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.
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.
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.
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.