Finally, the dam is almost complete, except for the shaft doors. [66] In September 2014, the climax portion's filming was allotted ten days, confirming the shoot in Karnataka. With the floods soon to occur, Lingeshwaran negotiates with the collector and tries to persuade him to give in. "[102] Rediff rated 3 out of 5 and felt that "Lingaa is buffoonery at its most old-school". Upon her insistence, he publicly declares that the dam was constructed by Lingeshwaran. As a dirty trick, the latter proposes that if the shaft doors are to be handed over, Lingeshwaran must hand over the villagers' land as bribe and the credit for constructing the dam, to which he reluctantly agrees. The film's script was written by Pon Kumaran. Horses were used for the shot. Vaishnavi Navalka Rajinikanth featured in K. S Ravikumar’s movie Padayappa along with Ramya Krishnan & Soundarya in the lead roles. [18] Rockline Venkatesh was announced as producer. [86] The reservations for the film kickstarted on 10 December 2014. The lucky producer is the Kannada industry’s prolific Rockline Venkatesh. - Times of India", "Lingaa reservations kick-start tomorrow - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' beats Aamir Khan's 'PK'- Here's how! [24], In April 2014, Shriya Saran and Samantha Ruth Prabu were selected to play the role of Lakshmi and Bharathi. Jenny decides to leave with her daughter, but is stopped by her husband, having realized his folly. The film's principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014, at Mysore. [91] The official teaser was released on 22 October 2014, coinciding with Diwali. [111] Fully knowing the double-play behind him, Lingeshwaran leaves and is later accompanied by Bharati. [38] Director and comedian Manobala confirmed that he would appear in a small yet significant role as a train driver. But give it your time for Superstar's non-diminishing charisma. 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. The list includes all types of association of Rajinikanth with K. S. Ravikumar in movies. 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. It is also added that the Padaiyappa director recently met Rajinikanth in Chennai to discuss on the project. Movies | IBNLive | February 27, 2015, 2:10 pm. His films include a mixture of genres, ranging from comedy and drama to action thrillers. [68][69] Ravikumar stated that the climax scene, which involved a hot air balloon, was inspired by a sequence Armour of God (1986). [98][99], The satellite rights of the film were purchased by Jaya TV for ₹32 crore (US$4.5 million). Rajinikanth, Vyjayanthimala at KS Ravi Kumar's daughter's wedding. When the former refuses, Nagabhushan stabs him to death. Later, Karunakaran privately tells Lingaa that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, an extremely valuable artifact. [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. [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. Further, actor Rajinikanth who wasn't involved in the film script larceny was issued notice as he had distribution rights for the film. Director Ameer earlier had the rights to the title for his next project but handed over the rights to Ravikumar for Rajinikanth. X. [103] Sify called Lingaa "a mixed bag. [112] Capricorn Pictures incurred losses in North Arcot and South Arcot (Cuddalore-Villupuram) circles. [1] The film received a U certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification on 24 November 2014. [106] CNN-IBN also rated it 3 out of 5, commenting "Because two Rajinikanths are always better than one".[107]. 1 / 20. 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. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu, … [112] Some theatre owners received settlements for their losses. The actors Abbas, Lakshmi, Radha Ravi and Nassar played supporting roles in the film. Director: K.S. [21] Samjith Mhd, who had worked with Ravikumar earlier in Policegiri (2013), was confirmed as the film's editor. In the present, Karunakaran reveals that his invitation to Lingaa was merely a ruse, as he believes that danger is afoot; recalling the fate of the dam inspector. Ravikumar. KS Ravikumar speaks about Lingaa, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and much more. [25] In June 2014, actor Karunakaran was selected to play a supporting role. [63][64] Shooting also took place at the Linganamakki Dam. [32], British actress Lauren J. Irwin was selected to appear in the pre-independence portions of the film. KS Ravikumar had announced earlier that he would be directing Rana starring superstar Rajinikanth. ", "Lingaa Movie Review: A Typical Rajinikanth Movie", "Box Office: 'Lingaa' creates worldwide record! Rajinikanth’s film Padayappa is about love and revenge. As of today, Rajinikanth and K. S. Ravikumar have worked jointly in 7 movies. At Solaiyur, Lingaa receives a warm welcome from the villagers. [43][53][54] A song sequence featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka was shot at Annapurna Studios, wherein the production team had designed a huge set for the song. The director noted that it was Rajinikanth who wanted to revisit the script. 