Sequels and remakes have always been a trend when it comes to the movie industry. The World Cinema has witnessed some brilliant movie series, which reinvented the success formulas of the movie industry.
When it comes to Malayalam movies, some iconic films have created history with the great critical and commercial success. Such films later had sequels and remake, which has affected the fame of the original in both positive and negative ways.
Malayalam movie industry has witnessed some brilliant sequels like Mammootty starrer Oru CBI Diary Kurippu and its sequels, Mohanlal's Kireedam-Chenkol and Devasuram-Ravanaprabhu, Siddique Lal team's In Harihar Nagar and sequels etc.
But at the same time, Mollywood has experienced big failures with the highly anticipated sequels of some iconic movies, which badly affected the goodwill of the original film. This is the major reason, for the reluctance of popular stars and filmmakers, including Lal Jose and Dulquer Salmaan to be a part of the sequels.
Recently, Mammootty has backed out from the fifth part of Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, citing that he is not interested in being a part of sequels anymore. Reportedly, Mohanlal has turned down Rajavinte Makan 2, due to the same reason.
There are some disastrous sequels of some popular movies, which ended up as critical and commercial failures. Kilukkam Kilukkam, Mannar Mathai Speaking 2, Balram V/s Tharadas etc some of the sequels, which miserably failed at box office.
Check out the slides to know more about the disastrous sequels of Malayalam Cinema...
Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (Director-Mamas)
The movie which literally killed the goodwill of its cult-classic prequels Ramji Rao Speaking and Mannar Mathai Speaking. Doubtlessly a bad decision made by the lead actors Mukesh, Saikumar and Innocent.
Even though it is not a sequel; but a spin-off, we cannot move forward without mentioning Geethanjali. The movie was a spin-off of the cult-classic movie Manichitrathazhu. Doubtlessly one of the worst films in the careers of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan.
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (Director-Sandhya Mohan)
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam was a literal murder of classic comedy Kilukkam. It was highly pitiable to watch Kavya Madhavan in a role, which is similar to the one played by Revathi in the original. Even Mohanlal's extended cameo couldn't save the movie.
Balram V/s Tharadas (Director-IV Sasi)
The disastrous joined sequel of iconic films Inspector Balram and Athirathram, which were directed by IV Sasi himself. The illogical basic plot was the main defect of the film. Mammootty sported one of his worst onscreen looks as Tharadas in the film.
Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (Director-Amal Neerad)
Even though it was a commercial success, Sagar Alias Jacky is considered as one of the disappointing sequels of M'town. The movie was technically brilliant, but Mohanlal couldn't bring back the charisma, which the character had in the original version.
The King And The Commissioner (Director-Shaji Kailas)
It was the joined sequel of the yesteryear blockbusters, The King and The Commissioner. The movie failed to repeat the success of its originals and disappointed the audience to a great extent. The movie tested the patience of audience with excess duration and complicated plot.
Kandahar (Direction-Major Ravi)
The highly anticipated Kandahar failed to repeat the success of its prequels, Keerthi Chakra and Kurukshethra. Even the presence of legendary actor Amithabh Bachchan and our own Mohanlal couldn't save the badly written film.
August 15 (Director-Shaji Kailas)
After the huge failure of Drona 2010, Mammootty and Shaji Kailas teamed up for August 15 with huge expectations. The movie, which was a sequel of the blockbuster movie August 1, failed to impress both the audience and critics.