Murugan has a rivalry towards tigers from childhood. From childhood he gets trained to hunt tigers,which are danger to villagers. Now he is Pulimurugan, but he has to face the tigers as well as the dangerous humans, as he is forced to move out of forest. This forms the rest of the story.
Beating Kasaba, Pulimurugan became the highest grossing Malayalam film in the first day of release by collecting 4.05 crores. Mammooty-starrer Kasaba started with 2.48 crores in the first day of release.
Padmasree Bharat Mohanlal Vishvanathan Nair(lalettan) acted in this stunt movie at the age of 55 without using a dupe stunter.It is the first Malayalam movie which first-show housefull even before its shooting is complete .[in a theater in Alapuzha (Kerala,India)]
Its became the fastest film in Kerala to cross 20 crores, which was within 5 days of release, beating another Mohanlal-starrer blockbuster Oppam (11 days).
Its became the fastest Malayalam film to cross 10 crores, which was within 3 days of release, beating another Mohanlal-starrer blockbuster Oppam (6 days).