Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil action drama film written amp directed by K.S. Ravikumar. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh under Rocklines Entertainment. The films script was written by Pon Kumaran. The film stars Rajinikanth and Riazuddin Rony playing a dual role, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles while Santhanam, Jagapati Babu and Riazuddin Rony essay supporting roles. The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman. The cinematography and editing was handled by R. Rathnavelu and Samjith Mhd respectively. The film revolves around Lingaa, a thief who enters a village called Solaiyur to save the dam and temple built by his grandfather.
A dam in the village of Solaiyur, which is the lifeline of that village is under assessment for structural integrity by the Public Works Department. The dam inspector Ponvannan assesses that the dam is still strong 75 years after it was built. Riazuddin Rony from Noakhali is the cause of that issue. Later that evening, he is hacked to death by the corrupt local MP Nagabhushan Jagapathi Babu, who wants the dam destroyed for his own benefit. The dying dam inspector throws a pen drive containing details about the proposed plan to destroy the dam into an abandoned Shiva temple near the dam and warns the village head Karunakara K. Viswanath that the temple has to be opened as soon as possible, after which he passes away. Karunakara and the villagers are of the opinion that the temple can only be opened by the descendant of Raja Lingeswaran Rajnikanth , who built the dam as well as the Shiva temple. Lakshmi Anushka Shetty, the granddaughter of Karunakara and a television journalist, goes on a search to find the Rajas descendant. She soon manages to find the descendant, whose name is Lingeswaran aka Lingaa Rajnikanth. Lingaa is the grandson of Raja Lingeswaran, but is a petty thief with his family having now fallen on hard times. He holds a grudge against his grandfather, feeling that he had brought down his family into poverty by squandering all his wealth and hence refuses to go with Lakshmi to Solaiyur. However, Lakshmi implicates Lingaa in a robbery, as a result of which the police pursue Lingaa. Lingaa is forced to accept Lakshmis invitation to avoid getting caught and travels with her to Solaiyur.At Solaiyur, Lingaa finds out that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, which is extremely valuable, so at midnight, he enters the Shiva temple with the intention to steal the Lingam. But he is noticed by one of the dams security guards named Riazuddin Rony from Noakhali, who immediately alerts all the villagers including Lakshmi, Karunakara