Since he has royal lineage, only he can take his people forward to prosperity and happiness. With his work done, Lingaa plans to leave. The distributors claimed that after 25 days of its release, Lingaa recovered only 30 percent of the down payment. Direction: KS Ravikumar. Over dinner, Lingeshwaran notifies the British Governor of his resignation and expresses his wish to construct a dam at Solaiyur, with his own capital. At midnight, he infiltrates the Shiva temple with the intention to steal the Lingam. Later, Karunakaran privately tells Lingaa that the Lingam installed at the Shiva temple is made of Maragatham stone, an extremely valuable artifact. [87] The film was released on an estimated 5500 screens. [83][84] Lingaa was released worldwide on 12 December 2014, which coincided with Rajinikanth's birthday,[85] and it is the first time in Rajinikanth's career, to have his film released on his birthday. [15], The film's worldwide distribution rights were sold for ₹135 crore (US$19 million). Determined to help, he petitions to construct a dam, for the benefit of Solaiyur. [108][109] The film also set records on its opening weekend; it earned ₹51.5 crore (US$7.2 million) nett in India and grossed ₹89 crore (US$12 million) worldwide. The superstar is back in action after 4 long years and we are just a month and 10 days away to see the style Samrat smoking all the box office records once again. [97] The makers unveiled few deleted scenes from the film post-release. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Lingeswaran and others you may know. [20] Sabu Cyril was confirmed to handle the art direction for the film. Superstar Rajinikanth Lingaa movie review. [36] Sonakshi Sinha, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, said that there are two different tracks of filming scenes, and that Anushka Shetty and her will not share much screen space and was given liberty to pick up the role she felt suitable for her. The dying man throws a pen drive (disguised as a rudraksha) containing the details certifying the dam's integrity, into an abandoned Shiva temple near the dam and warns the village head Karunakaran, who arrives upon hearing his cries, that the temple has to be opened as soon as possible, before dying. On 3 December 2014, the court dismissed a writ petition filed by Ravi Rathinam. This is interesting for a number of reasons. [32], British actress Lauren J. Irwin was selected to appear in the pre-independence portions of the film. [5] The cinematography and editing was handled by R. Rathnavelu and Samjith Mohammed respectively. His portrayal of Chitti was amazing and convincing. [72] During the shooting of the climax portions near the Linganamakki Dam, environmental organisations opposed the permission granted to the production unit for shooting, suggesting a threat to the location as public entry to the dam was prohibited. Lingaa is an upcoming Tamil action thriller film being directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who also scripted the film in collaboration with the film's dialogue writer, Pon Kumaran. [76] The elephants featured in the film were constructed through CGI, and a disclaimer was issued for this at the beginning of the film. Rajinikanth plays the role of Sivaji--an NRI millionaire who wants to open an NGO for the good-will of poor. In defiance, Lingeshwaran resigns from his position. She soon discovers the person - Lingeswaran aka Lingaa. Rajinifans proudly presents Lingaa film review. [66] In September 2014, the climax portion's filming was allotted ten days, confirming the shoot in Karnataka. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Rajasamy and others you may know. [106] CNN-IBN also rated it 3 out of 5, commenting "Because two Rajinikanths are always better than one".[107]. [1] The distributors of Tamil Nadu suffered large losses and asked for their money back. [70], During the Hyderabad schedule of the film, some villagers of Anajpur village in Rangareddy district in Telangana had tried to halt the shooting of Lingaa, stating that some chemicals were mixed in the nearby lake during shoots, polluting local water. [93] A 40-second song teaser of "Mona Gasolina" featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty was released on 7 November 2014. [8][9] The film was considered as a flop at the box office despite ranking as the highest grossing South Indian film of 2014 worldwide.