Second Hand Telugu Movie Review
Presented by: Multi Dimension entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
Banner: Sri Sreeyas Chitra
Cast: Dhanya Balakrishna, Sudheer Varma, Vishnu, Kireeti, Anoojram,Posani Krishna Murali and others
Editing: SR Sekhar
Cinematography: Avaneendra, Uma
Music: Ravi Chandra
Producer: Poorna Naidu
Written & Directed by: Kishore Tirumala
CBFC Rating: ‘U/A’
Release date: 13-12-2013
Story: Second story is about Subba Rao( Kireeti) and Swetcha(Dhanya), Subba rao decides to marry Swetcha even after knowing that she is in love with someone. Subbu doubts her behavior and fearing that she may maintain the affair with the Boy Friend even after the marriage he leaves her. The thirds story is about Sahasra( Dhanya) and Chaitanya(Vishnu). Sahasra and Chaitanya fall in love and sahasra becomes pregnant and Chaitanya is out of contact and siddhu(Annojram) her friend gives her the needed support. She is in a dilemma to choose whom as her partner? How these three stories are related forms the plot of the film.
Performances: Performances of all the cast are good. Dhanya balakrishnan has more screen space and she has done decent job. Her performance in crucial scenes is commendable. Sudheer, Vishnu, Kireeti and Anoojram suited to the roles well. Vishnu is good. Kireeti is hilarious as Subba rao. He impresses all the way with controlled performance. Posani Krishna Murali as Doctor is okay. Music is Average, Cinematography is good. Editing is neat. Production values are poor. The Screenplay is good. The Direction is adequate.
Analysis: Here comes yet another short film like feature film. This film has three stories related to breakup and they are linked to each other. The only curiosity factor that sustains in the minds of Audience is that all the stories have the heroine Dhanya in common. Dhanya Balakrishnan who acted in a couple of short films turned into a full length heroine of a feature film [earlier she acted in “Puvvu isthey ekkada Pettukuntave” Scene from Mahesh starrer SVSC (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Puvvu)”] with this flick.
Dhanya scores more points in terms of performance. Her character has three different shades and she has done reasonably well. Kireeti as Gentleman evoked some laughs in the theater. Vishnu has a good body language and ease but his character has less screen Space. The remaining artists are okay. The movie doesn’t have a separate comedy track. Only the situational humor which evokes due to the behavior of characters saved the film.
The Cinematography is good to some extent; the art work is not colorful. There are too many close-up shots which could have been avoided; feature films don’t need such type of taking. There are too many camera handled running (walking) shots which could have avoided; they give a feel of watching a short film. Such shots give a poor production feel to the Audience. Ilayaraja Song’s usage and later a discussion on that are good. The situational songs playing in background are apt in many scenes and they elevated the mood. The background score could have been better (barring the situational songs). Editing is neat. Second half needs some trimming as the pace slackens. The much hyped single shot picturised song comes in the end of the film when the credits roll on. The production values are pretty low.
The screenplay is good. The very idea of portraying the same heroine in all the three stories is novel and the way making the characters realize their mistake by enlightening them with the operation of Posani’s character is good. The Direction is okay. The Dialogues are natural. Some dialogues are effective but some lack depth. The movie takes off well and the first half scenes are mostly narrated as men- centric and the second half way of narration is from girl’s point of view and it ends up as confusing as their minds. The solution to the third story could have been better. The First half is good but the second half the pace slackens and the climax is flat.
It’s a Typical Multiplex movie. If you are looking for a regular mass Masala entertainer keep away.
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Plus: Performances, Screenplay, Narration
Minus: Entertainment, Commercial elements, Slow Second half
Verdict: Average film targeted at urban youth, you can give it a try if you like Short films made on the concept of LOVE.