Release date30 May 2013 (2013-05-30) DirectorsM. Muthaiah, G. Bhoopathy Pandian CastM. Sasikumar (Kutti Puli), Lakshmi Menon (Bharathy), Saranya Ponvannan (Dheivaanai), Rama Prabha, Lal (Arjunan), Aadukalam Murugadoss (Kuttipuli's Friend) Similar moviesSommersby, Antonia's Line, Luna Papa, Local Hero, Brother of Sleep, Full Metal Village
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Kutti Puli (Tamil: குட்டிப்புலி; English: Young Tiger ) is a 2013 Tamil action drama thriller film directed by Muthaiah, starring M. Sasikumar and Lakshmi Menon in the lead. The film opened to mixed - negative reviews. However the film is a commercial hit at the box office.
The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Ghibran along with lyricist Vairamuthu after their critically acclaimed album 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa'. Saregama south has secured the audio rights of Kuttipuli. The soundtrack was released on 20 May 2013 and received positive reviews. Ghibran stated that some of the music that he had recorded had been replaced in a few places and there was an additional song added. Ilaiyaraaja's "Pon Oviyam" song was used in its entirety in the film and Ghibran said "This was initially very, very emotionally disturbing as both the audiences and the media criticized me in this regard".
The film includes one more climax song that was not included in the audio soundtrack:
"Deivam Ellaam Onnagi" – A solo song sung by Sundar Narayana Rao
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV. The film was given a "U/A" certificate by the Indian Censor Board for its violence and gore. The film is said to have been acquired for a large sum of money by Red Giant Movies and Sun Pictures. The film was released in 280 screens on 30 May 2013. Red Giant Movies has sold the NSC area distribution rights to AGS Entertainment.
The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Hindu wrote:"This film, itself, is something of a menagerie, a hodgepodge of "mass" elements. There's romance, fights, thaali-centered drama, drumstick-centered comedy, and — above all — unceasing amma sentiment". Behindwoods wrote:"And if you are the type who would go gaga over mother sentiment, mindless violence, punch dialogues, Kuttipuli may work for you". Indian express wrote:"Kutti Puli is probably the least exciting and engaging of Sasikumar starrers".
Despite of negative reviews from critics the film opened strong at the box office collected 29 million on first day.The film first week gross around ₹ 80 million at the box office.The film worldwide gross is ₹ 220 million at the box office.The film completed 50 days in 16 screens.