The teaser of director Chimbu Deven's Tamil movie "Puli", which was released as a birthday gift to Ilayathalapathy Vijay, has received a humongous response from the audience across the globe.

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Written and directed by Chimbu Deven, "Puli" is an action-adventure fantasy film and the teaser has been creating ripples in the media ever since its release. Vijay has reportedly played dual roles in the film that features an ensemble cast, including Prabhu, Sridevi, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani, Nandita and Sudeep.

The makers of "Puli" had initially planned to release its first look teaser on Sunday midnight, 21 June. However, they were forced to release its official version on the YouTube channel of Sony Music India after it was reportedly leaked online on Saturday night.

Vijay's Puli
Vijay's look in PuliTwitter

Within a few hours of its release, the video was viewed by over 40,000 people on YouTube. It got over 15,000 thumbs up, 2,300 thumbs down and around 900 comments, most of which were positive. The video has now gone viral in the social media with all Vijay fans circulating it on Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook and other sites.

The 55-second teaser of "Puli" does not offer much hint at the story of the film, but it definitely gives glimpses into the various lead roles being played by Vijay, Sridevi, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani, Sudeep and others. Besides the action, what impress the most in the video are its stunning visuals, amazing background score, beautiful costumes and art direction.

The teaser of "Puli" has garnered positive reviews from both movie buffs and critics, who could not stop raving about the video, besides sharing it on their Twitter pages. Here are some comments from critics and viewers on Twitter:

Taran Adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh

#Puli teaser is eye-catching & electrifying. Stunning visuals. Stars Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep, Shruti, Hansika.

Sreedhar Pillai ‏@sri50

#Puli - HD quality teaser. Very well cut bringing out the grandeour & richness of action adventure.

Haricharan Pudipeddi ‏@pudiharicharan

Have to admit #Puli teaser looks much, much better than the poster. As long as the film is even better, these things don't matter :)

Kannan ‏@TFU_Kannan

#Puli official teaser - ... Nice! Daring attempt by #Vijay!! Gud to see @SrideviBKapoor back. Looking fwd 4 the film!

Kaushik LM ‏@Lmkmoviemaniac

#PuliFirstLook- Grand visuals, costumes, VFX, locations,action sequences expected in #Puli. Hopefully a star-studded period fantasy war epic

Kollywood Cinema ‏@KollywudCinema

#Puli - Official teaser ... Visual Treat. Excellent & Best Trailer of the year. #KC Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. If u agree RT now

Rekhs ‏@rekhshc

Thanks sujith, by God's grace, be it Allah, Jesus, Krsna #Puli will roar its way into zillion hearts

Interstate Cinemas ‏@iStateCinemas

#Puli Tamil teaser is eye-catching & electrifying. Stunning visuals. Stars Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep, Shruti, Hansika