Petta has hit the screens today. Fans and followers can't control their excitement as it is none less than a festival for them. Celebrations started early in the morning with special shows at some theatre starting as early as 4 AM fans queued up in front of theatres early morning and celebrated the film stating 'Thalaivar Tharisanam'. The celebrations among the usual fan frenzy on the first day of the show are worth watching.
However, to the makers' dismay, the movie has been reportedly leaked online by
Tamilrockers on the day of its release. 'Petta' movie is available to download on piracy websites. The news is definitely a shocker, even after making repetitive attempts of stopping piracy.
Recently, the producers of '2.0' starring Rajinikanth had moved to the
Madras High Court to prevent the pirated version of the film to be leaked online. But
Tamilrockers managed to leak the film after the release. The court had ordered more than 12,000 websites to be blocked. However, online piracy is plaguing the industry and eating up a larger chunk of revenue.
'Petta' directed by
Karthik Subbaraj is a massive project and has music composed by
Anirudh Ravichander. The film hit the screens today on January 10 on the Pongal weekend 2019.
Meanwhile, celebs have showered praise for Rajnikanth's Petta:
Mahesh Babu tweeted, "#Petta is a tribute to all the fans of @rajinikanth sir, including me... Only one word... Thalaiva... @karthiksubbaraj you are one of the finest talents we have @DOP_Tirru outstanding as always. Congrats to the entire team... #Rajinified"
Sivakarthikeyan 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"
Harish KKalyan tweeted, "#Petta Sirappaaaanaaa tharamaana Sambavam loved watching thalaivar .. adhe style adhe gethu!! #pettaparaak many goosebump moments. Don’t miss it "
Dhanush tweeted, "#petta is EPIC ... superstar .. love you thalaivaaaaa ... tharamaana sambavam senjiteenga. Congrats to the whole team. @karthiksubbaraj .. big big big thank you .. we are indeed #rajinified .. Anirudh .. your best bgm work till date. Petta paraaaaaaak !!!!"
Ramya Subramanian tweeted, "It is ASTONISHING to see a 69 year old do the incredible stunts/dance and be such an energy bomb on screen 😎!!!!
Salutes to the SUPER STAR that he is ❤️😍😇🎉!
Petta is a visual treat to every Thalaivar Rasigan/Rasigai ❤️😍!
Karthik Subbaraj tweeted, "#Petta response is so overwhelming and awesome...Thank you Thalaivar fans...Love you Thalaivaaaaaa...Thank you @sunpictures & whole TEAM!!
One sincere request: PLS DONT SHARE FILM CLIPS FROM THEATRE.. PLS DONT REVEAL THE STORY... Let everybody #GetRajinified like you did!! 🙏😊"
Karunakaran tweeted, "We would have seen fan made poster teaser first time saw a Fan made film #Petta I loved this film song lyrics music and performance entire crew .Thank U my Dear friend for last minute tickets 😍😍"
Raveena.S.R tweeted, "And it was like having a hanger in my mouth the whole time! I jus cudnt stop smiling! Thalaivaaaaaaa! @karthiksubbaraj Thankyou for #Petta ❤️🙏🏻 after years a completely #Rajini package got #Rajinified ❤️ @rajinikanth 😘"