After tasting the success of “Sundarapandian”, expectations were high for Sasikumar’s latest flick Kutti Puli. It has Sasikumar playing the title role and Lakshmi Menon pairs him with second time after Sundarapandian. It also has Saranya Ponvannan, Vaijayanthi and “Aadukalam” Murugadoss playing pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Gibran. Camera is handled by Mahesh and the film is written and directed by debutant Muthaiah.
Plot: Devaianai (Saranya Ponvannan) brings up her son Kutti Puli (Sasikumar) on her own after the death of her Husband in a local gang rivalry. She doesn’t want her son to be like her husband but eventually he grows up like his father. She strives hard to get him married wishing that it would turn him into a responsible person but Puli is against marriage thinking that he could ruin a girl’s life because many people around him want him to be dead. Bharathy (Lakshmi Menon) moves into his locality and falls for him and changes his attitudes. Do they both live happily married? Or is Puli being murdered by his rivals?
Cast: The script has been written particularly for Sasikumar, who is being seen mostly in rural based subjects. He mixed up well with the role and has done some neat job in the film. Lakshmi Menon didn’t have much to do in the film, except she appears beautiful throughout the film. Saranya Ponvannan, the National Award Winner has done her part as tender affectionate and caring mother role perfectly. Murugadoss as Sasi’s friend has done fair job.
Crew: Gibran has not given any purring songs this time. His bgm were good though, using of 70’s and 80’s songs in the second half could have been reduced, because after a limit it seems irritating. Mahesh’s camera works was typical and common and nothing much out of the ordinary. Editor Gopi Krishna should have been more careful in his work. Trimming the second half would have made the movie little racy and engaging.
And about the debutant director Muthaiah, he should have given more significance to the screenplay to make it attractive and lecherous. His bright mental picture and imagination could be seen in the second half of the movie, though it drags. And the movie ends with twist in climax and it portrays more on Mother Sentiments.
Finally, Kutti Puli is highly entertaining with some flaws and dragging scenes. Go with less expectations and it could be you’re good pick for this weekend.
My Rating- 2.5/5
Grade- C+ (Above Average)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK