Petta is a perfect entertainer: Rajinikanth

Chennai: Director Karthik Subbaraj has taken me back to the 80s. Petta will a very good entertainer, you will enjoy it on Pongal, says Rajinikanth.

Speaking at the audio launch of Pettai, helmed by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by Sun Pictures, Rajinikanth said, “The movie has come good. And I was so happy to have had an opportunity to work with an actor like Vijay sethupathi after a long time. He is a great actor. And he’s also a great human being.”

He said, “If we like a kid a lot, we will enjoy whatever it does. And I am like that kid. Filmmakers, makeup artists and cameramen dress me up and make me look so good on screen.”

Earlier beginning his speech by expressing solidarity with the victims of Cyclone Gaja, Rajinikanth, said, “The cyclone has caused a massive destruction and is not fair to expect that the government to single-handedly. We should all do our bit to help the victims.”

Heaping laurels on Rajinikanth, Karthik Subbaraj, said, “Petta is made by fans of Rajinikanth. We put in a lot of thought in filming every single shot of Rajinikanth. Vijay Sethupathi is also a big Rajinikanth fan. He told me that one day I will direct Rajinikanth in a film. And when it happens, he will play the villain in the project. It was another dream come true moment to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He is also a Rajini fan.”

Anirudh who composed music for the movie, said, “Karthik Subbaraj is a much bigger fan of Rajinikanth. And I dedicate the music album to all the fans of Thalaivar. Petta will be a feast during Pongal.”

Vijay Sethupathi, said, “Karthik always thinks about cinema and he has surprised me always with amazing content. Petta is full of surprises. You will be hooked to the end.”

Trisha, who plays Rajini’s ladylove in Petta, says, “There can never be another Superstar. I was so fortunate to witness him as a wonderful human being and co actor. He is one of the most intelligent and funniest people ever. He is such a disciplined artiste. He is truly an inspiration.”

Simran, who is one of the heroines in the film, said, “Rajini sir is a wonderful person by heart. And a great actor. I am a huge fan of his style. I like everything about him. He is truly a superstar. I am not talking as Simran, but his fan.”

NT Bureau