Initially everyone thought that Penguin was a lost chance for the director and is going to be a blot on the resume for Keerthy. Such was the impression created by the negative reviews. But Keerthy’s strong and top-notch performance was so well received that the audience watched the film for her alone and the film became successful on the OTT release. Apart from the moderately high number of South Indian audience (as it’s released in multiple languages), it is the North Indian audience who embraced the film well. With the help of subtitles they watched the film. As per the comments on social media (including our pages), Keerthy gained new fans in the Hindi belt with her stellar performance.