Despite mixed reviews by critics and the media, Puli has fared exceptionally well at the box-office. With two back to back hits, Sridevi remains the undisputed 'comeback' queen! Both her film releases post-children and a long self-sustained hiatus, English Vinglish and Puli are bona fide box-office hits and in both films, Sridevi has garnered maximum praise.
Southern superstar Rajnikant has gone on to praise the film and its stars in his usual, magnanimous manner. Bless.