Trivia for Petta
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- This is the first film to feature Rajnikanth and Trisha Krishnan in the lead role, though the latter is active in the industry for 16 years.
- This is the first film to feature Rajnikanth and Simran in the lead role though the latter was active in the industry for 26 years.
- Karthick Subbaraj has reportedly mentioned he is a fan of Rajnikanth and has narrated the script 2-3 years ago. The script materialized in March 2018 and was set to release for Pongal 2019.
- The fourth film of Rajinikanth, that received UA certificate.
- Director Karthick Subburaj and director PA. Ranjith where both in talks for collaborating with Ranjinikanth where PA. Ranjith won out and went on to make kabali and kaala before Rajinikanth and Director Karthick Subburaj collaborated on Petta.
- Karthik Subbaraj's earlier movie Jigarthanda is also having 2hrs 51mins of duration.
- This is the second collaboration between stars Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha after their successful outing in '96', though they do not share any screen space in this movie
- In the 'river sand' smuggling scene the sand being shown is in reality m-sand deferentiated by its ash colour and not river sand. The filmmakers may have had to abstain from using real river sand due to strict laws banning sumggling of river sand.
- Actress Malavika Mohanan and actor Sananth play the mother-son duo, but in reality, Sananth is 2 years older at 27 yrs old to Malavika's age 25.