Lingaa Movie Poster


12th December 2014- Action, Drama
A Tamil action-drama film directed by K.S. Ravikumar. A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.
Director: K S Ravikumar

Lingaa: Pictures, Posters

Rajinikanth, ambareesh, rockline venkatesh and ks ravikumar at lingaa movie pooja stills

Lingaa rajinikanth film still.

Rajinikanth, sonakshi sinha, rockline venkatesh and ks ravikumar at lingaa movie set.

Lingaa audio launch function. which was held at Sathyam in Chennai and was released on 16 november 2014.

British actress lauren j irwin with rajinikanth and director k s ravikumar

Movie Cast

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Rajinikanth Rajinikanth Raja Lingeswaran / Lingaa
Anushka Shetty Anushka Shetty Lakshmi
Sonakshi Sinha Sonakshi Sinha Bharathi
Jagapathi Babu Jagapathi Babu Nagabooshan
Dev Gill Dev Gill Freedom Fighter
N. Santhanam N. Santhanam Lingaa's Sidekick
Karunakaran Karunakaran Lingaa's Sidekick
Brahmanandam Brahmanandam Corrupt Police Officer
Radha Ravi Radha Ravi Bharathi Father
Vijayakumar Vijayakumar Village head
K. Vishwanath K. Vishwanath Village head
Nizhalgal Ravi Nizhalgal Ravi Zamindar / Jamindar
Manobala Manobala Train Loco Pilot
R. Sundarajan R. Sundarajan Sambantham / Collector's spy
Balaji Balaji
Ilavarasu Ilavarasu Lingeswaran's Assistant
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob Settu / merchant
V. Jayaprakash V. Jayaprakash Dam Inspection Officer
Ponvannan Ponvannan Dam Inspection Officer
Anu Mohan Anu Mohan Shanmugam
Crane Manohar Crane Manohar Police Constable
Falk Columbo Falk Columbo
Lauren J. Irwin Lauren J. Irwin
William Orendorff William Orendorff
K S Ravikumar K S Ravikumar Cameo Appearance (Guest Appearance)
J. Brandon Hill J. Brandon Hill

Movie Details

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Movie NameLingaa
Original Language Nameलिनगा
Release Date12th December 2014
Languages Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
StorylineA Tamil action-drama film directed by K.S. Ravikumar. A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.
Story SummaryThe movie is set in the fictional village of Solaiyur and revolves around a dam which is the lifeline for the village. The dam is under assessment for structural integrity by the Public Works Department. The local minister has corrupt intentions and wants to make money through a new dam project.

The villagers want to perform a special Pooja to pray to the God Shiva. They decide to invite the grandson of Maharaja Lingeswaran who commissioned the dam and the temple. They believe the return of the line of the Maharaja will solve the problems surrounding the dam. Lingaa (played by Rajinikanth in contemporary time) is the grandson of Maharaja Lingeswaran. His family has fallen on hard times and he is now a petty thief in the city. He is angry with his grandfather for squandering away the family fortune so he is unwilling to go to Solaiyur to preside over the temple function. However, circumstances force him to accept the invitation and travel to Solaiyur.

Through a flashback sequence, Lingaa comes to know that his grandfather, Lingeswaran (also played by Rajinikanth, set in 1939) was an altruist. Lingeswaran had spent his entire fortune to build the dam against all odds during the British Raj. But the people of Solaiyur had mistaken his intentions which forced him to leave Solaiyur and move to the city.

