After an ensuing fight, he kicks Nagabhushan out, who plunges to his death in the water below and kicks the bomb into the reservoir, which explodes moments later, thus saving the dam. Rajinikanth in a still from Sivaji The Boss. She soon discovers the person - Lingeswaran aka Lingaa. The doors are found to be held in the collector's possession. With the floods soon to occur, Lingeshwaran negotiates with the collector and tries to persuade him to give in. Enraged, he kidnaps Lakshmi and escapes in a hot air balloon. There is a side-track of a love story going on as well. Lingeswaran Lingeswaran is on Facebook. [92] The trailer was released on 5 November 2014 at the audio launch of the film. Justice Venugopal claimed the dispute to be private and it could have been solved only by initiating civil or criminal proceedings and not by invoking the writ jurisdiction of the High Court. After unsuccessfully trying to convince him to return to Solaiyur, the villagers resolve to keep the Shiva temple (which he had built), closed until the Raja or his descendants return to the village. He lies carefree in a prison, throws punchlines, and entertains the audience effortlessly. Abhishek Bachchan on battling COVID-19. [5] The cinematography and editing was handled by R. Rathnavelu and Samjith Mohammed respectively. Horses were used for the shot. Lingaa (2014) Rajinikanth as Raja Lingeswaran, Lingaa. A relieved Karunakaran then narrates the true story of Lingaa's heritage. [100], M Suganth of The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 and wrote, "The scale of the production, some of Santhanam's one-liners and the charisma of Rajinikanth somewhat make it bearable but they aren't enough. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Raja and others you may know. View the profiles of people named Lingeswaran Raj. [16] He had also penned the dialogues for the film. [93] A 40-second song teaser of "Mona Gasolina" featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty was released on 7 November 2014. [21] Samjith Mhd, who had worked with Ravikumar earlier in Policegiri (2013), was confirmed as the film's editor. Lingaa (2014) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He refuses to do so and is blackmailed of being dismissed for his non-compliance. Though Lingeshwaran faces multiple difficulties and a near stoppage of work due to caste issues (which were ignited by Sambandam, a local resident shown to be working as a spy), the dam is constructed with the help of the villagers, who turn out to be very co-operative with Lingeshwaran. Rahman. Sonakashi Sinha, Anushka Shetty, A. R. Rahman on board", "Watch: 'Lingaa' trailer released; movie to release on Rajinikanth's birthday", "Rajinikanth's Hindi version of Lingaa scheduled after Tamil and Telugu release", "I take responsibility for the book scene in Lingaa: KS Ravikumar - Times of India", "Rajini magic fails: 5 reasons why Lingaa flopped", "Lingaa flops at box office: Is superstar Rajinikanth losing his magic? [31] Actors Radha Ravi, Vijayakumar and R. Sundarrajan were called up to play important roles in the film. The pre-production works began in March 2014. However, the police finally catch up to him, demanding that he testify for an inquiry (about his recent jewel heist). Rajinikanth Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Rajinikanth photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is a lake and the dam that creates it. [19] A. R. Rahman was roped in as the music composer for the film and R. Rathnavelu as the cinematographer. [80] The Telugu version was released on 8 November 2014, at a curtain raiser, event held at Hyderabad, where Chiranjeevi and Kasinadhuni Vishwanath attended as the chief guest. [65] The film's climax requirements accounted for ₹10 million (US$140,000). [111] The movie offers Rajinikanth in his own fun element for the whole run duration. When the former refuses, Nagabhushan stabs him to death. At a function, Nagabhushan reveals to an accomplice that he plans to drill small holes into the dam, which would be filled with explosives; when triggered, would destroy the dam. Both of them had to do this as the British government had stopped funding the project. Determined to help, he petitions to construct a dam, for the benefit of Solaiyur. [38] Director and comedian Manobala confirmed that he would appear in a small yet significant role as a train driver. He emotes a human and a robot with the same ease. He requests an approval from the British Government, which is granted. Lingaa is an upcoming Tamil action thriller film being directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who also scripted the film in collaboration with the film's dialogue writer, Pon Kumaran. Undeterred, Lakshmi follows Lingaa and records his gang's act of stealing a priceless necklace and implicates them, thus forcing him to accompany her to Solaiyur. Finally, the dam is almost complete, except for the shaft doors. We are taken back in time to 1939, where Raja Lingeswaran, the British collector, struggles hard and fights the system to build a dam for the drought affected village of Solaiyur. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Raj and others you may know. This 2016 release directed by Pa. Ranjith shows Rajinikanth in his full superstar element. