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Shiva is a 1989 Telugu action film starring Nagarjuna, Amala, Kota, Raghuvaran. Shiva, joins a college in mid-semester and understands campus violence run by JD. He challenges JD by winning the student elections, and it becomes open war. When Shiva’s friends become victims of JD’s violence, he builds gang and systematically removes JD’s supporters one by one and cleans the corrupt system.

Details About Siva Movie :

Movie Released Date
5 Oct 1989
  • Drama
  • Action
Audio Languages:
  • Telugu
  • Nagarjuna Akkineni
  • Raghu varan
  • Amala
  • Ram Gopal Varma

Keypoints about Siva :

1. Total Episode duration: 2h 45m

2. Audio Language: Telugu

The movie Siva: A story about Politics and violence

Siva is a Telugu crime film about student politics and the violence that ensues between rival parties during election time. The movie was the directorial debut of noted filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. The protagonist, Siva, finds himself neck-deep in politics inside the college, and discovers how big-time politicians and goons influence student politics.

Release Date of Siva movie on OTT

This Telugu action film was released across cinema halls on 5th October, 1989. It can also be streamed on the ZEE5 OTT platform.

Plot of Siva: A thrilling crime in play 

Siva is a small-town youth who goes to Vijayawada to attend college. He joins mid-term, makes some friends, and gets a taste of campus violence stoked by JD Rao, the students' union president. Siva learns that JD Rao is just a small cog in the wheel of crime that comprises the thug Ganesh and criminal boss Bhavani. Siva also discovers that college politics is tied to a bigger political game. He defeats JD Rao in the students’ election and goes on to eliminate all those who were part of the criminal nexus. Will Siva succeed in ticking off Bhavani too? Watch the movie for the answer.

Siva movie cast and crew

The action film Siva has Nagarjuna Akkineni (Siva), Amala (Asha) and Raghuvaran (Bhavani) in the lead roles. The cast also features Murali Mohan, Murali Mohan, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Sai Chand, Jithendra, Ramjagan, Viswanath, and Sushma in supporting roles.

This crime movie is directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and produced by Akkineni Venkat and Yarlagadda under the production companies Annapurna Studios and SS Creations. Surendra. S. Gopala Reddy has directed the cinematography, while the music is provided by Ilaiyaraaja.

Interesting facts about Siva movie

1. Siva’s plot is an adaptation of “The Way of the Dragon”, written and directed by Bruce Lee in 1972.

2. The movie was filmed in Andhra Pradesh and Chennai and was completed within 55 working days.

3. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema, which took place in April 2013, News18 selected Siva as one of the top 100 Indian films of all time.

FAQs about Siva movie

Q1. What was the gross box office collection of Siva?

Ans: Siva was made with a budget of just 75 lakh INR. It became a superhit and set the record as the highest-grossing movie in the Telugu film industry, at 12.5 crore INR.

Q2. What important role did the movie Siva play for Telugu cinema?

Ans: The box office hit paved the way for Nagarjuna's career. For the first time in Telugu cinema, the steadicam and new sound recording techniques were introduced.

Q3 What is the total runtime of the movie Siva?

Ans: Siva has a total runtime of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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