The moment we hear the name 'Sholay', one tends to instantly remember various positive points associated with it, including the famous dialogues by Dharmendra, the He-Man of Bollywood. Dharmendra started his career with some great performance based films followed by his romantic films with Hema Malini, leading to the multi-starrer action films of the 80's era. But, when it came to the 90's era, Dharmendra lowered his standards by working in multiple 'B' grade films and that too on daily based remuneration. Thanks to the films like 'Jhonny Gaddar', 'Apne', 'Life In A Metro', 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' and few more in the recent years, he has managed to bring back his credibility as an actor. Though, his last few films failed to click over the box office and thus, being a fan of this macho man, one does look forward to his latest comical film 'Second Hand Husband'. So, let's find out whether Dharam Paaji will manage to tickle the funny bone of his fans or might end up giving us another disaster comical film like 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2'.Story:
'Second Hand Husband' is a story of Rajvir (Gippy Garewal), who wants to get married to his lady love Gurpeet (Tina Anuja). Like all love stories here too, the problem is that, Rajvir is recently divorced, but has to give a heavy alimony to his wife Neha (Geeta Basra), leaving hardly any money for him to support his livelihood. In order to get rid of this alimony problem Rajvir starts looking out for a rich guy who can get married to Neha. Neha on the other hand has her eye on Rajvir's flirty boss Ajit Singh (Dharmendra). What happens next is what the entire film is all about.Screenplay & Technicalities:
The one liner story line seems super hilarious on papers and even in the film, there are few good comical moments like Dharmendra flirting with Deepshika, Sanjay Mishra's introduction scene with Mukesh Tiwari and a few more. Sadly, the laughs start to dry out due to the overdose Punjabi style, loud humour and lots of side tracks. The scenes are stretched to the fullest and has many tracks running parallel at the same time. Dharmendra -Rati Agnihotri - Deepshika track reminds you of films like 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' and 'No Entry'. There are many trashy dialogues like 'Kutte ki pooch aur mard ki mooch mein koi farak nahin' in the film, which ends up being unintentionally funny.Music & Direction:
The music is good and songs like 'Channa kaha guzari', 'Mitthi meri jaan', 'Rab jaisa zarror hain' and 'Bad baby' are enjoyable.
The director Sandeep Kang comes up with an interesting comical plot line, but fails to do proper justice to it. He manages to entertain you with some good songs and couple of comical scenes. Wished the positive points would have been more, so that the film too, would have ended up as a decent entertainer.Performances:
Gippy Garewal tries hard to act, but fails miserably due to his local accent and weird expressions. Tina Ahuja looks fake and has computerized make up stuck to her face. It's tough to decide who is worse among these two actors. Dharmendra is enjoyable in parts, but sleepwalks in the other scenes. Geeta Basra looks good and puts up a decent act. Sanjay Mishra, Vijay Raaz and Mukesh Tiwari are funny in their parts. Rati Agnihotri, Deepshikha and Alok Nath are wasted. Harbhajan Singhs cameo is welcomed.Final Verdict: So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum???
Dum ??? Well, the movie has some enjoyable songs along with few good comical scenes. Dharmendra's fan would like to forget this film like how they did in his last few films, though the audience in north India will love the presence of their local favourites. It's only due to over the top type of performances and loud humour, that makes this movie look like a Punjabi flavoured chewing gum, where after the initial fun ends up as bland and tasteless.Ratings: 1.5/5