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Petta Movie Review, Rating

- 0.5/5
Petta Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Rajinikanth portrayal during young age
  • Stills & poses
  • Mannerisms of Rajni

What Is Bad

  • Thin & Almost no story
  • Over melodrama
  • Lost audience in the first half itself
  • Everything Else
Bottom Line: Even hardcore fan of Rajni couldn’t change his fate on silver screen


Superstar Rajinikanth who was last seen making a comeback post Kabali and Kaala debacles with 2.0 is back again on screens this time joining hands with young maker Karthik subbaraj and an ensemble cast in Petta released today. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Petta review.

Kaali (Rajnikanth) is a mystery man who arrives at Darjeeling as a hostel warden and he rises against antisocial elements. He gets into a face off with Jithu(Vijay Sethupathi) and Singaar Singh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and only then it's revealed Kaali has a past and he had his love Saro (Trisha) and a best friend Maalik (Sasikumar) who no more. What happened that Saro and Maalik, how was Singaar related to their ends and how Kaali avenges his loss is what Petta is all about.

Star Performance

Rajnikanth looks stylish than his recent movies like kabali and kaala but his energy levels are missing here. Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are menacing and make an impact while Simran and Trisha don't have much to do than romancing Rajni. Sasikumar is impressive in a mini cameo. Bobby Simha and Megha Akash are adequate and the huge cast is actually overshadowed by Rajnikanth.

Techinical Team

Background score by Anirudh is scintillating while of his songs, massu Maranam and Ilamai Thirumbuthe are hum worthy. Cinematography by Tirru is an asset to Petta while editing by Vivek Harshan could have been taut. The writing is cringeworthy as second half just tests your patience a lot. 


Karthik Subbaraj known for his interesting entertainer movies has this time opted for a typical Rajnikanth movie with mass elements and a wafer thin storyline and that has backfired and worked partially. The movie is filled with tributes to Rajnikanth and fanboy stuff throughout but lacks the pace and exciting scenes and a coherent screenplay. The first half moves at a leisurely pace with cliched scenes and the second half drags with some unwanted sequences and lengthy episodes. While s=Subbaraj tries to compensate with some Twists, they work only in parts and ultimately make Petta a failure. All said, despite Superstar's screen presence, a dull screenplay makes Petta a flop venture.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 5461
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