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Petta Vs Viswasam: Rajinikanth Film Leaked Online by Tamilrockers

News18.com | January 10, 2019, 5:36 PM IST
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On the occasion of Pongal, South movie lovers are being treated with the pleasure of witnessing an epic box office clash between two of Tamil movie industry's biggest superstars Rajinikanth and Ajith Kumar. After mesmerising the audience with his 2.0 version of Chitti in S Shankar's last release, Rajinikanth is once again back in action with Karthik Subbaraj's Petta. Petta marks the Tamil debut of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It also features Simran, Sasikumar, Vijay Sethupathi, Malayalam actor Manikandan R Achari and Bobby Simha. Rajinikanth plays an ageing gangster in the film. Anirudh Ravichander has composed the music for the film. On the other hand, Ajith, who was last seen in the 2017 blockbuster Vivegam, is all set to entertain the audience with an out-and-out commercial potboiler Viswasam. The film also stars Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Vivek, Robo Shankar, Thambi Ramaiah and Kovai Sarala among others. The film has a great buzz in Tamil Nadu and its worldwide theatrical rights have been valued at Rs 75 crore. Viswasam has been directed by Siva, who has previously directed Ajith in Vivegam and Vedalam. For the first time in 13 years, another star film is releasing along with a Rajinikanth film on the same day. While many trade analysts predicted that the two films were expected to eat into each other's business, early reviews suggest that both movies are likely to do well at the box office.
Jan 10, 2019 5:29 pm (IST)

The Karthik Subbaraj-directed movie Petta is available for download on Tamilrockers, reports Indian Express. On Wednesday, NTR Kathanayakudu, starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan, became the victim of piracy. Krish’s directorial venture NTR biopic’s first part was leaked online on torrent sites.

Jan 10, 2019 5:28 pm (IST)

The Karthik Subbaraj-directed movie Petta is available for download on Tamilrockers, reports Indian Express. On Wednesday, NTR Kathanayakudu, starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan, became the victim of piracy. Krish’s directorial venture NTR biopic’s first part was leaked online on torrent sites.

Jan 10, 2019 5:14 pm (IST)

Rajinikanth's Petta has been leaked online by Tamilrockers, which is notorious for leaking pirated versions of new films. The film marks the Tamil debut of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Petta is the first time that Rajinikanth is collaborating with director Karthik Subbaraj, who is a self-confessed fan of the superstar.

Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm (IST)

Viswasam director Siva thanked fans for showering all the love and support on Ajith-starrer. He tweeted, "Sai sai thanku Thala Ajith sir, Thala fans, media friends, cinema lovers, my team, my family for #viswasam blessing success." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 4:42 pm (IST)

Calling Viswasam a "family entertainer", actor Sivakarthikeyan tweeted: "Viswasam - Thala round katti adichirukkar.. Fun,emotions,mass complete package.. Thanks to @directorsiva sir @immancomposer anna #Nayanthara and full team."

Jan 10, 2019 4:39 pm (IST)

Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan watched Petta and tweeted, "#Petta- #Thalaivar Full on mass mode stylish, energetic @rajinikanth sir on screen...@anirudhofficial sirrrr bgms vera level... it’s a pure #Thalaivar swag.. Wishes to @karthiksubbaraj and full team #Rajinified." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 4:29 pm (IST)

News18 Petta review |  Petta is littered with characters – like Michael (Bobby Simha, who portrays the college toughie), Jithu (a brilliant Vijay Sethupathi, who is Singh's son), Simran (who plays Rajnikanth's love) and Trisha (Kaali's wife who dies in the bomb blast that Singh orchestrates). But most of them, including Bobby Simha, have little to do, and they appear more like embellishments.

Jan 10, 2019 4:26 pm (IST)

Filmmaker Lingusamy watched Rajinikanth's Petta and enjoyed it thoroughly. "#Petta - Completely enjoyed an out & out @rajinikanth sir movie after years. Got #Rajinified for sure. Happy for you @karthiksubbaraj..! Congrats to the entire team for this @trishtrashers @SimranbaggaOffc @VijaySethuOffl @anirudhofficial @DOP_Tirru @SasikumarDir #PettaParaak," he tweeted after watching the film.

Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm (IST)
Jan 10, 2019 3:38 pm (IST)

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Jan 10, 2019 3:29 pm (IST)

Actress Chandrika Ravi expressed her excitement over the release of Rajinikanth's Petta. She wrote: "Sooooo excited to watch #Petta!!! The great @rajinikanth sir! Our thalaivar! What a dream it would be to share screen space with you sir. All the best to team Petta" (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 2:18 pm (IST)

Trade analyst Girish Johar took to Twitter to share the excitement around Petta among Rajinikanth fans. He tweeted, "Crowds & Fans going berzerk !!! #Petta ... The film is actually paused by the projectionists... in various cinemas ...at the entry of #MegaStar @rajinikanth .... really love to see this madness !!!" (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm (IST)

