First of all, comparing puli with Baahubali is meaningless as the two films belong to different genres.
The script isn’t absolutely new or fabulous but still it is very much enaging. 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. Music and Cinematography was nice.
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.
The film tells the story of fantasy world. Puli revolves around the journey of Maru Dheeran (Vijay). He travels back in time and reaches in the kingdom of Sudeep and Sridevi. The later has some magical powers, by which she can travel to any time period. Shruti Hassan plays the love interest of Vijay. He also had good education and acquires skills in all kinds of fighting. Due to the increasing popularity of Vijay, Sudeep becomes very jealous of him. The subsequent twists and turns leads the story forward. The story is the USP of this film so it will not be fair to give too much details.
Visually the kingdom in Puli also seems to be inspired from Baahubali even though visual effects are not comparable to Bahubali. But overall these two are completely different films.
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.
- Lead Performances
- Visual Effects were nice
- stretched story
- Too many unwanted twists and turns
- Some lagging especially in the second half
Verdict: Av average fantasy entertainer.
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