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Kutti Puli Movie Reviews

Kutti Puli Review


Kutti Puli (Sasikumar) lost his father at a young age in a local gang rivalry, and since then has been raised single-handedly by his mother, who fears that he will grow up to be just like his father. Unfortunately, he does grow up to be like his father and even picks up the same traits that got him killed. No matter how hard the mother tries, her efforts only prove futile because Puli lives by his own principles. However, she believes if she could get him married then probably he may turn responsible and take control of his life. But Puli is against marriage because he believes that with so many people who wish to see him dead, his future wife may have live like his mother, who was left behind by his father. What makes Puli have a change of heart and eventually agree to marry? This forms the rest of the story.


Sasikumar is again seen in an angry young man avatar with a good side that needs to be awakened. Even though he played his role with ease and confidence, he is starting to get repetitive with his choice of films.

Lakshmi Menon plays her part well and her on screen chemistry with Sasikumar is quite decent.

Saranya Ponvannan hardly has any part to play besides crying in every other scene, while Prabha, who makes a comeback after a long hiatus, has an equally unsatisfying part.

Technical Analysis

Ghibran’s background score is too lousy and he has stirred all the old songs as background scores. Cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswamy did a decent job and editor should have trimmed movie in the second half to maintain same pace throughout the movie and it lacks. The screenplay falters at times and the basic plot line is quite simple. Dialogues are crisp and entertaining and production values are standard.


Debutant director Muthaiah has played the sentimental card extremely well to keep the audiences hooked through certain emotional moments. The film very subtly highlights that two most important women in our lives are mother and wife, who have very pivotal parts to play. You will also notice that the film is high on elements commonly found in Sasikumar's films such as friendship, revenge, family, witty one-liners and lots of blood and gore. While all the elements have been used appropriately at regular intervals, one doesn't find anything new to be excited about.

The film struggles in the second half and unnecessarily gets dragged by songs and few clichéd fight sequences. Kutti Puli also reminds us of the fact that Sasi is no longer an actor, but a commercial hero with mass following because he now has a typical hero entry scene welcomes by hoots and applauds.