Puthiya Bruce Lee

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Puthiya Bruce Lee
Directed byMulaiyur A. Sonai
StarringBruce John
Ashwanth Thilak
Music bySoundaryan
Sree Dindigul Venkateshvaraa Pictures
Release date
  • 25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
Running time
117 minutes (1 hour and 57 minutes)

Puthiya Bruce Lee (English: The New Bruce Lee) is a 2018 Indian Tamil action and drama film written and directed by Mulaiyur A. Sonai on his directorial debut.[1] The film stars a Bruce Lee look-alike actor named Bruce on his acting debut with another newcomer Raziya and Ashwanth Thilak in the lead roles.[2][3] The film is considered as a Bruceploitation as it had the Bruce Lee imitator in the lead role who involved in martial arts related fight scenes for the film.[4] The movie is centered on the legacy of Bruce Lee's style of actions.[5]


Bruce (himself) lives in a village area close to the mountain ranges with his mother. He acts as a single warrior when it comes to dealing with the crisis and other issues that his village faces and he single handedly manages to rescue his village from threats. Most of the people in the village also seek Bruce for assistance when they face problematic situations. On one day, his mother died from a fire accident which happened in his hut where he lived with his mother while his uncle Thennavan Duraisamy takes Bruce along with him to the Madurai city since his mother's death. But the village people request Thennavan Duraisamy to send back Bruce again to their village to safeguard them. On the other hand, Bruce's uncle faces some troubles over selling his real estate property to his friend due to the interruptions of a business person. The entire story revolves around the young man Bruce who come from a village to the city inorder to fight out for his uncle with his fighting skills to solve his uncle's problem over the property.[6]



The filming process of the film started in 2013 and underwent production delays before its release on 25 May 2018. The director of the film, A. Sonai who has assisted several film directors made his maiden directorial venture by bringing back the memories of late veteran martial artist and actor Bruce Lee with the title Puthiya Bruce Lee.[7] The film's director Sonai revealed that the Bruce Lee look-alike Chennai based boy Bruce would play the prominent role and told that Bruce John has also trained in martial arts and holds double blackbelt in Karate.[8] Sonai also mentioned that the plot of the film is incorporated on Bruce Lee's two main important facets of life such as discipline and courage.[9] The team also roped in Suresh Narang as the antagonist for the film who also eventually made his acting debut.[10]


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  5. ^ Staff, Scroll. "'Puthiya Brucelee' trailer: This martial arts hero speaks in Tamil". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
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  8. ^ "A lookalike of Lee in 'Puthiya Bruce Lee'". deccanchronicle. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  9. ^ "`Puthiya Bruce Lee` to introduce Lee`s doppelganger". Zee News. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  10. ^ "There comes another Bruce Lee - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-10.