Lingaa Review

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Review by : Kumaresun
Starring
Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran
Direction
K. S. Ravikumar
Music
A. R. Rahman
Production
Rockline Entertainments

A Rajinikanth film is always associated with glitz and grandeur. So is Lingaa. It is loaded with  all typical Rajinikanth elements in it. Whatmore a Rajini film comes after four years and interestingly ion his birthday.

Director K S Ravikumar has proved in the past that he can package all masala elements in right mix in a Rajini film without compromising on the story. He does the same in Lingaa, but misses out on the screenplay.

Lingaa is full of the Superstar charisma, his brand of comedy, action and typical emotional elements. Grand sets, a collage of artistes, best of technicians add value to Lingaa. Though he comes after Endhiran, Rajinikanth doesn’t disappoint his fans. He takes them on an engrossing journey all through. Whatmore two Rajini on screen add to the joy of the audience.

The movie revolves around Lingaa (Rajini) who along with his friends (Santhanam, Karuna and co) indulge inpetty crimes to make a livelihood. He has a rich past, which he hates. Lakshmi (Anushka) is behind him. There is a reason. Because Lingaa is wanted ina  village to open an age-old temple constructed by his grand father   Lingeswaran (Rajinikanth).

Situation forced him to go to the village, where he comes to know about his grand father. Lingeswran was not just an ICS officer in 1939 but also a Maharaja of the village. He strives to come up with a dam to help villagers take up agriculture in fulklflow. But there arev some hurdles to it.

Though he single handedly pledges all hisn property and eventually comes uyp with one, the blame falls on him of cheating the villagers by a cunning British officer. He chose to leave the village with his ladylove Bharathi (Sonakshi).

Cut to present, there is Jagapathy Babu, a wicked man MP who wants to damage the dam and thereby make some money. Now the onus is on Lingaa to set things right.

Rajini is flesh and blood of the movie. He does begin from where he left in Endhiran. Sonakshi and Anushlka have equal screen presence.

Santhanam’s one-liners evoke humour at few places. Karuna has nothing much to do. A huge star cast including Vishwanath, Vijayakaumatr, Ilavarasu, Nizhalgal Ravi besides Jagapathy babu does their job well.

Rahman’;s Gasolina and Oh Nanba echo in our ears, while Randy’s camera captures huge set in style.

Lingaa begins well but loses steam as it progresses. The weak screenplay and hurried events in second half mars the show.

For die-hard Rajini fans, just say All the Rajini fans, don’t miss the chance. Go watch Lingaa.

Rajini all the way


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