Prithvi saw Puneet Rajkumar in a completely different role - that of a civil servant. Though it was declared a hit, the movie was not ranked among the actor's previous hits: Raam and Raaj, The Showman. Director Jacob Verghese could not replicate the success of his previous hit Savaari.
Nevertheless, Puneet received rave reviews for his performance. The movie, made on a contemporary subject - illegal mining - became a hit among the political circles of Karnataka. The movie is expected to complete 100 days at several centres.
Parvathi Menon, the female lead, has become a lucky mascot for Puneet's movies. Their previous movie, Milana, released two years ago, was a mega hit.