The entire cine fraternity and crores of fans are gearing up to watch ‘Thalaivar’ Rajinikanth’s upcoming film ‘Lingaa’ that will be releasing on his 65th birthday on December 12, 2015.
The makers have kept up the promise of bringing out the magnum opus as Superstar’s birthday treat to his fans, thanks to the proper planning and perfect execution of its director K.S.Ravikumar.
Now it has been come to light that the film, which has been certified with a clean ‘U’ certificate will be running close to three hours. The exact running time of this Rockline Venkatesh production venture will be 175 minutes and 42 seconds.
Though this is the era of films with a shorter running time, Rajini films which guarantee wholesome entertainment can be exceptions to such trends. It is to be noted that, ‘Padayappa’ the earlier Rajini-Ravi outing that released in 1999 was the lengthy film that ran for almost three hours. The film created new box office records back then and ran for 275 days in theatres.
Moreover ‘Lingaa’ will be a double treat for fans since ‘Thalaivar’ will be appearing in dual roles and one of them belonging to the pre independence era. Also Bollywood lass Sonakshi Sinha makes her debut in Tamil with this film as Rajini’s pair and tall beauty Anushka has been paired up with another Rajini.
The film’s star cast includes Santhanam, Karuna, Radharavi, Jayaprakash and many others. Music rendered by Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman and cinematography by Rathnavely are additional attractions for the film.