[10][11][12]. The film's script was written by Pon Kumaran. Just before leaving, they are joined by Lakshmi, having fallen in love with Lingaa. Sambandam discreetly brings the villagers to the collector's residence at the same time and tricks them into believing that Lingeshwaran is a puppet of the British, thus manipulating them. [23] During the audio launch of the film's soundtrack album, Ravikumar said the title Lingaa was suggested to him by Rajinikanth. [100], M Suganth of The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 and wrote, "The scale of the production, some of Santhanam's one-liners and the charisma of Rajinikanth somewhat make it bearable but they aren't enough. Upon surveying the village of Solaiyur, he receives complaints from the local villagers, stating that they have no water for nine months per year, while facing raging floods for the other three months - which has led to recurring and devastaing famines. Rajinikanth was at his best foot in this 1995 release. Lingaa then reveals that he had already discovered the pen drive and had the dam's certificate approved, copied and spread throughout the Internet; ultimately culminating into Nagabhushan being ousted from his position. [47] In addition to this, the Phantom Flex 4K camera was used for filming action sequences. [112] Capricorn Pictures incurred losses in North Arcot and South Arcot (Cuddalore-Villupuram) circles. [31] Actors Radha Ravi, Vijayakumar and R. Sundarrajan were called up to play important roles in the film. Facebook gives people the power … - Times of India", "Lingaa reservations kick-start tomorrow - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' beats Aamir Khan's 'PK'- Here's how! The film totally collected ₹188 crore. [21] Samjith Mhd, who had worked with Ravikumar earlier in Policegiri (2013), was confirmed as the film's editor. Lingaa is an upcoming Tamil action thriller film being directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who also scripted the film in collaboration with the film's dialogue writer, Pon Kumaran. [95], While the original duration of the film lasts about 175 minutes, the makers trimmed the original version from 166 minutes,[96] and the Hindi version was reduced to 148 minutes, due to mixed reviews. ", "Comedy star Santhanam to join 'Lingaa' cast", "Rajinikanth said I was really good – Lauren J. Irwin", "Yet another international artist In 'Lingaa, "Hollywood director William Orendorff roped in for 'Lingaa, "Dev Gill will take on Rajinikanth in 'Lingaa, "Brahmanandam to act in Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa, "Nayanthara to do an item number in 'Lingaa'? In mid-August 2014, the production unit confirmed that 80% of the filming was completed. Finally, the dam is almost complete, except for the shaft doors. [57] The Hyderabad schedule ended on 30 July 2014. At a function, Nagabhushan reveals to an accomplice that he plans to drill small holes into the dam, which would be filled with explosives; when triggered, would destroy the dam. [98][99], The satellite rights of the film were purchased by Jaya TV for ₹32 crore (US$4.5 million). The movie was subsequently released as Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telugu and was a massive hit. However, Justice M. Venugopal refused to pass any interim orders to hold audio release that is scheduled on 5 November 2014. [51] On 18 May 2014, Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha shot some scenes dating back to the British era in front of the illuminated residential portion of the palace. [33] American actor, director and writer William Orendorff was selected to play a key role in the film and furthermore, confirming his involvement in the project through Twitter. [114], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Box Office: 'Lingaa' is 2014's Highest Grossing South Film Worldwide", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa in legal trouble over 'stolen' storyline", "2014: When little gems outclassed big guns in southern cinema", "Rajinikanth-K. S. Ravikumar film titled 'Lingaa'. [19] A. R. Rahman was roped in as the music composer for the film and R. Rathnavelu as the cinematographer. Lingeswaran Lingeswaran is on Facebook. [7] The film received mixed review upon its release. A relieved Karunakaran then narrates the true story of Lingaa's heritage. His punchlines and energetic action sequences leave a mark on people’s hearts. [41][42], Principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014 in Mysuru, Karnataka, India, with a customary Puja ceremony. [28] Sudeep was reported to have refused an important role in the film, but he however denied being approached for the film in the first place. Rajinikanth was born on 12 December 1950, in a Maratha family in