Partner - A Movie Review
This weekend, the promos of the movie 'Partner' conned me into buying a ticket for the film. As the Blueline buses were off the road, my friends took a day off from work to accompany me. We decided to watch 'Partner' at Liberty Cinema, which is located in the crowded central Delhi area, to check out the crowd reaction. Plus, Liberty cinema is located nearby, which saved us from the transport havoc caused by the absence of Blueline buses.
As this was my first experience at Liberty theatre, and I thought I'd write something about it first. The prices of tickets were unbelievably low compared to that of the PVR's in New Delhi. We got balcony seats for Rs.80 a head. The cinema was quite big and the seats were plush and comfortable. The Dolby sound was amazing, the air conditioning worked fine and the toilets were clean. The best thing about Liberty cinema was the varied choice and low price of eatables. I bought a popcorn for Rs.20 and a large strawberry cold drink for Rs.15. About the movie, well, here goes......
Partner - 4/10 - starring Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif. This film scores on four points only - the songs, colorful locales, charm of the lead pair (Sallu/Govinda) and the kid actor. Otherwise, this film is a mishmash of scenes which have no connection to each other. It seems that someone thought up some jokes and then decided to insert scenes to fit them instead of the other way around. The film has absolutely no script and just kept meandering along making up unconnected stories along the way.
In 'Partner', Salman Khan plays the role of a love guru who counsels folks on relationship issues. Govinda is a bumbling manager who visits him for help on wooing his boss - Katrina Kaif. Lara Dutta is a journalist, single mom whom Salman Khan falls for. In the end, both couples get happily married. The space in between is filled with unrealistic scenes, gay jokes and characters that appear and disappear without adding anything to the movie.
Surprisingly, the cinema hall was houseful. Most of the viewers in the balcony area consisted of families while those in the stalls were gay couples from the lower strata of society. The scene that garnered the most whistles was the one where Govinda jumps of a running bus. In Delhi, most people think it's real cool to dangerously jump off running buses, which is why the Blueline buses are in so much trouble. More about this issue in a later post.
Most irritating part of 'Partner' - were the 'in jokes', where instead of playing the character, Salman and Govinda make jokes about their personal lives and history. Also, the Aamir Khan lookalike scene was in bad taste. I know Aamir did the same to Salman in Fanaa but to take revenge for that scene was real uncool.
My Final Take - If you are a hardcore Salman Khan/Govinda fan then you can go watch this film, but remember to leave your brains behind. For others, this movie is an OK time pass film that you can watch on cable. For me, 'Partner' was by far the worst film I have seen in a cinema hall.
Have any of you watched Partner ? What do you think of this movie review ?