Second Hand

2.5/5
| | 2013-12-13
CAST

Sudheer Varma, Sri Vishnu, Kireeti Damaraju, Dhanya and others

Director - Kishore Tirumala
Producer - Poorna Naidu, BVS Ra
Banner -
Music - Ravi Chandra

Second Hand movie produced by writer BVS Ravi and presented by Puri Jagannadh is out in theaters now.

What is it about?

This film is about the love-breakup-aftereffects of three different people Santosh (Sudhir), Subba Rao (Kireeti) and Sahasra (Dhanya). Director cleverly narrated this story with a twist in the tale. You have to watch the film to know what was that surprise package.

Performances:
                                                                   
Kireeti Damaraju is entertaining as Subba Rao. His typical expressions and cunning smile will have you in splits. He steals the show in this film. Sudheer Varma is fine as one of the main leads. Sri Vishnu keeps it simple and that works yet again. Dhanya is good as the female lead. Posani did a cameo in this film.

Technicalities:
                                                                                                                     
Kishore Tirumala targets young audience with Second Hand. Of late many directors are coming up with themes that deal with the romance of today's youth. Kishore too made a similar attempt with some creativity thrown into the narration. Director did well to make the first half of the film entertaining, but he slipped in the latter half. Music is alright. Cinematography is okay. They tried to can the scenes in an unorthodox fashion and that may not appeal to everybody. Editing is crisp. Not much money is involved, but it looks good on the quality front.

Analysis:                   
           
Second hand starts off with lots of promise and withers off rapidly. First love story is just okay. There is nothing much to entertain. Subba Rao saves the day and raises hopes on the film. First half of the movie is decent with good humor. Director failed during the second half.

Entertainment goes missing and film's pace slows down. Climax is a dampener with Posani uttering nonsense about love and life. Had the director worked enough on the second half of the film Second Hand could have been a fine entertainer.
           
All the actors did well and made it watchable with their performances. Director himself jumped on to the screen to bring few laughs in the second half but his efforts are in vain. Second hand is a film that is passable while watching on DVD, but it isn't worth the ticket price.

Verdict: Second Grade!