Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Dhanush, Trisha Krishnan
Anupama Parameswaran, Saranya Ponvannan, Karunas
R. S. Durai Senthilkumar
Venkatesh S
Santhosh Narayanan
Prakash Mabbu
Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release Date
October 28, 2016
2 Hours & 20 Minutes

My Thoughts
Murugan (Karunas) is dumb; but is an ardent party worker. When his wife (Saranya Ponvannan) gives birth to twin boys, one is named as Kodi (Dhanush) and other as Anbu (Dhanush again), Murugan pledges that Kodi would be a politician when he grows up. However, as a protest against a factory whose toxic mercury waste which has ruined several lives, Murugan sets himself ablaze in front of Kodi. The rest of the story is about Kodi’s political career, his girlfriend Rudra (Trisha) and how Anbu’s life eventually gets interlinked with Kodi’s.

R. S. Durai Senthilkumar’s Kodi has almost everything that a mass entertainer should have – emotions, drama, fight, love, comedy, sentiment, revenge, strong villain and what not! In 140 minutes, the movie flies across like a high speed bullet train. There is not a lagging moment in spite of the fact that as audience we get a hang of the twists and turns. The dialogs have mass appeal; so does that stunt scenes. Songs are not great, but choreography makes it less boring. The background music is a big plus.

After a long time (maybe after Abiyum Naanum), Trisha has got an opportunity to enact a strong and performance oriented role. Although she has tried and delivered her best, she often fails in front of the stellar performer Dhanush. He lives as both Anbu and Kodi; as usual he steals the show. Especially, towards the end! (I don’t want to give away more details). Saranya Ponvannan as understanding mother is in her comfort zone. Anupama Parameswaran as Malathi has limited screen time. Whenever she is present, she has done a decent job. However, to begin with, not sure why she was present in the movie at all!

Overall, Kodi is a paisa vasool. A perfect saravedi this Diwali.
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  1. 4/5...great! Will try to watch. Going tomorrow to Eh dil...

    1. Kodi is brilliant... Pakka paisa vasool...
      ADHM is equally awesome... Kindda heart wrenching though...
      I hope you like it :)

    2. your review is nice. I don't go for movies quite often.

    3. Thanks Rudra... wow! I wish I am also like you... Especially during times like these when several good movies are released together ;)

  2. I have decided not to watch movies for a year :)

  3. Kodi is an entertainer. Nice review :)