If not for the ongoing strike, Rumi Jaffery directed LIFE PARTNER, which is produced by Abbas-Mustan, would have already hit the screens. A fun entertainer, the film stars Govinda, Tusshar Kapoor and Fardeen Khan as the male leads. Playing thick friends in the film, the trio is seen to be having distinct views about the institution of marriage.
Even though he along with Govinda carry an image of being primarily comic stars, Tusshar insists that LIFE PARTNER is not a regular comedy film in the offering. ''Instead I would want to call it as a 'romantic musical social entertainer' with a touch of comedy to it'', says Tusshar, ''The film deals with the lives of three men who have their own take on the institution of marriage. While I play someone who is a believer in arranged marriage, Fardeen's character is far more flamboyant. For him, being in love matters most and all he wants is a love marriage. As for Govinda, he plays a pivotal fun character in the film, who is a Casanova of sorts and doesn't believe in marriage at all''.
For Tusshar, LIFE PARTNER would be his next release after a super successful GOLMAAL RETURNS that had released last year. Even though this film too follows a pucca commercial route, Tusshar asserts that the film has ample moments that would be pretty much identifiable for the common man.
''What you would see in LIFE PARTNER is something that happens to every husband and wife'', says Tusshar, ''A wife may think that her husband is no more the kind of boy friend he used to be before marriage. On the other hand a guy may be stuck between his parents and his wife. The film shows these characters going through such trials and tribulations.''
Though Tusshar isn't willing to reveal much about his role in the film, he does mention that there is a sense of reality in the way characters are defined in the film.
In the film, Tusshar Kapoor plays a Gujarati based in South Africa while Prachi Desai plays his Gujarati wife who originally comes from India. Genelia D'Souza is paired opposite Genelia D'Souza while there is a surprise element around the name being paired opposite Govinda.
Extensively shot in South Africa, LIFE PARTNER was originally slated to arrive on 1st May but has been pushed for close to a couple of months due to ongoing producers v/s multiplexes tussle. With music by Pritam, the film in all likelihood would now be arriving in the month of July.