Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil action-drama film directed by K.S. Ravikumar, who also scripted the film in collaboration with the film’s dialogue writer, Pon Kumaran. The film stars Rajinikanth playing dual role, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. Music was composed by A. R. Rahman while cinematography was headed by R. Rathnavelu. The movie was filmed in Tamil, with Telugu and Hindi dubbed versions.
Principal photography commenced during the last week of May 2014 in Mysore; immediately after the release of Kochadaiiyaan. Majority of the filming took place in Ramoji Film City. The climax portions were filmed in Shimoga.
The film was released on 12 December 2014, coinciding with Rajinikanth’s birthday, and received mixed reviews.