Kodi Movie Review

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Kodi Movie Verdict : Kodi Gives a Perfect Entertainment For The Audience As A Diwali Treat

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Kodi Movie Review
Directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar
Produced by P. Madan (Presenter)
Vetrimaaran
Written by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar
Starring Dhanush
Trisha Krishnan
Anupama Parameswaran
Saranya Ponvannan
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography Venkatesh S
Edited by Prakash Mabbu
Production
company
Grass Root Film Company
Distributed by Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release dates

28 October 2016

Country India
Language Tamil

 

     “Kodi” Tamil political thriller film written and directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar and produced by Vetrimaaran under his banner Grass Root Film Company. The film stars Dhanush, Trisha and Anupama Parameswaran, along with S. A. Chandrasekhar and Saranya Ponvannan. Dhanush, who produced R. S. Durai Senthilkumar’s previous two films, Ethir Neechal and Kakki Sattai, will be playing dual roles for the first time. The film’s music will be composed by Santhosh Narayanan, the cinematography is performed by Venkatesh S. The film is released on 28 October 2016 coinciding with the festival of Diwali.

Movie Review :

Durai SenthilKumar takes a usaul storyline and gets a success in his story of “Kodi” which gives a surpices twist and turns for the audeince.

In “Kodi”, Dhanush plays an aspiring politician, a good one at that, which would kind of appear like a rare occurrence in the field. When someone, especially a politician wants to be a do-gooder, what will happen? Dhanush faces the consequences and Durai weaves his story around this knot with Trisha and others playing the integral pivots.

For Dhanush, “Kodi” is not a new ground in terms of deliverance and the National Award winner just sashays through his role. He also checks-in the box for demarcation between the two roles, with vigor. As Anbu and Kodi, the actor is perfect. Trisha gets a different kind of part to play which is really meaty and one feels she could have utilized this chance in a better way. Her Rudhra is very powerful but there is some kind of link missing between the powerful dialogues mouthed by the dubbing artist and her stoic expressions.

There is also Anupama Parameswaran who is making her debut in “Kodi” and the cherubic girl as the egg vendor Malathy is apt. Her scenes with Dhanush in the first half are quite lively.

Santhosh Narayanan scores for the first time for Dhanush and his Ei Suzhali has an instant likeability about it. Venkatesh’s lens and Prakash Mabbu’s cuts should have been better.

What works for the film are its performance of Dhanush and most of the cast members. The first half is a little slow and the engagement factor is inconsistent there. But the director makes for this in the second half where the film takes on an important factor. There is a social issue which acts as the fulcrum for things to proceed in the second half. The political games and its wild ways are narrated well. Durai should also be lauded for not bowing down to commercial compromises to tell his story and one can perceive his sincerity in this endeavor.

Toting it up, “Kodi” works for its earnest writing, treatment and performances and gives the audience a decent watching experience.

Kodi Movie Verdict : Kodi Gives a Perfect Entertainment For The Audience As A Diwali Treat

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