Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Dulqar Salman, Sunny Wayne, Baburaj, Kunjan, Sudhesh Berry, Gauthami Nair, Rohini, Sreekanth, Bhasi, Daniel, Murali Krishna
Director : Srinath Rajendran
Music : Nikhil Rajan, Avial
Bg Score : Rex Vijayan
This friday marked another big occasion in the life of Megastar Mammootty, as his son Dulqar Salman's debut movie as hero, 'Second Show' is released. It is directed by new comer Srinath Rajendran, a former assistant to director Jayaraj. Another debutant, Vinu Viswalal has written the script.
Other than Baburaj, Kunjan and Rohini, you can't spot out any notable faces in the actor's list here. Sudhesh Berry, the hindi actor, who did the villain role is also a new comer in malayalam movies.
Pappu, a former assistant to Rajeev Ravi, is the debutant cinematographer. Editors Praveen K.L & Sreekanth N.B are the experienced ones, they have worked in big movies like 'Mangatha', 'Goa', 'Aaranyakaandam', 'Chennai 600028', 'Saroja', 'Kanthasamy' etc. Nikhil Rajan and the Avial band have composed the songs. The bg score is done by Rex Vijayan. The movie is produced by AOPL Entertainment, their previous venture being 'Violin'.
Lalu (Dulqar Salman) is an unemployed youth in the locality. He earns money by doing small scale illegal business, under the leadership of a local gang leader (Baburaj). An incident, forced Lalu and his friends to act against the notorious mafia leader Vishnubudhan (Sudhesh Berry). But, to their surprise, Vishnu had given an opportunity to work with him, whether they accepts this or not, forms the rest of the story, The planning are happening on both the sides to take revenge on one another, the survival is for the fittest ones only.
The attraction of 'Second Show' lies in its different treatment of the story. We have seen similar themes from the quotation and underworld backgrounds, but when it comes in the case of the presentation, this one matters a lot. The new director Srinath Rajendran had marked his presence in that matter. Cinematographer Pappu and editors Praveen K.L & Sreekanth N.B gave a good company for the director. The scripting style of Vinu Viswalal needs to be appreciated, it didn't gave the feel that he is a new comer in this area. The realistic comedy that delivered through the dialogues, needs special mention. The songs were not memorable enough, but it goes with the story; the numbers should have been cut short, . The main backbone of the movie is its excellent background score. Rex Vijayan's bg work with the mix of silence and hip hop, conveyed the required emotions. This is the best work, as far as action director Mafia Sasi is concerned.
The beginning portions travels in a slowly manner. The over doze of night scenes and the usage of steady cam shots might be the reason for that. Later, when it enters the story, the pace is reached. The stability has affected for few scenes in the post interval areas also, but it is adjusted well with a couple of good twists. The villain's character should have been elaborated more. The hang over of movies like 'Subramanyapuram', 'Naadodikal', '3 Idiots' etc happens in few places.
As a new comer Dulqar Salman did well. He has got a good voice also. It is sure, with few projects in hand, he has got the potential to become a good actor in the near future; his father is the best example for that. In few angles, Dulqar reminds us of his father, in the early 80's. New come Gauthami Nair did well in the heroine role. It is Sunny Wayne, as hero's friend, that gave a good performance in the humor oriented role, to receive many claps. Baburaj, Rohini and Sudhesh Berry did well with their experience.
We saw 2011, as the changing phase of malayalam movies. 'Second Show' is yet another example. It is definitely a new presentation style that needs to be appreciated. We are ready to welcome different attempts happening in other languages, in that case don't hesitate to give green signal for a project from some new comers in malayalam, leaving the very few hurdles happened in the whole episode.