Puli Meka Web Series Review: After facing back-to-back flops, Adi Saikumar decided to try his luck in the OTT medium, and he came up with an interesting series called Puli Meka. This is Lavanya Tripathi’s OTT debut as well; however, once Ram Charan unveiled the trailer, the series created a lot of buzz, and carrying that buzz, it has released on Zee5. Let’s delve into the in-depth review and find out whether the film is worth watching or not.
A serial killer targets Telangana police officers and kills them one by one, and to catch the culprit, Kiran (LLavanya Tripathi) is appointed as the lead police officer. While she struggles to find the clues, she takes the help of Prabhakar Sarma (AAdi Sai Kumar), who is a forensic expert. Will Kiran and Prabhakar Sarma catch the killer? needs to be seen in the series.
Cast & Crew
Adi Sai Kumar plays the main lead and Lavanya Tripathi plays the female lead and Suman, Siri Hanumanthu, Goparaju Ramana, Raja Chembolu, Spandan Palli are in pivotal roles. The story was written by Kona Venkat and Venkatesh Kilaru and The film is directed by Chakravarthy Reddy, Cinematography has done by Ram K Mahesh, Praveen Lakkaraju composed the music, and the series was produced by Kona Venkat, and Shavya Kona and backed by Zee5.
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Crime thrillers and investigative thrillers are the most exciting USPs now, and makers and OTT platforms have been trying to engage with some unique investigative films and series. Puli Meka starts off interestingly with the gruesome murder of a police officer, and without wasting much time, it then dives into the investigation of the case. The first episode takes time to set up the plot properly, but once a forensic expert becomes involved in the case, the series gets interesting. The series struggles to make you thrill with its narration in a few episodes in the beginning, but once another police officer gets killed by a serial killer, it raises your curiosity to watch the later episodes.
The suspense is built quite well, but when the series is in the middle, it becomes quite predictable, and if you have experience watching this kind of film and series, then you can easily guess the killer. A serial killer targets a police officer and is left with no clues. The police officer Kiran and the forensic experts dig deep into the case; all these things make you invested in the series, but the series lacks the suspense that is required in an investigative thriller. The series has loose ends in every episode and lacks emotions as well. Though the killer’s motive is not convincing but keeping aside the few loopholes of the investigation process it engaged you with some twists and turns.
Adi Saikumar made his OTT debut with this series and as a forensic expert does a passable job, and Lavanya Tripathi as an investigative police officer does a fair job but it should have done much better, Siri Hanumanth has some screen time but she struggles to perform and Suman and others cast did their best.
The story by Kona Venkat and Venkatesh Kilaru is pretty half-backed and the director Chakravarthy Reddy tried his best to present the film in an engaging way but he partly succeed in it. Technically Puli Meka is okay and Ram K Mahesh’s cinematography is partly good, Praveen Lakkaraju saves the film with his background score and the rest of the crew did their best.
Overall, Puli Meka is the best engaging investigative thriller in recent times that can be watched by every section of the audience.
- Few episodes
- Few twists
- Background score
- Predictable Narration
- Lack the emotion
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