KS Ravikumar has made blockbuster films like Muthu and Padayappa for Rajinikanth. Our sources hint us that Rajinikanth might team up with ace director KS Ravikumar for his next venture. The film totally collected ₹188 crore. Director KS Ravikumar has revealed that he recently narrated the script of his ambitious movie Rana to Superstar Rajinikanth once again. Fully knowing the double-play behind him, Lingeshwaran leaves and is later accompanied by Bharati. But give it your time for Superstar's non-diminishing charisma. [97] The makers unveiled few deleted scenes from the film post-release. At Solaiyur, Lingaa receives a warm welcome from the villagers. [7] The film received mixed review upon its release. [77][78], Some critics drew similarities to the film, along with Vijay's Kaththi (2014), on the basis of the characterisation of the lead protagonist, to the themes and script transitions, as well as the message involved in the film, was listed in an article by Behindwoods.[79]. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh under Rockline Entertainment, and distributed worldwide by Eros International and Vendhar Movies. He was then doing films in Kannada and Telugu, and last delivered 'Ruler' with Nandamuri Balakrishna in 2019. [71] The crew members also dismissed allegations of chemicals in the lake. However, the police finally catch up to him, demanding that he testify for an inquiry (about his recent jewel heist). 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. The distributors claimed that after 25 days of its release, Lingaa recovered only 30 percent of the down payment. The Collector challenges Raja Lingeshwaran that he will never finish building the dam. [67] On 22 September 2014, Whittaker confirmed that the climax portions of the film were completed with a stunt sequence choreographed by him. Among them is Collector Lawrence Hunter, the officer who had opposed Raja Lingeshwaran's plan. [41][42], Principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014 in Mysuru, Karnataka, India, with a customary Puja ceremony. The soundtrack album consisting of five songs, were composed by A. R. Rahman. Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan was India's first photorealistic motion capture film and it was directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth. The movie was launched in 2011, but the project was delayed after Rajini fell ill. [111] Directed by KS Ravikumar, Lingaa released on Rajinikanth's birthday, December 12, 2014. [30] Comedian Santhanam joined the team in May 2014. It is also added that the Padaiyappa director recently met Rajinikanth in Chennai to discuss on the project. KS Ravikumar speaks about Lingaa, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and much more. Director Ameer earlier had the rights to the title for his next project but handed over the rights to Ravikumar for Rajinikanth. 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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. Aware of their presence, Lingaa quickly and wittingly changes his act to an appearance of performing a pooja, thus fooling the villagers. [98][99], The satellite rights of the film were purchased by Jaya TV for ₹32 crore (US$4.5 million). [32], British actress Lauren J. Irwin was selected to appear in the pre-independence portions of the film. [24], In April 2014, Shriya Saran and Samantha Ruth Prabu were selected to play the role of Lakshmi and Bharathi. [34][35] Anushka Shetty was roped as another heroine and she joined the unit on 27 June 2014 (last schedule). The lucky producer is the Kannada industry’s prolific Rockline Venkatesh. As of today, Rajinikanth and K. S. Ravikumar have worked jointly in 7 movies. | Terms | Privacy. 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She soon discovers the person - Lingeswaran aka Lingaa. [68][69] Ravikumar stated that the climax scene, which involved a hot air balloon, was inspired by a sequence Armour of God (1986). 2 / 20. But the crew members stated that they had sought the permission of the irrigation department and the village Panchayat for shooting. 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. [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. X. 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. [19] A. R. Rahman was roped in as the music composer for the film and R. Rathnavelu as the cinematographer. He has mainly worked in Tamil cinema. [57] The Hyderabad schedule ended on 30 July 2014. Details inside. In late April 2014, Telugu actor Jagapati Babu confirmed on his Yahoo messenger and his Yahoo mail that he was signed on for a role in the film. About nine years ago, Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar had announced their ambitious project, Rana, and even started the shoot of the live-action historical magnum opus … Read More Read Less See more of : Soundarya , Rajinikanth , KS Ravikumar ", "Lingaa Movie Review: A Typical Rajinikanth Movie", "Box Office: 'Lingaa' creates worldwide record! Lingaa marks the reunion of Rajinikanth's collaboration with Ravikumar, after 15 K.S.Ravikumar Biography. Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar's project is busy in the post-production stages. [39] Comedian Brahmanandam was selected to portray the role of a police officer. After the dam's completion, the infuriated villagers reprimands Lingeshwaran for his "malicious actions" and banishes him from Solaiyur, despite Bharati's protests. Rajinikanth on his way to the wedding. Tweet. He was considered to be the Superstar when it comes to direction. The five possible reasons why Lingaa received a big blow at the box office: Rajini fever is over? Further, actor Rajinikanth who wasn't involved in the film script larceny was issued notice as he had distribution rights for the film. [92] The trailer was released on 5 November 2014 at the audio launch of the film. [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. When the former refuses, Nagabhushan stabs him to death. 4 / 20. [5] The cinematography and editing was handled by R. Rathnavelu and Samjith Mohammed respectively. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. [91] The official teaser was released on 22 October 2014, coinciding with Diwali. [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. "[104] The Hindustan Times said "Lingaa offers nothing new despite being one of Rajinikanth's better works in the recent past. Finally, the dam is almost complete, except for the shaft doors. 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. 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. - 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'? 1:02. 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. [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 on account of accusations by the film maker K.R. [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. [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. [55][56] On 13 July 2014, actress Sonakshi Sinha completed her filming schedule in Hyderabad. [37] Actor Dev Gill was selected to play a secondary antagonist role. [22] Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker was recruited to frame the stunt sequences. One of the highest grossers of that period, the movie won Rajinikanth a state award for best actor. [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. [18] Rockline Venkatesh was announced as producer. "[105] Oneindia.in rated it 3 out of 5, calling it a "Typical Rajinikanth movie" and stating "KS Ravikumar's story telling skills induces a fresh dimension to the movie. However, his plan is rejected at the annual collectors' meeting and he is instead forced to approve another infrastructure project. Ravikumar once ruled the roost in Tamil cinema. He requests an approval from the British Government, which is granted. At midnight, he infiltrates the Shiva temple with the intention to steal the Lingam. 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. [47] In addition to this, the Phantom Flex 4K camera was used for filming action sequences. [15] The story is loosely based on John Penniquick who built Mullaperiyar Dam. Vijayabhargavi Entertainers stated that they suffered losses in Chengalpet region. [87] The film was released on an estimated 5500 screens. Read More. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. With his work done, Lingaa plans to leave. In KS Ravikumar's Padayappa, we saw Rajinikanth sharing a mesmerising chemistry with Baahubali star Ramya Krishnan. [59][60], In early August 2014, the team shot some scenes near the Radisson Hotel in Chennai, with Anushka Shetty in the frame. [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. Director: K.S. [20] Sabu Cyril was confirmed to handle the art direction for the film. Lingaa Tamil movie starring Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka in lead roles.Lingaa movie stars Rajinikanth as a petty thief. As of today, Rajinikanth and K. S. Ravikumar have worked jointly in 7 movies. KS Ravikumar, who directed Rajinikanth in superhits like Muthu and Padayappa, will be at the helm of affairs. 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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. [66] In September 2014, the climax portion's filming was allotted ten days, confirming the shoot in Karnataka. Rajinikanth works along with Santhanam committing robberies. In defiance, Lingeshwaran resigns from his position. [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. See Also: Rajinikanth movies, K. S. Ravikumar movies. K. S. Ravikumar is a Tamil film director and actor based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. On 3 December 2014, the court dismissed a writ petition filed by Ravi Rathinam. 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