While Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 is still running in many theatres, Petta, which is a Pongal release, is all set to give a tough competition to director Shankar’s film. Besides a power-packed performance by superstar Rajinikanth, the film also marks Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Tamil debut. So, here are ten reasons why one should consider watching Petta in theatres this weekend. 

Throwback: Rajinikanth of the 90s

Thalaivar seems to be back in his stylish self with all the charisma he had in the 90s. Many fans of the superstar commented on social media after watching Petta that they can relate to many scenes from his previous hit movies like Mullum Malarum, Padaiyappa and Baasha, where Rajini delivered mindblowing punchlines with his spectacular mannerisms.


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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Tamil debut

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has proved his mettle in Bollywood, has taken a plunge into the south cinema with this film. He played the main antagonist, Singaar Singh. Knowing that Nawaz is a phenomenal actor, it would be exciting to watch him challenge Rajini in Petta and see how the fight pans out between the two. 


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Vijay Sethupathi playing a negative role

Vijay Sethupathi is known for his high energy performance and he didn't disappoint us in the movie. Vijay has found his niche in Kollywood in a very short span of time. In the film, he plays a pivotal role as Jithu, an antagonist.

Catchy one-liners that Rajini is known for

Thalaiva fans go crazy when they see their superstar on screen and it’s much more when he delivers powerful dialogues and one-liners. Petta does have very catchy lines like ‘Style ah irukkena..naturally!’ and more. 

Karthik Subbaraj’s direction as a fan himself

Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who is known to maintain the suspense until the climax, has applied the same treatment for Petta. The movie marks the first collaboration between Rajini and Karthik. In an interview during the audio launch, Rajini went all gaga over Karthik and said he has directed him like a hardcore Rajinikanth fan. He said, "Karthik has extracted from me the kind of work I used to perform three to four decades ago." 


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Music of Anirudh Ravichander, who is related to the superstar

Yes, the complete album has become an instant hit and the background score (BGM) gives you real treat to all Rajini fans. It’s a collage of massy beat, romantic melodies and almost everything that fans need in an enhanced version.

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Tirru's magical frames, from silhouette shots to the drone shots

One of the major highlights of the movie is Tirru's magical frames. The national award winning cinematographer's frames will give you a visual feast especially its drone shots at the hill station.

Rajinikanth and Simran: Perfect couple starring together for the first time

My my, Simran looked gorgeous as a pranic-header. Both Rajini and Simran had a fantastic chemistry in the movie, especially in the scene where Rajini falters when he sees Simran and calls her a biriyani dealer instead of a pranic healer, it just comes naturally to him.


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Trisha and Rajinikanth's first film

Actress Trisha, who has been in Kollywood for more than a decade, will be seen playing a significant role in the movie. Apparently, this is Trisha’s first film with superstar Rajini. Both Simran and Trisha are paired opposite Rajinikanth.  

Rajini's intro is akin to his opening scene in his debut film

The opening scene will remind you of Rajini's first movie Apoorva Raagangal where he is seen opening the gates in style with intense BGM. Likewise in Petta, the film opens establishing that Rajinikanth as Kaali is a hostel warden opening the gates. 


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