Superstar Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar might join together for a project in March or April. Tweet. The dam inspector is ordered to report that the dam is unfit to remain, by the corrupt local MP Nagabhushan, who wants the dam demolished for his own benefit. 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. [111] [23] During the audio launch of the film's soundtrack album, Ravikumar said the title Lingaa was suggested to him by Rajinikanth. The film totally collected ₹188 crore. Lingaa Tamil movie starring Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka in lead roles.Lingaa movie stars Rajinikanth as a petty thief. KS Ravikumar speaks about Lingaa, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and much more. Director: K.S. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. [36] Sonakshi Sinha, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, said that there are two different tracks of filming scenes, and that Anushka Shetty and her will not share much screen space and was given liberty to pick up the role she felt suitable for her. [55][56] On 13 July 2014, actress Sonakshi Sinha completed her filming schedule in Hyderabad. [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. Ravi Rathinam of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board colony who claimed that script of Lingaa was actually the one he had written for directing a film titled Mullai Vanam 999 based on the construction of the Mullaperiyar dam by John Pennycuick. The Collector challenges Raja Lingeshwaran that he will never finish building the dam. [39] Comedian Brahmanandam was selected to portray the role of a police officer. [44] Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha took part in the shoot. ", "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! The Solaiyur Dam, which is the lifeline of the village Solaiyur, is under assessment for structural integrity. The following month, Ravikumar stated on Facebook that filming would commence soon and that the film was titled Lingaa. Raja Lingeshwaran, the ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Kodiyur, is shown to be a civil services officer and the collector of Madurai district. Over dinner, Lingeshwaran notifies the British Governor of his resignation and expresses his wish to construct a dam at Solaiyur, with his own capital. KS Ravikumar to remake superhit Malayalam film Android Kunjappan in Tamil. ", "Sonakshi Sinha wraps up first shooting schedule with Rajinikanth for upcoming Tamil film 'Lingaa, "Rajnikanth shoots for 'Lingaa' in Hyderabad nonstop", "Rajnikanth finishes a duet with Anushka", "Rajni dances to Shobi's moves for 'Lingaa, "Sonakshi Sinha finishes Hyderabad leg of 'Lingaa' shoot", "Interesting update on the current schedule of 'Lingaa, "Photos: 'Lingaa' Stars Rajinikanth-Sonakshi Sinha Spotted In Mangalore". [106] CNN-IBN also rated it 3 out of 5, commenting "Because two Rajinikanths are always better than one".[107]. After a long search, the villagers find him and Bharathi, now his wife, living in poverty. Ravikumar then signed on to make Muthu (1995), adapting Priyadarshan 's Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombath, for a film produced by K. Balachander and starring Rajinikanth. One of the highest grossers of that period, the movie won Rajinikanth a state award for best actor. Our sources hint us that Rajinikanth might team up with ace director KS Ravikumar for his next venture. [48] The film crew shot in various locations in Karnataka like Melukote, Manuvana, Pandavapura, Chamundi Hills and inside the residential portion of Mysore Palace. [94] Another 40-second song teaser1 was released on 8 November 2014 of the song "En Mannavva" featuring Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha. [95], While the original duration of the film lasts about 175 minutes, the makers trimmed the original version from 166 minutes,[96] and the Hindi version was reduced to 148 minutes, due to mixed reviews. [34][35] Anushka Shetty was roped as another heroine and she joined the unit on 27 June 2014 (last schedule). [93] A 40-second song teaser of "Mona Gasolina" featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty was released on 7 November 2014. However, KS Ravikumar's film isn't quite bonkers enough to be hailed as the best Rajinikanth film. Director KS Ravikumar Hit And Flop All Movies List With Box Office Collection Analysis, KS Ravikumar is one of the most talented ... 6.313 views 2 months ago. [16] He had also penned the dialogues for the film. At Solaiyur, Lingaa receives a warm welcome from the villagers. [47] In addition to this, the Phantom Flex 4K camera was used for filming action sequences. [62] For the film's climax, a big statue of Lord Shiva and dam both as set were constructed next to the Jog water-falls. Sources say that Anushka Shetty has been approached by the KS Ravikumar's team. [112] Capricorn Pictures incurred losses in North Arcot and South Arcot (Cuddalore-Villupuram) circles. Read More. However, his plan is rejected at the annual collectors' meeting and he is instead forced to approve another infrastructure project. Fully knowing the double-play behind him, Lingeshwaran leaves and is later accompanied by Bharati. 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. The star charisma of Rajinikanth is intact but the film is long with a weak storyline that flounders with a long drawn out climax. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. [74][75] Regarding the same issue, officials of the Karnataka State Police Board also sent a letter to the Chief Minister asking him to end the shooting of the portions of the film there, citing that the bio-diversity and life in and around the dam would be affected. A relieved Karunakaran then narrates the true story of Lingaa's heritage. He is shocked to discover Lingeshwaran's real identity. The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu. All Rights reserved. "Rajinikanth shoots for 'Lingaa' in Shimoga dist", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' climax to cost Rs 1 crore", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot reaches climax", "Scotland banks on Rajnikanth to spike Indian tourist numbers", "I take responsibility for the book scene in Lingaa: KS Ravikumar", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot stopped by Anajpur villagers", "Villagers stop Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot", "Permission for 'Lingaa' shooting opposed", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' Faces The Ire Of Environmentalists", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot in trouble? The doors are found to be held in the collector's possession. Veteran filmmaker KS Ravikumar has been roped in to play a crucial role in the Tamil remake of Andhadhun which has been titled Andhagan, its makers have announced. Rajinikanth’s film Padayappa is about love and revenge. [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. 