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Life Partner Reviews

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½ April 7, 2016
wasnt as bad as it fact, it was pretty funny. i m glad i left kaminey for dis one...........
April 7, 2016
There are different types of comedies. What the audience has been subjected to for over a year now has been the inane slapstick comedy that causes irritation, instead of evoking laughter. Subtle humor has been the hallmark of Kishore Kumar, Amol Palekar and Vinay Pathak?s films. Then there are those comedies which may be witty, yet silly and genuinely funny at the same time. If your taste in such comedy could devour Partner and No Entry among recent examples, then acclaimed writer Rumi Jaffrey?s ?Life Partner? will tickle your funny bone while also providing you with some rational drama that often jumps to melodramatic levels. Nevertheless, the film is better than one would expect?..
Karan (Fardeen Khan) plays the lover boy whose love marriage turns him into a house-man of sorts, Bhavesh (Tusshar Kapoor) plays the orthodox Gujju who will abide by the archaic customs established by his conventional father (Darshan Jariwala) while Jeet (Govinda) plays a relentless divorce lawyer to whom marriage is the biggest mistake that one can make. In a turn of events, Karan marries his spoilt rich girlfriend, whose father?s negligence in training her led to her disastrous experiments in the household. Bhavesh goes to Gujarat to find a suitable bride but ends up marrying his father?s childhood friend?s daughter Prachi and Jeet disappears from the screen momentarily.
Genelia?s disasters at home and excessive indulgence with inactivity frustrate Karan who is working hard to maintain their lifestyle. Prachi?s father (Vijay Gokhale) is an open-minded rich Gujarati businessman who is deeply rooted to the culture but respects the independence and choices of his daughter. His principles are in direct conflict with those of Bhavesh?s father and it leads to some realistic and likeable scenes. While the film doesn?t clearly take sides for or against marriage per se, it is Govinda?s witty dialogue that makes you want to do so.
The film is well written by Rumi Jaffrey and he successfully breaks away from the stereotypes of inane slapstick comedies to give us something more to reflect upon. The screenplay and editing truly hammer the film but the appropriate usage of witty dialogues draw correct emphasis on situations rather than those double meaning retarded jokes we have been subjected to.
Pritam?s musical score consists of a garba melody, Aage Aage that reminds us of some hit folk song and Kouke koyaliya which has been rendered in such a horrifying manner by Shreya Ghoshal that it bec0mes enjoyable for a while?. Only for a while.
Govinda has not had been able to replicate Partner?s success over the past couple of years but when it comes to a comic interpretation of society?s stresses, there is hardly a better actor for Jeet?s role. His performance comes with his trademark style of hilarious expressions, distinct dialogue delivery, one-of-a-kind dancing and exemplary comic timing that elevates a funny dialogue to a higher level. Fardeen Khan gives one of his best performances in the type of role that he is becoming increasingly comfortable with. Tusshar does not give one much to write about but he does justice to his character and he takes the joke on his sister and father in good humor! Anupam Kher and Vijay Gokhale are maestros in their business and therefore, as reliable as always. Among the ladies, Prachi Desai stands out with her convincing performance as a modern housewife yearning to break apart from the strange traditions that threaten to destroy her married life.
While Life Partner may not be the best comedy of all time but surely, it is, of recent times. Worth a watch to rid the mind of all the hyped concoctions of the so called ?new cinema? and totally unlike many ?leave the brains at home? type Govinda movies that we have seen before.
- 6.52 on a scale of 1-10.
April 7, 2016
really really really BAD
April 7, 2016
Loved this movie, it was really nice :$
½ May 31, 2012
A rip-off of Hitch but still quite funny.
½ July 3, 2010
Boring. Bad music numbers.
½ May 11, 2010
Good story line.. good movie.
½ April 1, 2010
Barely passable; watch only if you have to.
½ March 7, 2010
Day : Sunday
Date: 27 Sep 2009
Time: 10.30 pm
With: Noone
On : PC

Govinda is just too good.
November 16, 2009
very awesome funny movie!
½ October 12, 2009
'Life Partner' could have been better but was a total time pass. It was nice and had a good storyline with very nice songs. The acting couldve been much better. Genelia's screen presence is so strong and appealing. On the whole,a good movie!!
October 9, 2009
1 thing i dont like about Bollywood Comedy is that they do too much and i mean TOO MUCH. Over acting and weak script. Govinda was annoying to me and loud. Tusshar Kapoor should just quit movie, sorry. He gives blank expression. I mean his father was such a great actor and dancer. Tusshar has lot to work on. He was perfect in Golmaal. Genelia & Fardeen was the best in the movie.
October 8, 2009
Oh dear!

Have to say that if I was a bloke and married to Sanjana I would want 2 jump off a cliff...what a psycho!!

I do love Anupam Kher...the Dad of all Dads!!
October 6, 2009
Time pass family entertainer highlighting current post marriage problems and solutions....Fardeen & Genelia are well suited for the modern couple..Tushar n prachi they r jus wasted...Songs are also a completely waste - though only Koke Koke is abominable, the rest are just boring...
October 5, 2009
It teaches to us so many lessons about life, misunderstanding and all. ya govinda was good after a long time, awesome work of fardeen and tushhar as a comedian and finally nice work of amrita rao last but not the least ;)
October 4, 2009
months afta i watchd a indian muvi shuuuuu
October 3, 2009
time pass. great songs.
October 3, 2009
It wasn't bad, some good funny moments, entertaining songs especially "khuuke" one. But overall a bit draggy and the ending was too poor and badly wrapped up.
½ October 3, 2009
an average entertainer
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