Shiva (2006 film)

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Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Ram Gopal Varma
Starring Mohit Ahlawat
Nisha Kothari
Dilip Prabhawalkar
Upendra Limaye
Nagesh Bhonsle
Suchitra Pillai
Shereveer Vakil
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Amal Neerad
Release dates
  • 15 September 2006 (2006-09-15)
Country India
Language Hindi

Shiva is a 2006 Hindi film produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film was a prequel to the original 1989, Siva. The film was screened at New York Asian Film Festival. Later was dubbed in Tamil as Udhayam 2006.


The film begins with the brutal murder of a Mumbai man named John by a group of Gangsters led by ruthless Kingpin Bappu Ganesh (Upendra Limaye) who terrorizes the slums of Mumbai striking fear into the heart of slum-dwellers. As time goes on, Babbu becomes more and more powerful, until he manages to seize power from the Government of Maharashtra and make himself Chief Minister of the state. As Chief Minister, Babbu is able to seize all of Maharashtra's money and launder it stripping the people of their wealth. Shiva Swarassi (Mohit Alawat) is a poor slum-dweller who, after watching his parents being brutally murdered by Bappu's men, decides that it's time to get rid of Bappu. He gets the people of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai together and forms a rebellion against Bappu promising that he will avenge his deceased parents and kill Bappu.

Since the forming of this alliance, a series of murders take place upon Bappu's top Counterparts.


The film's musical score was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, who also scored the original film. He recycled a couple of his old tunes and the background score was well appreciated.


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