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Jan 10, 2019 1:43 pm (IST)

Telugu actor Manoj Kumar Manchu said he is "Rajnified" after watching Petta. He tweeted, "Each character he plays is just crafted & created for him! What swag! Thalaivaa da..#Petta! Extremely #Rajinified! Congratulations to entire team! Special thanks to @karthiksubbaraj for such a grand visual treat & @anirudhofficial with his best one ever!" (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 1:37 pm (IST)

Actor Vishal gave his best wishes to Petta team on the release of the film. He wrote: "Wishing Blockbuster Hits for SuperStar , Thala & their Team for their Movies releasing today." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 1:33 pm (IST)

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Jan 10, 2019 1:18 pm (IST)

Also Read | 8 Reasons to Watch Rajinikanth's Petta

Besides a power-packed performance by superstar Rajinikath, the film also marks Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Tamil debut. Here are the reasons why you should go watch Petta this week.

Jan 10, 2019 1:04 pm (IST)

Recalling the experience of working with Rajinikanth, Karthik Subbaraj said he would treasure the time he spent with him on the sets. "Personally, the biggest takeaway for me from the project is the time I spent with Rajini sir. It was fascinating to see him in action. He still works with the kind of passion we see in up-and-coming actors who have to prove themselves. Importantly, Rajini sir doesn't take his fans and audiences for granted," he told IANS

Jan 10, 2019 12:53 pm (IST)

Talking about roping in a huge star cast for Petta, Karthik Subbaraj told IANS: "I was very certain that I wanted to work with these actors. The fact that we had just 10 months to shoot did make me wonder if we could pull it off. Thankfully, the Rajinikanth factor attracted all the actors and they didn't want to miss the opportunity to work with him."

Jan 10, 2019 12:44 pm (IST)

While there's no denying Petta is Karthik Subbaraj's love letter to his matinee idol, he points out that it will have a healthy mix of his sensibilities and popular Rajinikanth tropes. "The film has a mix of both our sensibilities. Rajini sir gave me an opportunity to work with him because he liked my work, especially my style of narration and dialogues. Now, I can't go out and make something very different just to please him. He wanted me to make 'Petta' the way I want it and with my sensibilities intact," he told IANS.

Jan 10, 2019 12:43 pm (IST)

Having made a mark with films such as Pizza, Jigarthanda and Iraivi, Karthik Subbaraj has joined hands with Rajinikanth for the first time in Petta, which released today in Tamil, with the Hindi version set to release on January 11.

Jan 10, 2019 12:30 pm (IST)

Calling Petta a "heaven" for Rajinikanth fans, film critic Prashanth Rangaswamy wrote: "Karthik Subbaraj has brought back the Rajinikanth that we all loved in our childhood. A heaven for Thalaivar fans, a class entertainer for all fans all though second half feels a bit lengthier and many powerful actors are not used properly." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 12:22 pm (IST)

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala is all praise for Rajinikanth's Petta. He tweeted: "Petta 1st Half: Vintage Thalaivar of Stylish 90's Back. Verithanam in action sequences by Superstar." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm (IST)

Also Read | Viswasam Early Reviews: Audience Calls Ajith's Film a Perfectly Packaged Mass Entertainer

Ajith, who was last seen in the 2017 blockbuster Vivegam, is here to entertain the audience with an out-and-out commercial potboiler Viswasam.

Jan 10, 2019 11:56 am (IST)

Tamil actor Arun Vijay has heaped praise on Ajith's Viswasam by tweeting, "Viswasam BULLS-EYE!! A treat to all. Ajith sir rocked! Super family entertainer. Had a blast watching it with fans."

Jan 10, 2019 11:47 am (IST)

Tamil actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli thanked Karthik Subbaraj for giving the audience a "real" Rajinikanth film. She tweeted, "You have satisfied every Rajni fan. Full goosebumps."

Jan 10, 2019 11:36 am (IST)

Also Read | Petta Early Reviews: Declaring Rajinikanth's Film a Blockbuster, Fans Say Thalaivar Swag is All Over

Here's how fans and celebs are reacting to Rajinikanth's latest release Petta:

Jan 10, 2019 11:32 am (IST)

Predicting the box office collection of Ajith's Viswasam, film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, "Viswasam will become Ajith 's Highest Lifetime Grosser in India and Overseas Box office, despite competition." (sic)

Jan 10, 2019 11:21 am (IST)

Petta actor Simran shared her excitement on the release of the film. "Most memorial day #PettaFromToday. Thank you @karthiksubbaraj the captain of the ship for letting my dream come true! Lots of positive reviews are pouring! My best wishes to #Petta team," she tweeted.

Jan 10, 2019 11:11 am (IST)

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted the US Box office figures of Rajinikanth's Petta. The film opened to a staggering Rs 3.5 crore (USD 5,00,000) in the US. He wrote: "Petta crosses $500K at the US Box office. As of 8:30 PM PST, it has grossed $502K."

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