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Petta Teaser Breakdown: A tribute to Rajini- Cinema express

Petta Teaser Breakdown: A tribute to Rajini

With close to 1,50,000 likes clocked in just over an hour since its release, unsurprisingly, the teaser has gone viral

Published: 12th December 2018

The teaser of Rajinikanth's Petta was released a while back to mark the occasion of Superstar's 69th birthday. With close to 1,50,000 likes clocked in just over an hour since its release, unsurprisingly, the teaser has gone viral. The teaser starts with the film's theme music in the background playing to a silhouette of the man himself. Stylishly walking towards a scuffle, he oversees a gang losing the fight to a group of veshti-clad men, who look like Rajini's own folks from Madurai. Sporting torchlights, the men pour blows at the rival gang only for Rajini to give the final call to stop with a simple hand up the air. 

The actual first shot of Rajini we get is when he, holding a tray of food, slides into the frame that was focussing on a board having the words 'Annanuku Jai' - the first line of the iconic Pothuvaaga En Manasu Thangam song from the actor's classic 1980 film Murattu Kaalai. What follows is the instantly recognisable 'Superstar' title card with a trumpet version of the famed theme music by Deva, which then seamlessly blends into Anirudh's Marana Mass music as Rajini walks between a gang of shirtless college freshers and seniors, sporting a sleeved up cardigan, khaki trousers and coolers. 

The shot cuts to Madurai where a silk veshti and shirt-clad, visibly happy Rajini, with a handlebar moustache, is seen walking through a feast. The wall on the back has a huge painting of Bruce Lee and a wall hanger next to it has a bunch of nunchucks hanging. A board on the far right corner, which is blurred, looks similar to the price board one would see in hotels. The teaser ends with the unveiling of a wall art that says 'We love you Thalaiva' in front of a shy Rajini who is also seen putting on his coolers with his iconic swirl of the hand. 

Though, from the teaser, it can be assumed that Rajini's character is a hotelier in Madurai who is forced to go up North and become a college canteen owner of sorts, earlier rumours state that he's playing a college professor in the film. Keeping the guessing game aside, what we can be sure of is that director Karthik Subbaraj has a treat for Rajini's fans and the teaser has done its job in giving a glimpse of what's in store.

Here's the teaser:


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