Real Star Upendra is returning with "Shivam" directed by Srinivasa Raju of "Dandupalya" fame.
Upendra has paired up with Ragini Dwivedi again. Earlier, they had teamed up in P Vasu's "Aaraksha", which had failed to make a big impact at the box office. The latest movie also features Saloni, Girish Karnad, P Ravi Shankar, Rangayana Raghu, Tabla Nani and others in the cast.
Popular Telugu music director Mani Sharma has composed music for "Shivam", Venkat Prasad has handled the camera and Vinod Manohar has edited the Kannada flick.
A preist saves a temple from invaders, who wanted to destroy the temple, in the 11th century. In the present day, a member from the same family is forced to take up the same profession of his forefathers. Apart from it, he has another major task of eliminating an international don. How he performs multiple roles become the crux of the story.
"Shivam" is packed with thrilling twists and turns. Upendra will be seen in dual roles and Ragini Dwivedi at her glamarous best.The movie promotes the Hindu Right ideas and this has raised eyebrows of a section of audience.
"Shivam" has got mixed reviews from the audience. Find below, the comments posted by audience on Twitter.
Sandalwood Loka Writes
#Shivam movie is perfect if you want to watch an action packed suspense thriller that shows the glory of Indian value
@realupendra sir you done good work #Shivam awesome acting
Shreyas Metikurke Writes
I think sidramaiah will ban #Shivam as upendra stops killing of cows in the film
Starting only says so many temple where destroyed by foreign invaders #Shivam
In the film clearly mentioned to remove temple sequence in the film #Shivam truth was deleted from movie
Sunil P Tweets
#Shivam upendra has done superb and all starcast have done wonderful job. Movie looks so rich in making and locations and temple
Arun Kumar Naidu Says
@raginidwivedi24 now we are equal to all the industry movie #Shivam awesome is the equivalent word to match
Saw #Shivam Action Queen @raginidwivedi24 is Rocking Superb Movie its UPPI & RaginiRAW
Kishore N Katokar Says
#Shivam movie is abt our culture, its abt safe guarding the temples, and mafia, love jihaaad, terrorism moreover its uppi's energetic screen presence which is clearly depicted in climax, in climax few facts which we are unaware of our religion is told by uppi in his own style, its a must watch movie for all, as its apt to current situation.... watch out for the twists in the climax abt how a poojari ended up as a don, is it a dual role as shown in trailer, its all in the climax... uppi's performance and director's vision on our culture. a must watch movie.
Shyam Prasad Tweets
#Shivam no difference between foreign HF/ Jersey cows and religious Indian cows
Shivam partial to foreign breed cows and white skin in humans
#Shivam interval. And of course, the villain is non-vegetarian and says Aham Brahmasmi!
#Shivam Sanskritisation of film.
#Shivam Kannada returns to film in song
#Shivam body count so far 266
#Shivam decides final settlement for everyone from Ibrahim Lodhi to Aurangazeb
#Shivam RAW agent takes up Sandalwood smuggling case! Wow
#Shivam those protesting against PK will love this film
Shashiprasad S M Posts
Even cricket match fixing in #Shivam. No head or tail! So far a huge disappointment. Bari build ups!!!
#Shivam finally starts to take off post interval! @realupendra @raginidwivedi24
OMG!!! #Shivam Alex to Basavanna to now a RAW agent. Build up continues royally n @raginidwivedi24 is an undercover agent
#Shivam Wait a second. Basavanna has resigned from the post of RAW agent. Oh sudden twist government is yet to accept his resignation
#Shivam @realupendra First on helicopter then speed boat, then bullet and now on a horse. What's the qualifications of a RAW agent.
ONE MORE OMG!!! @raginidwivedi24 d hottest undercover RAW agent dies in the hands of Bhai...
#Shivam OK get ready for the final BUILD UP fight. BASAVANNA THE RAW AGENT VS BHAI @realupendra @raginidwivedi24
#Shivam OK game set match fixed. Basavanna kills Bhai. My take a huuuugge disappointment. 1.5* @realupendra @raginidwivedi24
Praveen BS Wrote
#shivam movie is pathetic. It doesn't offer anything new. Music n story are weakest link, doesnt lift even with major star cast. #Kannada
Highest number of item songs award goes to #Shivam . Is it because of @Raginidwivedifc ?
@raginidwivedi24 watchin #shivam u r lukin so beautiful amazing n hott
Hi @realupendra sir..SCRIPTS u direct r not like #Shivam #Bramha then why u accept these films & waste our money?