FRS: Kodi

So by now you know what this FRS right? Right?

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-34: Narration,

ok wait first We were fooled into thinking that there was no narration in this film, and before our collective sighs of relief could trouble the person sitting before us; there was narration.

+12: Moments

like that of a deaf and dumb father aspiring son to be the star attraction speaker of a political party, thought it started off really well there. Just when we come to the portion of human sacrifice by fire, how the mother and son view this incident establishes their further course of action. Films begins with a flag fluttering, post interval also, these are some nice thematic moments.

+3.5: Dhanush’s beard, I mean why will we not give points for this.

-51.35: Hero Introductions

No matter how different how your thinking is, or how different the setting of the film is, hero introductions never change. Slow cam, let something flutter, show the vehicle first, then legs, then face (yaay fan moment), also bring in some out of form goons so that hero can show heroism before children etc. Yea yeah, no police will be lodged.

-23.1: Celebrations

No matter what Cadbury’s tell you, you actually do need proper reasons to celebrate, I know we need a intro song here, but politician becoming regional youth wing secretary is reason for district wide celebration a? But further in the movie, moments are not so well celebrated why?

-41: For a film whose primary characters are supposed to be fiery speakers, the speeches dont count, no really

-19: Dhanush and Trisha never seem to run out of secret places to meet as lovers, i mean even if they have been lovers for say a decade or more, do they allocate one day of the week on google calendar for “let’s find one more secret place to meet” #OOooOOO

-4: One secret meeting place involves a cheetah passing by simply, cheetahs are extinct in india. yeah so. Later half cheetah changed to leopard.

+7: Ei Suzhali (song) 

-71.7777: Politics

Yeah so, what is politics really? Is about people and issues no? But mostly in this movie is about how one gets promoted from one post to another, how one double crosses another or even triple crossing. Yes these are the outcomes of what happens in politics, but really there is no issue, the entire film deals with a mercury dump for so long to make us believe that the entire politix of the region depends on it. Surely there must be farmers, traders, transport, infra, forests, but these aspects do not come within the scope of film which wants to be a political drama.

Guess we are being a little harsh here, Kodi is not an issues film, it is more about the politician than the politics, which is fair enough and Dhanush carries the born politician role like someone who has stood in atleast three local elections, but without the politics the politician stands alone.

Hi to all House of Cards fans

Even the issue that he tackles as Kodi are driven by personal hangover emotions. Watering down.

-23: Double cross, triple cross, road cross in the end since none of the characters could be related to, it didnt matter. Seems just to show that politicians are capable of doing ANYTHING for a rajya sabha seat., But isn’t this common knowledge?

-9: Rajya Sabha

-18.94: Trisha apart from being completely miscast, she even has the worst named character, ‘theepori’ rudra, and no sparks only.

+13: For Vijay Kumar for playing CM in this movie, in Singam series he plays home minister as well. I’m sure Vijay kumar would have played other cabinet ministers as well. First time in history of cinema one actor has played entire cabinet kind of statement.

-23: Twins, not spoiling, but there is actually a mention of a buzzfeed type post about “10 things you dont know about twins”, the content in this type article drives the story further

-5: Theory of inefficient goons: villians will keep sending inefficient goons to hero even when they know that he is going to hit them all and send them back, still they keep sending. Dei.

+8: Kaala Chashma,

Anyways, Happy Diwali

#Notdeepavali

Subam

FRS Team, The Lowly Laureate

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “FRS: Kodi

  1. Hey first time commenting here , though i have followed your posts off and on. i love your FRS pieces and this one was a hoot. this was my favorite
    *First time in history of cinema one actor has played entire cabinet kind of statement*

    I do realise that this format has its drawbacks , in the sense that to invoke a sense of fun , you ought to make fun of the film, which means more or less harking only about the negative points of the film., But you do mange to walk the line pretty well. it helps that much of the films made these days suit your purpose very well. So eagerly looking forward to more from you

    1. Hi thanks MANk, have seen your comments on BRs blog. The FRS format itself is very limiting but we don’t want it to be a bad movie reviews kind of thing and it is not just making fun of THAT film, in most cases how movies are made helps but need to figure out how to do this for really good movies as well. I don’t think Kodi is a bad film but when you do an FRS it seem to come out that way. Honestly even I’m confused where this will go. Thanks for comment again.

  2. “hero introductions never change. Slow cam, let something flutter, show the vehicle first, then legs, then face (yaay fan moment),”…
    I guess ajith’s introduction in vedhalam was more than this..
    And unfortunately ur FRS for this film wasn’t funny at all..

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