The first look of Rajnikanth-starrer ‘Petta’ released on Friday and has already garnered 1.3 million views on YouTube.

The film has been directed by Karthik Subbaraj, marking it as Rajnikanth’s 165th film.

The makers of the film, Sun Pictures, a subsidiary of Sun Network, tweeted the title and motion poster on social media. They posted: “Thalaivar 165 is #Petta”.


The poster features superstar Rajnikanth entering a church holding a candelabrum amid flying papers.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes his Tamil debut with ‘Petta’.

Film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Rajnikanth. Nawazuddin Siddiqui.. First look poster of Rajnikanth’s new movie #Petta..Directed by Kartik Subbaraj”.