Murugan (Mohanlal) lives in a village which is vulnerable to man-eating tigers and often results in human–wildlife conflict. Murugan protects the village from the tigers. More dangerous are the people who coax Murugan into the transport of drugs and imprison his brother, which brings out the Pulimurugan side of Murugan.

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Pulimurugan's house was a set constructed on Mamalakandam Rocks, between which the Pooyamkutty River flows in Pooyamkutty forest in Kerala. The hut was left standing on the rock ev ...
"Manathe Marikurumbe" song which depicts Murugan with his little brother at his home in the surroundings of Puliyur, is shot in Pooyamkutty forests in Ernakulam district in Kerala. ...
"Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe" song at Pookamkutty River, Kerala
Kaadaniyum Kalchilambe song by Murugan and his wife is shot at the Peendimedu waterfalls in the Pooyamkutty Forest in Ernakulam in Kerala
"Muruga Muruga" song at Malayatoor Reserve Forests in Kerala. This was also where the final fighting in the movie was shot.
The scenes with tiger was shot at locations in Bangkok, though depicted at the Kerala forests. The tiger was trained by Bangkok-based trainers under the supervision of Peter Hein. ...