Rajinikanth's Petta carried a lot of pressure to become a hit, which the superstar wanted the most. Since Rajinikanth's films have a stronghold in the United States, it is extremely hard for the film to overtake Petta's business.
Released on Thursday, January 10, Petta clashed with Thala Ajith-starrer Viswasam at the cinema screens that is now posing a stiff competition to Rajinikanth-starrer. While the film was well appreciated by cinegoers across the nation, it's Hindi version witnessed disappointing ticket sales. Well, the film started over a positive talk and is doing fair at the theaters except that it is not as great as the competitor Ajit's Viswasam. Along with Rajinikanth, Petta stars actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Malavika Mohanan, Bobby Simhaa and Megha Akash in prominent roles. Nawaz plays the antagonist, while Rajini charms his fans with his iconic style and charisma.
According to trade reports, the film is facing heavy competition at the box office as Petta was allocated almost half the screens in Tamil Nadu. On the other hand, Ajith Kumar's Viswasam collected Rs 16.25 crore on its opening day.
Interestingly, Petta also faces challenges from The Accidental Prime Minister and URI: The Surgical Strike at the Hindi box office.