Second Show

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Second Show
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Srinath Rajendran
Produced by AOPL Entertainment Private Limited
Written by Vini Vishwa Lal
Starring Dulquer Salmaan
Gauthami Nair
Sunny Wayne
Sudesh Berry
Music by Nikhil Rajan
Cinematography Pappu
Edited by Praveen K. L.
N. B. Srikanth
AOPL Entertainment Private Limited
Distributed by AOPL Entertainment Private Limited (Kerala)
Fox Star Studios (rest of India and abroad)[1]
Release date
  • 3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)
Running time
126 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 35 million (US$540,000)[3]

Second Show is a 2012 Malayalam action crime film directed by Srinath Rajendran and written by Vini Vishwa Lal. The film, set in the backdrop of criminal gangs of varied varieties in Kerala, tells the story of young Hari who rises from an illicit sand miner to a smuggling baron in a short time. It stars Dulquer Salmaan, Gauthami Nair, Sunny Wayne, Baburaj, and Sudesh Berry.


The film proceeds as the flashback of an ex-convict Hari (Dulquer Salmaan) narrated to a man he meets at a bus stop on a rainy night. It is revealed that Hari (whose nickname is Lalu) is a poor young man who works for the local sand mafia as a driver. He is friends with Kurudi (Sunny Wayne) whose real name is Nelson Mandela PP. One day while at work, Kurudi draws Lalu to a fight leaving the sand smugglers without a driver that causes them to get caught by the police. Now jobless, Lalu and Kurudi join the group of Chaver Vavachan (Baburaj), who is a financier, and take up the job of retrieving vehicles for non-repayment of loans.

Chaver Vavachan is the younger brother of a notorious former goon 'Chaver Antony' who dies due to a cracker burst by a young lad. Vavachan swears revenge and, after a long wait, finds the lad (who is now a man) at a hospital and bursts crackers on him. The injured however happens to be one of the henchmen of an influential smuggler, Vishnubuddhan (Sudesh Berry) who, enraged, kills Vavachan. Impressed by his courage, Vishnubuddhan takes Lalu into his gang. During one of Vishnubuddhan's deals, Lalu is betrayed by one of his friends and Vishnubuddhan mistakes Lalu for making away with the goods. Vishnubuddhan's henchmen severely thrash Lalu, forcing him to flee. He however returns as a smuggler in his own right and starts overshadowing Vishnubuddhan. Angered by this, Vishnubuddhan kills Kurudi and Lalu avenges his friend's death by killing Vishnubuddhan and taking over his business. However, Lalu is eventually caught by the police and sent to prison.

Back in the present, as Lalu finishes his narration, he sees Vishnubuddhan's son sitting in a car parked nearby. Realising it to be a trap, Lalu becomes alert but the man to whom Lalu has just narrated his story shoots him. Before leaving the man reveals that he was actually sent by Vishnubuddhan's son to kill Lalu. The final scene shows Lalu lying badly wounded but his hand moves slightly, revealing that his chapter is not yet over.


  • Dulquer Salmaan as Hari Lal (Lalu)
  • Gauthami Nair as Geethu (Geethanjali)
  • Sunny Wayne as Kurudi (Nelson Mandela P. P.)
  • Baburaj as Chaver Anthony/Chaver Vavachan
  • Rohini as Lalu's Mother (Devaki)
  • Sudesh Berry as Vishnu Budhan
  • Kunjan as Janardanan (Lalu's uncle)
  • Mithun Nair as Sidharth Budhan
  • Bibin Perumbillikunnel as Abu
  • Anil Anto as Neerali
  • Murali Krishna as Sethu
  • Ratheesh as Ummar
  • Aneesh Gopal as Vikadan
  • Baiju Varghese as Babu
  • Sam as Sunil
  • Vijay Kumar as Sachi
  • Noora Michael as Surabhi
  • Sundar as Abhi
  • Joby as Kochu
  • Sreekumar Kozhikode as S.I. George
  • Robin Wilson as Kuttu
  • Jayaraj Kozhikode as Ramettan
  • Kottayam Bose as Moopan
  • Dominin as Interview
  • Bibin as Sajan George
  • Sidhu R. Pillai as Shyam


Dulquer Salman made his debut in films through Second Show. Salman starred alongside debutantes Gauthami Nair, Sudesh Berry and debutant director Sreenath Rajendran. Debutant Vini Vishwalal has penned the screenplay and dialogue. Pappu was cinematographer and Sakhi Thomas was the costume designer. AOPL International Pvt Ltd produced the film. Kaithapram has handled the music. Avial band is also contributing with a musical number. Baburaj is also appearing in supporting roles. The Project Designed by Shaz Shabeer Strikers & Crew.


All music composed by Avial and Nikhil Rajan.

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Adipidi" Nikhil Rajan 3:30
2. "Ee Ramayana" Sooraj Santhosh, Janani Madan 4:19
3. "Ee Ramayana" Janani Madan 4:19
4. "Ayyo" Avial 4:27
5. "Thithithara" Avial 3:29
6. "Arambath" Avial 4:22
7. "Swapnam" Naresh Iyer 4:43
8. "Swapnam" Jakes Bejoy 4:43

Critical response[edit]

Second Show was "a hit" at the box office.[4] rated the movie 2.5 out of 5 and said "Srinath Rajendran's film does have a head-spinning quality to it that leaves you dazed at times, but remains entertaining and witty to the hilt".[5] rated the movie 6.5 out of 10 by saying "Overall, 'Second show ' though with its share of little negatives, is an honest effort that deserves to be encouraged".[6] gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars and said the movie was disappointing.[7] in its review said that "Ultimately, it's an above average film, at best time-pass viewing. Watch it with no expectations and if you’re ready to think unconventional, this film could be a nice option."[8]


  1. ^ "Fox Star studio distributes 'Second Show'". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dulqar's first movie". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ {{cite AV collection 12 cr media|url= |title=Second Show: Mammootty's son to launch new platform |author=Asianet News |date=16 September 2011 |publisher=YouTube}}
  4. ^ "Malayalam Celebrity Kids Who Started Off With A Hit!". Filmibeat. 18 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Veeyen (3 February 2012). "Second Show Review- Malayalam Movie Review". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "IndiaGlitz – Second Show Malayalam Movie Review". 3 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Paresh C Palicha (4 February 2012). "Review: Second Show is disappointing -". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Moviebuzz. "Movie Review:Second Show". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 

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