Production : SKT Studios
Starring : Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep, Shruti Haasan, Hansika, Nandita
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography : Natarajan Subramaniam
Editing : A. Sreekar Prasad
A filmmaker who has managed to deliver some average fares with comedy heroes like Vadivelu and Santhanam manages to get a big hero like Vijay. The expectations blew up bigger and finally the big day comes with more celebrations emblazoning among Ilayathalapathy fans. The film comes with a treatment that should have adorned with high style CG and animation works and more action packed sequences. Let us check out what works and doesn’t work with Puli, which has witnessed a worldwide opening today.
Sridevi plays Yamanadevi, queen of the fantasy kingdom of Vedalakottai. She belongs to the ferocious clan of Vedalam warriors, but is under the spell of its evil general, Jalatharangam (Sudeep).
The clan wields magical powers that grant them superhuman strength and the ability to fly at will. All the surrounding villages are under their control and one such village is Vairanaloor. Here, we are introduced to Marudheeran (Vijay) and his lover Pavalamalli (Shruti Haasan).
Marudheeran is an orphan brought up by one of the villagers, Vembunathan (Prabhu). Their village is frequently troubled by the Vedalam clan, who come to collect taxes. During one such skirmish, Vembunathan is killed and Pavalamalli is kidnapped.
The second half is all about Marudheeran going in search of this elusive kingdom to bring back his beloved Pavalamalli.