Rajinikanth’s much awaited Tamil film Petta is out in theatres starting Thursday, and fans are giving this Karthik Subbaraj film a huge thumbs up in theatres. Petta apparently brings Rajinikanth back in his vintage avatar and his fans can’t get enough of it.
Tamil star and Rajinikanth’s son-in-law, Dhanush, reacted to the film by calling it “epic”.
#petta is EPIC ... superstar .. love you thalaivaaaaa ... tharamaana sambavam senjiteenga. Congrats to the whole team. @karthiksubbaraj .. ???? big big big thank you .. we are indeed #rajinified .. Anirudh .. your best bgm work till date. Petta paraaaaaaak !!!!— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 10, 2019
Karthik Subbaraj, the director of the film, tweeted thanking fans for the huge response to the film and also requested them to not share film clips from the theatre.
#Petta response is so overwhelming and awesome...Thank you Thalaivar fans...Love you Thalaivaaaaaa...Thank you @sunpictures & whole TEAM!!— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) January 10, 2019
One sincere request: PLS DONT SHARE FILM CLIPS FROM THEATRE.. PLS DONT REVEAL THE STORY... Let everybody #GetRajinified like you did!! ??
Here’s a look at how people are reacting to Rajinikanth’s latest entertainer. Tamil film industry trade expert Surendher MK is all praise for the film but says the second half was a little too lengthy and hence dragging.
#Petta first half: நாடி நரம்பு ரத்தம் இது எல்லாத்துலயும் ரஜினி வெறி ஊரன ஒருத்தனால தான் இது முடியும் ? @karthiksubbaraj has sculpted each and every frame in the film. Story takes time to kick off, but it's opening up beautifully with vintage #Rajinikanth peppered all over.— Surendhar MK (@SurendharMK) January 10, 2019
#Petta: After an extremely enjoyable first half where #Rajinism is woven into the screenplay seamlessly, the second half falters big time. An overblown, lengthy second half is a huge worry and tests your patience big time. Tries to redeem in the end but it's too late.— Surendhar MK (@SurendharMK) January 10, 2019
Film journalist Kaushik LM on the other hand, felt Petta hardly had a dull moment.
#Petta 1st half - Super interesting stuff @karthiksubbaraj. Hardly any dull moment! @DOP_Tirru has crafted each frame so aesthetically like a painting. @anirudhofficial brings all his thalaivar veri to his music console. Vintage #SuperstarRajinikanth batting - One man force ??— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) January 10, 2019
Ramesh Bala, a film trade expert, rated the Rajinikanth film 3.25 out of 5 calling it a treat for Thalaivar fans.
Film trade expert and journalist Sreedhar Pillai’s verdict is that vintage Rajinikanth is back with a bang.
#Petta It's pure vintage #SuperstarRajinikanth. The style,swag, mannerism, is back with a bang and strong supporting cast of fine actors -@VijaySethuOffl @Nawazuddin_S pitted against him is a major +. @karthiksubbaraj handles @rajinikanth well & last 15 minutes is WoW!— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) January 10, 2019
Going by the initial reactions, it looks like Petta will be a bigger rage at the box-office than the massively ambitious 2.0.
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