The Tamil theatrical rights of the film have been bagged by actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies.

Prithviraj acquires Kerala rights for Rajinis Petta
Flix Kollywood Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 13:38

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj and marking his first-time collaboration with the star, is gearing up for a grand release on January 10 for Pongal. While it was announced that the Tamil theatrical rights of the film have been bagged by actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies, Malayalam actor Prithviraj’s Prithviraj Productions and Listin Stephen’s Magic Frames have jointly acquired the Kerala distribution rights. The announcement was made on Twitter recently by the official handle of Prithviraj Productions.

It is not clear whether the film will have a simultaneous release in Telugu along with its Tamil version since three major Telugu releases – Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Venkatesh and Varun Tej’s F2 and the first part of the NTR biopic – have been confirmed as Sankranti releases. It is likely that theatre owners in the Telugu states will give first preference to the three big Telugu releases. Even if the film manages to have a release amid the tough competition, it’ll be extremely difficult to find screens, a source in the trade said.

The first trailer of Petta was released recently and clocked more than 10 million views and more than half a million likes on YouTube in 24 hours, smashing all existing records.

Rajini plays Kaali, a hostel warden with a past, in the film. Vijay Sethupathi plays an important role, this being the first time he is sharing screen space with Rajini. In the star cast are Simran, Trisha, Malavika Mohanan, Megha Akash, Bobby Simha and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as well.

Anirudh Ravichander is composing the tunes for this gangster actioner with Tirru cranking the camera and Vivek Harshan being in charge of the editing. The rest of the technical crew include Peter Hein from stunt choreography, Suresh Selvarajan for production designing, Kunal Rajan as sound designer, Niharika Khan and Praveen Raja as costume designers, and Baba Bhaskar and Sheriff for dance choreography. The film was recently certified UA by CBFC.

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