Kumki 2012
kumki tamil movie

Kumki (Eng: Trained Elephant) is a 2012 Tamil musical adventure romantic drama film written and directed by Prabhu Solomon.The films soundtrack composed by D. Imman was commended by the audience and critics. The film marked the debut of Vikram Prabhu. The story revolves around a mahout (portrayed by Vikram) and his trained elephant. The film was produced by director N. Lingusamy on his banner Thirupathi Brothers. The filming was launched in July 2011. It was released on 14 December 2012.
The film starts with an introduction to the main characters: the protagonist Bomman (Vikram Prabhu), his pet elephant Manickam, his uncle Kothali (Thambi Ramaiah), and his sidekick Undiyal (Ashvin Raja). Bomman spends most of his time with Manickam and earns his livelihood by hiring it out for festivals in temples and wedding celebrations. Meanwhile, in a village dominated by old principles, a rogue elephant (Komban) ravages crops and ambushes its people. Frustrated by this and without any help from the forest officers, their leader decides to bring a kumki elephant to tame Komban. Bomman and his crew reach the village as placeholders to stay for a couple of days until the real mahout and kumki elephant arrive. Life begins to change for Bomman when he falls in love with Alli (Lakshmi Menon), the daughter of the village leader. She is at first reluctant keeping in mind the village’s principles but she soon starts to fall for Bomman. Life goes on smoothly, until Komban starts attacking the village. Komban kills Kothali and Undiyal and injures Bomman. In the ensuing fight between Manickam and Komban, Manickam kills Komban but suffers serious injuries and dies. Bomman then cries out loud, regretting that his love had led to the death of his crew and Manickam. Alli’s father then recognizes that Alli and Bomman are in love. The film then ends abruptly, leaving Bomman’s fate to the viewer’s imagination.

Directed by Prabu Solomon
Produced by N. Lingusamy & N. Subash Chandra Bose
Written by Prabhu Solomon
Starring Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography M. Sukumar
Edited by LVK Dass
Production Thirupathi Brothers
Distributed by Studio Green
Release date 14 December 2012
Running time 148 mins
Country India
Language Tamil


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