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Shiva (2012 film)

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Country  India
Director  Om Prakash Rao
Language  Kannada
Release date  24 August 2012 (2012-08-24)

Shiva is a 2012 Kannada action film starring Shivarajkumar directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced by K. P. Srikanth under Company films banner. The film also stars Ragini Dwivedi in the female lead role. This venture marks the 103rd feature film for the actor Shivarajkumar.



  • Shivrajkumar as Shiva
  • Ragini Dwivedi as Julie
  • Rangayana Raghu as Panduranga Shetty
  • Gurudutt as Mastaan
  • Ravi Khale as Rajendra
  • Shobaraj
  • Suchindra Prasad as David
  • Bullet Prakash
  • Production

    Shivarajakumar is not only the darling of producers, lovable personality off screen but he is the savior in 'Shiva' budget to the tune of Rs. 500,000. He took part in Kannada cinema 'Shiva' and it all happened in a breath taking style.

    It was the railway track where a youth was decisive to end his life. In fact the actual train was coming on the same lane the entry of Shivarajakumar saves the guy from virtual death. The sequence looked almost real for reel life of 'Shiva' Kannada film in the direction of Om Prakash Rao.

    Earlier to this shoot the graphic representation was thought for this scene but it was not agreed by the team members. Instead of spending Rs. 500,000 plus on the graphic the perfect planning would save the money and give a natural feel decided the director. It was the interstate express train that was part of this sequence.

    Showing guts to take part in the shoot when the actual train was coming from one side is perhaps for the first time.

    Palani Raj shooting at Rockline Studio for an action block for Shivaraj Kumar film 'Shiva' stated the best he has done so far for is 'Sarvabowma' the climax action portion for Shiv. He is a chilling action director from 1990.

    He is hot favorite of Malayalam super star Mohan Lal. When I compose action for star like Shivrajkumar there will be no tension for me because the century star takes it he stated.

    In the five days schedule, the Kannada actor has filmed a few romantic and action sequences with actress Ragini Dwivedi, Shobharaj and Bullet Prakash.

    The muhurtha of Shivaraj Kumar's 102nd film Shiva was held at the Dodda Ganapathy Temple in Bangalore on 10 June, Friday. Immediately after the movie launch, the Hat-trick hero took part in the filming and completed shooting of a few sequences with his lady love Ragini Dwivedi. He has also shot a comical fight sequence with Shobharaj, Bullet Prakash and a few fighters.


    Producer Srikanth in his address explained Shivanna has composed an action portion for this film. It was just a small one in the night effect shyly agreed Shivanna.

    For this film the promotion activity start from Mangalore says Srikanth.

    Critical reception

    Shiva received mixed to positive reviews from critics.


    Shiva opened well with collections above 90% on average and in Bangalore with 100% occupancy in single screens while 80% occupancy in multiplexes. It has approximately collected 15 million and the nett collections were somewhere around 40 million. The film did a moderate business at the box office and has been declared as an Above Average Grosser.


    After audio release in different colonies in Bangalore the Kannada film 'Shiva' audio release in a grand way was held at Chitradurga in the presence of huge attendance.

    At the Old Primary school ground for the 'Shiva' audio release Upendra, Dhuniya Vijay jointly released the promo of the film. Actors Yagna Shetty, Vijay Raghavendra, Pankaj, Neethu, Ajith danced for the song numbers. Gurukiran music director of the film treated the audience with songs. Duniya Vijay danced for the song of Hodi Maga Hodi Maga…. Singer cum actor Ravishanker was part of the cultural treat of three hours audio release function.

    For the audio release the estimated expenditure is Rs. 2 million plus says KP Srikanth. MLA SK Basavarajan released the audio, Madhara Channa Swamiji was present with Shivarajakumar, Upendra, S Narayan, Ragini, Om Prakash Rao and others were on the dais at audio release time.


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