Puli Movie 2015 Overview
Vijay’s Puli hits the screens tomorrow (October 1), and the makers have only little to worry about the film, given that Puli seems to be a hit even before its release. And no, these are not the words of Ilayathalapathy fans. The statistics say that Puli will be a hit, and one thing that can be said about cold, hard numbers is that they don’t lie. We take a look at the reasons Puli is more to win than lose:
The makers of Puli have brilliantly contrived a high anticipation level for Puli through promotions. The trailer of Puli, which has been viewed more than 6 million times, has been liked by about one million viewers. This is unprecedented for any Indian film whatsoever. In the last two months, Vijay fans had something or the other to relish every single week. Be it the promo song or the trailer, they had something to tweet, retweet, share and like every week. This aggressive promotion is likely to be the key factor in Puli’s success.
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If one takes a look at the cast of Puli, he/she can see a pattern. All the actors playing the main roles have a commendable fan-base in different parts of the country. Sridevi, who is making a comeback in the Tamil film industry after two decades, can be is the ace in the hole. She has the advantage of bringing in the audience from the northern part of India, and her fans from the South will pour in into the theatres to see the yesteryear’s heroine speaking their language on screens after a long time.
Kiccha aka Sudeep has fans all over India after his incredible performance in the Telugu-Tamil bilingual Eega (Naan E in Tamil). And the actor is a superstar in the Kannada film industry as well. Thus, his presence in the film will only make the queues at the cash counters longer. Shruti Haasan, again, has a huge fan-base in Andhra Pradesh, and that is the market which Vijay has not been able to capture till date. The reason is mainly because many of Vijay’s big releases have been remakes of Telugu films, and dubbing a Telugu remake in Telugu makes no sense whats ever. But Puli might be the one to break the jinx. Vijay is undisputed the king of the silver screen in Kerala. Some films like Jilla have been a hit in God’s Own Country, even when it failed in Tamil Nadu.
Yogandran, co-founder of Kuviyam Mediaworks, who believes that Puli is going to be the biggest release of Vijay, says that the number of theatres Puli is going to be screened in will be somewhat-unbelievable for a Vijay film. Puli will be released in about 500 theatres in Tamil Nadu, and the Telugu version in Andhra will hit about 600 screens, first ever for a Vijay film in Andhra Pradesh. Worldwide, Puli will hit about 3000 screens, out of which about 160 screens are in USA and 18 in Canada. In United Kingdom alone, the film will hit 60 screens (approx), which is a huge number for a Tamil film. According to Yogandran, the film will earn the money invested in it in just four days of its release; and, if the word of mouth turns in favour of Puli, the film is sure to hit Rs 200-crore mark.