An fantasy movie which can be watched by all audience. The script isn't absolutely new or fabulous but still it is very much engaging. Chimbu Devun has come up with a very different story line. He deserves distinction marks for thinking up an engrossing screenplay which has masala for the audience and yet is not frivolous.
As might be evident, the first half of Puli isn't exactly riveting. It teeters between funny, spectacular and tragic, depending upon how keen-eyed the viewer is and how much acting is required of the cast. Chimbu Devn gives us a terrific interval point, and the film moves briskly in its second half. Though this swashbuckling adventure relies heavily on CGI and VFX, it doesn't lack emotional resonance. Computer graphics, animation and visual effects are top notch. Production and technical values are grand. Cinematography is excellent. The music is decent and works well in the films. The editing should have been better though.
Vijay shines in each and every scene of the film. He brings much by way of performance through his sheer intensity. We could not imagine anyone else playing this role with such ease. Sudeep does what he is famous for. Shruti Hassan looks pretty and acts well. Hanski Motwani does a decent job in her short presence. But it is Sridevi who steals the show with her brilliant performance. Her stunning and never seen before avatar will mesmerize the audience.
A complete out of the box plot