Amidst all controversies and heated arguments, Karthi's Komban was screened exclusively for the press. With the movie all set to hit theatres from tonight, here is our review of the film.
Karthi plays a local roughie who takes pleasure in shooing away
thugs and those who aims at disrupting peace in his locality. In
other words he is that hero who fights against wrongdoers and also
inspires others to do the same.
Meanwhile he gets married to Lakshmi Menon and develops a
healthy bond with her father, played by Rajkiran, only after disliking him in
the first place. At one point of time he gets violent enough to
injure his father-in-law and later repents and understands the
value of a father figure.
While going about his usual business, Karthi, unexpectedly and
unfortunately runs into a terrifying villain played by Super
Subbarayan. Things change dramatically when Karthi hampers his
unusual routine thus starting a war of sorts.
What are the consequences and losses incurred while engaging in
a battle between good and the evil? Where and how does the movie
end forms the remainder of the story which is narrated in an
Packed with a wonderful star cast, Komban delivers when
it comes to the artists' performances. All the lead actors and
actresses have done justice to their characters.
Karthi's almost perfect dialogue delivery, Lakshmi Menon's
powerful performance, Rajkiran's screen presence and Kovai Sarala's
ability to pull off comical as well as emotional scenes all stand
Super Subbarayan impresses with his silent yet brawny reactions
and has done a decent job as a villain.
Engaging screenplay and fascinating narration by M. Muthaiah,
smart bit of editing by Praveen KL and brilliant camerawork by
Velraj makes Komban technically strong.
Though the plot of the movie is not new to Tamil Cinema, the way
it is put across with right mix of comedy, action, values of
relationships and sentiments work wonders for
While only a few songs make you to tap your foot, background
score too by G.V. Prakash is not praiseworthy which comes across as
a surprise from an established music composer.
In spite of making the movie interesting, one might feel the
editor could've chopped a few scenes as 2 hours and 40 minutes
might test the audiences' patience a touch.
Packed with all the elements required for a successful
commercial entertainer, Komban delivers the goods.
Check out some of the best scenes from the movie in the
The chemistry between Karthi and Lakshmi Menon has worked out
well. It doesn't look like these two stars have come together for
the first time as they look convincing enough as a pair.
The first half is full of comedy scenes and it manages to evoke
laughter. Thambi Ramaiah is good as usual with his subtle one
liners and his antics along with Karthi have come good.
As expected, fight scenes in this movie plays an important role
and are pulled off neatly. Karthi has put together enough force to
make them look realistic even though it gets filmy in
Rajkiran's dialogues are powerful and aims at building
meaningful relationships. Watch out for some action in the second
half from the veteran known for his punches and kicks.
Kovai Sarala who is known for her comical sequences comes up
with something entirely different in Komban. Her emotional
side is utilized well by the director in this flick.
Komban, as it turns out is an out and out family drama.
We wouldn't be surprised if it attracts huge family audiences' as
it has something for everyone.
Karthi fits in well as a mass hero in Komban. His
powerful dialogue delivery, effective action sequences and his
intentions to fight against bad all helps.
One might feel that the picturization of this movie could've
been better given the backdrop and the subject of
Karthi is making some rapid strides in Tamil cinema. After
Madras, his selection of script is praiseworthy.
As mentioned earlier, only few songs in the film deserves
applause. A surprise indeed by a music director known for churning
out good songs.