Petta, the Pongal release of 2018 clashing with Thala’s Viswasam. Petta is less marketed even though it’s a pan India release in three languages. Petta is unlike Shankar’s 2.0, where Petta is one man Rajnikanth show with a sprinkle of Karthik Subburaj trademark in the top. Here is Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta Movie Review.
Petta Movie Review
Petta is promoted as “Get Rajinified” and the makers stick to it withholding a good script which also showcases the actor Rajinikanth and his swag too. Petta is the best Rajnikanth’s movie in last eight or nine years which had style and mannerism of Super Star masterly. If you’d followed Karthik is a huge fanboy of Super Star Rajni, he often tweeted about all of his movies and he also stated that Linga and Baba made him satisfied as a fan and others will not get it. And Karthik also used Superstar references in most of the movies including his produced web series.
The music, from Mass Maranam to Petta Paraak, Anirudh’s racy lively mass numbers are exactly what the movie required to get Rajnified. Not just the music for Rajinikanth; even the background score for Singaar Singh (Nawazudsin Siddiqui) and Jithu(Vijay Sethupathi) are just well crafted out.
Writer/Director: Karthik Subburaj
Petta Movie Cast
Rajinikanth -Petta Velan/Kaali
Vijay Sethupathi – Jithu
Simran – Mangalam
Trisha – Saro
M. Sasikumar – Maalik
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Singaar Singh
Bobby Simha – Michael “Mike”
Petta begins by introducing Kaali (Rajinikanth) as a warden to a college in a hill station. Kaali has been brought in by the college management on the instruction of a state minister to bring discipline among the kids. In the process, he messes the rowdy students led by Mike (Bobby Simhaa) in the not right He also comes to the rescue of two young student lovers (Sanath and Megha Akash).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui made an impactful debut in Kollywood through Petta, Singar has more screen time in post interval and he is a hero in life like the all other characters of Petta. You will see Superstar Rajinikanth in every emotion and his never breakdown form of style. The final 15 minutes belong to Rajinikanth, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sethupathi, and the surprise jaw-dropping twist in the end which will slip you like a socket.
Kaali also romances the Megha’s mother (Simran Bagga), who is a teacher in Pranic healing. But Kaali also creates new foe in the form of an Uttar Pradesh politician and power broker Singhar Singh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and his son Jithu (Vijay Sethupathi). And there is something in Kaali’s past as Petta Vellan that continues to materialize him, which a tribute to Rajinikanth’s cult classic ‘Baasha’. Simran Bagga and Trisha’s character is half baked, but still the master storyteller “Karthik” makes crow pleasing mass entertainer.