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Shivaay (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 28 October 2016 (USA)
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A skilled mountaineer races against time to rescue his mute daughter from the clutches of human traffickers in Bulgaria.

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Ajay Devgn

Writer:

Sandeep Shrivastava (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Shivaay
Abigail Eames ... Gaura
Erika Kaar ... Olga
Sayyeshaa Saigal ... Anushka
Vir Das ... Wahab
Girish Karnad ... Anushka's Father
Saurabh Shukla ... Sharma
Sandeep Shrivastava Sandeep Shrivastava ... Indian Interpreter
Amit Behl ... Colonel
Vikas Shorey Vikas Shorey ... Major
Pratik Khattar Pratik Khattar ... Captain
Aakash Dabhade ... Indian Trekker (as Aakash Dabade)
Bijou Thaangjam ... Kancha (as Bijou T.)
Ambika Oli Ambika Oli ... Lhamu
Buddya Sunari Magar Buddya Sunari Magar ... Tresing (as Budda Suhar)
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Storyline

Shivaay is a well-known mountain climber/guide in Himalayas. On one of his adventure he meets Olga and both fall in love. Soon they discover that Olga is pregnant but she doesn't want the child. But Shivaay convinces her to give birth to the baby, Olga leaves the country after giving birth to his baby without even seeing her. 9 years later Shivaay's daughter Gaura finds that her mother is still alive and lives in Bulgaria. Gaura hates Shivaay for hiding the truth about her mother and insists on meeting her. Shivaay and Gaura travel to Bulgaria to meet Olga. They try to find Olga but she doesn't live at the same address anymore. While trying to find Olga with the help of Indian embassy Gaura gets kidnapped by a child trafficking group and Shivaay is left helpless as the Bulgarian police frame him of being child trafficker because Gaura doesn't look like Shivaay at all. Written by deepakfutela

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Diwali, There will be Destruction.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шивай See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,862
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Production Co:

NH Studioz See more »
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Runtime:

| (uncut premiere release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During early production stages of Shivaay, before Markus Ertelt even auditioned for the film, Tazito Garcia was signed on for the role of Sgt. Nikolai. Due to unexpected climate changes in the original filming locations in Calgary, Alberta - Canada. The film production went into a one year hiatus and change in filming locations, resulting in the recasting of the character. See more »

Goofs

During the interval fight scene, the siren light on the left side of the police van comes down but later it is shown to be there alright. See more »

Quotes

Shivaay: Those living on lowlands always need the help of those living on highlands.
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Crazy Credits

The title card of the film appears with the mountains in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original theatrical version lasted for 172 minutes, but a few days after its release, the film was trimmed to a runtime of 153 minutes, and the latter version is the only version available everywhere. See more »

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Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Team Shivaay in Kapil's Show (2016) See more »

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Raatein
Lyrics by: Aditya Sharma
Music by: Jasleen Royal
Performed by: Jasleen Royal
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Excellent Action-Sequences Shine In A Predictable Film!
23 February 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Bollywood Superstar/National-Award Winning Actor Ajay Devgn returns to the Director's Chair after nearly a decade with 'Shivaay'. And Devgn delivers, as the film is a visual delight. The Excellent Action-Sequences & Fabulous Cinematography only add to a very-good looking film. But, Story-Wise, Devgn opts for a predicable story, that puts you off at times. More on that later...

'Shivaay' Synopsis: A Himalayan mountaineer transforms into a mean destroyer, after his mute daughter is kidnapped by human traffickers.

'Shivaay' is a one-man-army story about a father in search of his kidnapped mute daughter, who'd stop at nothing. 'Shivaay' is a superhero who has the Power of Lord Shiva & Devgn plays the part believably. While the first-hour is more on the sub-plot involving Shivaay & his lady-love, who exits his life right after she delivers a daughter, its the second-hour that forms the core of the story. This is essentially a father-daughter story, that offers some heartwarming moments. There is an earnestness to the sequences involving Shivaay & his Daughter, that certainly engage you.

Unfortunately, the rest of 'Shivaay' is a mixed bag. The first-hour, to begin with, which is more of a love-story in the Himalayan Mountains, is strictly okay. The second-hour is much better, as the action kicks in rapidly & leaves a solid impression. But the villains appear as caricatures & their depiction, isn't powerful enough either. Devgn keeps the pace fast, but the narrative is uneven overall. At times the film soars with fist-pumping action & at times, falters in its otherwise dramatic moments. The Writing needed to be crisper & more solid.

Devgn's Direction is well-done. He's handled the film well, but Sandeep Srivastava & Robin Bhatt's Screenplay puts him down at times. I wish the Writing remained sharp, as its uneven. Aseem Bajaj's Cinematography is superb. The lens-man has filmed 'Shivaay', expertly. Editing needed to be crisper. Art & Costume Design are decent. Action-Sequences are Exhilarating. Each & Every Stunt has been executed & performed, fabulously. The Action in 'Shivaay' is certainly among the best to come out of India in recent times. Mithoon's Score is good. Background Score is fair.

Performance-Wise: Devgn delivers, as always. He looks the part & excels as the Superhero. Abigail Eames as Shivaay's daughter, is adorable. Erika Kaar is fine, but her diction is faulty. Sayesha Saigal looks gorgeous & delivers a confident debut performance. Vir Das hams. Saurabh Shukla is wasted. Ditto for Girish Karnad.

On the whole, 'Shivaay' has awesome action as its Ace, but a predictable story-line wears you off after a point.


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