Sivayya (1998 film)

Sivayya (English : Lord Shiva), is a 1998 Indian Telugu action drama film directed by Suresh Varma. The film features Rajasekhar, Sanghavi, Monica Bedi and Srihari in lead roles.[1] The film was released on 27 March 1998. It was later dubbed in Tamil as Thalaiva.[2] It was also remade in Hindi as Aaghaaz.

Directed bySuresh Varma
Written byPosani Krishna Murali
Screenplay byPosani Krishna Murali
Story byPosani Krishna Murali
Produced byD. Ramanaidu
StarringRajasekhar, Sanghavi
Music byM. M. Srilekha
Suresh Productions
Release date
27 March 1998


A villager, Sivayya goes to the city for the sake of his sister's education. The friendly neighborhood sweet shop owner has a daughter Sirisha, who promptly falls in love with Sivayya impressed by our hero's muscular features. Now the local market is under the control of the evil Jyothi and his equally evil brother Poorna. Sivayya clashes with them and attempts to terminate their terror. But thanks to a backstabbing friend, his cause is doubted. And in the midst of much mindless violence, which leaves our Sivayya half-dead, his sister is raped by these rowdies. Roja is a police inspector who previously had an affair with Sivayya's. Sivayya married his father's friend's daughter for the sake of father's death promise. During pregnancy she misunderstood Sivayya and Roja's relationship. Finally she understands Sivvayya. She dies in an accident. After the flashback, Roja helps Sivayya to fight against Poorna.[3]



The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer M. M. Srilekha. The soundtrack, released in 1998, features five tracks with lyrics written by C. Narayana Reddy, Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao and Chandrabose.[4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Modatisaari' K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:35
2 'O Ranganadha' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 5:24
3 'Nadhichey Devudu' K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3.72
4 '21st Century' M. M. Srilekha 5:00
5 Ekkadundhira K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:05


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  2. ^ "Video". Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Sivayya".
  4. ^ "Sivayya Jukebox".