Dhanush – Kodi/Anbu
Trisha – Rudhra
Anupama – MuttaMalathi
Director- R.S. DuraiSenthilkumar
Music- Santosh Narayanan
As a huge Dhanush fan, I watched the trailer of Kodi more than a couple of times and was determined to watch it on the first day of its release. This is Dhanush’s dual role debut where he plays both the bold and politically inclined Kodi as well as the meek and studious Anbu. The movie mainly focuses on the political games that Kodi and Rudhra, lovers stuck in opposing parties, are forced to play in order to rise to the top. The moment I say that, you might think it is one of those clichéd movies about star-crossed lovers that makes you want to cringe (Ram-Leela for instance!). However, this is where Kodi surprises you-it is so fresh in its approach rather like a breath of fresh air after being stuck in the smoky cloud of the usual Kollywood flicks.
The first half of the movie pales in comparison to the second half, which is absolutely gripping. Trisha is absolutely brilliant as an ambitious party member. As a woman, I felt a lot of sympathy for her character. If politics is hard for a man, it is hundred times harder for a woman. I particularly loved the dialogues sprinkled with truth about politics and the nature of humans.
The soundtrack was completely in sync with the plot. ‘Kodi Parakutha’ gave me so much of the Kabali feel. ‘EiSuzhali’ was a treat to the ears as well.
Bottomline: Watch it to see Kollywood's 'House of Cards'.