The Puli teaser is out and it is a crisp cut coming to about 55 seconds. The monarchical world, set in a bygone era, is established and the characters played by all the lead actors are introduced, wasting little time.
Sridevi as the marvelous queen (don’t miss her sexy little walk), Sudeep as the commander, Ilayathalapathy Vijay as the robust warrior, Hansika as the princess and Shruti Haasan as another female interest are what we get, accompanied by shots of Vijay indulging in stunts and dances with the two lead girls. Vijay seems to have sported an eye lens with a slight variation in his hairdo, while his physique is slim and fit as always.
The production design is authentic and grand, with the larger than life castle set, the horses and carriages employed, the regal costumes, robes, weapons and other accessories used by the lead players. That a major part of the movie has been shot in the forests of Thalakonam and Kerala is also clearly evident.
Devi Sri Prasad is branded as the ‘Rockstar’ and his racy theme runs along the teaser, which ends with a fine shot of Vijay looking at us sternly after beating a guy to pulp. The way the guy spins and crashes to the ground adds to the dramatics.
On the whole, this teaser which is free from any dialogues, sends across the message loud and clear that we are in for a grand fantasy action entertainer set in a bygone era. Some fans are perceiving an element of time travel too, in the story !