The story set in the backdrop
of Madurai, Paayum Puli features Vishal as an undercover
police officer named Jayaseelan, who wants to clean up his
city, which is hounded by numerous ruffians.
But as it turns out, his aim is much more than just
eradicating local rowdies. It is to find out the root cause
of all violence that's been spreading in the city like
wildfire. The root cause, in this case, forms the surprise
element and Vishal's struggle to overcome it in order to
succeed forms the crux of Paayum Puli's story.
Kajal played the role of Soumya, a girl owning a plant
nursery who is scared of everything, including small things
such as crossing the roads.