Siva (1989 Tamil film)

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Siva Rajini.jpg
Directed byAmeerjan
Written byVedham Puthithu Kannan (dialogues)
Screenplay byAnanthu
Story byRakesh Kumar
Produced byRajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Sowcar Janaki
CinematographyC. S. Ravibabu
Edited byS. S. Nazir
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byKavithalayaa Productions
Release date
  • 5 May 1989 (1989-05-05)
Running time
157 minutes

Siva is a 1989 Tamil-language action drama film directed by Ameerjan. The film features Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran, Sowcar Janaki and Shobana. The film is a remake of the 1977 film Khoon Pasina.[1] Rajinikanth played Raghuvaran's role in the Telugu version Tiger (1979), which starred N.T. Rama Rao. Siva was a box office failure.[2] The film was dubbed in Telugu as Tiger Siva, released on 19 January 1990.[3]


The film begins with Siva (Rajinikanth) and John (Raghuvaran) as kids, they are close friends like their fathers, in spite of their religious differences, one being Hindu and other Christian. A villain kills their families except for Siva, John, and John's mother, but John does not know that Siva and his mother were alive and vice versa. 20 years later, Siva falls in love with Parvathy (Shobana) and marries her. John is a hired goon who will do only good deeds. John is hired by the same villain to kill Siva and during the fight both get injured and finally they come to know that they are childhood friends. Eventually, both of them unite and fight the bad guy who killed their family.



Tamil Version[edit]

The music composed by Ilayaraja.[4] The song "Iruvizhiyin" is set in Hamsadhvani raga.[5]

No. Song Raga Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ada Maappillai" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saibaba Pulamaipithan 06:15
2 "Adi Kannaathaal" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:36
3 "Adi Vaanmathi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 04:29
4 "Iruvizhiyin" Hamsadhvani S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 04:25
5 "Velli Kizhama" Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:32

Telugu Version (Tiger Siva)[edit]

All songs for dubbed Telugu version were written by Rajashri[3]

No. Song Singers Length (mm:ss)
1 "Are Bullodaa" Mano 06:15
2 "Aha Raadhakka" Mano 04:36
3 "Naa Jaabili" Mano, Vani Jayaram 04:29
4 "Aha Neelo Naalo" Mano, Vani Jayaram 04:25
5 "Andamaina" Mano, Vani Jayaram 04:32


  1. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 114. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.
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  3. ^ a b "Tiger Siva". Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Siva Songs". raaga. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
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