Superstar Rajinikanth’s Peddanna has been released amidst low buzz today. Generally, Rajini’s films make a lot of noise ahead of the release. But there was no such Hungama for this movie. Directed by Siva, Peddanna features Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Kushboo, and Meena in the other pivotal roles. It has hit the screens today on the occasion of Diwali. Check out our review here.
Veeranna (Rajinikanth) shares an extremely close bonding with his sister Kanaka (Keerthy Suresh). He will do anything for her. In the process, Veeranna settles Kanakam’s marriage but on the wedding day, the latter elopes. After six months, it is found that Kanakam is in Kolkata and she is in big trouble as well. What is that trouble? How did Veeranna save his sister? To know these answers, you have to watch the film.
Rajinikanth is at his usual best. It has been a long time since we saw Rajini in village-based dramas. Even though the story is routine, Rajini tried to save it with his performance. He should be appreciated for performing dances and action sequences with such ease at an age of 70 years.
Keerthy Suresh got a meaty role and she is seen in almost every scene of the second half. There are a lot of emotional sequences for her in the movie and the Mahanati actress gave her best. Nayanthara didn’t have much to do in the film. Kushboo and Meena gave some comic relief in the first half. Prakash Raj and Jagapathi Babu are good as villains.
Director Siva came up with an old story that we have seen in many Indian films since the 1960s. None of his sequences feels new and the viewers can predict the entire story within the first 15 minutes. The narration is bland as well.
The cinematography is good but there is nothing creative from the department. The music by D. Imman has a lot of Tamil flavor and the songs may not appeal to Telugu audiences. The production values are great though. There are many VFX scenes in the movie but the computer graphics were not up to the mark.
Rajini is failing to get a blockbuster for a long time. People are craving to watch him in a vintage mass avatar. Films like Petta and Darbar tried to bring that old Rajini back on the screen but failed in doing so. Even Peddanna falls on that list. Neither the story is new nor its narration. Mainstream audiences may also find the film boring and predictable. Once again, a disappointing fare from the Superstar.