Siva is a 1989 Tamil 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, which starred Amitabh Bachchan. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Tiger Shiva in spite of N.T. Rama Rao’s 1977 Telugu version Tiger, with Rajinikanth also starring in that film but playing Raghuvaran’s role.
Rajinikanth and Raghuvaran are close friends like their fathers, in spite of their difference in caste Hindu and Christian. But a villain kills family except Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran and Raghuvaran’s mother, one twist is Raghuvaran does not knows that Rajinikanth and his mother was alive and vice versa. Years run, film opens after 20 years. Rajinikanth falls in love with Shobana. He marries her. Then Raghuvaran is a hired goon will do only good deeds. Raghuvaran is hired to kill Rajinikanth and during the fight both get injured and finally they come to know that they are childhood friends. Finally, both of them unite and fight the bad guy who killed their family.
Directed by Ameerjan
Produced by Rajam Balachander & Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by “Vedham Puthithu” K. Kannan (dialogues)
Screenplay by Ananthu
Story by Rakesh Kumar
Starring Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran, Sowcar Janaki, Shobana, Radha Ravi, Vinu Chakravarthy, Janagaraj, Madhuri
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography C. S. Ravibabu
Edited by S. S. Nazir
Production Kavithalayaa Productions
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates 5 May 1989
Running time 157 mins
Country India India