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Lingaa (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 12 December 2014 (India)
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A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

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K.S. Ravikumar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Raja Lingeswaran / Lingaa
Anushka Shetty ... Lakshmi
Sonakshi Sinha ... Bharathi
Jagapathi Babu ... Nagabooshan
Dev Gill Dev Gill ... Freedom Fighter
Santhanam ... Lingaa's Sidekick
Karunakaran ... Lingaa's Sidekick
Brahmanandam ... Corrupt Police Officer
Radha Ravi ... Bharathi's Father
Vijayakumar ... Village Head
K. Viswanath ... Village Head (as K. Vishwanath)
Nizhalgal Ravi ... Zamindar
R. Sundarajan ... Sambantham
Manobala ... Train Loco Pilot
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Storyline

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. The film stars Rajinikanth playing dual role, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. Music is being composed by A. R. Rahman while cinematography was headed by R. Rathnavelu. This is slated to get released only in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language. Written by Manikandan Selvam

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Action | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

リンガー See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,046,138
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Production Co:

Rockline Entertainment See more »
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| (DVD)

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Color
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Trivia

This is the 3rd time Rajinikanth, K.S.Ravikumar and A.R.Rahman have collaborated together, following the blockbusters Muthu (1995) and Padayappa (1999) However, Kochadaiyaan, the motion-capture film starring Rajini, scored by Rahman but only written, and not really directed, by Ravikumar, technically makes it their 4th. See more »

Goofs

Lingeswaran character reads the book "The Hero with a Thousand faces" by Joseph Campbell, during train journey that is just before the fight sequence. This story is set in 1939 (before India's independence) but the book was originally published in 1949. See more »

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En Mannavva
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Written by Vairamuthu
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A one-time watch. Only for Rajnikanth
12 December 2014 | by nomadsorionSee all my reviews

I was very eagerly looking forward to watching Lingaa on the very first day because of all the good hype and the fact that we would be get to see Thalaivar back in action after a very long time. However, after watching the movie I was quite disappointed. Very disappointed, indeed.

POSITIVES: -Rajnikanth - His charisma, style and way of delivering dialogues is amazing. You can easily see vintage Rajni in this movie.He is the only reason to watch this movie. There is nothing else in Lingaa. -Cinematography - One important technician who made everything look grand with his camera angles

NEGATIVES: -Direction - KS Ravikumar's worst till date. Same old techniques. Everything seemed very shallow and lacked detail. The screenplay was not bearable at all.Pretty slow at times.

-Story - Are we Tamilians planning to watch the same old clichéd stories for a 1000 more years? Dad, son,revenge, bad guy etc. Oh! Please. A less than ordinary story. -Bad characters - Villains? I thought they were jokers! Very shallow characterization. -Music - Without any second thought, this is one of ARR's worst in recent years. -CLIMAX - Needless to say, I would be surprised if viral memes aren't created to mock Lingaa's climax

At the end of the day, I feel bad for Rajni sir. I feel that he should have chosen a stronger script for his comeback. And KSR must take note that the tastes of movie watchers has changed tremendously, thanks to new age story tellers and directors of Tamil cinema. He needs to reinvent himself and his direction skills.

Watch it for Rajni sir.Only for thalaivar. There is nothing else in the movie.

The producers have already got back their money by selling distribution rights to Eros.I pity the distributors and theater owners.

I know that many people might down-vote this review and post a 10/10 for the movie. But dear fan-boys, I know that you too are aware of the fact deep down in your heart that this movie sucked big time and Thalaivar deserved something way better.


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