Shivaraj Kumar has not registered a massive hit in the recent years. His only movie to garner good attention in the last few years was his 100th movie Jogayya, which failed to live up to the audience expectations. Nonetheless, the Box Office catastrophes have not bothered him to much extent, as offers have been coming his way. Now, his Shiva directed by Om Prakash Rao is making a good noise in the Sandalwood.
Shiva has been in the news from the day it hit the floors. The movie brings the formidable combo of Shivaraj Kumar and Om Prakash Rao, which have earlier delivered hits like Simhada Mari and AK 47. The movie has attracted the audience with its stylish looks of Shivaraj Kumar and its music. The sleek trailers have added fuel to the expectations of the audience.
The movie, which was supposed to be released for Varamalakshmi festival (July 27), delayed due to the completion of the post-production works. It was later said that it would hit the screens on August 10 but was postponed, as the director decided to add more colour to the film by having special 10-plus-minute graphics in the movie.
Now, Shiva has passed all hurdles, as the movie has been cleared by the Regional Censor Board. The board has chopped few scenes and has given 'U/A' certificate, thus paving the way for its release on August 24. The film is likely to have a large release and it is expected to hit the screens in 140 theatres in Karnataka.
Shiva is produced by KP Srikanth and it has Ragini Dwivedi in the female lead role.