Pulimurugan Movie (2016):
Pulimurugan is a Malayalam action thriller film directed by Vysakh and written by Udayakrishna—half of the duo Udayakrishna and Sibi K. Thomas—in his first independent screenplay. It was produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under the banner Mulakuppadam Films.
It stars Mohanlal in the title role and Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jagapati Babu, Lal, Namitha, Vinu Mohan, and Bala in supporting roles. The film score and soundtrack were composed by Gopi Sundar, while cinematography was handled by Shaji Kumar and edited by Johnkutty.
Pulimurugan was theatrically released in India on 7 October 2016. Made on a budget of ₹25 crore and gross collection of ₹152 crore, and was the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever until 2019 and the third highest-grossing South Indian film of 2016.
Pulimurugan Movie Information:
|Release Date||7 October 2016 (India)|
|Running Time||2hr 39min|
|Produced by||Tomichan Mulakuppadam|
|Cinematography by||Shaji Kumar|
|Music by||Gopi Sundar|
|Production Company||Mulakuppadam Films|
|Distributed by||Mulakupadam Release|
|Box Office Collection||₹152 crore|
Pulimurugan Movie Trailer:
Pulimurugan Movie Storyline (Plot/Synopsis):
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.
Pulimurugan Movie Cast and Characters:
- Mohanlal as Murugan
- Jagapati Babu as Daddy Girija
- Kamalini Mukherjee as Myna, Murugan’s wife
- Lal as Balaraman, Murugan’s uncle
- Vinu Mohan as Manikuttan, Murugan’s brother
- Bala as Shiva, Manikuttan’s friend
- Noby Marcose as Benny, Manikuttan’s friend
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Poongayi Sasi
- Siddique as ACP Iype Zachariah
- Kishore as R. Krishna “R. K” Kumar, forest ranger
- Namitha as Julie
- Nandhu as Divakaran, forest guard
- Hareesh Peradi as Mesthiri, Girija’s right-hand man
- Makarand Deshpande as Ramayya, Dacoit and marijuana dealer
- M. R. Gopakumar as Kadutha, village chief and Vaidyar
- Sethu Lakshmi as Bhavani Thalla, Balaraman’s mother-in-law
- Baby Durga Premjith as Chakki, Murugan’s daughter
- Master Ajas as Young Murugan
- Romin Antony as Young Balaraman
- Sudheer Karamana as Cherkalakkaran “Kayikka” Khader
- Sasi Kalinga as Balan Chettan, tea shopkeeper
- Idavela Babu as Shintappan, Julie’s husband
- Chali Pala as Thampan
- Chembil Ashokan as Thankachan
- Jayakrishnan as Raghuchandran
- V. K. Baiju as Forest Ranger
- Anjana Appukuttan as Servant
- Kannan Pattambi as Basheer
- Vinod Kedamangalam as Shintappan’s driver
- Santhosh Keezhattoor as Murugan’s father (cameo)
- Antony Perumbavoor as Jeep driver (cameo)
- Anjali Nair as Murugan’s mother (cameo)
Interesting Facts About Pulimurugan Movie:
- Principal photography commenced on 16 July 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and was completed in early February 2016.
- It became the first film in the Malayalam film industry to earn more than ₹100 crore and ₹150 crore, and was the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever until 2019 and the third highest-grossing South Indian film of 2016.
- Pulimurugan is also one of the most-watched Malayalam movies ever in Kerala state. The movie has recorded theater footfalls of around 7.5 million during its run in Kerala alone.
- Two songs from the film—”Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” and “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” were selected among the 70 eligible songs contending for the Academy Award for Best Original Song nomination in the 90th Academy Awards.