Shivaraj Kumar have not tasted a big success in the recent years. Blame it on his trusted directors, who let him down big time. In fact, his much-hyped 100th movie Jogayya, which built up to a crescendo before crashing the audience's expectations, disappointed his fans. As a result, they waited with bated breathe for a massive hit from him and they were hopeful that Shiva would reinstate his super stardom. Unfortunately, Om Prakash Rao does a Prem!
Shiva is lavish and colourful. The action sequences are brilliant and songs have been well shot. More importantly, Shivaraj Kumar looks as young as ever. Is that enough for a movie to impress the audience? Wait! Story abhi bhi baaki hai. Director Om Prakash Rao, who had given blockbusters like AK 47 and Simhada Mari, has tried to do something different, thereby leaving his mix-making technique - taking inspiration from four-five movies. Maybe this might have backfired.