Kurangu Bommai

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Kurangu Bommai

01 Sep, 2017
1 hrs 46 mins
2,025 votes
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Kurangu Bommai revolves around a stolen golden idol, valued at five crores and how it impacts the various people who are trying to get their hands on it.
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After seeing Balaji Mohan, Karthik Subbaraj, Nalan Kumarasamy and a series of other short film directors making their entry into Kollywood, here is one more joining the club! It is debutant Nithilan, who has directed Kurangu Bommai starring Vidaarth, legendary director Bharathiraja, Kumaravel and others. ...Read full review
Many heroes go behind star value. Very few heroes go behind script. Vidharth easily belongs to the latter kind of hero. His recent films `Kuttrame Thandanai` and `Oru Kidaayin Karunai Manu` are films that were hailed as gems that emerge very rarely in Tamil cinema. Now `Kurangu Bommai` directed by debutant Nihilan Swaminathan is a good followup to the two films though it cannot be rated on part with them. ...Read full review
Like Maanagaram, which released earlier this year, Kurangu Bommai, a strong contender for the best Tamil film of the year, is also hyperlink cinema. There are two major narratives here. One of these involves Sundaram (Bharathirajaa), the elderly head of a family in Tanjore, who works for Ekambaram (PL Thenappan), a saw-mill owner and a criminal. The other involves Sundarams son Kathir (Vitharth), who lives in Chennai and works as an on-call driver. ...Read full review
What`s striking about Kurangu Bommai is its title (Monkey Doll). Later, we see most of the characters running behind Kurangu Bommai, a metaphor for money, or maybe, silliness. A saw-mill owner-cum-gangster Ekambaram (PL Thenappan) smuggles a statue worth crores, with the help of his long-time friend Sundaram (Bharathiraja). There`s a local rowdy Shekar (Elango Kumaravel), who wants to make a quick buck. An insomniac pickpocketer, who can`t sleep unless he makes (or rather cons someone) Rs 1 crore. An aged father who desperately needs money for her daughter`s wedding. An unnecessary female lead, whose father`s medication costs Rs 80,000. What happens when these characters; these stories, overlap with one another? ...Read full review
Most suspense thrillers in Tamil cinema are usually let down by either predictable third-offs or contrived emotions to appease a section of audiences. Thats what makes ...Read full review

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