Rajinikanth starrer Petta is having a smashing run at the box office in India as well as across the globe. Helmed and written by Karthik Subbaraj, the film has benefited from positive word-of-mouth promotion.
This action-packed film is unstoppable at the box office and it recently crossed the Rs 100 crore mark globally, according to trade analyst Ramesh Bala. His tweet read, "#Petta (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi Versions) has crossed 100 Cr Gross at the World-wide Box Office..#Petta100crs."
Despite stiff competition from Ajith Kumar’s latest release Viswasam, the Rajinikanth starrer is going strong at the box office. It is ahead of Ajith’s Viswasam in the international arena.
Petta, produced by Sun Pictures, stars Rajinikanth in the lead role along with a stellar ensemble cast including Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran, Bobby Simha and Sasikumar among others.
The film opened, on January 10, to positive reviews. Indian Express critic S Subhakeerthana noted in her review, "What is important is that the filmmaker has written a screenplay that does justice to the Superstar's stature (which wasn't the case with Kabali and Kaala), while catering to his loyal fan base. Wait for that shot where Kaali says, "veezhvenendru ninaithayo?" (words of Subramania Bharati). In swift action and enjoyable not-so-lengthy comedy scenes, the Superstar shines bright, transporting you to the time when he entertained filmgoers of previous generations with clean humour films."
She added, "Petta promises loads of action and fun-filled moments that any ardent fan of the Superstar could ask for."