Tamil actor Vijay's new film Puli is proving to be rather incendiary on the Internet. Two days ago, reports of leaked footage caused a commotion online and now, the release of the film's trailer is trending.
The two-minute clip, released late Wednesday, features a blue-eyed Vijay as the 'only ray of hope' in a land 'ruled by darkness.'
Said 'darkness' is actress Sridevi, imperious and implacable. Puli marks Sridevi's return to Tamil cinema after 29 years. (Also Read: Puli Teaser, Starring Sridevi, Watched Almost 3 Million Times on YouTube)
The trailer takes off with gripping snippets of a fantasy land, troubled village life, a royal fort, an evil commander and masked men in armour. In a dramatic entry, Vijay promises to "melt like a dewdrop" if offered love but has a grave declaration for enemies: "I am a tiger (Puli)."
On hand to offer him love is Shruti Haasan. Hansika Motwani plays Sridevi's daughter, the princess. Sundeep is the evil commander.
Meanwhile, 18 minutes of the film were reportedly leaked two days ago, prompting speculation about Puli's plot. The rumours were anfrily dismissed by director Chimbu Deven. (Also Read: Vijay's Puli Director Rubbishes Reports of Leaked Footage)
No announcement has been made yet about the release date of the fantasy-adventure film which started shooting last November.