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.Petta is Rajinikanth’s first film with director Karthik SubbarajVijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simran, Trisha and Bobby Simha form the ensemble castWith music by Anirudh Ravichander, Petta is touted to be ‘90’s superstar flick’Petta is the first Pongal release for Rajinikanth in 24 years(The Quint will no longer be on WhatsApp, owing to changes in its policies regarding news publishers. You can now get the latest news updates on our Telegram channel. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram.)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.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)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)As Rajinikanth starrer ‘Petta’ releases today, the tickets are already sold out at Kasi Theatre in Chennai till Monday.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.”Fans of superstar Rajinikanth celebrate the release of his latest flick ‘Petta.’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.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.