Lingaa Review: After facing bitter failure in the form of “Kochadaiyan”, Rajinikanth came up with the flick “Lingaa”. Fans are considering “Robo” as the last flick of Rajinikanth as “Linga” is an animation kind of a flick. Hence, after 4 years, Rajinikanth decided to test his strength once again at the box office. “Linga” is the debut flick of Sonakshi Sinha in Tamil film industry and even the actress on high demand, Anushka Shetty acted in a lead role in this flick. Around 3000 theaters were allocated for this flick and the venture came up with huge hype. Read on to know how far this film went in case of the expectations of the audience.
The plot of “Lingaa” has periods before as well as after independence. The story of this film deals with the dream of senior Rajinikanth to build a reservoir for his village. Raja Lingeswaran (Rajinikanth Senior) fights with British Government to build a reservoir for the sake of farmers in his village. Unfortunately, British Government will issue orders to push Lingeswaran away from the village. Time passes by and the villagers will still face the issues due to lack of reservoir. Linga (Rajinikanth Junior) will know about this and will fight for the same theme. Sonakshi is the heroine for senior Rajinikanth while Anushka Shetty is the lady love for junior Rajinikanth.
It was a treat watching Rajinikanth on silver screen after long time. It is a fact that the fans of Rajini are eagerly waiting for a magnificent flick and K S Ravi Kumar decided to bring Rajinikanth in a powerful role. The senior role of Rajinikanth is a powerful philosophical one while the junior role of Rajinikanth is entertaining. Super star did justice to both the roles with different styles and shades.
Sonakshi and Anushka were given limited scope to show as beauty queens. Sonakshi was a village belle while Anushka was a journalist. Characters were chosen well keeping the past roles of these heroines in consideration. “Dabang” shades of Sonakshi were observed in few sequences.
Jagapathi Babu, Santhanam, Brahmanandam and other actors were all on place. They cooperated well with the main characters in the flick.
Even though the pre and post independence stories came out on to the screens in the past, Ravi Kumar decided to show a different angle in this sort of stories by minor differences. Rajinikanth – Ravi Kumar combination has great records in the past and the same expectations are now on this venture. It appeared like Ravi Kumar lived up to the expectations.
A R Rahman who gave the best music in the past was fine with the music this time. Background score was good and the music synced up well with the flick. Production values and cinematography can be appreciated. Choreography, editing and other departments were all fine.
On an average:
On an average, this flick has got lot of energy for the Rajinikanth fans. If you are a die-hard fans of Rajini, you will love this flick to the core. For others, this venture looked fine with minor drawbacks. Repetition and lagging factors were seen in few scenarios. Plot looked interesting but we had seen few flicks in the past with similar shades. Rajinikanth has been maintaining flat climax from the past and the same has been continued for this venture too.