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. Finally, the dam is almost complete, except for the shaft doors. Later, Karunakaran privately tells Lingaa that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, an extremely valuable artifact. Just before leaving, they are joined by Lakshmi, having fallen in love with Lingaa. It … [19] A. R. Rahman was roped in as the music composer for the film and R. Rathnavelu as the cinematographer. Jenny decides to leave with her daughter, but is stopped by her husband, having realized his folly. [1] The film received a U certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification on 24 November 2014. [52], The team then moved to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad for a two-month schedule, where sequences featuring the entire cast were shot for 50 days. "[102] Rediff rated 3 out of 5 and felt that "Lingaa is buffoonery at its most old-school". South director K S Ravikumar, who has teamed up with Sanjay Dutt for his Hindi film debut Policegiri, says the actor wants the film to do a business of Rs 100 crore. [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. Determined to help, he petitions to construct a dam, for the benefit of Solaiyur. [28] Sudeep was reported to have refused an important role in the film, but he however denied being approached for the film in the first place. [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. Director KS Ravikumar has revealed that he recently narrated the script of his ambitious movie Rana to Superstar Rajinikanth once again. 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. [49][50] On 10 May 2014, Sonakshi had completed her portions for the first schedule of the film's shooting. 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. He refuses to do so and is blackmailed of being dismissed for his non-compliance. He talks about how he works on his screenplays and how he manages to do movies quickly. Director Ameer earlier had the rights to the title for his next project but handed over the rights to Ravikumar for Rajinikanth. [87] The film was released on an estimated 5500 screens. Like in Enthiran, Rajinikanth has a double role in Lingaa, the Tamil superstar's first release in four years. [89][90] The first poster featured Rajinikanth walking with a temple being shown in the poster's backdrop. "[101] Behindwoods rated the film 2.5 out of 5 and stated, "Rajinikanth's mesmerizing energy let down by writing. KS Ravikumar is a director and actor. ", "After Mysore, Rajinikanth shoots in Hyderabad", "Rathnavelu puts 7 year dream on hold for Rajinikanth", "Rajinikanth continues to shoot in Mysore", "Rajinikanth denied permission to shoot in Mysore Palace? X. Ravikumar's film Dasavathaaram is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. Read More Read Less See more of : Soundarya , Rajinikanth , KS Ravikumar [38] Director and comedian Manobala confirmed that he would appear in a small yet significant role as a train driver. Movies | IBNLive | February 27, 2015, 2:10 pm. [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. Ravikumar. [45] The muhurat shot of the movie was filmed in May 2014 at the Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysuru. X. [32], British actress Lauren J. Irwin was selected to appear in the pre-independence portions of the film. 2009; India; 2h 40min; 12A; Directed by: KS Ravikumar; Cast: Surya Sivakumar, Nayantara, Saroja Devi; Tamil language thriller, which marks legendary South Indian actress Devi's return to the movies after a 12-year absence. 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. Kochadaiiyaan should be viewed as animated film, says writer. 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. [21] Samjith Mhd, who had worked with Ravikumar earlier in Policegiri (2013), was confirmed as the film's editor. Rahman. [17] Eros International was confirmed to distribute the film worldwide. The album of the original version was released on 5 November 2014, at a promotional event held at Chennai, with Rajinikanth, K. S. Ravikumar and the cast and crew attending the event, except Rahman where he spoke in a video about the making of the film. [81][82] The Hindi version was released on 26 November 2014. Among them is Collector Lawrence Hunter, the officer who had opposed Raja Lingeshwaran's plan. [15], The film's worldwide distribution rights were sold for ₹135 crore (US$19 million). X. [6] The film was dubbed and released in Telugu and Hindi with same name. As a film that was touted to be one of the biggest releases of 2014, Lingaa disappointed. [58] During the Hyderabad schedule of the film, news circulated that Rajinikanth fainted on the sets while filming a heavy action sequence but Ravikumar denied this, citing that the actor was healthy. Having a bomb with him, he plans to detonate it over the dam, in order to spite Lingaa. Lakshmi secretly records Nagabhushan this conversation (with the help of a spy camera) and plays it before the entire town, exposing Nagabhushan. KS Ravikumar has made blockbuster films like Muthu and Padayappa for Rajinikanth. 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. But give it your time for Superstar's non-diminishing charisma. Ravikumar on account of accusations by the film maker K.R. Horses were used for the shot. Lingaa then reveals that he had already discovered the pen drive and had the dam's certificate approved, copied and spread throughout the Internet; ultimately culminating into Nagabhushan being ousted from his position. Vaishnavi Navalka Rajinikanth featured in K. S Ravikumar’s movie Padayappa along with Ramya Krishnan & Soundarya in the lead roles. Lingaa marks the reunion of Rajinikanth's collaboration with Ravikumar, after 15 However, Justice M. Venugopal refused to pass any interim orders to hold audio release that is scheduled on 5 November 2014. It is also added that the Padaiyappa director recently met Rajinikanth in Chennai to discuss on the project. 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