|Directed by||G. Marimuthu|
|Produced by||Radhika Sarathkumar
|Written by||Sameer Thahir|
|Music by||N. R. Raghunanthan|
|Cinematography||Bhojan K. Dinesh|
|Edited by||Kishore Te.|
|Budget||₹2 crore (US$310,000)|
|Box office||₹10 crore (US$1.6 million)|
Pulivaal (English: Tail of the Tiger) is a 2014 Tamil comedy thriller film directed by G. Marimuthu who earlier directed Kannum Kannum, and produced by Sarath Kumar and Listin Stephen. Prasanna and Vimal play the leading roles, while Iniya, Ananya and Oviya also appear in pivotal roles. The film is a remake of the 2011 Malayalam film Chaappa Kurishu which itself was an unofficial copy of the 2009 South Korean movie Handphone. It started production in March 2013 and released on 7 February 2014.The movie received mixed reviews and was a hit at box office.
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- Vimal as Kasi
- Prasanna as Karthik
- Ananya as Selvi
- Iniya as Pavithra
- Oviya as Monica
- Soori as Chokku
- Thambi Ramiah as Valliappan
- Prem as Gowtham
- Swarnamalya as Bindhu
- Rekha Suresh as Pavithra's mother
Music is composed by N. R. Raghunandhan.
- "Neelangaraiyil" – Karthik, Saindhavi, Lyrics - Vairamuthu
- "Kichu Kichu" – Haricharan, Anitha Karthikeyan
- "Naadu Naadu" – Madhu Balakrishnan
- "Netrum Party" – Tippu, Ranina Reddy
- "Vaazhkai Unnai" – Hariharasudhan
Kanan wrote, "At the heart of Pulivaal...is the grim truth that we cannot control life, and that the things do can sometimes spiral into disastrous consequences for innocents. But the uninspired narrative doesn't do this theme justice. The characters... are strictly one-dimensional, the staging is flat, and the events are preposterous". Sify wrote, "somehow the wafer thin story of Puli Vaal and its making leaves you cold and detached. Everything looks too manipulative, and look and feel does not have a local nativity. The ending is also a tame affair". Behindwoods gave it 2 stars out of 5 and wrote, "director Marimuthu allows the plot play out like a game with lifeless thrills, and whenever he does manage to build suspense he breaks it down with narratives that are tangential to the story". Indiaglitz gave it 3 stars out of 5 and wrote, "But for a few minor glitches...Pulivaal is "a highly entertaining movie". Cinemalead's Siddarth Srinivas loathed the film, rating it 1.5 stars on 5.
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