Jeepers Creepers! What in the name of comedy and entertainment has director Sandhya Mohan dished out in Kilukkam Kilukilukkam? The film is full of crass comedy and buffoonery and it is really sad to see Mohanlal, the man with the best comic timing being reduced to a joker although he appears only in the last 15 minutes of the film.No one has a well-etched out role in the film. The comedians dressed up as women are terrible and downright rude. Kavya trying to imitate Revathyâ€™s antics from the original has the audience booing! The weak script makes the characters a lot more dumper than they really are as crude slapstick rules. The most polite comment that can be made is that this travesty called Kilukkam Kilukilukkam is a disgrace for Priyan and his comedy classic Kilukkam.
This fits Kilukkam Kilukilukkam just about perfectly. Kilukkam, the filmâ€™s parent of sorts, was a milestone in Malayalam cinema. But Kilukkam Kilukilukkam is almost a farce with mindless burlesque and silly caricaturing.In the event, the abiding feeling that you come out with is one of disappointment and also disgrace. The gaggle of comedians —- Jagathy, Innocent, Cochin Haneefa, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar and the frontline actors — try their best. But the script doesnâ€™t allow them to rise above the entrenched mediocrity. The script is to blame for that. And to see Mohanlal reduced to a caricature of himself is sad.
It could have been fun all the way had the scriptwriters been more attentive and enterprising. So in their hands, the film never rises above the predictable terrain of slapstick comedy.
Franko Davis writes
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.
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