Lingaa (2014)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 54 mins

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The 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(Jagapathi Babu) has corrupt intentions and wants to make money through a new dam project by killing the dam inspector before throwing the USB information at the temple. 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 Raja will solve the problems surrounding the dam. Lingaa (played by Rajinikanth in contemporary time) is the grandson of Raja 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 like being caught by the police because of Lakshmi(Anuskha Shetty) 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. He was the only heir of a king, whose lands included Solayur. But as his father was stripped of his administrative and executive powers by the British, Lingeshwaran studies civil engineering and passes the ICS exam to become collector of Madurai. 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.Finally he unites with Lakshimi.

Cast: Anushka Shetty, Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha

Crew: KS Ravikumar (Director), R Rathnavelu (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 26 Dec 2014 (India)

Hindi Name: लिंगा

Movie Rating
Based on 11 ratings
Music Rating
Based on 15 ratings
Did you know? Audio Release: October 23, 2014. Read More
Lingaa.. the story of a theif and realization

Lingaa, the movie is a story of a thief and how he changes after knowing about his past ancestors.
Rajni the superstar is back with extraordinary skills and ofcourse graphics played a key role in establishing heroic acts of rajni.
Cinematography is extraordinary, captured the beauty of nature very well and the art work ans set was amazingly realistic might be graphic work.
Flashback episode of british era is brilliantly shot.. kudos to the director.
Anushka and Sonakshi provided a good dose of glamour.
Music could have been much better, but dance moves and background is good overall.
Action sequences are top rated but climax is a bit hilarious when rajni the superstar kicks the time bomb in mid air
hanging on to a rope…!!! Ofcourse when its rajni anything is possible..Mind it.
So, while concluding Lingaa is once a watch movie, a pure rajni fan can watch many times though.

Rating: 3/5

good movie

as Lakshmi
as Raja Lingeswaran
as Bharathi
as Corrupt Police Officer
Special Appearance
as Shanmugam
as Police Constable
as Freedom Fighter
Supporting Actor
as Lingeswaran's Assistant
as Nagabooshan
as Village Head
as Lingaa's Sidekick
Supporting Actress
as Settu
as Train Loco Pilot
as Zamindar
as Dam Inspection Officer
as Sambantham
as Bharathi's Father
as Lingaa's Sidekick
as Dam Inspection Officer
as Village Head
Supporting Actor




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Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Music Label


Art Director


Casting Director


Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator Assistant

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Matchmove Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Colour Info:
Phantom Flex, Red Epic Dragon
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Director: AR Rahman
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Aditi Paul, Srinivas
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Javed Ali
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Mano, Neeti Mohan
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Haricharan