

Posted by Sai in Hindi, Movies, Reviews.
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Over the years, they may have gotten glossier but the basic David Dhawan film hasn’t changed. If he borrowed/lifted from EVV Satyanarayana and Bhagyaraja in the past, he now looks Hollywood-wards for inspiration. If Mujhse Shaadi Karoge had its roots in Anger Management and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya borrowed from Cactus Flower, this one lifts the Will Smith starrer Hitch. As usual David adapts the film by adding a few of his own quirky characters, some smart one liners, and also strips it of any semblance of logic as expected, replacing any real humor with a lot of slapstick. The cast obliges David with loud performances. However, the charm of the protagonists from the original is missing and most of the lifted scenes aren’t up to the mark. In fact, the funniest moments are original scenes that appeal primarily due to the actors but such moments aren’t in abundance. Govinda and Salman shine intermittently in scenes featuring each other. Among the brighter aspects of the film is the soundtrack. Sajid-Wajid come up with a very catchy soundtrack including the peppy Do You Wanna Partner (which makes me wanna dance every time I hear it).

I was quite bored by this film. It seems that I have outgrown the David Dhawan film, which I was never a big fan of. David Dhawan aims to entertain the common man who watches a film to relax and have fun and it seems that the audience still doesn’t mind his films if the openings of this film and the glowing reviews are anything to go by. If Dhawan’s style still appeals to you and you haven’t seen Hitch, this might work for you.

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