Bangalore, Mysore State (present day Karnataka). [18] Rockline Venkatesh was announced as producer. [40] Actresses Trisha Krishnan and Nayanthara were rumored to perform an item number, but the latter's inclusion remained unconfirmed and the former denied the news saying that she was never approached. Justice Venugopal claimed the dispute to be private and it could have been solved only by initiating civil or criminal proceedings and not by invoking the writ jurisdiction of the High Court. Join Facebook to connect with Raja Lingeswaran and others you may know. Early Life and Career. Thalaivar surprises us time and again with his magic. Ravi Rathinam of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board colony who claimed that script of Lingaa was actually the one he had written for directing a film titled Mullai Vanam 999 based on the construction of the Mullaperiyar dam by John Pennycuick. Ravikumar on account of accusations by the film maker K.R. Over 50 policemen and 30 bouncers had been deployed to prevent people from getting near the shooting area in Mysore. He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. The British Raj refers to the period of British rule on the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. [16] He had also penned the dialogues for the film. Lakshmi secretly records Nagabhushan this conversation (with the help of a spy camera) and plays it before the entire town, exposing Nagabhushan. Located at center of Karnataka, It is in the extreme south-western corner of Hoovina Hadagali taluk, Vijayanagara district, Karnataka, India. Having a bomb with him, he plans to detonate it over the dam, in order to spite Lingaa. Lingaa had the largest opening day for a South Indian film as it earned ₹22 crore (US$3.1 million) nett in India and grossed ₹33 crore (US$4.6 million) worldwide. Superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa movie was released on 12 December 2014. In the present, Karunakaran reveals that his invitation to Lingaa was merely a ruse, as he believes that danger is afoot; recalling the fate of the dam inspector. Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. [67] On 22 September 2014, Whittaker confirmed that the climax portions of the film were completed with a stunt sequence choreographed by him. Join Facebook to connect with Lingeswaran Raja and others you may know. We also know that one of the two Rajini characters is named as Raja Lingeswaran. [62] For the film's climax, a big statue of Lord Shiva and dam both as set were constructed next to the Jog water-falls. [94] Another 40-second song teaser1 was released on 8 November 2014 of the song "En Mannavva" featuring Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha. Lingaa film is produced by Rockline Venkatesh and directed by K.S.Ravikumar was launched in Mysore with a Pooja in the famous Samundeeshwari temple. Lingaa marks the reunion of Rajinikanth's collaboration with Ravikumar, after 15 "[101] Behindwoods rated the film 2.5 out of 5 and stated, "Rajinikanth's mesmerizing energy let down by writing. The villagers, upon realizing their double play, pursue Sambandam, who commits suicide out of guilt. Ravikumar. Rajinikanth in a still from Mullum Malarum. Mahalinkam Lingeswaran is on Facebook. The doors are found to be held in the collector's possession. In late April 2014, Telugu actor Jagapati Babu confirmed on his Yahoo messenger and his Yahoo mail that he was signed on for a role in the film. He refuses to do so and is blackmailed of being dismissed for his non-compliance. He lies carefree in a prison, throws punchlines, and entertains the audience effortlessly. Lingaa, the petty thief, is forced to return to his native village and help the people. [25] In June 2014, actor Karunakaran was selected to play a supporting role. [6] The film was dubbed and released in Telugu and Hindi with same name. He is shocked to discover Lingeshwaran's real identity. [24], In April 2014, Shriya Saran and Samantha Ruth Prabu were selected to play the role of Lakshmi and Bharathi. Lakshmi, the granddaughter of Karunakaran and a journalist, embarks on a search to find the descendant. Much like the former Tamil Nadu … [65] The film's climax requirements accounted for ₹10 million (US$140,000). ", "Lingaa audio launch: A touch of the Superstar magic", "Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' Curtain Raiser/Audio Launch Event: Watch Live Online", "T-wood personalities grace Lingaa Telugu audio", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa to be censored on Monday - Times of India", "Lingaa all set for censors - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's Lingaa to release on Dec 12 - Times of India", "Rajinikanth's first time ever in 40 years! Rajinikanth was as usual spectacular in his screen presence. Upon her insistence, he publicly declares that the dam was constructed by Lingeshwaran. [49][50] On 10 May 2014, Sonakshi had completed her portions for the first schedule of the film's shooting. Sonakashi Sinha, Anushka Shetty, A. R. 