Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Review
Sandhya Mohan tries to do a Priyadarshan in this very low profile sequel to the classic comedy Kilukkam, done by Priyan himself almost 15 years back. Mohan fails badly, showing little respect for the original version, while rehashing almost all the comic scenes from the original. Mohanlal appears only towards the last 30 minutes of the movie, even though he makes a phone call in the very beginning. The film is a rather poor remake of Kilukkam rather than a sequel in the true sense.
Although all members of the cast try to be different from their earlier avatars, they are unable to live up to their previous performances or up to audience expectations. Kunjako Boban and Jayasurya ought to thank Sandhya Mohan for casting them in this film, even though they did not have a single credible performance during the whole of last year. The performance of Harisree Ashokan, Salimkumar, Jagathy, Cochin Haneefa, Innocent, Mammu Koya, Captain Raju, Janardhanan, Baiju Ezhupunna, Kavya Madhavan and Vijayaraghavan is worse than that of some of the cartoon characters seen on TV.
The story is the same as that of Kilukkam, with some characters from the original being broken up and distributed among two or three actors in the new version, or the same scenes being reenacted by different actors. The only difference one can find is that Mohanlal, though obviously looking more aged, does the fight sequences in the air with the help of wires and ropes. We are made to believe that he is a professional stuntman, with the kind of action he does towards the climax. He has been brought out of the comical image which he had in Kilukkam, to that of a super fighter in its sequel. Over all, the film is nothing to write home about.
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