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Shiva (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 5 October 1989 (India)
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Shiva is disgusted by the corruption in and around his new college, and along with his friends, he decides to take a stand against the status quo.


Ameerjan, Ram Gopal Varma (as Ramgopal Varma)


Azam (assistant dialogue), Tanikella Bharani (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
Top Rated Telugu Movies #30 | 3 wins. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nagarjuna Akkineni ... Shiva (as Nagarjuna)
Amala Akkineni ... Asha (as Amala)
Raghuvaran ... Bhavani
J.D. Chakravarthi ... J. Durga Rao (as Chakravarthy)
Murali Mohan ... Shiva's Brother
Subhalekha Sudhakar ... Mallik
Chinna Chinna ... Chhotu
Tanikella Bharani ... Nanaji (as Bharani)
Jagan Jagan ... Naresh
Uttej Uttej ... Yadgiri
Ram Jagan Ram Jagan ... Naresh (as Jagan)
Raj Zutshi ... Prakash (as Zutshi)
Paresh Rawal ... Tilakdhari Azaad
Brij Gopal ... Ganesh (as Brijgopal)
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Siva, a student, comes to Vijayawada from a nearby town to pursue his education. He lives with his brother Sharath's family, and enrolls in the VAS College of Arts and Sciences. Although Sharath and his daughter Keerthi get along well with Siva, his wife considers him a financial burden. Siva befriends a group of students and falls in love with Asha, sister of the honest police inspector Venkat. The college's (unopposed) student-union president, J. Durga Rao (known as J. D.) is the lowest rung in a gang ladder reaching through the gangster Ganesh to Bhavani, a crime boss. Bhavani uses the network to support his mentor Machiraju, a politician. Although J. D. is arrested many times, Bhavani continues to bail him out. When J. D. teases Asha on campus, Siva attacks him with a bicycle chain; a rivalry then develops between him and Ganesh. The incident encourages Siva's friends to ask him to stand for the student-union presidency, but he wants them to nominate Naresh (one of the group) ...

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Shiva a violent movie for action movie lovers
24 May 2020 | by vashistaegSee all my reviews

Shiva was well received by the audience. This movie should be a treat to people who love watching Action movies. Unadjusted to inflation this movie grossed 5. 6 Crores in Telugu version, and 6.75 Crores including the dubbed Tamil version. The story of this movie is about Shiva (Akkineni Nagarjuna) a daring college student who stands up against Bhavani (Raghuvaran) and his man who are involved in illegal activities. Will Shiva be able to stand up against Bhavani and his men?forms the crux of the story. Akkineni Nagarjuna has done well as a daring college student who turns into rowdy. Acting, direction, cinematography, editing and screenplay are very good. All the actors Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala Akkineni, Raghuvaran, J.D. Chakravarthy, Murali Mohan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Gallapudi Maruti Rao, Sai Chand and other actors have done well . The story is presented neatly to the audience. All the songs in this movie Sarasalu, Botany, Anando Brahma, Enniyalo, Kiss me hello are quite refreshing. If you love watching violent movies then this movie is for you. I rate this movie 7 out of 10 and it's B grade movie, and lovers of action movies should not miss this.

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