Manyam Puli is an action adventure film and is the dubbed version of blockbuster Malayalam movie Pulimurugan, which was released in theatres in Kerala on October 7. The movie revolves around the story of an ordinary man Manyam, who lives in a village near the forest area. How he transforms himself to save the villagers from a tiger forms the crux of the story.
The audience say that Manyam Puli has an interesting story and an engaging screenplay. Mohanlal has given superb performance and he is the showman in the movie. Kamalini Mukherjee, Jagapati Babu, Bala, Lal and Vinu Mohan have also done brilliant performances, which are also big assets of the film.
Mohanlal’s character in Pulimurugan is married to a woman played by an actress young enough to be his daughter (Kamalini Mukherjee). To further assure audiences of his virility, he pats her butt at one point, there is innuendo galore involving him and another character bedding their wives, and for those of us who have the audacity to note that a stupendous actor has physically let himself go over the decades, there is a young, busty, midriff-flashing woman (Namitha) who leers at him and is open about her desire to mate with him.
Manyam Puli is an action-packed mass entertainer with a universal theme of man vs wild. Mohanlal’s action (sequences) and Jagapathi Babu’s performance are the keys to the movie’s success. This is a treat for those who love action films, and for Mohanlal fans. Peter Hein’s work is another major asset.