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. Join Facebook to connect with Raja Lingeswaran and others you may know. Lingaa, the petty thief, is forced to return to his native village and help the people. The star charisma of Rajinikanth is intact but the film is long with a weak storyline that flounders with a long drawn out climax. Located at center of Karnataka, It is in the extreme south-western corner of Hoovina Hadagali taluk, Vijayanagara district, Karnataka, India. 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. ", "Lingaa 1st Weekend Total WW Collections", "Distributors ask Rajinikanth to refund loss after Lingaa flops at box office", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lingaa&oldid=1001410323, Films involved in plagiarism controversies, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from June 2019, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Padayappa Ramesh as the 5-star hotel security guard, Falk Neumann as Collector Lawrence Hunter, Lauren J. Irwin as a British collector's wife, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 15:27. [91] The official teaser was released on 22 October 2014, coinciding with Diwali. But later both of them went out due to date issues. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Raj and others you may know. [22] Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker was recruited to frame the stunt sequences. The film's shooting was wrapped up by 23 September 2014 except filming of two song sequences that were reported to be canned in Chennai and Scotland. Lakshmi secretly records Nagabhushan this conversation (with the help of a spy camera) and plays it before the entire town, exposing Nagabhushan. Watch videos of Rajinikanth, browse photos of Rajinikanth - Cinestaan.com ... Raja Lingeswaran, King of Kodaiyur and K.Lingeswaran (Lingaa) 2014 (Released) Kochadaiiyaan. Rajinikanth in a still from Sivaji The Boss. [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. He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. [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]. She soon discovers the person - Lingeswaran aka Lingaa. The following month, Ravikumar stated on Facebook that filming would commence soon and that the film was titled Lingaa. It was one of the initial films that saw Rajinikanth playing the protagonist leaving his villain skin behind. 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. [103] Sify called Lingaa "a mixed bag. [65] The film's climax requirements accounted for ₹10 million (US$140,000). Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950, in a Maratha family in Bangalore, Mysore State (present day Karnataka). [73] The organisations also had sent a petition to both the Deputy Collector's office and the Deputy Commissioner's office, who in turn, sent the petition to the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, for scrutinity. Rajinifans proudly presents Lingaa film review. View the profiles of people named Lingeswaran Raj. [67] On 22 September 2014, Whittaker confirmed that the climax portions of the film were completed with a stunt sequence choreographed by him. Rahman. However, his plan is rejected at the annual collectors' meeting and he is instead forced to approve another infrastructure project. It is a known fact that Superstar Rajinikanth plays a dual role in Lingaa and it will be a semi-period film. "A Big Shiva's Statue To Be Erected For Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa? [66] In September 2014, the climax portion's filming was allotted ten days, confirming the shoot in Karnataka. The film stars Rajinikanth playing dual role, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. [86] The reservations for the film kickstarted on 10 December 2014. "[101] Behindwoods rated the film 2.5 out of 5 and stated, "Rajinikanth's mesmerizing energy let down by writing. Unfortunately, he is noticed by one of the dam's security guards, who immediately alerts the villagers. 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. [1] The film received a U certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification on 24 November 2014. [113] Rajinikanth later refunded one-third of the ₹33 crore (US$4.6 million) loss reportedly incurred by distributors and exhibitors. In defiance, Lingeshwaran resigns from his position. His larger than life performances have made him the thalaivar of the cinematic world. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Lingeswaran and others you may know. Later, Karunakaran privately tells Lingaa that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, an extremely valuable artifact. He refuses to do so and is blackmailed of being dismissed for his non-compliance. Lingaa. He requests an approval from the British Government, which is granted. [20] Sabu Cyril was confirmed to handle the art direction for the film. [114], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Box Office: 'Lingaa' is 2014's Highest Grossing South Film Worldwide", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa in legal trouble over 'stolen' storyline", "2014: When little gems outclassed big guns in southern cinema", "Rajinikanth-K. S. Ravikumar film titled 'Lingaa'. [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. [48] The film crew shot in various locations in Karnataka like Melukote, Manuvana, Pandavapura, Chamundi Hills and inside the residential portion of Mysore Palace. [83][84] Lingaa was released worldwide on 12 December 2014, which coincided with Rajinikanth's birthday,[85] and it is the first time in Rajinikanth's career, to have his film released on his birthday. Having a bomb with him, he plans to detonate it over the dam, in order to spite Lingaa. [63][64] Shooting also took place at the Linganamakki Dam. 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. Among them is Collector Lawrence Hunter, the officer who had opposed Raja Lingeshwaran's plan. 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? Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is a lake and the dam that creates it. [17] Eros International was confirmed to distribute the film worldwide. Made on a budget of ₹100 crore, the film was released on 12 December 2014, coinciding with Rajinikanth's birthday. [37] Actor Dev Gill was selected to play a secondary antagonist role. 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. [76] The elephants featured in the film were constructed through CGI, and a disclaimer was issued for this at the beginning of the film. Rajinikanth with Nagma in a still from Baashha. [108][109] The film also set records on its opening weekend; it earned ₹51.5 crore (US$7.2 million) nett in India and grossed ₹89 crore (US$12 million) worldwide. [111] [61] Filming then moved to Thirthahalli and the Jog Falls, where some important scenes were canned for twenty-five days. 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. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Ravikumar. The majority of the filming took place in Ramoji Film City and Annapurna Studios, and few scenes in Chennai; the film's flashback portions was shot in various locations in Karnataka, and the climax portions were filmed in Linganamakki Dam and Jog Falls in Shimoga, the film's shooting was completed within six months. Raja Lingeswaran sells all his property to complete the construction of the Dam as did Pennycuick. [89][90] The first poster featured Rajinikanth walking with a temple being shown in the poster's backdrop. [30] Comedian Santhanam joined the team in May 2014. ", "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". [5] The cinematography and editing was handled by R. Rathnavelu and Samjith Mohammed respectively. The Collector challenges Raja Lingeshwaran that he will never finish building the dam. [106] CNN-IBN also rated it 3 out of 5, commenting "Because two Rajinikanths are always better than one".[107]. He is the personification of all goodness. - Times of India", "Lingaa reservations kick-start tomorrow - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' beats Aamir Khan's 'PK'- Here's how! Facebook gives people the power … The movie offers Rajinikanth in his own fun element for the whole run duration. All about Lingaa Dam - The real story behind | Raja Reviews He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. Rating: **1/2. ", "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'? 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. 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