A stylish look of Rajinikanth in Petta
Rajinikanth in Petta.PR Handout

Director Karthik Subbaraj's Petta starring Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, has failed to stike a chord with most of the Telugu audience and garnered mixed review and rating from them.

Petta is an action film and Karthik Subbaraj has written the script and dialogues for the movie, which has been produced by Kalanithi Maran under his production banner Sun Pictures. The film has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and it has a runtime of 2 hours 52 minutes.

Petta movie story: Though he works as a hostel warden, there is more to Kaali (Rajinikanth) than meets the eye. Things take an interesting turn when Kaali's path crosses with a group of dreaded gangsters.

Analysis: Petta is a routine commercial film that has nothing to boast about in terms of story. Rajinikanth's vintage look keep you entertained in the first half, but the second half tests your paitience. The lead actors' performances are good and the film has good production values. Action, music, camera work and dialogues are the attactions on the technical front, say the Telugu viewers.

Petta movie review live updates: We bring you some Telugu viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to read audience's response.

HARI KIRAN‏ @harikiranroyal

#Petta 1st Half - Superb and Very Entertaining. Rajini Back to his Basics. That Styling, Those One Liners and Everything is Back Again. Pleasure to See Rajini on Screen. Special Mention to DOP and Terrific Background Score By Anirudh. #PettaFDFS #Petta - Best Rajini Film in Recent Times. Ultimate Styling, Taking and BGM. 2nd Half a Bit Slow.

RaJiV‏ @RajivAluri

#Petta Rajinikanth's One Man Show!!! 1st half and Climax are good but the 2nd half is boring. Rajini sir screen presence if damm good..Overall an average fare. Can watch if u want to get Rajinified

Jalapathy Gudelli‏ @JalapathyG

#Petta Mixed bag. First half is highly entertaining, presents vintage Rajini moments. But it wobbles in the second half. Karthik Subbaraj shows off his trademark stylish narration in many places but he loses the grip post interval. Trisha and Simran are seen in 'guest roles'.

Thyview @Thyview

#Petta harmonica in thalaivar's hand after padayappa... 1 hr gone this film is the true celebration of thalaivar #GetRajinified #Petta interval Marana Mass interval Bang...This is the best we have seen thalaiva since #Padayappa (narasimha). The ease , the style , the antics , truly this is what fans have been waiting for @karthiksubbaraj Thank You My voice is gone , total theatre erupted many times #Petta there is a scene where @Nawazuddin_S bhai shows his acting prowess ***wolf-whistle*** #Petta felt liked a little kid again , watching my god at his best , shouted his name 'n' number of times, danced in the theatre , thrown papers at screen, had tears of joy in the end Thank you @karthiksubbaraj for this euphoria and Thalaiva - As never before #Petta the king is back Done with the film and it's a celebration of phenomenon called " RajiniKanth " A @rajinikanth Mass festival with a twist Thyview Rating : 9/10 @karthiksubbaraj Hatsoff...!!!

Ganesh Ravuri‏ @ganeshravuri

#Petta First half is entertaining with plenty of vintage Rajini moments, but the second half disappoints.

idlebrain jeevi @idlebrainjeevi

#Petta stands up to its tag line of promotional campaign #GetRajinified. One of the most stylish films ever made with Rajini. It's like watching a westerner. And the climax twist is a class apart! Karthik Subbaraj shows his screenplay strength again!

Uday Reddy‏ @uday2121221

#petta interval only die hard fan knows what die hard fan wants @karthiksubbaraj u deserve every single applause and our #Thalaivar vera leval Blockbuster 1st half what a screen presence waiting for 2nd half #PettaParaak #mahadeshwaratheater

Telugu Speaking Indian‏ @PMsayz

Half a way through #Petta. Rajinikanth The celebration of his swag is ever boring ... Kummi avathala esaadu Thank you @karthiksubbaraj for showing the vintage rajinikanth again .... Fuckkkkkkking fantastic first half #Petta


#Petta (Telugu) First Half Report - Vintage #Rajini is back @anirudhofficial BGM is Peaks @rajinikanth is in his elements and you will the #Rajini of 90s Starts off slow and picks up pace Pre-Interval & Interval Bang are the highlights in 1st Half #GetRajinified

చిత్రలహరి‏ @chitra_lahari

#Petta (Telugu) First Half Report - Vintage #Rajini is back Anirudh BGM is Peaks @rajinikanth is in his elements and you will the #Rajini of 90s Starts off slow and picks up pace Pre-Interval & Interval Bang are the highlights Follow our @chitra_lahari for 2nd half report

Telugu movie Reviews‏ @UrstrulyHNEe

No First Half No Second Half Only One Word #PettaParaak B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R. Congratulations to the Director @karthiksubbaraj and Whole team of #Petta Rating - 4.25/5

TeluguFlix‏ @TeluguFlix

#petta Review : Another Disappointment from Rajini..!! +ves - Rajini - Anirudh bgm - ves - old story - Boring screenplay Our Rating : 2.5/5

Telugu Cinema Fan‏ @cinemababa

Good first half, avg second half. Climax dance pure tamil #GetRajinified #Petta