After Thuppakki's success, Vijay misfired in Thalaivaa and somehow managed to stay afloat with Jilla. Then came his next biggest blockbuster Kaththi, but he again took a misstep in Puli. Puli was supposed to entertain all the age groups but ended up offending everyone. It was too silly for the adults to enjoy, and too repulsive for kids with its skin show and some violence. However, he has returned to his familiar ground with Atlee holding the megaphone.