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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 ... See full summary »

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Ameerjan, Ram Gopal Varma (as Ramgopal Varma)

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Cast

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 Subhalekha Sudhakar ... Mallik
Chinna Chinna ... Chhotu
Tanikella Bharani Tanikella Bharani ... Nanaji (as Bharani)
Jagan Jagan ... Naresh
Nirmalamma
Uttej Uttej ... Yadgiri
Raj Zutshi ... Prakash (as Zutshi)
Paresh Rawal ... Tilakdhari Azaad
Brij Gopal ... Ganesh (as Brijgopal)
Ajit Vachani ... Krishna Kant
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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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One of the best Action Packed Entertainer
13 August 2011 | by deepakpillai-009See all my reviews

Shiva is definitely one of the top class action entertainer of its time. For the beginners it was the first time audience saw the use of bike chain as a potential weapon, henceforth followed by goons both in real life and films as well. Shiva gave an absolutely new dimension to action films in India with its fluid packed stunts (something which were unheard of at that time). Such was its intensity that the movie ran jam packed for many months not only in Telugu, but also Tamil and Hindi as well. The film still has cult status down south even today as it saw the rise of one of the Superstars of South film industry in Akkineni Nagarjuna.


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