Pulimurugan (English: Leopard Murugan) is a forthcoming Indian Malayalam-language action adventure film directed by Vysakh and written by Udayakrishna starring Mohanlal in the titular role. It is the first independent screenplay written by Udayakrishna of the Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas scriptwriter duo. The film is produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam through his production company Mulakupadam Films. The score and soundtrack are composed by Gopi Sunder while cinematography is handled by Shaji Kumar.
Peter Hein handles the fight choreography. The film, which commenced production in July 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam, was scheduled for release on July 7, 2016. However, the film was postponed and is now scheduled to release on October 7, 2016.
Watch the trailer of Pulimurugan:
- Mohanlal as “Puli” Murugan
- Kamalini Mukherjee as maina
- Namitha as Julie
- Jagapati Babu
- Suraj Venjaramoodu
- Makarand Deshpande
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha
- Vinu Mohan
Murugan (Mohanlal) is an ordinary man who lives in a village near forest area. He makes a living by cutting bamboo from the forest. He has to fight with the wild animals, especially the wild tigers in the forest to earn a living. This makes him unique and sets apart from other people in the village. then the movie narrates some incidents happening on there and the life of Murugan.
On to the Technical side, Udaykrishna of Udaykrishna-Siby K Thomas team is the one wrote the script. the storyline is so much cliched and a predictable one but the movie scores on the technical side, especially on the stunt sequences. Ace action choreographer Peter Hein, who has worked for ‘Enthiran’, ‘Sivaji’, ‘Anniyan’, and ‘I’, is the stunt choreographer of ‘Pulimurugan’. The film has many adventurous action scenes. even the action scenes along with the tigers were captured neatly. special applause for that Peter Hein the action director and of course Mohanlal who at this age too has put in enormous efforts to make the stunts look so effortless. most of them are done by our star itself. Gobi Sundar had also neatly composed the music; even though the main theme score “Muruga Muruga” wasn’t that much worth but all other background scores and a couple of songs were really nice. The visual beauty of nature as the entire story happens inside a forest has been brilliantly captured by the by Shaji Kumar. Editing was good especially in the action sequences but the overall length could have been pruned a little especially on the second half.
On to the Performance, Mohanlal as the title character, the role was safe in his hands, even though the character was not a big deal but it was really a big challenging to do such action sequences in this age. The character that Kamalini Mukherjee plays as that of Murugan’s better half was annoying and boring showcasing the same set of emotions all the time. surely its the wrong casting made.
On the supporting side, Lal, Telugu actor Jagapathy Babu, Suraj Venjaramodu and Kishore were the notable ones and done their part well. Siddhique and Makarand Deshpandey didn’t get anything meaty to display their acting skills. along with them Bala, Vinu Mohan, Noby also supported well.
It’s a treat for the diehard followers of the superstar who will be a satisfied lot seeing the actor doing some breathtaking action sequences. The VFX were good but some closeup shots of the tiger weren’t that much cool.
Bottom Line: A lot of thrilling moments with the good technical side but with a predictable and weak storyline, the movie can be enjoyed if the expectation is slightly brought down. but for diehard fans, this one will be a treat from the star giving goosebumps all the time.
- Stunt Sequences.
- Cinematography and Direction.
- The performance of Mohanlal.
- Predictable and weak storyline.
- bit lagging on the second half.
- The movie slips to the subplots and misses the focus on main Tiger revenge story.
Thirdshows Rating: 3/5.
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