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Kumki – Review

Chennai, Dec 15 (): Kumki is the debut movie of Vikram Prabhu – the grandson of legendary actor Sivaji Ganeshan and son of Prabhu. The story revolves around the kumki elephants, with hero depicting a mahout. The movie is directed by Mynaa fame Prabhu Solomon.


3 / 5


Starring   : Vikram Prabhu,Lakshmi Menon,Thambi Ramaiah

Director   : Prabu Solomon

Producer : Ronnie Screwvala,N. Subash Chandra,Bose

Music      : D. Imman


Boman [Vikram Prabhu] is a mahout and has a great bonding with his elephant named, Manickam and they both live together. Once Boman leaves to Aadhi Kaadu, a tribal village to save his friend, circumstances make his elephant Manickam to be kumki and supports the villagers in racing away the wild elephants from the village.

In the meantime, Boman gets a chance to see Alli [Lakshmi Menon], village head’s daughter and falls in love with her. As the story continues, Boman and Manickam face with a situation, when they have to race a mischievous and wild elephant called Komban that destroys crops or houses of the villagers every year.

The remaining story reveals whether Kumki and Boman won in chasing out Komban.


Vikram Prabhu has delivered excellent acting in his debut film. His hardwork and dedication are obvious in the screen. Being a youngster and a third-generation actor from a huge actor family and having a lot of pressure to deliver his best, he has outdone all these expectations with flying colours.

Lakshmi Menon looks exactly like an innocent village girl and keeps us fascinating with her best lively performance. Her combination with Vikram Prabhu is really great.

Thambi Ramaiah has done his supporting role in a superb manner. He is one of the greatest assets in this film. In the climax, he has done an awesome performance along with Kumki elephant.

The next important character to be mentioned is the elephant, which has done a great deal in the film.

Imman’s music renders wonderful melody tracks and the picturization of the songs give bonus to the tracks.

Sukumar’s cinematography plays a major factor to determine the top-notch quality for the film.

Prabhu Solomon has brought out an excellent masterpiece to Tamil cinema using debutant Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, Ashwin Raja and the elephant.

The combination of director Prabhu Solomon and musician D Imman is also the plus point in Kumki.


Kumki is an adventurous trip in exotic locales with friends that include an elephant. The movie make us forget our identity as audience and rather gives the feel that we are the part of the drama. Amazing cinematography in beautiful exotic locations are also the highlights of Kumki.

Overall, Kumki is a must-watch movie.