Siva (1989 Tamil film)

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

Siva is a 1989 Tamil action drama film directed by Ameerjan. The film features Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran, Sowcar Janaki and Shobana in lead roles. The film is a remake of the 1977 film Khoon Pasina.[1] In spite of N.T. Rama Rao's 1977 Telugu version Tiger, with Rajinikanth also starring in that film but playing Raghuvaran's role. It failed at the box office, despite good performances by both Rajini and Raghuvaran.[2] The film was dubbed in Telugu as Tiger Shiva [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 Siva, John and John's mother, but John does not knows 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 villan 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.



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

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


  1. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 114. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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  4. ^ "Siva Songs". raaga. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
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