LKG (film)

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Directed byK.R Prabhu
Produced byIshari K. Ganesh
Written byRJ Balaji & friends
StarringRJ Balaji
Priya Anand
Nanjil Sampath
J. K. Rithesh
Music byLeon James
CinematographyVidhu Ayyanna
Edited byAnthony
Vels Film International
Distributed bySakthi Film Factory
Release date
Feb 22 2019 [1]

LKG also interpreted as Lalgudi Karuppiah Gandhi is an upcoming Indian Tamil political satire film directed by Prabhu on his directorial debut.[2][3] The film stars RJ Balaji and Priya Anand in the main lead roles while Nanjil Sampath has also landed an important role in the film.[4] The film is produced by Ishari K. Ganesh under his production banner Vels Film International. Leon James has been roped into score music for the film while Pa Vijay and popular fimmaker Vignesh Shivan are roped into pen lyrics for the songs.[5][6]



The film announcement was apparent to have made during February 2018 by debutant director Prabhu who previously worked as an associate of Prabhu Deva. The filmmakers hired RJ Balaji to play the lead role as Lalgudi Karuppiah Gandhi in the film, in fact making his first main lead role in a film.[5] It was reported that RJ Balaji himself has written the story and screenplay while two other technical writers Era Murukan and Pradeep Rangananthan were recruited for writing the dialogues.[7]


The official trailer of the film was unveiled on 2 February 2019.[8][9] The theatrical rights of the film in Tamil version was sold to Sakthi Film Factory.[10] The film will also have its dubbed Kannada version release with the same title and the theatrical rights of the film in Karnataka were sold to ANK Films.[11] The release date was officially announced by the team on 11th February 2019 from Twitter India headquaters and the film is scheduled to hit the screens from 22 February 2019.


Soundtrack was composed by Leon James. The song "Ethanai Kaalam" from Malaikkallan (1954) has been remixed and was released as single on January 26.[12][13]


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  3. ^ "RJ Balaji and Priya Anand's film together titled LKG directed by Prabhu". Behindwoods. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  4. ^ Guru (2018-11-14). "LKG Tamil Movie 2018 | RJ Balaji | Cast | Songs | Trailer | Review". News Bugz. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  5. ^ a b "RJ Balaji on turning to lead roles in LKG: I'd be a friendly neighbourhood hero, won't bash up goons- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  6. ^ "New update on RJ Balaji's 'LKG' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  7. ^ "RJ Balaji turns lyricist for the film LKG". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  8. ^ Staff, Scroll. "'LKG' trailer: See RJ Balaji as a wisecracking Tamil Nadu politician". Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  9. ^ "'LKG': The trailer of RJ Balaji's upcoming starrer to be released tomorrow - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  10. ^ "RJ Balaji's 'LKG' theatrical rights bagged by Sakthi Film Factory - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  11. ^ February 17, Adithya Narayan On; 2019 (2019-02-17). "RJ Balaji's LKG To Release In Karnataka". Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  12. ^ "MGR's song to be recreated in RJ Balaji's LKG - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  13. ^ "First single from RJ Balaji's LKG out". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-02-03.