Kanwaljeet Singh, Tom Alter, Kalpana Iyer, Prem Mohan, Jayshree
Producer & Director – Anil Tejani
Lyric – Dev Kohli
Cinematography – Vinod Pradhan
Chorography – Vijay – Oscar
Editor – Shambu Prahdan
Sound – Hitendra Ghosh
“PARTNER” is a feeble
attempt at imitating the misadventures of Terence Hill and Bud
Spencer with Kanwaljit Singh and Javed Khan. Kanwaljit lacks
Hill’s insouciant charm. Javed is almost as bulky as Spencer
but does not have the latter’s ability to smash everything
to bits with an innocent air.
The film tells a far-fetched story. There are two gangs led
by “Tiger” (Shakti Kapoor) and “Panther”.
Javed plays a police officer who goes incognito, running an
undercover operation with the object of breaking up the gangs
and terminating the nefarious activities of Tiger and Panther.
Kanwaljit joins the gangs and is busy selling black-market tickets
at a theatre. Then a damsel in distress played by Deepti Naval
comes to the theatre on a day when the tickets are sold out.
She throws herself on Kanwaljit’s mercy. He gets tickets
for her and the girl with her. Now things get curio user and
curio user. The damsel turns out to be the daughter of a high-ranking
police officer. When he learns how Kanwaljit makes his living,
he forbids him to see his daughter again and rudely orders him
out of the house.
Kanwaljit does make a valiant attempt to go straight but his
efforts are counter-productive because the gangs want him back
at work. The only high point of the show is Kalpana Iyer’s