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"[105] Oneindia.in rated it 3 out of 5, calling it a "Typical Rajinikanth movie" and stating "KS Ravikumar's story telling skills induces a fresh dimension to the movie. Fully knowing the double-play behind him, Lingeshwaran leaves and is later accompanied by Bharati. Lingaa (2014) Rajinikanth as Raja Lingeswaran, Lingaa. [43][53][54] A song sequence featuring Rajinikanth and Anushka was shot at Annapurna Studios, wherein the production team had designed a huge set for the song. [91] The official teaser was released on 22 October 2014, coinciding with Diwali. [63][64] Shooting also took place at the Linganamakki Dam. His mother was a housewife,[a] and his father Ramoji Rao Gaekwad, a police constable, He was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad after Chhatrapati Shivaji, a Maratha warrior King, and was brought up speaking Marathi at home and Kannada outside. The collector's wife, Jenny, disgusted at her husband's behaviour, angrily reveals to the villagers that they have been double-crossed and reveals the real terms that Lingeshwaran had agreed to. The majority of the filming took place in Ramoji Film City and Annapurna Studios, and few scenes in Chennai; the film's flashback portions was shot in various locations in Karnataka, and the climax portions were filmed in Linganamakki Dam and Jog Falls in Shimoga, the film's shooting was completed within six months. A local politician wants to make money by destroying a dam built by Raja Lingeswaran in the village of Solaiyur, so that a new dam can be built. The film's principal photography commenced on 1 May 2014, at Mysore. Eros International had bought the film from Rockline Venkatesh for approximately ₹135 crore (US$19 million), which includes theatrical, overseas distribution and music rights for all languages. Rajinikanth Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Rajinikanth photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! [55][56] On 13 July 2014, actress Sonakshi Sinha completed her filming schedule in Hyderabad. [89][90] The first poster featured Rajinikanth walking with a temple being shown in the poster's backdrop. Rajinikanth in a still from 1995 Tamil hit Baashha. However, his plan is rejected at the annual collectors' meeting and he is instead forced to approve another infrastructure project. Rajinikanth with Nagma in a still from Baashha. [46] Cinematographer R. Rathnavelu revealed that filming would be done using a Red Dragon 6K camera. The movie became a stupendous hit giving him the demigod status. Lingaa pursues him on a bike and drives it over a ledge at the exact time Nagabhushan's balloon appears on it, landing on top of it; he manages to climb into the carriage. Read More Lingaa. The film stars Rajinikanth playing dual role, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles. He even becomes the good and kind-hearted Raja Lingeswaran who leaves all his wealth for the betterment of villagers painlessly. Raja Lingeshwaran, the ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Kodiyur, is shown to be a civil services officer and the collector of Madurai district. [39] Comedian Brahmanandam was selected to portray the role of a police officer. Rajinikanth in a still from Sivaji The Boss. [59][60], In early August 2014, the team shot some scenes near the Radisson Hotel in Chennai, with Anushka Shetty in the frame. The local minister has corrupt intentions and wants to make money through a new dam project. The pictures from their fun trip are sure to make you pack your bags. The teaser also reveals that the King, Raja Lingeswaran had once ruled Kodaiyur in Karur district, Tamil Nadu. Lingeswaran Rajasamy is on Facebook. [112] A distributor under the banner Marina stated that it suffered losses in Trichy and Thanjavur areas and submitted a petition to go on a hunger strike. [1] The film received a U certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification on 24 November 2014. [37] Actor Dev Gill was selected to play a secondary antagonist role. Mylara Lingeshwara Temple (ಮೈಲಾರ ಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ, ಮೈಲಾರ) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god (Mailara dynasty), a form of the god Shiva in Mylara.Mylar was born in "Krishna golla" caste. [68][69] Ravikumar stated that the climax scene, which involved a hot air balloon, was inspired by a sequence Armour of God (1986). The Solaiyur Dam, which is the lifeline of the village Solaiyur, is under assessment for structural integrity. Made on a budget of ₹100 crore, the film was released on 12 December 2014, coinciding with Rajinikanth's birthday. This 2016 release directed by Pa. Ranjith shows Rajinikanth in his full superstar element. He is the personification of all goodness. After the first war for Indian independence, the British Government took over the administration to establish the British Raj.. Unfortunately, he is noticed by one of the dam's security guards, who immediately alerts the villagers. Raja Lingeswaran sells all his property to complete the construction of the Dam as did Pennycuick. Though Lingeshwaran faces multiple difficulties and a near stoppage of work due to caste issues (which were ignited by Sambandam, a local resident shown to be working as a spy), the dam is constructed with the help of the villagers, who turn out to be very co-operative with Lingeshwaran. Karunakaran firmly believes that the temple can only be opened by the descendant of Raja Lingeshwaran, an erstwhile king who built the dam as well as the temple. View the profiles of people named Lingeswaran Raj. [15] The story is loosely based on John Penniquick who built Mullaperiyar Dam. Here are some stills from his magnificent screen performances which have kept us entertained over the years. [113] Rajinikanth later refunded one-third of the ₹33 crore (US$4.6 million) loss reportedly incurred by distributors and exhibitors. Director Ameer earlier had the rights to the title for his next project but handed over the rights to Ravikumar for Rajinikanth. At Solaiyur, Lingaa receives a warm welcome from the villagers. ", "Sonakshi Sinha wraps up first shooting schedule with Rajinikanth for upcoming Tamil film 'Lingaa, "Rajnikanth shoots for 'Lingaa' in Hyderabad nonstop", "Rajnikanth finishes a duet with Anushka", "Rajni dances to Shobi's moves for 'Lingaa, "Sonakshi Sinha finishes Hyderabad leg of 'Lingaa' shoot", "Interesting update on the current schedule of 'Lingaa, "Photos: 'Lingaa' Stars Rajinikanth-Sonakshi Sinha Spotted In Mangalore". Consequently, he refuses to accompany Lakshmi to Solaiyur. 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Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events [110] After its second weekend, the film's domestic total reached ₹105 crore (US$15 million) nett. The soundtrack album consisting of five songs, were composed by A. R. Rahman. After the dam's completion, the infuriated villagers reprimands Lingeshwaran for his "malicious actions" and banishes him from Solaiyur, despite Bharati's protests. Lingaa (Rajinikanth) is a petty thief and grandson of Raja Lingeswaran, who is revered in the village of Solaiyur because he built a dam and a temple back in 1939. The movie offers Rajinikanth in his own fun element for the whole run duration. Bharathi, the daughter of a senior villager falls in love with Raja Lingeshwaran. Photo Credit : Twitter. The 30 … He traverses through age stupendously and binds the audience with his amazing acting. [71] The crew members also dismissed allegations of chemicals in the lake. View the profiles of people named Lingeswaran Raja. Vijayabhargavi Entertainers stated that they suffered losses in Chengalpet region. After a long search, the villagers find him and Bharathi, now his wife, living in poverty. The film stars Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles, while Santhanam, Jagapati Babu and Karunakaran essay supporting roles. Undeterred, Lakshmi follows Lingaa and records his gang's act of stealing a priceless necklace and implicates them, thus forcing him to accompany her to Solaiyur. The script as well as screenplay for Lingaa were penned by Pon Kumaran, who had registered the story with the South Indian Film Writers' Association under the title King Khan in 2010. This superstar is charismatic on screen with his larger-than-life persona. Rahman. The dam is under assessment for structural integrity by the Public Works Department. [17] Eros International was confirmed to distribute the film worldwide. He bears a grudge against his grandfather, firmly believing his "squandering nature" as the root cause of his poverty. The film's shooting was wrapped up by 23 September 2014 except