Shiva was releasedon August 10, 2012. The first 30 minutes of the movie builds up the story.Director Om Prakash Rao tries to stitch together different socialissues together.
It shows threegoons Panduraanga Shetty (Rangayana Raghu), Mastan (Chi Gurudut) andAdikeshava (Ravi Shankar), who try to bribe a jockey Rajendra (Ravi Kale) tolose the race. He refuses. But he still looses the race due to his horse notdoing well. Next we see Shiva (Shivaraj Kumar), trying to wow Julie (Ragini).But strange enough Ragini tries to kill him. Then together they are seenpursing the three villains. The curiosity generated by these events make thenext half of the film.
Shivaraj Kumarimpresses with his acting, both in the action and romantic scenes. Ragini looksstunning in her role. The music by Gurukiran is good. Sathya Hegdeadds life with his excellent cinematography.