7.5/10
16,266
72 user 8 critic

Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 15 June 2007 (India)
Trailer
2:37 | Trailer
A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him while he tries to do good for the poor.

Director:

S. Shankar (as Shankar)

Writers:

Swanand Kirkire (hindi dialogue), S. Shankar (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #212 | 12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Enthiran (2010)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa
I (2015)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A simple body builder's life took an unexpected turn when he became a model by his beloved . When five men made his life 'better from hell' then story proceeds by how a disabled man took revenge from them in a very gore ways.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi
Anniyan (2005)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj
Kabali (2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Returning from prison, aged gangster Kabali confronts those who had destroyed his life. While doing so, he learns about what had happened to his family when he was gone.

Director: Pa. Ranjith
Stars: Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte
Baasha (1995)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna
Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran
Lingaa (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha
Chandramukhi (2005)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge

Director: P. Vasu
Stars: Rajinikanth, Jyotika, Prabhu
Padaiyappa (1999)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan
Indian (1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala
Mudhalvan (1999)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran
Kaala (2018)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Kaala is about the life of Nellai / Tirunelveli based Tamils who live in large number in Mumbai.

Director: Pa. Ranjith
Stars: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao
Muthu (1995)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Rajinikanth ... Sivaji Arumugam (as Rajnikanth)
Shriya Saran ... Tamizhselvi / Vidyabharti Ramlingam
Suman ... Adisheshan
Vivek ... Arivu Mama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ala Aljundi Ala Aljundi ... Italian Gangster
Amarasigamani Amarasigamani ... Amarasigamani
Balaji Balaji
Jemini Balaji Jemini Balaji
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam ... Ballelaka
M.S. Bhaskar ... Anbanantham's P.A
Bobby Bobby
Chelladurai Chelladurai
Chinnijayanth Chinnijayanth ... Himself (as Chinni Jayanth)
Deepak Deepak
Bianca Desai Bianca Desai ... Pia the Model
Edit

Storyline

Held in a cell, Sivaji reflects how he came to be under police scrutiny and his subsequent arrest for a variety of economic offenses. He had returned to Chennai from the U.S. to live with his parents and maternal uncle, and had hoped to invest money in colleges and hospitals so that people who are not privileged can benefit - much to the chagrin of a sophisticated goon, Adisheshan, who threatens him, and asks him not to tread on his territory. Disregarding this and hoping to get his projects going, Sivaji runs into bureaucratic corruption and red-tape - so much so that he gives in and bribes an official Rs.4 Crores to complete his Rs.200 Crore project. An enraged Adisheshan has the local politician stop the work, but Sivaji bribes the latter Rs.50 Crores, after liquefying most of his assets. While he is busy wooing and attempting to marry Tamizhselvi/Vidyabharti Ramlingam, a new politician takes over, stops his project, and demands another Rs.50 Crores. Unable to come up with the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The BOSS: Bachelor Of Social Service

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | English

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Sivaji: The Boss See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR600,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,871,620
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First Tamil film and the first non Hindi Indian movie to feature in UK Top 10. See more »

Goofs

The CBI officer who arrests Sivaji cites FERA act violation. But in the year 2000, FERA act was repealed and replaced by FEMA act. See more »

Quotes

Shivaji: [lifts finger to say something] Hey!
Mama: Are you going to utter a punch dialogue?
Shivaji: [nods head] Mmm.
Mama: No Shivaji. Nowadays everyone lifts their finger and speaks punch dialogues.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 13 secs by the BBFC to remove a scene where Shivaji lights and spits out a firework in order for the film to receive a 12 certificate. The DVD release restores the scene and was upgraded to an 18. See more »

Connections

References Gladiator (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boss
Performed by Naresh Iyer, BlaaZe and Raqueeb Alam
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Na. Muthukumar and BlaaZe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

sivaji,not a shankar'
21 June 2007 | by cberameshinSee all my reviews

sivaji is a visual treat for all rajni lovers and unfortunately not shankar'.you can see the technical brilliance handled lavishly as in all other shankar films.social messages were good,but the director has not worked to remove the flaws in the story.usually his stories are uncommon and the flaws in those films cannot be seen until you think on it.sivaji is an exception-common story even though he has tried to create an awareness on a hidden social cause,flaws show themselves clearly in the story.

inspite of this the film has an enormous response only because of rajni!one and only rajni! Every frame of the film has been done grandly.good work by the film crew.screenplay is fast.songs were rich and stylish.

if shankar had satisfied for the flaws in the film,the world would have turned on him in appreciation.


10 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 72 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed