Karthi starrer "Komban" has got mixed reviews from audience and critics, but the mass audience has liked the movie.
The story of "Komban" has some similarities with "Paruthiveeran". The milieu and some characterisations of the latest movie resembles with Karthi's earlier blockbuster. The story of the movie is all about the differences between the hero and his father-in-law and how their rivals unite to eliminate them.
The plus points are Karthi's brilliant acting and action quotient. The minus list is longer as critics have not appreciated the screenplay, climax, poor hero-heroine chemistry and predictable storyline in the second half. Nonetheless, the mass audience in B and C centres are enjoying the movie. Below, we bring you the reviews of leading critics :
Sify Reviews: "Komban is a poor cousin of Paruthiveeran, another rural mass entertainer with necessary ingredients to satisfy the masses."
Times of India Reviews: "Even the action scenes are less thrilling. In fact, every action scene is given an extra punch and urgency with the help of the background score and editing to make us feel that something momentous is unfolding on screen."
Behindwoods Review: "For people who have a liking towards high voltage rural action, drama and rage."
The Hindu Reviews: "The story is about Komban's prickly relationship with his father-in-law Muthaiah (an earnest Rajkiran) — Lakshmi Menon plays Komban's wife; it's a role that redefines the word "thankless" — and had the film concentrated on these emotional beats, we may have had something. But these portions are uninspired."
Rediff Reviews: "The film delves into many relationships - mother-son, father-daughter, husband-wife - but lays emphasis on the complex relationship between fathers and sons-in-law, a relationship that is seldom explored."
Indiaglitz Reviews: "In remote villages that are rooted in tradition and ancient customs, vengeance and one- up manship exists even today."