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. [34][35] Anushka Shetty was roped as another heroine and she joined the unit on 27 June 2014 (last schedule). The collector's wife, Jenny, disgusted at her husband's behaviour, angrily reveals to the villagers that they have been double-crossed and reveals the real terms that Lingeshwaran had agreed to. The movie offers Rajinikanth in his own fun element for the whole run duration. Having acted in more than a hundred movies, Rajinikanth is one of the biggest superstars Indian movie industry has ever witnessed. [1] The film received a U certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification on 24 November 2014. The script as well as screenplay for Lingaa were penned by Pon Kumaran, who had registered the story with the South Indian Film Writers' Association under the title King Khan in 2010. Rajinikanth proves it in every shot that why he is worshipped as the ultimate superstar of the industry. [44] Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha took part in the shoot. In the present, Karunakaran reveals that his invitation to Lingaa was merely a ruse, as he believes that danger is afoot; recalling the fate of the dam inspector. Karunakaran firmly believes that the temple can only be opened by the descendant of Raja Lingeshwaran, an erstwhile king who built the dam as well as the temple. His larger than life performances have made him the thalaivar of the cinematic world. The superstar is back in action after 4 long years and we are just a month and 10 days away to see the style Samrat smoking all the box office records once again. Much like the former Tamil Nadu … The action sequences and the utmost Rajinikanth charm are the USP of this Tamil masala movie. One of the most expensive movie projects of the country Enthiran showed Rajinikanth playing the role of a robot who has human emotions and his creator scientist. Fully knowing the double-play behind him, Lingeshwaran leaves and is later accompanied by Bharati. The Solaiyur Dam, which is the lifeline of the village Solaiyur, is under assessment for structural integrity. [103] Sify called Lingaa "a mixed bag. He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. [7] The film received mixed review upon its release. [72] During the shooting of the climax portions near the Linganamakki Dam, environmental organisations opposed the permission granted to the production unit for shooting, suggesting a threat to the location as public entry to the dam was prohibited. As a dirty trick, the latter proposes that if the shaft doors are to be handed over, Lingeshwaran must hand over the villagers' land as bribe and the credit for constructing the dam, to which he reluctantly agrees. [22] Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker was recruited to frame the stunt sequences. ", "Comedy star Santhanam to join 'Lingaa' cast", "Rajinikanth said I was really good – Lauren J. Irwin", "Yet another international artist In 'Lingaa, "Hollywood director William Orendorff roped in for 'Lingaa, "Dev Gill will take on Rajinikanth in 'Lingaa, "Brahmanandam to act in Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa, "Nayanthara to do an item number in 'Lingaa'? At Solaiyur, Lingaa receives a warm welcome from the villagers. Later, several members of the Indian royalty and British officers congregate to celebrate Lingeshwaran's birthday. He is the personification of all goodness. [112] A distributor under the banner Marina stated that it suffered losses in Trichy and Thanjavur areas and submitted a petition to go on a hunger strike. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Lingeswaran and others you may know. [51] On 18 May 2014, Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha shot some scenes dating back to the British era in front of the illuminated residential portion of the palace. [106] CNN-IBN also rated it 3 out of 5, commenting "Because two Rajinikanths are always better than one".[107]. [76] The elephants featured in the film were constructed through CGI, and a disclaimer was issued for this at the beginning of the film. He is shocked to discover Lingeshwaran's real identity. The directorial debut of J. Mahendran Mullum Malarum is the story of a laborer who loses his job because of a tussle at the workplace. [33] American actor, director and writer William Orendorff was selected to play a key role in the film and furthermore, confirming his involvement in the project through Twitter. Later, Karunakaran privately tells Lingaa that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, an extremely valuable artifact. Lingaa, on hearing his grandfather's story, changes his opinion about his grandfather and decides to mend his ways. Then Sonakshi Sinha confirmed her involvement in the project for the role of Bharati and Hansika Motwani was signed for the role of Lakshmi. With his work done, Lingaa plans to leave. View the profiles of people named Raja Lingeswaran. Rajinikanth plays the role of Sivaji--an NRI millionaire who wants to open an NGO for the good-will of poor. Lakshmi, the granddaughter of Karunakaran and a journalist, embarks on a search to find the descendant. [25] In June 2014, actor Karunakaran was selected to play a supporting role. Copyright © 2021 IE Online Media Services Private Ltd.All Rights Reserved, Jennifer Winget and Sehban Azim promote Bepannaah, This website follows the DNPA's code of conduct. Just before leaving, they are joined by Lakshmi, having fallen in love with Lingaa. It is a known fact that Superstar Rajinikanth plays a dual role in Lingaa and it will be a semi-period film. [40] Actresses Trisha Krishnan and Nayanthara were rumored to perform an item number, but the latter's inclusion remained unconfirmed and the former denied the news saying that she was never approached. Rajinikanth in a still from Mullum Malarum. "[101] Behindwoods rated the film 2.5 out of 5 and stated, "Rajinikanth's mesmerizing energy let down by writing. [48] The film crew shot in various locations in Karnataka like Melukote, Manuvana, Pandavapura, Chamundi Hills and inside the residential portion of Mysore Palace. Rajinikanth played two contrasting characters in the movie -- one of a simple and calm auto-driver and the other of a fierce underworld don. Superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa movie was released on 12 December 2014. Raja Lingeswaran is Raja Rajinikanth all the way. Join Facebook to connect with Mahalinkam Lingeswaran and others you may know. [112] Some theatre owners received settlements for their losses. [18] Rockline Venkatesh was announced as producer. [43][53][54] A song sequence featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka was shot at Annapurna Studios, wherein the production team had designed a huge set for the song. The film's script was written by Pon Kumaran. Ravikumar on account of accusations by the film maker K.R. Lingaa is an upcoming Tamil action thriller film being directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who also scripted the film in collaboration with the film's dialogue writer, Pon Kumaran. Lingaa film is produced by Rockline Venkatesh and directed by K.S.Ravikumar was launched in Mysore with a Pooja in the famous Samundeeshwari temple. In mid-August 2014, the production unit confirmed that 80% of the filming was completed. