Puli tamil movie review
This movie is a departure for Ilayathalapathy Vijay because it’s in the historical-fantasy genre which he has never attempted before in his career. Why he chose this particular subject and script is a question only the actor can answer, but fantasy is apparently director Chimbu Deven’s favourite genre.
The movie starts off talking about a village in a period when this fantasy world is still ruled by kings and queens. There’s a baby that is found in the river by Prabhu (leader of sorts of this village) who brings the child up as his own son, Marundheeran (Vijay). The boy grows up to be the saviour of the people in the village and protects them from the Vedhalams.
The Vedhalams are said to possess superpowers and belong to the Vedhalam kingdom that is ruled by Sridevi and her evil commander Sudeep. Marundheeran’s childhood sweetheart is Pavazhamalli (Shruti Haasan) who gets kidnapped by the Vedhalams. How does Marundheeran rescue her? Where does he meet the Queen’s daughter (Hansika Motwani)? What happens to the Queen and her evil minister? Who is Marundheeran? All this forms the rest of the story.
Director: Chimbu Deven
Starring: Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani
The cinematography in the film deserves to be mentioned first, because it is extremely good. Visually, the movie is a treat and cinematographer Natarajan Subramaniam (Natty) has done a splendid job. The star of the movie is Vijay and he has been given action, song-and-dance sequences to prove his mettle. And he excels as always. Sridevi’s performance as the evil queen is very convincing and her outfits and eye make-up also convey her character beautifully. She has dubbed for herself in the movie and the audience will find it quite interesting, hearing her voice after so many years in Tamil cinema.
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