The press meet was attended by the film's director Chimbu Deven, producers PT Selvakumar & Shibu Thameens, music director Devi Sri Prasad, cinematographer Natty, art director Muthuraj and Puli's main stunt choreographer.
Confirming that the film will release all over the world on September 17th, Chimbu Deven thanked Vijay for accepting a film like Puli. But what caught the attention of everyone present at the event was the comparison between Puli and Baahubali.
Though producer Selvakumar urged everyone not to compare Puli with Baahubali as they both are two entirely different movies, Chimbu Deven surprised everyone by saying the entertainment quotient in Puli will be greater than that of Baahubali's.
It was also confirmed that the work pertaining to the movie's special effects is happening in 6 different countries as reported earlier by FilmiBeat.
Cameraman Natty too thanked Vijay for the opportunity and ensured that Puli will have all the commercial elements despite being an unique film. He has also said that the movie will be a family entertainer and will attract general audience.
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Press Meet Begins With A Moment Of Silence
A moment of silence was observed by everyone as a mark of respect to the departed soul of former Indian President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Cameraman Natty later confirmed that Ilayathalapathy Vijay had requested them to do so before they could begin the press meet.
Producer PT Selvakumar confirmed that the film will have 6 songs. He went on to say that all 6 songs has been composed in different genres by musician D.S.P and that the entire team is content with the way the songs have come out. Audio launch will take place on August 2nd as reported earlier.
Music director Devi Sri Prasad lauded the producers by saying it needs a lot of bravery to produce a flick like Puli. The overall budget of the film is said to have crossed 200 crore rupees.
Puli Will Be Vijay's Landmark Movie
Producer Selvakumar said that Vijay has put in a lot of hard work for Puli and that it will definitely turn out to be his landmark film. He also added that Vijay loved the script and that the story of this film is one of the main reasons why the Kaththi actor chose Puli.
Art Director's Take
Art Director Muthuraj thanked the costume designers for their excellent work. He also thanked Chimbu Deven for the opportunity, saying that being a fantasy film he had the leverage to try different things in Puli.
Director Refuses To Answer An Important Question
Director Chimbu Deven was asked if Puli's story is based on time travel for which the filmmaker refused to divulge any information. All he said was Puli would be a different film, belonging to the genre fantasy-action-adventure.