filming of two song sequences that were reported to be canned in Chennai and Scotland. It is a known fact that Superstar Rajinikanth plays a dual role in Lingaa and it will be a semi-period film. "A Big Shiva's Statue To Be Erected For Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa? [111] Lingaa is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by K.S. Lingaa Telugu Movie: Check out the latest news about Rajinikanth's Lingaa movie, story, cast & crew, release date, photos, review, box office collections and much more only on FilmiBeat Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is a lake and the dam that creates it. [44] Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha took part in the shoot. Watch videos of Rajinikanth, browse photos of Rajinikanth - Cinestaan.com ... Raja Lingeswaran, King of Kodaiyur and K.Lingeswaran (Lingaa) 2014 (Released) Kochadaiiyaan. [80] The Telugu version was released on 8 November 2014, at a curtain raiser, event held at Hyderabad, where Chiranjeevi and Kasinadhuni Vishwanath attended as the chief guest. But give it your time for Superstar's non-diminishing charisma. After an ensuing fight, he kicks Nagabhushan out, who plunges to his death in the water below and kicks the bomb into the reservoir, which explodes moments later, thus saving the dam. He emotes a human and a robot with the same ease. Lingaa, on hearing his grandfather's story, changes his opinion about his grandfather and decides to mend his ways. The following month, Ravikumar stated on Facebook that filming would commence soon and that the film was titled Lingaa. [38] Director and comedian Manobala confirmed that he would appear in a small yet significant role as a train driver. One is that Campbell's book was published in 1949, which suggests that the story of how Raja Lingeswaran came to be reading that book in 1939 could have been a sci-fi story that beats Interstellar and its wormholes hollow. He requests an approval from the British Government, which is granted. "[104] The Hindustan Times said "Lingaa offers nothing new despite being one of Rajinikanth's better works in the recent past. [74][75] Regarding the same issue, officials of the Karnataka State Police Board also sent a letter to the Chief Minister asking him to end the shooting of the portions of the film there, citing that the bio-diversity and life in and around the dam would be affected. [112] Some theatre owners received settlements for their losses. Join Facebook to connect with Mahalinkam Lingeswaran and others you may know. The Thalaivar delved into his dual role effortlessly and served complete masala entertainment to his fans. Get movies, songs, photos, biography, filmography and latest news for Rajinikanth. With the floods soon to occur, Lingeshwaran negotiates with the collector and tries to persuade him to give in. Both of them had to do this as the British government had stopped funding the project. "[102] Rediff rated 3 out of 5 and felt that "Lingaa is buffoonery at its most old-school". Lingaa Movie Review: Critics Rating: 2.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,Lingaa is certainly among the least Rajini-esque films, even though the template of the plot is best Then Sonakshi Sinha confirmed her involvement in the project for the role of Bharati and Hansika Motwani was signed for the role of Lakshmi. Sukra Films and Chandrakala Movies lost money in Coimbatore and Tirunelveli-Tuticorin respectively. Cast: Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka Shetty, Radha Ravi, Santhanam. Jenny decides to leave with her daughter, but is stopped by her husband, having realized his folly. years, since Padayappa (1999). [58] During the Hyderabad schedule of the film, news circulated that Rajinikanth fainted on the sets while filming a heavy action sequence but Ravikumar denied this, citing that the actor was healthy. Having acted in more than a hundred movies, Rajinikanth is one of the biggest superstars Indian movie industry has ever witnessed. Later, several members of the Indian royalty and British officers congregate to celebrate Lingeshwaran's birthday. He lies carefree in a prison, throws punchlines, and entertains the audience effortlessly. [92] The trailer was released on 5 November 2014 at the audio launch of the film. But later both of them went out due to date issues. View the profiles of people named Raja Lingeswaran. His larger than life performances have made him the thalaivar of the cinematic world. Guests arrival scene at Raja Lingeswaran's birthday party. 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