మోహన్లాల్ ఇంట్రడక్షన్.. ఆయన కూడా ఓ పులిని మట్టుబెట్టే సన్నివేశాల వరకు అంతా ఆసక్తికరంగానే అనిపిస్తుంది. కుటుంబ నేపథ్యంలో సన్నివేశాలు మొదలయ్యాక కథలో వేగం తగ్గినట్లు అనిపిస్తుంది. అవన్నీ ఫిల్ ఇన్ ది బ్లాంక్స్ తరహాలో డిజైన్ చేసినట్లు ఉంటాయి.
Manyam Puli worked mainly in Malayalam because of some stunning thrills and Mohan Lal’s massy act which is at its peak here. But from the Telugu audience point of view, this film can be only watched for some amazing thrills which are placed at regular intervals. Having said that, one should go in well prepared to bear the rest of the routine drama which lacks nativity and can get you at times.
'Manyam Puli' is an action adventure with a splendid performance by Mohanlal, an excellent action choreography (Peter Hein) and nice music (Gopi Sundar). Some of the episodes smack of old-style story-telling, but that's OK. Although the film descends into the zone of the formula in the second half, it's not a big minus.
The film's run time is too long, which is one of its weak elements. There is scope for trimming in the second half. In spite of a few glitches, Manyam Puli still works for its thrilling premise, brilliant technical values and spotless performance of Mohan Lal. It is a must watch for the masses and action movie lovers.