Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Cast: Mohit Ahlawat, Nisha Kothari, Suchitra Pillai, Shereveer Vakil, Dilip Prabhalkar, Zakir Hussain, Raju Mavani, Nagesh Bhosle, Pankaj Jha, Upyendra Limaye, Vinod Jayawant, Ganesh Mayakar, Dinesh Lamba, Ranveer Shorey, Ninad Kamat
Lyrics: Nitin Raikwar
Shiva Kumar (Mohit) enters into Mumbai as sub inspector. He is an honest and sincere officer. On his joining day itself he was surprised by the police links with Bapu men. Bapu is gagster turned politician. Bapu works for Home minister who himself feels himself as a system and he is at the head of the corruption. Things changes in Bapu’s life as Shiva start attacking them.
Along with his girl friend Sandhya (Nisha Kothari) a criminal reporter Shiva digs the corrupted activities of few of his departmental members. After knowing it is difficult kill Shiva, Bapu hires a Malaysian gangster Kutney who in tern got arrested by shiva .Kurtney reveals his links with Bapu which causes Bapu and Men to undergo undergrounds.
Home minister comes and warns Shiva not to show too much interest in their criminal activities and threatens to kill Sandhya. Without bothering home minister’s threat Shiva continues his sincere activities. His main aim now is to capture Bapu who is hiding undergrounds. Any how he manages to catch him and puts him in the cell. Thinking that Bapu will reveal his links with the home minister, home minister plans to kill Bapu in the cell. But Shiva kidnaps Bapu and his men from the cell.
Did the home minister manage to kill Bapu or did Shiva managed to convince Bapu to turn approval is all about the rest of the story.
Mohith with above six feet and good physique suits for the role of sincere cop but his face comes with one and only one feeling that is seriousness. He fails to express all other feelings. There is seriousness in his feeilings but in his dialogues there is no seriousness. Mohit is very good in action sequence. As a crime reporter Nisha Kothari looks simple and beautiful. We have seen actress expressing with their eyes and face moments. This girl tries to express everything with her lips. She is also glamorous in the songs. All other cast was from Bollywood. The artists who played the characters Bapu, Kutney, John are a very good added strength to this flick.
Ilayaraja comes with brilliant music score but the songs are worst. Cinematography by Amal Neerad is brilliant. There was a scene in this film. Three rowdies chase heroin. Varma plays with the shadows in this sequence. A brilliant and difficult technique. Editing by Nipun Ashok Gupta is good. Action by Ram Laxman is average. Only cafe fight sequence sounds good, the climax fight sequence is worst. Varma shoud see at what other Bollywood filmmaker are doing. Varma succeeds as a director. But as a writer he failed miserably. Its time for him to rethink his writing abilities.
Overall it’s an average film. Varma’s characterization, Ilayaraja’s background score and Kona Venkat’s dialogues are worth to watch. It is totally unfair to compare Shiva 2006 with Shiva; Shiva 2006 even fails to reach the feet of Shiva, which was Varma’s own creation that came 15 years back.