I’m super happy OMG I can’t believe its happening just pinched myself 😊😊💃💃💃💃#PettaPongalParaak
@rajinikanth @karthiksubbaraj @anirudhofficial @VijaySethuOffl @Nawazuddin_S @SasikumarDir @trishtrashers @sunpictures pic.twitter.com/0XzUDZEfZs
— Simran (@SimranbaggaOffc) November 14, 2018
The film will release in Pongal next year, which falls on 18 January. The film’s other posters were released a while back, showing Rajinikanth in a different avatar, a contrast to his last few films such as ‘Kaala’ and ‘Kabali’. The film’s shooting began in June and includes a powerhouse of talent in terms of cast. The film’s cast, apart from Rajinikanth, includes Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Megha Akash, Bobby Simha, Sasikumar and Sanath.
The first look featured Rajinikanth in a rather stylish avatar.
The second look showcases Rajinikanth in an avatar of a villager with his handlebar moustache on point and the sun rising behind him, reminiscent of his film ‘Thalapathi’.
#PettaSecondLook@rajinikanth @karthiksubbaraj @anirudhofficial @DOP_Tirru @sureshsrajan @PeterHeinOffl @vivekharshan @VijaySethuOffl @Nawazuddin_S @SimranbaggaOffc @trishtrashers pic.twitter.com/60Td9XWPmS
— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) October 4, 2018
Produced by Sun Network, the superstar is working Karthik Subbaraj for the first time, hinting that the announcement of his political party will probably not come anytime soon. The film also marks the coming together of Simran and Rajinikanth for the first time, considering she has acted alongside his contemporaries including Kamal Haasan.
The film’s music is by Anirudh Ravichander. While this film will release in 2019, Rajinikanth’s magnum opus – ‘2.0’ – the sequel to ‘Enthiran’ is scheduled to release on November 29, after a score of delays since 2016.