Petta Movie Review

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Release date : January 10, 2019

Starring : Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Megha Akash

Director : Karthik Subbaraj

Producers : Kalanidhi Maran

Music Director : Anirudh Ravichander

Cinematographer : S. Tirru

Editor : Vivek Harshan

Post the success of 2.0, Rajini is back with a mass entertainer Petta. Also starring Nawazuddin Siddique and Vijay Setupathi, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.

Story :

Kaali(Rajinikanth) joins as a hostel warden in a college and helps a young pair with their love story which keeps getting into problems all the time. But there is more than what meets the eye as Kaali is saving the couple with a purpose. Who is this Kaali? What is his flashback? and how are Nawazuddin Siddique, Vijay Setupathi, Trisha and Simran connected to the whole story. To know the answers you need to watch the film on the big screen.

Plus Points :

Superstar Rajini’s performance and aura in the film is in full display. What fans were missing with Rajini films in recent times, director Karthik Subbaraj adds all those thrills and dialogues which will please the fans. Rajini is as usual superb and holds the film with his amazing screen presence.

Though Vijay Sethupati does not get much screen presence in the first half, his role is given a superb twist in the second half and his chemistry with Rajini is very good. Simran is beautiful even in this age and her love track has been showcased gracefully.

Nawazuddin Siddique gets a meaty role and he is decent in his character. The climax of the film is good as the twist showcased is interesting. Special mention goes to Anirudh who gives a terrific background score which elevates the proceedings completely.

Minus Points :

One of the biggest drawbacks is that there is not much story in the film. Off late, all the Rajini films are having the same formulae of showing Rajini as the mature guy with a proper flashback which is getting repetitive now.

There action only starts in the second half and the entire first half an hour of the second half goes for a toss even though key elements in the story are disclosed. These scenes are routine, have nothing new to showcase. It is hard to understand why Trisha accepted the role as she appears only in a few scenes.

Too much of time is taken to showcase key twists in the second half. The story is dragged only to elevate Rajini’s hungama which is a put off for regular audience. Also, the basic emotions in the second half are missing completely between key characters. The film has a 90’s feel and this can be outdated for regular audience.

Technical Aspects :

As said earlier, Anirudh elevates the film with his music and BGM. The camera work is neat as it showcases the college set up in the beautiful locations of Simla. Dialogues are super fun and especially those written for Rajini will please the fans. Editing is disappointing as close to 10 to 12 minutes in the second half can be easily trimmed.

Coming to the director Karthik Subbaraj, he is a massive Rajini fan and showcased the star through the fans point of view. It is perhaps his weakest film in terms of script and narration with only a good twist in the end.

Verdict :

Fans of Rajini had a general complaint that they were missing the trademark Rajni and his fan moments as he was playing mostly mature roles. But director Karthik Subbaraj has showcased all those thrills in high spirits which will please the hardcore fans. Apart from the fan factor, this film does not have the story or gripping narration which will please the regular audience and ends as a below average watch this weekend. Watch it only for Rajni.

 

  • With yet another twist in the tale, the movie comes to an end. Keep watching telugunow.com for complete review

  • As the movie is heading towards a climax, Rajini and Sethupathi join hands to attack Nawazuddin Siddiqui

  • Movie taking a side track now with Sethupathi and Rajini’s thread

  • Some interesting scenes going on according to Rajini’s plan with Sethupathi. Rajni smokes a cigarette after a long time on the screen

  • A few Rajinified scenes are on with Petta Paraak background song playing in the background…

  • Flashback completed. Time for Revenge …Rajni planning to attack Nawaz with the help of the college students

  • In a regular revenge template, Trisha, Sasikumar are killed in a bomb blast planned by Nawaz…

  • A variety and interesting scene to kill Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother is being planned by Petta. Scenes related to it are going on

  • Trisha joins the scene as Petta’s wife…

  • Post-Interval Rajini’s flashback is being narrated. Sasi Kumar come into scene as Petta’s friend (Rajini). Time for Aaha Kalyanam song

