A protégé of superstar Dhanush like his teacher Vetri Maaran (Ruthless Man and Arena), Durai Senthilkumar carved out a niche for himself by way of two dramas with a fine sense of comedy. Which made Kodi a massive surprise when it hit the screens: nobody expected a work so unrepentantly serious and unrelentingly tough as this tale of twin brothers: one a teacher, the other a political firebrand whose whole world collapses when he finds out his organization was partly behind a toxic waste scandal it officially protested against.

Dhanush once again shows his extraordinary abilities, himself playing both brothers – quite literally embodying the Janus-faced nature of Tamil Nadu’s body politic. Make that: organised politics anywhere in an age where trust in elected representatives is probably at an all-time low. A film for our times.

International title
Flag
Filmmaker
R.S. Durai Senthilkumar
Country
India
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
145’
Language
Tamil
Producer
Dhanush
Production Company
Wunderbar Films
Sales
R.S. Durai Senthilkumar
Writer
R.S. Durai Senthilkumar
Music
Santhosh Narayanan
Cast
Dhanush, Trisha Krishnan, Anupama Parameshwaran, Saranya Ponvannan, G. Marimuthu, Kaali Venkat