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Pulimurugan (2016)

Not Rated | | Action | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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When a small village near a forest is under the threat of man eating tigers and a drug mafia, the villagers seek the help of an unstoppable force, a hunter invincible.

Director:

Vysakh

Writer:

Udaykrishnan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... 'Puli' Murugan
Jagapathi Babu ... Daddy Girija
Kamalinee Mukherjee ... Myna
Lal ... Balaraman
Vinu Mohan ... Manikkuttan
Bala ... Shiva
Suraaj Venjarammoodu ... Poongayi Sasi
Kishore Kumar G. ... R. Krishna Kumar aka R.K. (as Kishore)
Siddique ... Ipe Zachariah
Makrand Deshpande ... Ramayyah
Noby Marcose ... Benny
Ajaz Kollam ... Murugan (Child)
M.R. Gopakumar ... Kadutha
Santhosh Keezhattoor ... Murugan's Father
Hareesh Peradi ... Mesthri
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Storyline

Murugan has a rivalry towards tigers from childhood. From childhood he gets trained to hunt tigers,which are danger to villagers. Now he is Pulimurugan, but he has to face the tigers as well as the dangerous humans, as he is forced to move out of forest. This forms the rest of the story. Written by Akash M S

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Wild Hunter

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manyam Puli See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 254,300,000 (India), 14 October 2016

Gross USA:

$253,000, 24 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,320,000,000, 31 March 2017
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mulakuppadam Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Originally the movie was planned as director Vysakh's second movie, after his debut hit 'Pokkiri Raja' in 2010 with the same producer Tommichan Mulakupadam. See more »

Quotes

Shiva: Who is this Murugan?
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Alternate Versions

In the UK, the distributors were forced to edit the film to remove a scene of cockfighting as it was considered to breach the requirements of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. Furthermore the distributors decided to make further changes to the film in order to lower the rating from '15' to '12A'. These additional changes removed detail of a blade embedded in man's head, accompanied by blood spurt, and a bloody bullet impact to chest. See more »

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Ponin Kurissu Muthappa
Produced by Gopi Sundar
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This is nothing more than a potboiler
18 November 2016 | by raveenairSee all my reviews

One of the worst hyped-up Malayalam movies I've ever seen.The story line is incredible, the script is way below average and the performance is better left undefined. It's a case of a talented actor going over the hill and that the movie has already been such a super hit says how gullible we are as consumers and how our cinematic taste has reached a nadir. Not going into technical superiority since this is what money can buy these days. The movie is poor in terms of creative thought, cohesive screenplay and most unfortunately the incapability to separate a character from a marquee actor. The director had come up with some reasonably good movies but seems to have cowered before the myth that cinema revolves round a salable hero.


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