Saturday, August 04, 2007

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - VII

Last but not the least, this film has sailed through because of the terrific chemistry between Salman Khan and Govinda and the sheer genius of Govinda for his comic timing, facial expressions and dancing. I am pretty sure I can say with some confidence that the man is back with a bang!

To sum up, I would just advise you to go with an open mind, do not have any expectations, keep your brains aside, and enjoy one of the best actors of Hindi film industry in his elements. I can assure you shall not return disappointed.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - VI

The entire track of “Chhota Don” seemed to be contrived with Rajpal Yadav once again going over the top with his histrionics. The only moment which will make you smile is his dialogue “Don ki talash 11 mulkon ki police ko hai aur baarave mulk se baat chal rahi hai”. Rajat Bedi’s character seemed to be completely out of place except the one last twist that comes in the end.

Sanjay Chhel’s dialogues are funny at times and insipid at other. The limericks used by Sanjay Chhel in his dialogues does require a special mention. The one that cracked me up was in the end which goes: Jahaan Guru, Wahaan Chela, Ayee Milan Ki Bela. Sajid-Wajid’s music was generally peppy and a bit jarring at times with a special mention for the title track which is has good music and full justice has been done to that song by Govinda, his dancing and his facial expressions.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - V

Coming back to Partner, considering the movie is produced by Salman Khan’s brother Sohail Khan, it was really magnanimous of Salman Khan to share equal screen space, time and meat with Govinda. Both Salman Khan and Govinda share a terrific chemistry and without trying to outdo each other, they actually complemented one another. No actor who is insecure about sharing screen space with a terrific actor would have done this. However, one must not ask what Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif are doing in the film except providing eye candy, which they did with √©lan.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - IV

After reading this particular advertisement, I was just wondering that when did Govinda have his last hit? Any guesses? It was way back in the year 1999 and the movie was Haseena Maan Jaayegi which was also directed by David Dhawan and Govinda’s co-stars were Sanjay Dutt, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Batra, Anupam Kher, Kader Khan and Aruna Irani. After that he had string of flops, 22 to be precise. Without a doubt one can say that Govinda has come back with a bang. I am not sure if Bhaagam Bhaag can be credited as a hit under Govinda’s filmography because he had a very limited role to play. I thought he excelled in that limited role as well.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - III

I was reading one of the leading financial newspapers a couple of days back and I read the advertisement of K. Sera Sera (one of the producers of Partner) claiming Partner to be a huge hit with gross collections of about 70 crores in its first week itself. I had read some other reports which put the collections at about 40-45 crores. Whichever figure you may take, the movie is a big hit any which ways.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - II

Needless to say, this is one of those movies where you don’t really sit and analyse the film and whether the story, screenplay etc. makes sense or not. This is a film where you just leave your brains aside and enjoy the ride!! It’s one of those mad-cap caper which doesn’t make any sense. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this movie 0. However, this movie belongs entirely to Govinda (for his comic timing and especially the dancing) and just for that I’d recommend this as a must watch. It’s amazing to see Govinda back into his elements.

Partner - Salman Khan and Govinda - I

Last weekend, I saw David Dhawan’s latest laugh riot Partner starring Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif. The movie is written by Sanjay Chhel and music is by Sajid-Wajid. Although the concept of the film is inspired from the Hollywood flick Hitch starring Will Smith, Partner has the typical David Dhawan stamp all over it with Govinda leading the proceedings from the front.