Puli had to overcome several obstacles since the beginning. S.J. Suryah had a freak accident on the set of a Tamil film and had to rest for weeks, delaying Puli"s start. In December, Chiranjeevi named younger brother Pawan Kalyan head of 'Yuva Rajyam', the youth wing of his party Praja Rajyam. So, Pawan is now more involved with party matters and touring the state campaigning.
Oscar winner A.R. Rahman composes the music for Puli and Bollywood cinematographer Vinod cranks the camera.