Dhanush and Trisha Krishnan-starrer Kodi, and Karthi and Nayanthara's Kaashmora have completed the censorship formalities. The upcoming Tamil movies have received 'U' and 'U/A' certificates, respectively.
Announcing the news, Dhanush tweeted, "#kodi has been censored with "U" certificate. #diwali2016 #kodiparakkudha excited and thrilled. [sic]" SR Prabhu, the producer of Kaashmora, too took Twitter to formally reveal the news by posting, "#kodi has been censored with "U" certificate. #diwali2016 #kodiparakkudha excited and thrilled. [sic]"
Both the movies will hit the screens on October 28, on the occasion of the Deepavali festival. Kodi is now eligible for the 30 percent entertainment tax exemption given by the state government.
Tamil Nadu government gives tax exemption for Kollywood movies, which bag the 'U' certificate and portray Tamil culture. Kaashmora has failed to get the exemption as it has bagged 'U/A' certificate. It is not clear whether the makers will approach the revising committee for a 'U' certificate, thereby turning eligible for tax exemption.
The tax exemption given by the state government plays a major role in a film's success at the box office as the gross income then is almost the net income.
Coming to Kodi, it is a political-thriller, written and directed by RS Durai Senthilkumar of Ethir Neechal and Kakki Sattai fame. Dhanush will be seen in a dual role here, and would romance Trisha Krishnan and Anupama Parameswaran.
On the other hand, Kaashmora is a supernatural historical thriller film written and directed by Gokul. Nayanthara and Sri Divya play the female leads in the movie.