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  • NR
  • 1989
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 8.0  (3,846)

Shiva is a 1989 Telugu-language action thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The movie features Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amala Akkineni, and Raghuvaran in lead roles. The story of the movie revolves around a student leader named Shiva, who uncovers the corrupt practices of the college management and the local politician. The movie opens with Shiva (played by Nagarjuna) joining a college in Hyderabad. He is a student leader with a rebellious attitude and a strong sense of justice. He becomes friends with a group of students who are also interested in social issues and change.

However, Shiva's peaceful college life is disrupted when he uncovers the corrupt practices of the management and the local politician, Kaskoos (played by Raghuvaran). Kaskoos is involved in various illegal activities like college admission scams, drug trafficking, and prostitution. Shiva, along with his friends, decides to take on Kaskoos and bring him to justice.

As Shiva and his friends start to expose Kaskoos' illegal activities, they face backlash from Kaskoos' henchmen. The situation escalates when the college management, under Kaskoos' influence, suspends Shiva and his friends from college. Shiva, however, refuses to back down and continues to fight against Kaskoos and his goons.

The movie showcases the journey of Shiva and his friends as they battle against the corrupt system and try to bring about change. Along the way, Shiva also falls in love with a fellow student, Parvati (played by Amala Akkineni), who supports him in his fight against Kaskoos.

The movie is known for its realistic portrayal of college life and its depictions of social issues like corruption, drug abuse, and prostitution. The movie also features some intense action sequences, which were considered groundbreaking for its time.

Nagarjuna's performance as Shiva was widely appreciated, and he went on to become one of the biggest stars in Telugu cinema. Amala Akkineni's role as Parvati was also widely praised for its strong characterisation and her chemistry with Nagarjuna.

The music of the movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and the songs like "Botany Patamundi" and "Nuvvu Naaku Nachav" became huge hits. The background score of the movie was also notable for its innovative use of sound effects.

Overall, Shiva is a must-watch movie for fans of Telugu cinema and lovers of action thrillers. The movie's realistic portrayal of social issues and captivating storyline make it a timeless classic.

Shiva is a 1989 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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    8.0  (3,846)