A typical Punjabi film is all about foot-thumping music, moderately funny characters and little too bright clothes. “Second Hand Husband” is all of that with a dash of Bollywood in it. Directed by Smeep Kang and starring Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal and the legend Dharmendra, the film marks the debut of Govinda’s daughter Tina Ahuja. The plot is different from the cliched Bollywood movies. It does revolve around two lovers wanting to marry each other but facing trouble in the process, however the problem does not involve the families of the lovers. It is not even the orthodox caste systems prevailing in our country; it’s the ex-wife of the hero of the film, Rajbir (Gippy Grewal). Rajbir is bound to pay alimony to Neha (Geeta Basra) every month. That’s the only thing stopping him and Gurpreet (Tina Ahuja) from marrying each other. However, Gurpreet being a lawyer knows that the alimony has to be paid only till the time Neha gets married to someone else. Thus, Gurpreet and Rajbir set out on a journey to find a suitable and marriage-worthy man for Neha. The chemistry between the couple is not really sizzling. Tina Ahuja does an average job however the film is saved by Dharmendra’s character Ajit Singh. He is known for his womanizer nature which eventually lands him in trouble with his wife. Also the presence of Vijay Raaz cannot be ignored as he plays an unrequited-in-love inspector.
“Second Hand Husband” will not make you laugh till the point you cry your eyes out but it does entertain in certain parts. Buy tickets for this one only if you want to watch an extremely light and not-so-clever comedy.