When Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal teaser was released amidst huge expectations, the one minute video saw an overwhelming response from fans. The teaser which eventually ended up with an impressive 5.3 million views has been made to look humble by Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Puli teaser.
With a whopping 5.4 million views on YouTube, the 55 second
video has beaten the milestone achieved by Yennai
Arindhaal's teaser quite convincingly as Puli's
teaser was released only two and a half weeks ago.
It has also managed to get more views than what Rajinikanth's
teaser had managed to achieve. With a meagre 20,405 likes and 4.3
million views, Superstar's teaser is languishing at the bottom when
it comes to the battle of the teasers in Kollywood (top 4
With a colossal 11 million views and 48,238 likes, Vikram's
I is placed at the top of the list and it looks like it
will stay there for a very long period of time.
Having said that, Thala Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal teaser
has the most number of likes (94,775). With 60,536 likes against
its name, Puli is fast approaching Yennai
Arindhaal's record and it might even surpass it by the time it
Check out the slides below for some interesting
information about Puli:
Vijay In Dhanush's Place!
Dhanush was initially set to play the lead in this fantasy film
by Chimbu Deven and the movie was titled Maareesan. GV
Prakash was signed to take care of the musical bit and even
Vadivelu was a part of the project. However, the film was dropped
as the producers(UTV Motion Pictures) were not comfortable with the
The Early Rumours
Although early reports suggested that A. R. Rahman would be the
film's music composer, the team later confirmed Devi Sri Prasad had
been signed. Natarajan Subramaniam chose to continue his work as a
cinematographer with the film, despite his acting success in
The team of Puli went on to pick five costume designers
to take care of the clothing for the actors and actresses. Manish
Malhotra, Deepali Noor, Chaitanya Rao, Siva and Sai were all
brought on board.
Four stunt choreographers were selected to take care of the
action scenes with international technicians Sang Lin and Pradit
Seeluem, brought in to work alongside Sunil Rodrigues and Dilip
The Special Effects
Makuta VFX were signed on to be in charge of the film's
animations and special effects. Chimbu Deven subsequently worked on
finalizing the script of the film between January and August
The team began filming on 10th of November 2014 at the Adityaram
Studios on the East Coast Road, Chennai, where a song featuring
Vijay and Hansika Motwani was shot in a set replicating a castle,
put up by art director, Muthuraj.T.