Mumbai: Zee Cinema brings its viewers the South Indian action Blockbuster – Sher Ka Shikaar (Pulimurugan) on Friday, 12th January at 8PM. Directed by Vysakh and starring South India’s ‘Complete Actor’ Mohanlal as Murugan, the movie also features Kamalini Mukherjee, Jagapati Babu and even Makarand Deshpande in supporting roles. With breathtaking visuals, top notch performances, superb action sequences and thrilling music, Sher Ka Shikaar is the story of an orphaned boy’s fight to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a man-eating tiger.
The movie that has been shot in exotic locales of Vietnam and South Africa is the first Malayalam movie to earn over 150 crores. Sher Ka Shikaar (Pulimurugan) set a new record in the Malayalam film industry for completing 10 thousand houseful shows in just 14 days. Overseas, Sher Ka Shikaar (Pulimurugan) created a record for the highest opening weekend for an Indian film in the UAE grossing 13.83 crores (1st weekend) and exceeding the earnings of Kabaali, Sultan and Bahubali: The Beginning. The film ran for 98 days in the UAE and became the 3rd longest running film there, behind Drishyam (Malayalam) – 125 days and Titanic – 110 days. The action sequences are choreographed by the internationally famed Peter Hein and to perfect the man-tiger fight sequences, he dedicated time and conducted in-depth research on Tigers for months, in process declining many offers worth crores. In-fact this power-packed entertainer has grown to become such a phenomenon that it is rumored to have caught Sallu-Bhai’s attention and that he is keen to be a part of the remake of this magnum opus. And if that isn’t enough to catch your attention, the movie’s songs ‘Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe’ and ‘Maanathe Maarikurumbe’ have been listed in the ’70 songs eligible for Oscar nomination’ in the ‘Original Songs’ category for the 90th Academy Awards, making them the only Indian entries in this category.
Speaking about the film, Salman Khan said, “I have acted in two Malayalam remakes-Bodyguard and Kyon Ki. Now I am going to watch Pulimurugan.”
Murugan (Mohanlal) lives in a small village inside a forest that is prone to man-eating tigers and often results in human–wildlife conflict. In an unfortunate incident, his father is killed in a tiger attack. The young Murugan having witnessed this gruesome killing, trains from a very young age to fight and provide protection for his village from these man-eating beasts. Seeking vengeance, Murugan traps the predator with the help of his uncle Balaraman (Lal) and kills it. When Murugan is away from his village, he realizes that the humans outside the woods are more dangerous than the wild animals within. Bursting of a drug mafia racket forms the rest of the story.