Pugazh (English: Fame) is a 2016 Indian Tamil action thriller film written and directed by Manimaran and co-produced by Varun Manian. The film features Jai and Surbhi in the leading roles, with Vivek-Mervin composing the film’s music. The film was released on 18 March 2016 and received mixed reviews from critics.
The film was first reported in November 2013, when it was revealed that Manimaran had cast Jai and Priya Anand to star in his second directorial venture. Anirudh Ravichander was suggested as the film’s music composer, while a simultaneously shot Telugu version with Siddharth and Hansika Motwani was also considered. Manimaran added that his first choice was initially Dhanush but his busy schedule prompted him select Jai, while the film would be titled Podiyan, and that filming would begin in 2014.