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh under Rockline Entertainment, and distributed worldwide by Eros International and Vendhar Movies. The teaser also reveals that the King, Raja Lingeswaran had once ruled Kodaiyur in Karur district, Tamil Nadu. - Bollywood News , Firstpost", "Hollywood director William Orendorff roped in for Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa, "British actress opposite Rajinikanth - Times of India", "Case against Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa dismissed", "Rajinikanth's next titled after his grandson", "Eros International's big plans involve Superstar Rajinikanth, Ilayathalapathy Vijay, and Thala Ajith", "Sonakshi Sinha goes south for Rajinikant", "Sexy Sonakshi Sinha in disguise to avoid fans", "Sonakshi Sinha to play a girl of 40s in Rajinikanth's next", "Sudeep offered a role in Rajini's 'Lingaa'? He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. The movie is set in the fictional village of Solaiyur and revolves around a dam which is the lifeline for the village. His punchlines and energetic action sequences leave a mark on people’s hearts. [24], In April 2014, Shriya Saran and Samantha Ruth Prabu were selected to play the role of Lakshmi and Bharathi. The villagers want to perform a special Pooja to pray to the God Shiva. Lingaa Telugu Movie: Check out the latest news about Rajinikanth's Lingaa movie, story, cast & crew, release date, photos, review, box office collections and much more only on FilmiBeat [113] Rajinikanth later refunded one-third of the ₹33 crore (US$4.6 million) loss reportedly incurred by distributors and exhibitors. [29] Further, reports circulated again in August 2014 which strongly suggested Sudeep was a part of the cast as he was seen during the canning of the climax portions but he clarified that he wasn't offered a role in the film yet. Lingaa Movie Review: Critics Rating: 2.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,Lingaa is certainly among the least Rajini-esque films, even though the template of the plot is best Further, actor Rajinikanth who wasn't involved in the film script larceny was issued notice as he had distribution rights for the film. The pictures from their fun trip are sure to make you pack your bags. Upon surveying the village of Solaiyur, he receives complaints from the local villagers, stating that they have no water for nine months per year, while facing raging floods for the other three months - which has led to recurring and devastaing famines. This is interesting for a number of reasons. However, his plan is rejected at the annual collectors' meeting and he is instead forced to approve another infrastructure project. Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950, in a Maratha family in Bangalore, Mysore State (present day Karnataka). "A Big Shiva's Statue To Be Erected For Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa? [39] Comedian Brahmanandam was selected to portray the role of a police officer. Rating: **1/2. Jenny decides to leave with her daughter, but is stopped by her husband, having realized his folly. The film revolves around Lingaa, a thief who enters a village called Solaiyur to save the dam and temple built by his grandfather. [37] Actor Dev Gill was selected to play a secondary antagonist role. Sambandam discreetly brings the villagers to the collector's residence at the same time and tricks them into believing that Lingeshwaran is a puppet of the British, thus manipulating them. Eros International had bought the film from Rockline Venkatesh for approximately ₹135 crore (US$19 million), which includes theatrical, overseas distribution and music rights for all languages. ", "Lingaa audio launch: A touch of the Superstar magic", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' Curtain Raiser/Audio Launch Event: Watch Live Online", "T-wood personalities grace Lingaa Telugu audio", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa to be censored on Monday - Times of India", "Lingaa all set for censors - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa to release on Dec 12 - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's first time ever in 40 years! A local politician wants to make money by destroying a dam built by Raja Lingeswaran in the village of Solaiyur, so that a new dam can be built. He bears a grudge against his grandfather, firmly believing his "squandering nature" as the root cause of his poverty. [8][9] The film was considered as a flop at the box office despite ranking as the highest grossing South Indian film of 2014 worldwide.[10][11][12]. Get movies, songs, photos, biography, filmography and latest news for Rajinikanth. The dying man throws a pen drive (disguised as a rudraksha) containing the details certifying the dam's integrity, into an abandoned Shiva temple near the dam and warns the village head Karunakaran, who arrives upon hearing his cries, that the temple has to be opened as soon as possible, before dying. [20] Sabu Cyril was confirmed to handle the art direction for the film. The Thalaivar delved into his dual role effortlessly and served complete masala entertainment to his fans. Watch videos of Rajinikanth, browse photos of Rajinikanth - Cinestaan.com ... Raja Lingeswaran, King of Kodaiyur and K.Lingeswaran (Lingaa) 2014 (Released) Kochadaiiyaan. Made on a budget of ₹100 crore, the film was released on 12 December 2014, coinciding with Rajinikanth's birthday. Facebook gives people the power … We also know that one of the two Rajini characters is named as Raja Lingeswaran. 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