105 Min. | Comedy | July 2015
IMDB Rating: 5.0
Directors: Smeep Kang, Sumeep Kang
Staring: Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Sanjay Mishra
Second Hand Husband Review: With Second Hand Husband three well know people debut in the Hindi film industry, Punjabi star Gippy Grewal, Punjabi hit director Smeep Kang, and Govinda’s daughter Tina Ahuja. But this is far from a proper Hindi film, because Second Hand Husband is a Punjabi film disguised with Hindi actors and broken Hindi. The films premise is about how after divorce one has to pay heavy alimony and how an ex husband must get his ex wife married to get away from alimony. He also must do so to get married again. Well the films premise was one in which there was huge scope to make an entertaining comedy, but SHH stays on to be a average film.
Second Hand Husband is entertaining in parts, and there are many parts where one does laughs out loud, but the film is just not fully convincing. This comedy of errors, lacks a proper pace, and there way too many sub plots in the film that derive from the main story. Acting wise Gippy Grewal and Tina Ahuja might be the leads but there acting is wodden, and they are expressionless. In Second Hand Husband, the actors that standout are Dhamendra, who has some of the best scenes in the film, and Vijay Raaz who acts wonderfully. Actors like Ravi Kissan who just acts loud, Rati, Geeta Basara, Mukesh Tiwari, and the ever talented Sanjay Mishra are wasted with minimal roles.
Overall though Second Hand Husband is muddled with many problems, it still has many moments of enjoyable laughter, for a punjabi audience this can be a mindless one time watch, for the Hindi audience there are many better choices out there. Second Hand Husband is a worth watch.