Production: Lingusamy, N Subash Chandrabose
Cast: Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah , Vikram Prabhu
Direction: Prabu Solomon
Screenplay: Prabu Solomon
Story: Prabu Solomon
Music: D Imman
Background score: D Imman
Boman [Vikram Prabhu] shares a great rapport with his elephant, Manickam and both lives together. Temporarily, Boman heads to a tribal village Aadhi Kaadu to save one of his well-wishers and due to circumstances pretends his elephant Manickam to be kumki and helps the villagers in chasing wildlife elephants from the village.
Meanwhile, Boman happens to see Alli [Lakshmi Menon], daughter of village head and falls for her. As the story proceeds, there occurs a situation where Boman and Manickam have to chase a wild and mischievous elephant called Komban, which either destroys houses or crops of people every year.
Did Kumki and Boman succeeded in chasing Komban? Will the villagers get rid of Kamban? Forms the crux of Kumki…
Vikram Prabhu has given a convincing performance as Boman, especially his understanding with the elephant is incredible. Being son of Prabhu Ganesan and grandson of Sivaji Ganesan there were high expectations on Vikram Prabhu. And the actor has excelled with his performance in the debutant venture itself.
After Sundarapandian, Kumki is the second film of Lakshmi Menon and the actress has once again proved her mettle through Prabhu Solomon’s Kumki.
Natioanal Award winner Thambi Ramaiah has surpassed with his timing and is treat to watch more than just a supporting cast.
Beyond these, the other cast and especially the elephant needs a special mention for brilliant performance.
Prabhu Solomon has come out with excellent direction and screenplay for Kumki. The director has once again recorded a hit with Kumki, after Myna.
Coming to the cinematography, Kumki has got one of the finest camera works from Sukumar. Songs composed by D. Imman are already topping charts and they look more convincing on screen with Sukumar’s photography. Also editor LVK Doss deserves a special mention for crisp editing.
Kumki is entirely set in natural backdrop and Sukumar’s excellent photography brought the essence of nature, which made the film much pleasant and a visual feast to watch.
Prabhu Solomon should be praised for bringing out wonderful performances by newbie Vikram prabhu, Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, Ashwin Raja and elephant, which are truly enjoyable and laugh riot. After Myna the combo of director Prabhu Solomon and music composer D. Imman has resulted in one more hit Kumki.
Kumki is one more visual excellence and amusing production by N. Lingusamy’s Thirupathi Brothers along with Studio Greens. But climax could have ended with a positive note.