Siva (1989)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Fast-paced and fiery, this action thriller follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Shiva, a new student in the community college. He is welcomed by a group of collegians, including the lovely Asha, to whom Shiva finds himself instantly attracted. 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 whether to stand up for his college, or just carry on studying, finish college and move on. If he chooses to battle against crime, brute force and injustice, what kind of personal price would he be forced to pay? How will his future unfold?
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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, Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 05 Oct 1989 (India)

Telugu Name: శివ

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Did you know? This was the only Telugu film screened at the International Film Festival of India, held on 19 January 1990. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia:
A documentary titled Exploring Shiva after 25 Years was released on the film's silver anniversary; it is the first documentary about a Telugu film.

Apart from the commercial success, this movie went on to win many awards and accolades, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu, three Nandi Awards: Best Director (Varma), Best First Film of a Director, and Best Dialogue Writer (Bharani).

This was the only Telugu film screened at the International Film Festival of India, held on 19 January 1990.

This movie was a tremendous commercial success and went on to complete a 100-day run in 22 centres and a 175-day run in five centres.
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Dubbed from: Shiva (Telugu)