STORY: Duty manger at a five star hotel, Rajbir (Gippy Grewal) is in love with Gurpreet (Tina Ahuja), a lawyer. The two want to get married but that’s not possible until Rajbir’s divorce with his first wife Neha (Geeta Basra) comes through.
REVIEW: Neha asks for hefty alimony. Rajbir finds her demands unreasonable so starts looking for a guy, who could marry her and fulfil her wishes. His groom-hunting forms the story.
Meanwhile, Rajbir’s boss Ajit Singh (Dharmendra) is struggling to save his own marriage as wife Byant (Rati Agnihotri) is sick and tired of his drunk, womanising ways. Despite the lack of depth in terms of story or character building, Second Hand Marriage is fairly funny in portions, thanks to the antics of Dharmendra and a talented supporting cast comprising Vijay Raaz, Mukesh Tiwari, Ravi Kishan and Sanjay Mishra. Tiwari’s wisecracks and Raaz as a lovelorn inspector in particular, are hilarious.
Punjabi superstar Gippy, who debuts in Bollywood with this film seems overwhelmed by the seniors around. He seems comfortable playing second fiddle to Dharmendra. Govinda’s daughter Tina Ahuja too makes her debut here. She is confident, looks good but needs a meatier role to make her mark. Geeta Basra is pleasant in her new desi avatar. Harbhajan’s cameo towards the end works in the film’s favour as well.
If you do not expect comedy to be too clever, you won’t mind this old-school chaotic caper.