Two big budget Tamil films, Dhanush's "Kodi" and Karthi's "Kaashmora" were released all around the world on October 28, 2016. Upon the release, "Kodi" got highly positive reviews from the audiences, while the big budget film "Kaashmora" received mixed to negative responses.

As the first weekend came to an end, trade figures suggest that "Kodi" has dominated over "Kaashmora" in the state of Tamil Nadu, while the Karthi starrer has an upper edge in theatres outside the state.

Karthi's movie gets mixed reviews from trade experts

Credible reports suggest that "Kaashmora" has grossed more than 26 Crores in the first weekend, while "Kodi" has collected 16 Crores from Tamil Nadu alone.

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"Kaashmora" has grossed Rs 12.5 Crores from Tamil Nadu in the first weekend. It earned more than 8 Crores from Andhra/Telangana region, while in Kerala, it grossed Rs 2 Crores. If we calculate the overseas collection of 04 Crores, then the overall total will come around Rs 26 Crores.

"Kaashmora" is considered to be the biggest film in the career of actor Karthi. The film was released in more than 1700 screens and considering this huge screen count, and we can easily conclude that it will cross a gross collection of 50 Crores before the second weekend. In the United States, the film is being screened in more than 140 screens, while in Andhra, it was shown on 150 screens.

'Kashmora' audience review:

Dhanush wins at the box-office.

On the other hand, "Kodi" directed by R S Durai Senthilkumar has reportedly impressed all kinds of audiences, and it has already started its journey to emerge as a blockbuster.

Most of the release centers in Tamil Nadu are witnessing more than 90% attendance for "Kodi", and it clearly indicates its public acceptance. Word of mouth too is in favor of this Dhanush film, and it has enhanced its chances of getting a profitable long run.

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"Kodi' public response:

Trisha Krishnan and Anupama Parameshwaran have done the roles of lady leads in "Kodi". For the first time in her career, Trisha has enacted a character with gray shades, and it is considered to be one of the major highlights of this movie.