Komberi Mookan

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Komberi Mookan
Komberi Mookan.jpg
Directed byA. Jagannathan
Screenplay byA. L. Narayanan
Story byThiagarajan
Produced byS. Gopinath
CinematographyP. Ganesa Pandiyan
Edited byR. Devarajan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Lakshmi Shanthi Movies
Release date
  • 15 June 1984 (1984-06-15)

Komberi Mookan (transl. Bronzeback Tree Snake)[1] is a 1984 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by A. Jagannathan. The film stars Thiagarajan, Saritha and Urvashi. It was released on 15 June 1984.[2] The film was remade in Telugu as Kala Rudrulu.[citation needed]


Mookan, a young boy, lives with his parents in a village. Alavanthar is a wealthy and influential person in the village. He is also a womaniser. One night, he forcibly enters Mookan’s house and rapes his mother and with the help of his henchmen kills and burns his father. His mother initially attempts suicide but changes her mind upon seeing the boy and vows to raise him to be a strong and ethical man who will avenge the injustice committed by Alavanthar.

The boy is made to wear a hair bun on his head as a vow to fulfill the duties of revenge and hence he is given the name komberi mookan. He grows up to become a strong man and his mother on her deathbed informs him about the sins committed by Alavanthar and asks him to take revenge. How he proceeds to do that forms the rest of the story.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4][5] The song "Roja Ondru Mutham Ketkum" is based on "Theeram Thedi Olam Padi" from the Malayalam film Unaroo.[6]

Song Singers Lyrics
Ellame Nallapadi Malaysia Vasudevan Vaali
Gana Gana S. Janaki, Malaysia Vasudevan Gangai Amaran
Oonjal Manam P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki Vaali
Roja Ondru S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu


Jayamanmadhan of Kalki praised the acting of actors and called it a routine revenge tale.[7]


  1. ^ Ragunathan, A. v (22 February 2011). "An uncanny ability with snakes". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. ^ "கொம்பேறி மூக்கன் / Komberi Mookkan (1984)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 1 May 2023. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  3. ^ "It's all about choices". The Hindu. 9 October 2002. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Komberi Mookkan Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 31 October 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Komberi Mookkan (1984)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 13 December 2021. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  6. ^ Radhakrishnan, Sruthi (2 June 2016). "The eclipsed gems from Raja and Ratnam". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  7. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (1 July 1984). "கொம்பேறி மூக்கன்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 63. Archived from the original on 13 August 2022. Retrieved 31 October 2021.

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