The recently released trailer of Petromax, starring Sathish Ninasam and Hariprriya in the lead, is a laugh riot. However, it is getting mixed responses from the viewers. According to some media reports, it has garnered praise from those who enjoy adult comedy, while some said that films like Petromax cannot be watched with family and will be the downfall of the Kannada film industry.
Mixing obscenity with philosophy, it revolves around the lives of four orphans, who find affection in an older woman. In addition to Sathish Ninasam and Hariprriya, the film ensembles a star cast of Nagabhushana, Padmaja Rao, Karunya Ram, Arun Kumar, Veena Sundar Vijayalakshmi Singh, Sudha Belawadi, Hema Dutt, Mimicri Gopi, Suman Ranganath, and Achyuth Kumar among others.