Director Karthik Subbaraj is thrilled with the response to his latest Rajinikanth starrer Petta. In a recent interaction with an online portal, Karthik said that he has been getting nothing but positive response from the ‘real audience’ who see the film in theaters. He defended the film’s length and pace stating that is how they always planned the film to be. He also revealed that there were a few deleted sequences (like Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Thappad Maara’ song), the inclusion of which would have made it a 3 hour film.
Subbaraj came down heavily on people who debate about collections on Twitter calling it unwanted commercialisation of a film. He compared a film to a hotel saying that people go to a hotel based on the quality of the food it offers and not based on the quantity of people it draws. Like the producers of the film, Sun Pictures, he also used the words ‘so-called trackers' for people who post collections on Twitter and divide the audience needlessly. He welcomed frank opinions about the quality of a film.
There are rumours that Karthik would be directing Rajinikanth again for Sun Pictures, after the Superstar completes work on his next film with director A.R.Murugadoss.