Shiva is a 1990 Indian action film based on student politics in a Mafia backdrop written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film is a remake of Varma’s debut Telugu film, Siva (1989), which was premiered at the Kolkata International Film Festival of India, held in January 1990. The film has Nagarjuna, Amala in the lead roles. With wide positive reviews, the film became a blockbuster.
The film’s original soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, which remained a chartbuster. The college campus depicted in the film was shot at Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad. Dialogues of this movie became an instant hit and therefore audio cassette of dialogues were released it was written by Iqbal Durrani Ram Gopal Varma later went on to release a prequel of the film in 2006.