The official Teaser of Kollywood’s upcoming film Puli (meaning Tiger) has been released and this fantasy film looks nothing but incredible. The lavishing sets, the beautiful costumes and the equally brilliant cast further add to the charisma of the film.
Here we share the details of the film starting from the Star Cast:
Ilayathalapathy Vijay as Maru Dheeran
If sources are to be believed then Vijay will be seen in dual roles and that too in two different eras – One in ancient times as a common man who is adopted by the region’s prince (Sudeep) when he decides to commit suicide and later as a dwarf after his reincarnation. When the film was scripted first in 2011, the original choice to play this role was Dhanush and the film was titled as Maareesan.
Sridevi as Queen
Puli marks Sridevi’s comeback in the Tamil Film industry after 29 years. Her last Tamil film Naan Adimai Illai was released in 1986. In Puli, Sridevi will be essaying the role of a Queen. She will be mother of Hansika Motwani and Sudeep who will be seen as princess and prince respectively. Since, it is an adventure and fantasy film, one hears that Sridevi in the film will have magical powers. Sridevi’s Hindi comeback film “English Vinglish” created quite a stir, Puli will be no different.
Sudeep as a Prince
The Famous Kannada star Sudeep will be seen as a Prince – Sridevi’s son and Motwani’s Brother. His character will first save Vijay from his suicidial attempt, and then kill him after being jealous of his growing popularity in the kingdom. So, basically Sudeep will be seen as an antagonist.
Hansika Motwani as a Princess – Sridevi’s Daughter
Hansika Motwani revealed in an interview that she will be playing a princess in Puli. She said it takes immense effort to play a princess as it takes lot of time to get ready in order to perfect the makeup and achieve the picture-perfect look. This is the second time Hansika will be seen alongside Vijay and their chemistry iis something to watch for.
Shruti Hasan – Vijay’s Love Interest
Shruti Hassan is a leading lady in the film. It is assumed that she will be Vijay’s love interest in the reincarnation phase. She was signed as a leading lady well before Motwani was signed. It is believed that earlier Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone were considered for this role. However, because of their high renumeration neither were signed. The role ultimately went to Shruti.
Puli also stars Prabhu, Nandita, Vijayakumar, Thambi Ramaiah in pivotal roles.
Here’s the Trailer of the Film
Chimbu Deven is directing the film. Chimbu made his directorial debut in 2006 with the historical comedy – Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi which had Vadivelu in the lead role. He also directed two Fantasy movies – Arai En 305-il Kadavul and Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaniyum in 2008 and 2014 respectively.
The Budget is Rs. 118 Crore
Pilu is produced by Shibu Thameen and PT Selvakumar. The production company is SKT Studios and the films budget is Rs. 118 crore, nearly half of Baahubali of the similar genre which released today. Puli is expected to go on floors on August, this year.
Songs and Soundtrack
Puli’s soundtrack is scored by Devi Sri Prasad. This is his fourth collaboration with Vijay However, initial buzz was that AR Rahman would be the music composer of the film. The songs of the film are not yet released. Watch out the space to get the download links of the entire song list.
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