BVS Ravi is turning producer with the Telugu film Second Hand, which he has produced jointly with Wanted fame Poorna Naidu. He has made sure that debutante director Kishore Tirumala has a unique and interesting script in place for the film, which is on whole a good attempt. It could have been even better entertainer if the makers had concentrated on the production values of the movie.
Second Hand is a romantic entertainer with a fare
amount of comedy quotient. Kishore's brand new love story,
engrossing screenplay and good dialogue, lead actors performances,
Ravi Chandra's music and background score and beautiful
picturisation are the main attractions in the film. The slow-paced
narration and absence of the entertainment quotient in the second
half are big drawbacks of the movie.
Kishore Tirumala has penned a script, which revolves around
three different love story. The director has tried to show three
guys' love affairs, breakups and their after effects in Second
Hand. He has good grip on the tempo and has nicely brought a
logical connection between all these stories. As a debutante, he
has committed few mistake, but his efforts are commendable and
should be appreciated and encouraged.
The first half of Second Hand has a fast-paced
narration and the director has made with very entertaining with
some funny dialogues and romantic moments. But the movie hits the
rough patch in the second half, where the pace slows down besides
lacking entertainment values. The climax is excellent. Continue to
read Second Hand movie review in the slideshow.
Santosh-Deepu's Love Story
Santosh (Sudheer Varma) is an budding photographer, who falls in
love with Deepu (Dhanya Balakrishnan). Instead of taking his
business serious, he madly goes after her. At this juncture, Deepu,
who gets a marriage proposal from an NRI dumps him.
Subba-Swecha's Love Story
On the other hand, we have Subba Rao (Kireeti Damaraju), who is
a serious guy and has qualities of a gentleman. He decides to marry
Swecha (Dhanya Balakrishnan). Despite Swecha revealing her old love
affair, he goes forward to wed her. But an interesting twist causes
breakup between the two.
Chaitu-Sahashra's Love Story
In another story, Sahashra (Dhanya Balakrishnan) is a software
professional, who is staying with Siddu in a flat. Here enters
Chaitu (Vishnu Vardhan). Impressed with his character, Sahashra
falls in love with Chaitu. But she is torn between her friend and a
lover. How Dr Posani Krishna Murali brings a logical end to all
these stories forms the crux of the story.
Dhanya Balakrishna has played different role in the movie and
she has done justice to all of them. In fact, her performance is
the main attraction in Second Hand. Her chemistry with all
three heroes is superb and impresses the film goers. She is the
showgirl in the movie.
Sudheer Varma, Kireeti Damaraju and Vishnu Vardhan, who have
played male leads in Second Hand, have also delivered
brilliant performance. Dr Posani Krishna Murali and others have
also done justice to their roles.
Second Hand has been made with a shoe-string budget and
when compared to its investment, the movie has decent production
elements. Ravi Chandra's music and background score, good
cinematography and choreography of songs and funny dialogues are
major attractions in the technical front.
Second Hand Verdict
Overall, Second Hand is a wonderful effort by debutante
Kishore Tirumala, who has done brilliant work in scripting and
direction. If he had done more home work on second half, the film
would have been more entertaining.
Producer: BVS Ravi, Poorna Naidu
Director: Kishore Tirumala
Cast: Dhanya Balakrishna, Sudheer Varma, Vishnu and Anuj Ram
Music Director: Ravichandra
Release Date: December 13, 2013