Petta Release: ‘Best of Thalaiva Yet’, Fans Tweet First Reactions

Rajinikanth’s Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, is the first Rajini film – in 24 years – to release on Pongal.

Updated10 Jan 2019, 05:23 PM IST
Indian Cinema
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Rajinikanth's Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, with music by Anirudh Ravichander is the first Rajini film – in 24 years – to release on Pongal.

Touted to be ‘90's superstar flick’, the movie also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran and Bobby Simha in pivotal roles.

Read Petta review here.

Snapshot
  • Petta is Rajinikanth’s first film with director Karthik Subbaraj
  • Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simran, Trisha and Bobby Simha form the ensemble cast
  • With music by Anirudh Ravichander, Petta is touted to be ‘90’s superstar flick’
  • Petta is the first Pongal release for Rajinikanth in 24 years

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8:22 PM, 09 Jan

Rajinikanth Starrer Petta Releases Today

Rajinikanth's Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, with music by Anirudh Ravichander is the first Rajini film – in 24 years – to release on Pongal.

Touted to be ‘90's superstar flick’, the movie also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran and Bobby Simha in pivotal roles.

8:07 PM, 09 Jan

‘Petta’ Trailer Reaction: Rajinikanth Back to 90s Form

It’s going to be a Petta Pongal in Tamil Nadu come January 2019. Rajinikanth’s new flick, directed by Karthik Subbaraj and starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simran, Trisha and Bobby Simha promises to deliver.

The Punch and Style are Back!

It’s been a while since Rajinikanth played the ‘Superstar’ on screen. Right fromSivaji (2007) to Endhiran (2010), to Kabali (2015) to Kaala (2016) to 2.0 (2018), Rajinikanth has played multiple avatars, each distinct. But none of them have truly catered to the masses like his films from the 90s.

(Read the full story here)

8:22 PM, 09 Jan

Rajini Sir Constantly Improvises on Set: Petta’s Karthik Subbaraj

Director gets candid with The Quint on whether working with Rajinikanth is truly worth the hype, and on the curious choice of casting Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a Tamil movie villain.

(Read the full interview here)

11:45 PM, 09 Jan

Rajinikanth's 'Petta' Releases Today

12:09 AM, 10 Jan

Excitement Builds up for Petta

As Rajinikanth starrer ‘Petta’ releases today, the tickets are already sold out at Kasi Theatre in Chennai till Monday.

12:15 AM, 10 Jan

Thank You Thalaivar for Constantly Changing the Game: Santhosh Narayanan

Music Director Santhosh Narayanan took to Twitter and wished “huge success” for the team of Petta.

In a tweet he wrote, “Best wishes to my dearest Karthik Subbaraj, Anirudh Ravichander and the energetic team of Petta for a huge success. Thank you dear Thalaivar Rajinikanth sir for constantly changing the game and bringing in such amazing talent.”

1:10 AM, 10 Jan

'Best We Have Seen Thalaiva', Fans Tweet Out Their First Reactions

1:43 AM, 10 Jan

Superstar Fans Celebrate 'Petta' Release

Fans of superstar Rajinikanth celebrate the release of his latest flick ‘Petta.’

2:01 AM, 10 Jan

Meet Yasuda, Thalaivar's Fan from Japan

2:09 AM, 10 Jan

Petta Response Overwhelming & Awesome: Karthik Subbaraj Tweets

Petta director Karthink Subbaraj tweeted that the response to his first film with Rajinikanth was “overwhelming and awesome.” He also requested people to not share film clips or reveal the story.

Karthik Subbaraj after the screening of Petta.
Karthik Subbaraj after the screening of Petta.
(Photo: Vikram Venkatesan/The Quint)
2:55 AM, 10 Jan

Ajith Fans Allegedly Tear Petta Banners

A viral video on Twitter claims that fans of actor Ajith – whose film Viswasam is clashing with Petta – tore the posters of the Rajinikanth starrer.

3:40 AM, 10 Jan

Rajini Fans Get Married in a Movie Theatre

Published: 09 Jan 2019, 11:16 PM IST

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