Release Date : 10/01/2019
Genre : Action, Drama
Director : Karthik Subbaraj
Duration : 02 hrs 52 mins
Language : Telugu
Petta Movie Review:The last few years have been unkind to a Rajini fan. After Endhiran, at the turn of the decade, the Superstar did Kochadaiiyaan, a motion capture animation film; Lingaa was a commercial film that turned formula into a parody; and of course, Pa Ranjith’s Kabali and Kaala, which brought back the actor in him, couldn’t decide if they wanted to be a Superstar film or a director’s film. Even 2.0 didn’t feel like a Rajini film. The basic plot of a Petta is a reinvention of the Superstar’s biggest hit – Baashha. But Karthik Subbaraj introduces minor variations into this template and keeps the film from turning predictable.
Kaali (Rajinikanth) joins a college as a hostel warden and sets things in order in his own playful way, playing Cupid to a young couple (Megha Akash and Sanath), romancing the girl’s mother (Simran) and putting the rowdy boys, headed by Michael (Bobby Simha) in their place. But there is more to him than meets the eye. And soon, Kaali has to take on Singhar Singh (Nawazuddin Siddique), a right-wing politician, and his violent son, Jithu (Vijay Sethupathi) in Uttar Pradesh.
Petta is more a Rajini film and less of a Karthik Subbaraj film. Rajini fans their Thalaivar in the way they have been dying to see him, celebrating the Rajinisms. The casting of Simran and Trisha, two actresses who missed doing a film with Rajinikanth, feels this way. Though both have very little to do in terms of plot, the scenes between Rajini and Simran are delightful. But, the film gives us the Thalaivar we all love – in loads. And Rajinikanth has fun playing the role, and shows us why he is the Superstar. Go watch it and have fun!