Though the script looks weak, a convincing screenplay from Suseenthiran could have saved Paayum Puli from the pits. But the presence of an old story with flat execution keeps on a path which has been treaded time and again. Cinematographer Velraj has made good use of the dark, while editor Anthony rules the roost with some fine cuts. But overall, Paayum Puli is an ordinary commercial cop tale which doesn’t impact much. The giant leap lands halfway.