This Friday, you have two movies hitting the theatres- first is Linga the RajniKanth’s starrer movie, while the other is Main or Mr. Right. Now, let’s talk about the former. Apart from Rajnikanth, you have Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha. The movie is directed by K. S. Ravikumar, while is produced by Rockline Venkatesh under the banner of Rockline Entertainments, whereas the music is given by AR Rahman. Apart from Hindi, the movie is also releasing in Tamil and Telugu, with a runtime of around 2 hours and 54 minutes. The release of the Linga is interestingly coinciding with the birthday of RajniKanth, the lead star of this film. Now, let’s dig deep into the movie to find the insight of the film.
Let’s talk about the plot of the movie. The story is spanned in two generations showcasing the colonial time of 1940’s and the next comes in the current modern age of tabs and smartphones. In the former part, you can find Sonakshi to be playing the part, while for the other part; Anushka Shetty is seen with Rajnikanth. However, Rajnikanth has dual roles to play in the movie. The movie is regarding the way a society plans to get freedom from the age old superstitions. You find in a movie a city with river having a dam over it, which becomes the witness of a number of accidents, thus it becomes the source of many untold things about the same. The village wherein the dam is planned to be constructed is against the building of dam and therefore the villager are seen insulting the labours. The first Rajini is the character of a boy who happens to be the son of a construction labourer, while the other comes from outside away from the clutches of police just to find out what really goes inside the dam mishaps. He gives the same reason to the villagers, well, what happens the next is interesting to watch in the movie.
Now, let’s talk about the performance starting with Rajnikanth. Well, there is no two thought about the way he acts and performs over the bigger screens. He is a man with loads of energy and action, which is often seen in almost every film of this man, be it happens to be the movie of South or from Bollywood. The kind of action showcased by this talented actor is simply incredible, so needless to review the performance of this man in Linga, as it happened to be incredible. As far as Sonakshi and Anushka Shetty are concerned, they too were at par, though were overshadowed by Rajnikanth’s performance unlike his earlier movies. Sonakshi has come a long way towards becoming a matured actress and Linga was her first movie with Rajnikanth, which was able to decent, similar goes the story with Anushka Shetty as her performance in her character of Lakshmi was close to perfection.
Now, let’s talk about the other aspects, starting with music. It came from the veteran music director A R Rahman who is known for giving something incredible and different to the Bollywood and South Indian movie industries. However, this time, his music has disappointed to some extent, which can be vouched by different average reviews he has received for his music for Linga. The other aspects though remained par, which include the colourful locations, the cool cinematography and needless to talk about the graphics and VFX effects seen in any typical movie of Rajnikanth. The other aspects like editing, screenplay and dialogues remained okay, which can help the movie prosper with good collections at the end of the day.
Linga Movie Review– Last Word
Linga is certainly a must watch for people who happen to be the fan of Rajnikanth. However, if you closely look at the movie, you may find the same old staple and money incurring antics of this man. Though the high octane action sequences can impress his fans both in India and abroad, however, the movie lacks good script or writing to get the right and critical acclaim from the critics and even from smart and intelligent audience. The movie, which is divided into two times – the modern and colonial ones, fails to have a good and griping movie. It can be liked in the south especially in the single screens wherein people would step over the seats to dance, however, at the higher ends; the audience would expect something different in the movie, which unfortunately Linga is not all about. So in nutshell, the swagger may not be called as the boring thing, however, the story, you find in Linga seems to have become a typical cinematic drudgery. Thus Linga doesn’t really deserve a good rating, which could suffice with the following average digits.