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Second Hand - Movie Review

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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's Performance

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.

Others' Performances

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.

Production Values

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.

Production Team

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

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