Celebration begins for the die-hard fans of Rajinikanth as his movie Lingaa finally hits the theaters. The movie is a three-hour long Rajinikanth show, which is certain to leave his fans ecstatic.In addition to that, the fact that Rajinikanth is doing a double role in the movie is the icing on the cake. If you are not keen on dissecting the scene based on logic, then you are bound to be entertained by the movie.
The movie has numerous preposterous segments and supernatural climax, but the Rajinikanth effect is so predominant throughout the movie that everything else is overshadowed by his mere presence. Though the movie has usual Rajinikanth elements, K.S Ravikumar has made an attempt to present Rajinikanth in a different way and he has succeeded in doing so to a certain extent.
The plot is unfolded by the two characters played by Rajinikanth. While one of them is a historical character, the other one is from this day and age. Linga played by Rajinikanth is a notorious thief and he formulates a plan to steal from a temple. However, he happens to hear about the king Lingeswaran who relinquishes everything for the sake of his kingdom and the story heads to its core from thereon. As rumoured, the dam plays a crucial role in the movie. But, fortunately, the dam is used as a background to enhance the relevance of the main thread and has no controversial references. The movie puts forward a lot of unprecedented moments which needs to be appreciated. The movie has a lot of heart touching moments, though a few scenes are not up to the mark. To no one’s surprise, the high point of the movie is the superb acting of Rajinikanth and his unique style.
The director has taken extra care with the costumes and the vehicles used by the historical characters, especially the King. The only drawback of the movie is that some scenes put our brain to test as we find it hard to make sense out of it. Anushka has done a commendable job in the movie and her character provides the movie with some important twists. As for Sonakshi Sinha, she is okay in the movie. A.R. Rahman’s background score and music composition is another highlight of the movie. The action sequences are passable. It could have been better if they have toned down the graphic effects.
Rajinikanth proves that he is still the king of style through his performance in the movie. The movie is packed with customary Rajinikanth dialogues, which attributes to the superman like image of his character. The movie is definitely worth watching, especially if you are a Rajinikanth fan.
Director : K.S Ravikumar
Release Date : 12/12/2014
Cast : Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha
Script - 4/10
Artist Performance - 6/10
Technical side - 6/10
Direction - 4/10