Petta Review: A Hit Made By Rajinikanth's Excellent Acting And Karthik Subbaraj's Talent

Advika Hue |Jan 24, 2019

Petta was a big hit at the theatres and Rajinikanth and director Karthik made the most important contribution to its success.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj

Cast: Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, M. Sasikumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha, J. Mahendran, Guru Somasundaram.

Rating: 3.5/5

Superstar Rajinikanth and talented director Karthik Subbaraj are the ones who made the most significant contribution to the massive success of Petta. Director Karthik is well-known for his humorous and unique way of directing and has made various hits during his career. Rajinikanth promised his fans that Petta would be as successful as his 90s films, and it actually was. Rajinikanth’s excellent acting and Subbaraj’s outstanding way of directing made Petta a worth-watching movie.


The plot and the events that happened in Petta were made to be related to real life. For example, there was a scene in Petta where Vijay Sethupathi’s character Jithu sneaked into a party on Valentine’s Day and made a couple get married or made people admit that they are like brothers and sisters. In another scene, a person was caught and beaten because he killed a cow to sell the beef. Sadly, it’s an event that really happened in India but was wisely put into the plot and added more meaning to it. While watching all these things happen, the audiences keep waiting for the dialogues about morals and relationships that really make an impact, but there wasn’t any.


In the end, Rajinikanth's character turned out to be the most opportunistic and intelligent one, but it’s not a bad thing. The ending of the film wasn’t so satisfying to me. Trisha and Simran were given significant roles, but their performances were not impressive. The chemistry between Simran and Rajinikanth was sweet and enjoyable, as well as the chemistry with Trisha. Rajinikanth is expected to give powerful dialogues, which is one of the things that his fans love about him.

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However, there are still some points that need improving in Petta. The debut of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Tamil film is one of them. Nawazuddin could have done a lot better for his character, but the director of Petta somehow didn’t make the most of the actor’s talents. His character should have been made more powerful. On the plus side, Vijay Sethupathi successfully conveyed the image of his role and clearly showed his strengths and weaknesses to the audiences. Thanks to the production designers, the scenes that were shot in Dehradun are all beautiful and visually satisfying. The film is somehow like a version of Main Hoon Na which isn’t patriotic and had no illegitimate children involved. Another positive point of Petta is the background music brilliantly made by Anirudh.

In short, Petta is a total hit full of surprises which can make the audience scream in the movie theatres. The film is related to daily life in the contemporary period. If you are a Rajinikanth’s fan, you’ll definitely love it!

>>> Also read: Unknown Facts About Rajinikanth's Princess Soundarya Rajinikanth


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