Rajinikanth did his own stunts for Petta says Karthik Subbaraj
Petta, the film that is made for Rajini fans, of Rajini fans and by Rajini fans finally released on Jan 10 and opened to a thunderous response from fans. The shows began at 4 a.m, and the audience were hooting and cheering in theatres, making it electrifying.
Speaking to a media portal, Karthik Subbaraj said ” This is the moment I’ve been waiting for. For me, this is like a dream come true… When I started making films, my first wish was to show them to Rajini sir. By God’s grace, I’ve been able to go far beyond my dream.” Well, he is not just living his dream but has given all Thalaivar’s fans the moment they’ve been dreaming for quite some time.
The movie has been widely called a celebration of Rajinikanth. The action blocks are real, believable and the reason why Rajini fights the way he does is also justified. “He has done all the stunts. And he has some very elaborate dancing to do. You have to see his energy level. I felt he was younger than me. “Petta” is a proper masala entertainer, the kind Rajini sir’s fans enjoy the most. There’s no politics in this film at all. This time he is only an entertainer.” Says Karthik Subbaraj.
The film has an ensemble cast with stars like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha (these two are constants in a Karthik Subbaraj film), Sasikumar, Trisha and Simran playing the leading ladies. The cast also seems to be taking a step back and witness Rajinism unfurl.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing Singaaram/Singaar Singh gives an impressive performance as the villain. Speaking about the popular Bollywood star Karthik Subbaraj Said “I am a big fan of his. According to me, he looks South Indian. I was confident he could pull off a South Indian character. He was worried about the Tamil lines. He put in a lot of effort to say his Tamil lines with feeling. But he hasn’t dubbed his own lines in the Tamil version. But you can see in his performance that he understands his lines.”
Petta will indeed go onto becoming one unforgettable blockbuster. With 20-25 cr from TN BO and $133k from the USA alone, it has already rocked on the first day both nation-wide and internationally.
Author – Deepeka R