Puli Varunne Puli (1985)“Crying Wolf” – (Lit. Translation)
This was Bharat Gopy’s second and last film with director Harikumar and in a marked deviation from his earlier productions, never to be repeated again, he chose the humor genre, weaving it around the story of a corrupt Municipal Chairman, his cronies and sycophants and how two scamsters pull a fast one on him, pretending to be officers from the CBI who have come to do a financial audit of the Municipality. KPAC Lalitha and Bharat Gopy came together after Kodiyettam (1977) as an onscreen couple in Puli Varunney Puli.
|Karamana Janrdhanan Nair|
|Banner||Shirdi Sai Creations|
|Singers||KJ Yesudas, KS Chithra, Kamukara, P Susheeladevi|
|Art Direction||Mahendran Kavalayoor|
Two local scamsters get wind of an impending audit by the CBI (?) in the local Municipality due to the rampant corruption there and plunge in to make the best of the situation. Posing as the audit officials, they are welcomed and pampered by the Chairman and his family whose idea is to get them married off to his two daughters if all goes well, so that he could continue without any hindrance in pilfering the public coffer. The nightmare begins when the actual officers land up for the audit.
A Movie Clipping from Puli Varunne Puli (1985)
Courtesy : Choice Cinema
Bharat Gopy as the Chairman : An Overview
The Municipal Chairman in Puli Varunne Puli is daft, corrupt and easily impressed, which makes him the perfect candidate for a post with easy access to the public coffers. At times reminding you of Dusshasana Kurup from Panchavadi Palam, the Chairman has a similar coterie of sycophants who have made a career of living off him, around him at all times. The Chairman in that respect could easily be a mild and watered down urban version of Dusshasana Kurup, but with a little more rationale.