Lingaa repents his ways and understands the great sacrifices made by his grandfather for the public good. In the final act, Lingaa exposes the Minister's greed to the villagers and saves the dam from an aerial bomb attack.
Run Time178 Mins
Censor Ratingu/a

Movie Crew

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Writer (Screenplay)K S Ravikumar, Pon Kumaran, Cheyyar Arun
Music DirectorA. R. Rahman
ProducerRockline Venkatesh
Production CompanyRockline Entertainment
CinematographyR. Rathnavelu
Writer (Lyrics)Vairamuthu, Madhan Karky
Film EditingSamjith Mhd
Art DirectorAmaran
Playback SingerNeeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah, A. R. Rahman, Srinivas, Aditi Paul, Mano, S P Balasubrahmanyam
OrchestraAndrew T. Mackay
DistributionEros International, Night Ed Films
Visual EffectsTrinadha Rao Kolli, K L Sateesh Varma
castingDinesh Nair Mumbai
visual effects supervisorShreedhar Sammohinivis
line producerPratikshya Hui, Rengarajan Jaiprakash
visual effect modeling & texturingRamaiah Debbati
visual effect senior compositorDhirendra Singh
visual effect matchmove artistChunchu Viswamitra
assistant stunt coordinatorRambo Navakant
stunt coordinatorLee Whittaker, T. Ramesh
fight coordinatorEmmanuel Manzanares
lead lighterPrafull Arora
additional editorSiddique Hyder
music programmerIshaan Chhabra
scoring pro tools engineerBoban Apostolov
song mixerPallikonda Adrushta Deepak
score mixerPallikonda Adrushta Deepak
additional programmerPallikonda Adrushta Deepak
score recording engineerGeorgi Hristovski
orchestra and studio contractorF.A.M.E.'S. Project


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Song: ► Play Vo Rabba Rabba
Singer:S P Balasubrahmanyam, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam
Music:A. R. Rahman

Song: ► Play vo manmadhaa
Singer:Srinivas, Aditi Paul
Music:A. R. Rahman

Song: ► Play indiany raa
Singer:A. R. Rahman
Music:A. R. Rahman

Song: ► Play monaa monaa
Music:A. R. Rahman
Lyrics:Madhan Karky, Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah

Song: ► Play sathyam shivamu
Music:A. R. Rahman

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film was sold to distributors of Tamil Nadu for INR1.8 billion (US$28 million). The distributors of Tamil Nadu suffered a loss of INR40 crore (US$6.3 million) and have asked for their money back. Distributor under the banner Marina stated that it suffered losses in Trichy and Thanjavur areas.
  2. The film crew shot in various locations in Karnataka like Melukote, Manuvana, Pandavapura, Chamundi Hills and inside the residential portion of Mysore Palace.
  3. "Lingaa" was killed by Distributor : Emotional Speech by Rockline Venkatesh - Rockline Venkatesh said that it was absurd of a distributor like Singaravelan to designate a movie a flop on the fourth day after its release. “That’s like killing a newborn,”
  4. On 10 May 2014, Sonakshi had completed her portions for the first schedule of the film's shooting.[45] 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. Horses were used for the shot. Over 50 policemen and 30 bouncers had been deployed to prevent people from getting near the shooting area in Mysore.
  5. Principal photography commenced during the last week of May 2014 in Mysore. The majority of the filming took place in Ramoji Film City. The climax portions were filmed in Shimoga.
  6. The muhurat shot of the movie was filmed in May 2014 at the Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysuru.
  7. In April 2014, Sonakshi Sinha had confirmed her involvement in the project, stating that she would play a village girl who helps Rajinikanth's character in the film.
  8. In early August 2014, the team shot some scenes near the Radisson Hotel in Chennai, with Anushka Shetty in the frame. In mid-August 2014, the production unit confirmed that 80% of the filming was completed. Filming then moved to Thirthahalli and the Jog Falls, where some important scenes were canned for twenty-five days.
  9. 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. 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.
  10. The film's climax requirements accounted for INR10 million (US$160,000). In September 2014, the climax portion's filming was allotted ten days, confirming the shoot in Karnataka.
  11. Kannada Actor 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. 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.
  12. 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. He had also penned the dialogues for the film.
  13. Principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014 in Mysuru, Karnataka, India, with a customary Puja ceremony. Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha took part in the shoot.
  14. British actress Lauren J. Irwin was selected to appear in the pre-independence portions of the film.

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