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Kumki (2012)

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The love between a mahout and an elephant.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vikram Prabhu ... Bomman
Lakshmi Menon ... Alli
Thambi Ramayya ... Bomman's Uncle
Ashwin Raja Ashwin Raja
Joe Malloori Joe Malloori ... Mathayaan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffin Jeffin ... Childhood of Vikram Prabhu
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Storyline

Bomman (Vikram Prabhu) a mahout and his pet elephant Manickam make a living out of performing in temples and film shootings. He is assisted by his uncle (Thambi Ramaiah) a drunkard and wastrel. Due to certain circumstances, they find themselves in a remote village protecting the villagers from a wild heard of elephants. Bomman knows that Manickam is not a trained Kumki elephant who can take on or stop the attack of the wild elephants. However he does not care as by then he has fallen madly in love with the village chieftain's daughter Alli (Lakshmi Menon). Meanwhile the villagers treat him like their saviour, as the wait begins for the wild elephant on rampage. Written by Karthik

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 December 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gajaraju See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerala, India See more »

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Budget:

INR60,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Thirupathi Brothers See more »
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Music Director D. Imman took 8 months to compose the songs of this film. See more »

Soundtracks

Soi Soi
Written by Yugabharathi
Composed by D. Imman
Performed by Magizhini Manimaaran
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Disappointment overwhelms the amazement
3 January 2013 | by irfariousSee all my reviews

Kumki was both disappointing and amazing. But If I have to talk about the overall experience, I must say the disappointment over whelms the amazement.

If you are going for this movie expecting that it's a story about a kumki elephant (a trained elephant that's used to scare away even herds of wild, savage, forest elephants) you are going to be disappointed. There was this 5 minute scene where an experienced rider coaches the main character about the bond between the rider and the elephant. About how the will power of the rider fuels the will of the elephant. About how the courage of the rider gives courage to the elephant (sounds avatar-ish, but true). I was so waiting for this throughout the movie. But disappointingly, the whole movie is more about the bond between the main character and his tribal love interest whom he keeps oogling at from a distance while she merrily frolics in the paddy fields.

What's amazing about this move is the cinematography. Many shots in the movie especially those in the songs "ayyayyayyo aanandame", "sollitaale ava kaadale", "soi soi" are breath taking. Gave me goose bumps.

So if want to walkthrough an art gallery of some stunning landscape shots, I mean really stunning shots, go watch the movie, you will be impressed.


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