Priyadarshan‘s Kilukkam introduced us to a host of memorable characters and made some dialogues part of popular culture. We still remember Joji, Nischal, Nandini, Kitunni and Judge Nambiar with fondness. Jojiyum njanum adichu pirinju, jhagada, jhagada and the lengthy dialogue that Kitunni tells Judge Nambiar after he thinks he won the lottery were told by us many many times.
After 16 years a sequel to this movie is getting released titled Kilukkam Kilukilukkam starring Jayasurya, Kunchako Boben and Kavya Madhavan. Besides these new faces, the old faces, Mohanlal, Innocent, Jagathi Sreekumar and Sharath Saxena make an appearance. Director Priyadarshan also makes a cameo in the movie.
Royichan (Kunjakko Bobban) and friend Appachan (Salim Kumar) run a travel agency in Kochi. Krishnadas (Vijayaraghavan), the Mayor of Cochin is murdered. His daughter Chandini (Kavya Madhavan) goes missing. The needle of suspicion falls on Royichan and Appachan who shift to Ootty to escape the police dragnet.
Balu (Jayasurya) and Ponnappan (Harisree Ashokan) are victims of a visa racket who, attracted by the reward offered for finding a lost kid, also land up in Ootty. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, they finally team up with Nischal and Kittunni, and with Joji, who has flown in specially from Germany to trace the missing Chandini. [Synopsis]
The screenplay is by Sibi K. Thomas and Udaykrishna of Dileep’s team and the movie is directed by Sandhya Mohan. The positive part of this movie is that the script is being written by two writers who know comedy. The negative part is that they are good for writing comedy for Dileep.
We are a bit sceptic about the cast, especially Kunchako Boban ever since we saw his poor attempt in comedy in Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka. Jayasurya is still not a top comedy actor in our list for he was good in Swapakoodu and bad in Pulival Kalyanam and Immini Nalloral.
The movie also has the comedy actors who are capable of bringing down the quality of any film, like Salim Kumar, Harisri Asokan and Cochin Haneefa. Except for the CBI series, most sequels have flopped since it is difficult to keep up to the standard of the original. Sandhya Mohan is no Priyadarshan and we are skeptic about the success of this movie.