Rajinikanth stares Petta released on January 10 and much like other movies from Superstar, it is expected that the film will do wonders at the box office. With Petta, director Karthik Subbaraj works for the first time with Rajinikanth.
The movie experienced a clash with Ajith starring Viswasam, and then the screens of many southern states were split between the two films. This can hamper the movie box's collection of the movie.
Filipino analyst producer distributor G Dhananjayan had previously told indianexpress.com, "Pongal is one of the largest festivals in the state that brings family audiences to theaters, providing a good collection of cash registers, especially in rural areas. In fact, it's an 11-day holiday period (until January 20, Sunday) for most of us. "
Notorious Piracy Website Tamilrockers leaked the film online on the day of release, causing quite a riot on social media.
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Indianexpress.com gave Petta three stars in his review reading, "Petta promises a lot of action and fun moments that any good fan of Superstar can ask for. The Storylinet is about the life of a hiker who has an unforgettable past, and "How he takes revenge on those involved in killing his family. Rajinikanth is undoubtedly back in shape with his incomparable style, swag and mannerisms. Only he can retire from a traveling commander that way."
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Next to Rajinikanth, is Petta also Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sasikumar, Simran, Bobby Simha, Sanath, Trisha, Megha Akash, Malavika Mohanan.
The film promised to be a recall of this year's Rajinikanth, and it seems to have delivered on the same.