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Kodi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 28 October 2016 (USA)
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An idealistic man and his identical obverse, an ambitious politician, navigate life in parallel. Which one will achieve the good life?
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dhanush ... Kodi / Anbu
Trisha Krishnan ... Rudra
Anupama Parameshwaran ... Malathi
Saranya Ponvannan ... Kodi's / Anbu's mother
G. Marimuthu G. Marimuthu ... Mari
Kaali Venkat ... Bhagat Singh
S.A. Chandrashekhar S.A. Chandrashekhar ... Ex-CM / Political party president
Vijayakumar ... Chief Minister of TN
Karunas ... Murugan
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Storyline

Kodi and Anbu are look-alike twins born to in staunch political worker who immolates himself in protest for a good cause. Kodi dedicates himself to carry over the work of his late father to take his party to greater heights, while Anbu puts family first. When Kodi's love for Rudra, a fierce speaker from the rival party begins to impede his political career, he also stumbles upon a scam that shakes his beliefs to unveil a flurry of events that brings Anbu into the mix of unexpected events! Written by PipingHotViews

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Trivia

Although this film has been promoted as Dhanush's first film featuring him in dual characters, it technically is not. His successful 2015 science-fantasy film 'Anegan' featured him in 4 distinctive characters, each of them appearing in a different era. Some sources deny this, because these characters are supposed to be different incarnations of one soul. See more »

Quotes

Bhagat Singh: The meeting has started and he is not to be seen anywhere...
[suddenly sees Kodi and gets surprised]
Bhagat Singh: When did you come here Kodi? I didn't see you.
Kodi: Hey Bhagat, the life is not just to eat, drink and be merry. There are many other problems also.
Bhagat Singh: I never understand what you say.
Kodi: If you understood, then wouldn't you be on my position?
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Crazy Credits

The film ends with an epilogue stating "The Beast hunts the Beast; Man hunts the Beast; Lust for power hunts the man." See more »

Alternate Versions

In UK, the film was edited by 26 seconds: The focus on a scene of self-immolation was reduced in order to achieve a 12A rating. See more »

Soundtracks

Sirukki Vaasam
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics by Vivek
Performed by Anand Aravindakshan, Shweta Mohan
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If one flag goes down, the other one will raise.
14 February 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

A decade ago, the same pair for a film would have been a laughing stock. The main factor was the chemistry between them, which is now improved a lot. Particularly Dhanush whose stardom rose into the sky high. I am talking about Dhanuhs-Trisha combo. They were good in this film, but the nature of their roles was another advantage to work out so well. Not very romantic as if you had thought that way, but it was about politics and achieving their goals at any cost.

So this is the story of the twin brothers, who were born and raised in the political influenced family. Since their father lost his life for a good cause during political struggle, one of the brothers got interested in his father's path from the young age. The story is to reveal his ambitions and the secret romance with an opposition party member. On the other side his innocent brother having his way of life which disturbs after something went wrong. With a twist, the narration shifts to thriller in its final act till the conclusion.

The actors' presence made this film watchable. The direction was average. The writing was not good. So much cliché, that straightly borrowed from the 90s Kollywood films. Though, overall the messages were good in a few parts. But sometimes overshadowed by commercial elements like unwanted punchlines, unrealistic fights and slow- motion clips in this modern era of the film world. Particularly, as usual, the songs were the big drawback. If you are an Indian and Tamilan, then you have a chance to enjoy it, due to familiarity with the concept of the film and the culture that depicted in the film. For an outsider, the 80 per cent of the film does not make any sense. But even for the native viewers, I would say choose it carefully, because it is not a must see.

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