Paayum Puli (1983 film)
|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Produced by||M. Kumaran|
M. S. Guhan
|Written by||Panchu Arunachalam|
R. N. Sudarshan
V. K. Ramasamy
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
|14 January 1983|
|Box office||₹20 million (equivalent to ₹250 million or US$3.7 million in 2018)|
Paayum Puli (English: Pouncing Tiger) is a 1983 Tamil action film directed by S. P. Muthuraman and starring Rajinikanth and Radha. It was a blockbuster and completed a 133-day run at the box office. The movie was dubbed in Telegu as Debbaku Debba and Hindi as Fauladi Mukka (1985). The movie is inspired from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin .
When a smuggler kills his sister, a naive, immature man (Rajinikanth) vows to deliver justice for her death and joins a martial arts school. He trains hard there to become a master fighter, honing his fighting skills. Taking on a new identity, Paayum Puli (Pouncing Tiger), he sets off for revenge, but the affection of a beautiful woman (Radha) soon puts a hitch in his plans. The fight sequences are much different which were composed by stunt coordinator Judo. K. K. Rathnam.
- Rajinikanth as Bharani
- Radha as Revathy
- Jaishankar as Ranjith
- K. Balaji as Master of martial arts (Guest Appearance)
- R. N. Sudarshan as Balram
- V. K. Ramasamy as Uncle of Ceylon sundari
- Manorama as Ceylon sundari
- Thyagarajan as Thiyagu
- Y. G. Parthasarathy as Gopalakrishnan
- Sathyaraj as a Fighter
- Silk Smitha as Roopa
- Janagaraj as Chinnasamy
- Y. G. Mahendra as Mahi
- LIC Narasimhan as Hotel manager
- Azhagu as a Fighter - Uncredit
Bruce Lee was immensely popular throughout the world and his films were huge hits. Cashing on the huge success of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, S. P. Muthuraman and Panju Arunachalam designed the story of a helpless person who takes training in a martial arts school to avenge the death of his sister. Rajini worked hard on action scenes. Fight master Judo. K. K. Rathnam was appreciated for his innovative action scenes. Paayum Puli was a hat-trick success for Rajini-AVM-SPM combo.
All tracks written by Vaali.
|1.||"Appakada Annakili"||Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela||3:20|
|2.||"Aadi Maasa Kaathadikka"||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki||5:34|
|3.||"Pothukkittu Oothuthadi"||Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela||4:25|
|4.||"Vaa Vaa Maama"||S. Janaki||4:32|
- Ramachandran 2014, p. 147.
- "Paayum Puli". Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- Ramachandran, Naman (2014). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.