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Partner (2007)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  20 July 2007 (India)
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A 'Love Guru' assists other males, woos a widowed single mother, but becomes embroiled in controversies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prem 'Love Guru'
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Bhaskar Diwakar Chaudhry
Lara Dutta ...
Naina Sahani
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Priya R. Jaisingh
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Chota Don
Ali Haji ...
Rohan Sahani (as Master Ali Haji)
Dalip Tahil ...
Raj Jaisingh
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Nikki (as Aarti Chabria)
Puneet Issar ...
Rana
Deepshika ...
Pammi
Suresh Menon ...
Kiran Mulchandani
Atul Parchure ...
Assistant Cop
Tiku Talsania ...
Mumbai Masala's Editor
Ali Asghar ...
Ali (as Ali Asgar)
Rajat Bedi ...
Neil Bakshi
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The only male child in the family that sired six daughters, Prem has empathy towards the fair sex and decides to assist males to woo women so much so that he becomes popular as the 'Love Guru'. Amongst the men he assists are Bhaskar Chaudhry and Neil Bakshi. Klutz-like Bhaskar has fallen head over heels with his boss, a model and heiress, Priya Jaisingh. A disbelieving Prem refuses to assist him, but subsequently relents. Bhaskar uses his own charm to woo Priya successfully, and is introduced to her dad, Raj. Prem himself falls in love with a widowed single mother, Naina Shahani, a Journalist. Both men are satisfied with her respective lives not knowing that a scandalous secret will surface in the media - changing their lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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INR 20,000,000 (estimated)

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£236,766 (UK) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

£726,296 (UK) (3 August 2007)
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The makers of HITCH sued the makers, as they felt the film copied scenes from the original film without taking copyright. See more »

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When Govinda's bus meets with an accident, he is admitted to a hospital in Phuket, but it looks like an Indian hospital and he doesn't have much injuries either. See more »

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Bhaskar: [after seeing Prem and Priya hug] Oh! so this was your plan all along, eh Love Guru? Instead of helping me, lover-boy takes the ship to sea to romance shamelessly!
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David Dhawan + Salman Khan + Govinda
24 April 2008 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

If you look at all of David Dhawan's best entertainers that also worked at the box office - Aankhen, Coolie No.1, Biwi No.1, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and now Partner to name a few - the pacing of the films is very crisp. This could also be attributed to the fact that Dhawan was an editor before he became a director. His most entertaining films have the right surface elements - gloss, production values, catchy music and star value. But invariably, they are a good marriage of editing and screenplay. And then the x factor - chemistry of the protagonists on screen and their chemistry with Dhawan during the making. In Partner it is Govinda and Salman Khan who light up the screen.

Including Partner, Dhawan has made 38 films as a director - 20 of them have worked at the box office. 17 of those 20 have featured Govinda or Salman Khan. Except for Karisma Kapoor or Sushmita Sen in a few of them, the ladies are mere eye candy in most of them. Partner is a through and through entertainer - start to finish - as a Dhawan film is always meant to be.

Yes, the premise of Partner is a straight lift from Hitch and so are a few of the scenes in the film. I have seen both and thoroughly enjoyed both. But you cannot compare the two. The sensibilities, the arc of the individual stories are like apples and oranges. 9 Dhawan films released between 2000 and 2003 - only Jodi No.1 worked. Since then Partner is only his 4th release and his third hit. The one film a year thing is really working for him.

Govinda has had a second birth courtesy Salaam-e-Ishq and now Partner. It is surprising that Salman and Govinda have not worked opposite each other earlier. It is so funny that I would conclude this from a frivolous masala entertainer like Parter, but something tells me that David Dhawan will be making some amazing dramas, thrillers and black comedies some years down the road and Govinda and Salman will become phenomenal and iconic character actors 10-15 years from now.


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