Gakhal Brothers Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.’s Second Hand Husband (UA) is the story of a man who is in the process of divorcing his first wife and wants to marry his new girlfriend.
Rajbir (Gippy Grewal) is seeking a divorce from his vain wife, Neha (Geeta Basra). He has already fallen in love with lawyer Gurpreet (Tina Ahuja) and takes a marriage proposal to her family. Even while Gurpreet’s brother (Ravi Kishan) is against the liaison, her father (Alok Nath) is in favour of it. But since Rajbir has been ordered by the court to pay Neha a monthly alimony of Rs. 30,000, Gurpreet’s father is hesitant because Rajbir would be left with very little money for himself and Gurpreet.
Soon, Rajbir realises that he would not have to pay Neha alimony if she were to remarry. So, he takes it upon himself to get her a new husband. He takes advantage of the tension between his boss, Ajit Singh (Dharmendra), and his wife, Beant Kaur (Rati Agnihotri), because of his roving eye and drinking habit. While Beant Kaur applies for divorce, Rajbir tries to set up Ajit Singh with Neha. He even attempts to set up Beant Kaur with a police officer, Rakesh (Vijay Raaz), so that Neha could then marry Ajit Singh. Incidentally, Rajbir had also tried to get Neha interested in Rakesh but had failed.
What happens finally? Do Rajbir and Gurpreet unite in matrimony?
Smeep Kang has written a story which is comical and which runs on various tracks. The story offers no novelty but screenplay writers Smeep Kang, Vaibhav Suman and Shreya Shrivastav come up with fairly fresh anecdotes to build up the audience’s interest. However, while the scenes of Rajbir are interesting and funny enough, those of Ajit Singh are neither convincing nor funny. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that the entire track of Ajit Singh actually takes the film down to the point of boredom. If the climax is once again entertaining, it is because the track of Rajbir meets with the track of Ajit Singh. Dialogues, penned by the trio, are laced with humour and keep the audience entertained except in the track of Ajit Singh.
Punjabi films’ superstar Gippy Grewal makes an impressive debut in Bollywood. He looks charming and acts with a natural ease. His sense of timing is very good and he is also a nice dancer. Tina Ahuja makes a dull debut. She looks ordinary and her acting is average. She needs to improve her dialogue delivery. Geeta Basra looks glamours and acts with sincerity. Dharmendra is unable to create the humour which was needed in his scenes. His dubbing is not very clear as there is a slur in his dialogue delivery. Rati Agnihotri is earnest. Sanjay Mishra is very natural and funny as lawyer Jagmohan. Vijay Raaz is good in the role of police officer Rakesh. Mukesh Tiwari has a cute track and he does justice to his role as Beant Kaur’s brother. Supriya Karnik is quite alright as Beant Kaur’s sister-in-law. Ravi Kishan evokes laughter with his comedy; one wishes, he had a lengthier role. Alok Nath is effective. Karamjeet Anmol has his moments as Rakesh’s deputy, Balwinder. Gurpreet Guggi is wonderful as Bhagwan. Others do as desired.
Smeep Kang’s direction is fair. While he handles the comedy in the Rajbir track well, he is unable to do much in the Ajit Singh track. Music (Badshah, Dr. Zeus and Jatinder Shah) is nice. The ‘Mitthi meri jaan’ song (composed by Jatinder Shah) is very appealing; the ‘Bad baby’ number (set to tune by Badshah) is also nice; the other songs are quite interesting. Lyrics (Kumaar, Badshah and Rahul Behenpal) are fair. Devang Desai and Aadil Shaikh’s choreography could’ve been better. Sanjay Chowdhury’s background music passes muster. Manoj Shaw’s camerawork is fair. Sunny Prasad Phadte’s sets are ordinary. Ritesh Soni does a fine job of the editing, making the film sharp and crisp.
On the whole, Second Hand Husband is funny only in parts and will, therefore, not work at the box-office. It will flop.