Puli is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film written and directed by S. J. Suryah, starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, with Nikeesha Patel, Manoj Bajpayee, Saranya Ponvannan, Charan Raj, Nassar, and Ali in supporting roles. The film features a proper Telugu soundtrack by A. R. Rahman (after a long gap) and cinematography by Binod Pradhan. It was produced by Singanamala Ramesh Babu, on a 40crore budget and was distributed by Geetha Arts. The film was released on 10 September.


A lady, while searching her missing honest police-officer husband, faces inhuman behavior from the local police.When she meets the goon, Saleem, she discovers that he killed her husband. When Saleem is about to kill the woman, she manages to escape and takes shelter in a local temple. It is revealed that she is pregnant with Puli. Saleem makes another attempt to kill her and assumes her to be dead after her fall from a short waterfall. Unbeknownst to him, she is alive and determines to make Puli a Police officer.