With Rockline Venkatesh's official announcement, Lingaa is all ready to treat its fans on Superstar's birthday. With little over 2 weeks to go before Lingaa will set 5000 screens on fire all over the world, fans are already thrilled about this magnum opus for reasons more than one and are waiting for the advance bookings to be opened by their favourite theatres.
There is a keen interest surrounding the movie not only from fans but also from the critics as Rajinikanth will be seen in a real live action movie after 4 long years as his last release Kochadaiiyaan was a motion capture film that did not satisfy Rajinikanth fans. Also Lingaa will mark the reunion of 3 stalwarts of Tamil cinema known for their commercially acclaimed films.
Last time when Rajinikanth, KS Ravikumar and AR Rahman came together to produce a blockbuster hit in 1999, the film was indeed embraced by everyone as it had almost everything that a Rajinikanth fan would expect from his movie.
Although Enthiran was a real trend setter in terms of technology and box office collections, the fact remains that it did not satisfy Rajinikanth fans to the fullest as it did not have the usual punch a Rajinikanth film would always carry. That's where KS Ravikumar's role as a director comes into play as he knows what exactly to do when he is casting a hero of Rajinikanth's stature.
So what exactly should one look out for in Lingaa? Well we have come up with not just one but 10 factors one should look out for in the most awaited movie of the year. Check out the slides below and be prepared to watch Rajinikanth's magic on screen.
All Rajinikanth-KS Ravikumar movies will house some political views. With Lingaa set to deal with a sensitive Mullaiperiyar Dam issue, political views in this movie is almost a certainty. Remember politically driven dialogues in Muthu and Padayappa? Lingaa will be no different.
Rajinikanth's New Set Of Styles
Each Rajinikanth film will have its own style statement. With king of style joining hands with king of commercial entertainers, different and new styles of Rajinikanth will reach a whole new level in this movie. If you can cast your mind back to 1999, you will realize how stylishly Rajinikanth was portrayed in his last venture with KS Ravikumar.
World Class Stunts
With Hollywood stunt choreographer Lee Whittaker taking charge of high speed stunt sequences, expect the stunts to be no less than international standards. Add to that Rajinikanth's screen presence while breaking his enemy's jaws, fans are in for a unique mix of Rajinikanth's physics defying stunts with international flavour.
Lingaa might surprise its audience by throwing up a scene or two in which Vadivelu might make his presence felt. Also, there are news doing rounds that Sudeep of Naan Ee fame might be seen doing a cameo. These news are not officially confirmed but then surprise elements are meant to be kept as secrets right?
Sonakshi Sinha's Debut
Lingaa also marks the debut of Sonakshi Sinha in Kollywood. Sonakshi, apart from exhibiting her acting skills will also add glamour quotient to the film making it look even more glossier. Though Sonakshi is touted to play a village girl, there are strong beliefs that her role will not be limited with just good facial expressions.
Karnataka's Scenic Beauty
The film was shot in various locations in Karnataka including Melukote, Manuvana, Pandavapura and Chamundi Hills. Apart from this, the movie will have the majestic pleasingness of Jog Falls where the movie's climax has been shot. Also look out for Mysore Palace which was already showcased in Rajinikanth's Padayappa in 1999.
Randy's amazing camera works was apparent in Enthiran and things are set to become more visually appealing in Lingaa as the filming was done using a Red Dragon 6K camera. In addition to that a special high speed camera known as Phantom Flex 4K was used to capture stunt sequences to make it look as real as possible.
When the trailer and song teaser's from this highly expected film was released, the first thing that caught the attention of everyone was the staggering visuals the movie had. Art director Amaran's works were notable and the movie promises to house more such breathtaking sets that will blow the viewers away.
AR Rahman's BGM
When the songs of Lingaa were released, it opened up with mixed reactions from fans. But that doesn't rule out the fact that the background score will be nothing short of extra ordinary. Rahman's love for symphonies is well known and his heart warming music will keep you in sync with the film.
It will definitely be interesting to see this new pair on screen. In the past we have enjoyed Rajinikanth's sense of humour and his skills to conduct a comical orchestra in association with the film's lead comedian. With Santhanam's chucklesome one liners, fans can expect to forget all their worries while watching this amazing showpiece.