The best moment in Again Kasargod Kaderbhai arrives as the titles unveil on the screen and you get to see four veteran comedians - Alummoodan, Shankaradi, Philomina and Sainudeen - in action once again. What follows is not even a patch on the fond memories that you associate with these amazing artistes.
The film that is a sequel to Kasargod Kaderbhai has the mimicry artistes of Kaladarshana coming together once again to celebrate Father Tharakkandam's (Innocent) sixtieth birthday. Besides Jimmy (Ashokan), Unni (Jagadeesh) and Manoj (Baiju) who arrive singing a song that looks exceptionally similar to the way four other friends had recently arrived in Harihar Nagar, there are several new entrants to Kaladarshana as well.
What isn't new is the way in which the story progresses after their grand arrival. Kasim Bhai (Babu Antony) who is in jail, gets murdered and the officer in charge of the investigation Faisal Mohammed (Gautham) has reasons to believe that someone at Kaladarshana has done it.
Again Kasargod Kaderbhai is a clear indicator of how good comedy has taken a nosedive during the last decade, and has disappeared with out a trace. Here it becomes even more apparent since the film banks on a predecessor that did offer some laughter. Today however the focus of humor seems to have changed and each attempt to tickle the funny bone ends up futile.
A major portion of the comedy in Again Kasargod Kaderbhai involves a mimicry artiste in drag. One particular sequence has the man in question being arrested by the police and taken into custody for further investigation. A lady officer is put in charge of a closer inspection and she returns hazy after the process.
If that isn't really funny you should wait for another super cop (Suraj Venjarammoodu) to arrive. Much to everyone's surprise the police officer has other intentions in mind. After much begging and insistence, Tharakkandam agrees to enroll him as a student at Kaladarshana and thereafter you seem him roaming around mimicking someone or the other.
Since the story does need a real female around, there is Anna Kareena (Radha Verma) who sadly doesn't look like an amalgamation of a French classic and a Bollywood actress. She comes all the way from Mumbai and pretends to be in love with everyone around. The intention is to make us laugh even a bit more.
The most sensible among the four lead characters whom we had seen in the original seems to be Sabu (Siddiq). Or perhaps as fate has it, he has been marooned somewhere in the US which makes it becomes impossible for him to be a part of the sequel. Lucky Sabu!
Again Kasargod Kaderbhai is a real test on the nerves. Almost everything is missing in it - be it action, comedy or simple entertainment.