Pulimurugan Movie (2016) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


October 7, 2016
2hr 39min
Status: released

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  • Principal photography commenced on 16 July 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and was completed in early February 2016.
  • It took 200 days to complete post-production.
  • Pulimurugan was made on a budget of ₹25 crore.
  • Pulimurugan was initially planned for release at Christmas in December 2015; because filming was continuing the release was postponed until the Hindu festival of Vishu in April 2016. The release date was again postponed to July because filming was not completed before the deadline of March 10 and the two-and-a-half-month-long post-production work began at the end of March. The film’s release was again postponed and was released on 7 October 2016.
  • The film was released in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council on 3 November 2016. It was shown in 350 screens in 82 theatres, with 630 shows on the opening day; the largest-ever release for an Indian film, surpassing the records of Kabali (425 shows) and Sultan (225 shows). It was released in 140 screens in the United Kingdom on 4 November. Pulimurugan was released in Japan by Celluloid Japan with an initial release starting from 20 November 2016. The film was dubbed into Telugu-language as Manyam Puli and was released on 2 December 2016 in 500 screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and was distributed by Saraswathi Films.
  • The film was also dubbed in Tamil with the same title and was released on 19 May 2017 in 300 centers all over Tamil Nadu. The Tamil version was too a commercial success and also opened to a good response. RP Bala wrote the dialogues for the Tamil version.
  • It became the first film in the Malayalam film industry to earn more than ₹100 crore, and is the second highest-grossing Malayalam film.
  • 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.
  • The film score was also selected among the 141 eligible scores contending for the Academy Award for Best Original Score nomination.