Petta Movie Review
Petta Movie Review

Petta Movie Review

DirectionKarthik Subbaraj
WriterKarthik Subbaraj
ProducerT. G. Thiyagarajan
Sendhil Thiyagarajan
Arjun Thiyagarajan
Vijay Sethupathi
M. Sasikumar
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Bobby Simha
MusicAnirudh Ravichander
EditorVivek Harshan
Production companySun Pictures
Running Time172 mins
Release Date10th January 2019


Rajinikanth fans have keenly looking out for his comeback movie for most of his erstwhile movies including Kabali, Kaala and 2.0 weren’t his style of movies. Apparently, with the couple of visual promos and Superstar Rajinikanth’s stylish looks in Petta, everyone were assured that there comes a movie that will definitely enthrall Thalaivar fans. Karthik Subbaraj has directed this film, which is produced at a whopping budget by Sun Pictures. The film has an ensemble star-cast of Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simran, Trisha, Megha Akash, Sasikumar, Guru Somasundaram and many more prominent actors.

Kaali (Rajinikanth) is appointed as a hostel warden at reputed college in Ooty, where the notorious final year students led by Bobby Simha create hassles. While he tries to hamper them down, he comes across a young boy (Sananth) and girl (Megha Akash) falling in love. Things take a change, where the clashes between Kaali and the roughnecks take him into the world of mystery and vengeance buried within.

Rajinikanth’s swag walks, style moments and almost everything, especially the rejuvenated looks keep us enchanted.

First and foremost, this is out and out Rajinikanth film, where his fans can just sit back and celebrate the complete show. His swag walks, style moments and almost everything, especially the rejuvenated looks keep us enchanted. Indeed, the entire first half keeps us so much engrossed. Karthik Subbaraj uses additional formulae of introducing each and every character at regular intervals, which keeps us excited and curious what’s their roles all about. In particular, the parallel stories conjoining by the point of introduction are neatly written. As the story progresses into second half, the flashback scenes has some emotional values, which is followed by some twists of surprises. In fact, Karthik Subbaraj is well known for offering such surprisal elements in his screenwriting. He maintains them till the end of movie. Well, we cannot reveal more about such instances as it would become spoilers.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vijay Sethupathi steals the show after Rajinikanth

About others in the star-cast, we can say it’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vijay Sethupathi who steal the show after Rajinikanth. The flashback scene in Temple where Nawazuddin gives a shocking surprise in act unleashes his stunning performance. Moreover, not all villains in a Rajinikanth movie get such applause and he just sweeps us off the feet. Trisha, Simran, Megha Akash, Munishkanth, Bobby Simha and others are nothing more than cameo appearances. Vijay Sethupathi’s spontaneous fluency in Hindi makes his tailor-made.

On the flip side, the second half turns out to be little stretched out and after sometime, we all start desiring to fast-forward towards climax. Naturally, with so many characters and play involved, it’s not an easy task to wind them up in a shorter duration.

Petta is a film that will definitely savour the audiences with its toast of entertainment package

Anirudh’s musical score, especially BGM and cinematography by Thiru are the biggest highlights. They have glorified Rajinikanth with their best.

Overall, Petta is a film that will definitely savour the audiences with its toast of entertainment package. Yes, the second half might looks slightly overdosed with ‘Gun Culture’ and extended play, but it doesn’t show up as a major constraint as the final moments are neatly done.

Petta Movie Review
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Verdict: A tailor-made Rajinikanth film with upgraded version

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