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. [34][35] Anushka Shetty was roped as another heroine and she joined the unit on 27 June 2014 (last schedule). Ravi Kumar … Bharathi, the daughter of a senior villager falls in love with Raja Lingeshwaran. [92] The trailer was released on 5 November 2014 at the audio launch of the film. [17] Eros International was confirmed to distribute the film worldwide. [57] The Hyderabad schedule ended on 30 July 2014. [113] Rajinikanth later refunded one-third of the ₹33 crore (US$4.6 million) loss reportedly incurred by distributors and exhibitors. The 1995-release Muthu holds a special place in the filmography of both Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar. Famous South Indian director KS Ravi Kumar who has helmed movies like Rajinikanth 's Lingaa, Muthu and Padayappa will be acting in the Tamil version of the hindi movie 'Andhadhun". [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. [41][42], Principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014 in Mysuru, Karnataka, India, with a customary Puja ceremony. [88], The motion poster of the film was released on Ganesh Chaturthi, on 29 August 2014. Rajinikanth and KS Ravikumar's project is busy in the post-production stages. Lingaa, on hearing his grandfather's story, changes his opinion about his grandfather and decides to mend his ways. Rajinikanth works along with Santhanam committing robberies. The pre-production works began in March 2014. The following month, Ravikumar stated on Facebook that filming would commence soon and that the film was titled Lingaa. After the dam's completion, the infuriated villagers reprimands Lingeshwaran for his "malicious actions" and banishes him from Solaiyur, despite Bharati's protests. [44] Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha took part in the shoot. X. Unfortunately, he is noticed by one of the dam's security guards, who immediately alerts the villagers. | Terms | Privacy. Lingaa pursues him on a bike and drives it over a ledge at the exact time Nagabhushan's balloon appears on it, landing on top of it; he manages to climb into the carriage. [94] Another 40-second song teaser1 was released on 8 November 2014 of the song "En Mannavva" featuring Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha. [22] Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker was recruited to frame the stunt sequences. The distributors claimed that after 25 days of its release, Lingaa recovered only 30 percent of the down payment. "[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. Lingaa Tamil movie starring Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka in lead roles.Lingaa movie stars Rajinikanth as a petty thief. 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. 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 … But the crew members stated that they had sought the permission of the irrigation department and the village Panchayat for shooting. Kochadaiiyaan (2014) - Tamil Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Dialogue, Director, Screenplay, Story), Hara (2013) - Hindi Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Rana (2013) - Hindi Rajinikanth (Actor, Story), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Hara (2012) - Tamil Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Narasimha (1999) - Telugu Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Padaiyappa (1999) - Tamil Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Muthu (1995) - Tamil Rajinikanth (Actor), K. S. Ravikumar (Director), Copyright 2010-2013: Gomolo. 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. [93] A 40-second song teaser of "Mona Gasolina" featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty was released on 7 November 2014. KS Ravikumar to remake superhit Malayalam film Android Kunjappan in Tamil. [110] After its second weekend, the film's domestic total reached ₹105 crore (US$15 million) nett. He was considered to be the Superstar when it comes to direction. [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. Director KS Ravikumar has revealed that he recently narrated the script of his ambitious movie Rana to Superstar Rajinikanth once again. [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'. KS Ravikumar shares his working experience with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan People looking for online information on Kamal Haasan, Ks ravikumar, Rajinikanth … Ravikumar once ruled the roost in Tamil cinema. As a film that was touted to be one of the biggest releases of 2014, Lingaa disappointed. After a long search, the villagers find him and Bharathi, now his wife, living in poverty. The soundtrack album consisting of five songs, were composed by A. R. Rahman. 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. While the superstar is getting ready for the release of his forthcoming movie Kochadaiiyaan, which is likely to hit the screens on April 11, the director is preparing for the launch of the film. The collector's wife, Jenny, disgusted at her husband's behaviour, angrily reveals to the villagers that they have been double-crossed and reveals the real terms that Lingeshwaran had agreed to. 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. 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