  • First Half Report : So far, the film is just okay with good elevation scenes. Typical Basha style story and narration

  • With a small glimpse of flashback scene, the film reaches halfway. Break now

  • The Movie know connects with the opening fight scene now.Rajini fighting with nunchuck

  • Movie in full serious mode heading to a huge clash between Rajni and villains

  • An interesting twist in the fight…Rajni back in action mode. Anirudh’s background score is superb

  • Bobby Simha and gang planning an attack on Rajni and juniors in the college…time for Ullalla song with Rajni and juniors

  • On the other hand, a similar scene happening in Uttar Pradesh and Vijay Sethupathy introduced as the gang who is getting lovers married on Feb 14th

  • A cute and beautiful montage song Pedhavi Chivarikey between Simran and Rajni…both are looking very good as a pair

  • Pisachi movie hero Naga and Megha are lovers in the campus. Simran is introduced as a pranic healer.

  • Megha Akash makes an entry as the first-year student and Bobby Simha is after her.

  • Bobby Simha is shown as a senior ragging junior’s in the same college. Now, its time of mass beat song Massu Maranam with Bobby Simha and students dance. Rajini also joins the song and is impressive with his dance movements

  • Movie shifts back 6 months and Rajinikanth has been introduced as a college hostel warden. Rajini looks super cool in his stylish getup

  • Movie takes off with an action block…all set for Superstar’s entry

  • Hi the film has just started and its runtime is 172 minutes…

Release date : January 10, 2019 Starring : Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Megha Akash Director : Karthik Subbaraj Producers : Kalanidhi Maran Music Director : Anirudh Ravichander Cinematographer : S. Tirru Editor : Vivek Harshan Post the success of 2.0, Rajini is back with a mass entertainer Petta. Also starring Nawazuddin Siddique and Vijay Setupathi, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is. Story : Kaali(Rajinikanth) joins as a hostel warden in a college and helps a young pair with their love story which keeps getting into problems all the time. But there is more than what meets the eye as Kaali is saving the couple with a purpose. Who is this Kaali? What is his flashback? and how are Nawazuddin Siddique, Vijay Setupathi, Trisha and Simran connected to the whole story. To know the answers you need to watch the film on the big screen. Plus Points : Superstar Rajini’s performance and aura in the film is in full display. What fans were missing with Rajini films in recent times, director Karthik Subbaraj adds all those thrills and dialogues which will please the fans. Rajini is as usual superb and holds the film with his amazing screen presence. Though Vijay Sethupati does not get much screen presence in the first half, his role is given a superb twist in the second half and his chemistry with Rajini is very good. Simran is beautiful even in this age and her love track has been showcased gracefully. Nawazuddin Siddique gets a meaty role and he is decent in his character. The climax of the film is good as the twist showcased is interesting. Special mention goes to Anirudh who gives a terrific background score which elevates the proceedings completely. Minus Points : One of the biggest drawbacks is that there is not much story in the film. Off late, all the Rajini films are having the same formulae of showing Rajini as the mature guy with a proper flashback which is getting repetitive now. There action only starts in the second half and the entire first half an hour of the second half goes for a toss even though key elements in the story are disclosed. These scenes are routine, have nothing new to showcase. It is hard to understand why Trisha accepted the role as she appears only in a few scenes. Too much of time is taken to showcase key twists in the second half. The story is dragged only to elevate Rajini’s hungama which is a put off for regular audience. Also, the basic emotions in the second half are missing completely between key characters. The film has a 90’s feel and this can be outdated for regular audience. Technical Aspects : As said earlier, Anirudh elevates the film with his music and BGM. The camera work is neat as it showcases the college set up in the beautiful locations of Simla. Dialogues are super fun and especially those written for Rajini will please the fans. Editing is disappointing as…

Petta Movie Review

Story - Screenplay - 2
Star Cast Performances - 3.75
Technicalities - 2.25
Direction - 2.25

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Petta Movie Review

Petta Movie Review

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