| Director||David Dhawan|
| Lyrics||Sanjay Chhel, Shabbir Ahmed, Jalees Sherwani|
| Release Date||20-Jul-2007|
| Cast||Govinda, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta, Dilip Tahil, Atul Parchure, Rajat Bedi, Suresh Menon, Vindu Singh, Razzak Khan, Deepshikha, Aarti Chhabria, Tiku Talsania, Ali Asgar, Puneet Issar, Rajpal Yadav|
Movie Partner is David Dhawan's new comic adventure. It is a bigger entertainer movie than David's Dhawan's last two movies, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. Making people laugh is an art and David has mastered this art over the years. Like wine, he has only matured with time.
Partner is targeted at those who swear by masala films. It's definitely not for those who actually know what to expect, but pretend to rubbish escapist cinema. Also, it's not for certain critics [looking for art cinema in a masala entertainer] whose star ratings are a much bigger joke than the one David Dhawan pulls off with elan. The film works, and works big time.
The story goes like this Prem [Salman Khan] is a 'date doctor' who, for a fee, has helped hundreds of men woo the women of their dreams. In his childhood, he understood a woman's likes and dislikes in food, clothes or men. His aim is to help those men who like or love women, not to take them to bed.
Prem[Salman Khan] discovers that his tried and tested tricks are no match for Naina [Lara Dutta], the one woman he truly loves, who works for a newspaper as a journalist. He comes across Bhaskar [Govinda], who is in love with Priya [Katrina Kaif], the rich and famous daughter of a tycoon [Dilip Tahil]. Prem helps Govinda find his lady love and eventually also finds a soulmate in Naina.
Partner is inspired by Hollywood hit movie "Hitch" . It is a true-blue David Dhawan film. Partner has very catchy and hummable music. The track that leads to the misunderstandings in the climax looks unwarranted. The subsequent portion [Govinda's honeymoon travails] is rip-roaringly funny. The romantic portion is the right chemistry between Salman and Lara and Govinda and Katrina. The terrific bonding between Salman and Govinda take the film to dizzier heights. The dialogues are truly funny and actually accentuate the impact of every sequence.
Sanjay Chhel's dialogues are superb. Sajid-Wajid has made a terrific comeback, with every song having the stamp of a chartbuster embossed on it.
Salman performs like never before. His fans will only multiply with this film. Govinda sets the screen blazing with an incredible performance. Partner is his comeback film. Lara Dutta looks gorgeous and pairs off very well with Salman. Katrina Kaif looks gorgeous and pitches in a natural performance. Rajpal Yadav is really funny. Puneet Issar is alright. Dilip Tahil is okay. Suresh Menon is excellent. Child artiste Ali Haji is wonderful. His confidence level is astonishing!
In a nutshell, if you're looking for laughter unlimited and curious to watch the bonding between Govinda and Salman Khan, do watch Partner because it's just for you!