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Komban - Review

Komban - Review

Banner:Studio Green

Cast:Karthi,Laxmi Menon,Rajkiran,Super Subbarayan,Kovai Sarala,Karunash,Thambi Ramaiah

Direction:MUthaiya

Production:K.E.GnavelRaja,S.R.PrakashBabu.S.R.Prabhu

Music:GV.PrakashKumar

Komban comes out with a bang charging through and breaking all the unwanted barriers that some elements put in its way and proves that it is indeed a Raging Bull as the title suggests.

Story:

Komban is a rustic youth whose fists does most of the talking and violence is his way of life. Komban lives with his mother (Kovai Sarala) and is close to his uncle (Thambi Ramiah) and cousin brother (Karunaas).  Komban meets and falls in love with Pazhani (Lakshmi Menon)who is the daughter of Muthaiah (Rajkiran) who is a man of peace and hates violence.  He agrees to the marriage for the sake of his daughter and even goes on to live with the newlyweds.  The father in law and son in law do not see eye to eye at first and just when they start reconciling,  Komban crosses path with Kuttiappan (Super Subarayan) a ruthless local politician and his henchmen and this incident triggers a chain of violent incidents which culminate towards the climax.  How Komban saves his wife and father in law from the deadly villain who vows to destroy them forms the rest of the story.

Cast:

If in ‘Madras’ Karthi excelled as the north Madras resident Kaali, here he has transformed himself as the rural Komban and gives an overwhelming performance, especially in the scenes with Rajkiran and is brilliant in the fight sequences.  The role is reminiscent of ‘Paruthi Veeran’ but Karthi still makes the character Komban stand apart.  Rajkiran proves why he is so highly rated as a character actor.  He does comedy and sentimental scenes with equal ease and reserves his best for the climax when he totally dominates the screen.  Nothing to add about Lakshmi Menon as she looks and acts exactly like what she has done in her earlier films. Kovai Sarala and Thambi Ramiah provide some comic relief, while Super Subarayan looks menacing.

Crew:

Komban is a Studio Green production and Director Muthaiah has done a neat job on the screenplay, which is racy in most parts and direction  is adept.  Velraj’s lens capture the rural essence in every frame and Praveen KL’s editing is adequate, though there is still scope for reducing the long running time.  Special kudos to the stunt master Dileep Subarayan for excellent action.  Music director G.V.Prakash gives a good background score but is not In the best of form with the songs.

What works:

The bonding between the father in law and the son in law is very effective because Karthi and Rajkiran give such realistic performances. Situational  comedy is sprinkled throughout the script and succeeds in bringing out the laughs.

What Doesn\\\'t:

The violence and gore makes the viewer wince and the length of the movie makes viewing a bit too tedious.
 
Verdict:

In remote villages that are rooted in tradition and ancient customs,  vengeance and one- up manship exists even today and director Muthaiah has based his subject on the experiences of his own father and has succeeded to a great extent in presenting not only the raw life of the rural people but the way they love and respect relationships.

    02 Apr 2015

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