Shiva (1989)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Shiva is a new student in the community college. He is welcomed by a group of collegians, including the lovely Asha, to whom Shiva is instantly attracted to. Shiva notices that there is violence within the college by people who are not even students. When he decides to find out their motives, he is met with violence, and threats. Now Shiva must decide to stand up for his college, or just carry on studying, finish college, and move on.
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Cast: Amala Akkineni, Nagarjuna Akkineni

Crew: Ram Gopal Varma (Director), Gopal Reddy S (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action

Release Dates: 05 Oct 1989 (India)

Telugu Name: శివ

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Did you know? The film marks Ram Gopal Varma's directorial debut. Read More
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as Asha
as Krishna Kant
as Shiva's sister-in-law
as Ganesh
as Inspector Tajesh
as Kanta Prasad
as J. Durga Rao
as Tilakdhari Azaad
as Prakash
as Prakash's mother
as Nanaji




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Executive Producer


Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Art Director


Assistant Choreographer


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Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Siva (Hindi)
The film marks Ram Gopal Varma's directorial debut.

The film is an adaptation from Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon (1972).

This is the first Indian film to use Steadicam.

The film didn't have a written script. Varma narrated the story to Nagarjuna verbally.

Shiva's character is loosely based on a student leader in Siddhartha College, Vijayawada.
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