Thirrupathi Brothers producers N Lingusami and Subash Chandra Bose and Studio Green’s Gnanavelraja, held a press conference today (Dec 7) afternoon to announce the release date of their Kumki.
The Prabhu Solomon directed Kumki which has got a ‘U’ certificate and will release next Friday (Dec 14) worldwide. The Telugu version Gajaraju will also release simultaneously.
The entire cast and crew of the film including lead pair Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, Joe Malluri, Ashwin, music director D Imman, lyricist Yugabharathi, cinematographer Sukumar, art director Vairabalan, producer N Lingusami and Studio Green’s KE Gnanavelraja were present.
Prabhu Solomon in his address said : “ Kumki is sort of a dream come true. Initially my friends dissuaded me from taking the subject. I could have easily done a quickie after Mynaa, but I took time and effort over Kumki, because I had confidence in my content.”
Solomon took nearly 18 months to complete Kumki, because he did everything systematically like allowing hero Vikram Prabhu time to get familiar with the elephant who could only understand Malayalam words! Solomon also waited for the right season to get his visuals to sync with the story. And his combination with D Imman worked because he provided all what the music director asked for.
As Thambi Ramaiah said : “ Prabhu Solomon is a perfectionist and he will do exactly what is required of the script, even if it takes time. The film has come out well. Last week I was in Kerala shooting with one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema Mohanlal sir for veteran director Joshy sir’s Malayalam film Lok Pal. And do you know what Mohanlal asked me – When is Kumki coming out and he wanted to see it as he loved Mynaa very much.!”
Prabhu Solomon had also good words to say about producer Lingusamy and his brother Subash Chandra Bose. They never interfered with production nor did they pressurise him to complete it quickly. Solomon says: “ I took my own time to complete Kumki and I really loved every moment of it. Now it is up to the audiences .”