Cast:Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Release Dt :Jan, 10 2018
Petta is all about Karthik Subbaraj's focus of bring back vintage Rajinikanth for his fans. He surprises the audience by presenting him as Kaali and Petta Veera. Kaali is a hostel warden and Petta Veera is a don. The film narrates about the situations that make Petta Veera a hostel warden. His conflict with Simhachalam (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and how he takes revenge on Simhachalam forms the rest of the story of Petta. Watch the film to know about the complete story.
Petta has a decent first half despite of the major plot not being unfolded. The film thrills Rajinikanth's fans as it is laced with loads of his stylish mannerisms. Rajinikanth looks uber cool and carries the entire film on his shoulders. The songs have been canned well though they make no good tunes to listen. The entertainment is passable and the film is laced with huge dose of Tamil flavor. The interval episodes make the film interesting and keep up the expectations on the second half.
The second half of Petta will leave the audience in splits because of the poor narration. The director fails to narrate it in an interesting way which will not go well with the audience. Even Rajini's fans will be badly disappointed with the film. The major twists are unfolded in a bad manner. The songs too have been poorly presented and the film drops down badly in the last twenty minutes. The second half of Petta is a huge misfire.
Rajinikanth nails it in style and has been top class with his energetic performance and dance moves. The actor will be loved to watch and his fans will be thrilled to watch the acts of vintage Rajinikanth. Simran and Trisha have limited assignments and they did their roles well. Nawazzudin Siddiqui nails it in style and delivers one more remarkable performance in the film. Vijay Sethupathy and Bobby Simha have been outstanding in their roles. All the other actors were good.
Petta has no interesting and exciting plot except the elevations of Rajinikanth and his mannerisms. The screenplay has been pale though the dialogues looked good. The music and the background score have been ok and they look decent. The cinematography work elevates the film and the production values look grand. Karthik Subbaraj fails to utilize the opportunity with Rajinikanth.
Petta Final Word
Superstar Rajinikanth delivers out his best for Petta but this alone could not save the film as it remains low throughout the second half.