Life Partner Review
Starring: Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Prachi Desai, Darshan Jariwala and Amrita Rao in Sp.App
Director: Rumi Jaffrery
‘Marriage’ is in reality the union of two souls that has to last for a lifetime. Though practically, there is far too much that goes into actually managing a ‘marriage’. This is what ‘Life Partner’ is in a nutshell.
The movie about three friends - Karan (Fardeen Khan) who considers ‘Love marriage is the perfect bet’, Bhavesh (Tusshar Kapoor) who disbelieves the concept of ‘Dating’ and prefers an arranged set up and the third person is Jeet (Govinda), who is a divorce lawyer who believes in ‘No marriage’.
The lives of Karan and Bhavesh turn upside down when they marry their respective partners, Sanjana (Genelia D’souza) and Prachi (Prachi Desai) and they re-affirm their faith in the institution of marriage. This is what the movie is all about.
Abbas Mustan duo has not left any stone unturned to give the movie a ostentatious look. But the promotion of the movie could have been better as there is no buzz around the movie. The locales of Cape Town are eye catching and Sameer Arya’s cinematography makes it look even better.
Writer-Director Rumi Jaffery who has already proved his competence in writing in the past has once again done a good job. But the screenplay (Yunus Sajawal) suffers on many counts as the film starts off well, dips intermittently, gathers momentum in the second half and drops again during pre-climax and climax.
Niranjan Iyengar’s dialogues are funny at most places and are good enough to tickle the funny bones of the audiences at most occasions. Pritam has done nothing great with his music. Javed Akhtar has also done a mediocre kind of work.
Despite the way the songs have been shot, there is not a single song that a person will feel like carrying home or even hum around. Watching Kuke Kuke number is fun because of Govinda and Genelia’s dramatics. Editing by Sanjay Sankla needs some serious trimming especially in the second half.
Fardeen Khan is now more comfortable with the camera and it shows. Tusshar suits in his part well and does full justice to it. Genelia looks cute. Prachi Desai is very likeable and has given an earnest performance.
Govinda once again has succeeded in evoking laughter. Anupam Kher is like always, ever dependable. Vikram Gokhale and Darshan Jariwala are sincere in their respective roles. Amrita Rao in a guest appearance as a bar girl fails to create any impact again with her miniscule clothing.
One last word - Life Partner can really be a good fun filling experience this weekend and can be watched along with your partner. For those who are still single, it teaches you the impact of having one in your life. So, be prepared!