Warning: Review contains Spoilers.

“Shivaa” with a “y”! Why? Well, no clue.

Ajay Devgn plays the role of a Himalayan mountaineer who has no family. His passion towards mountain-climbing is shown from the very beginning to the end in the movie. And he claims to be a human replica of Lord Shivaa just by living in the icy reaches, smoking weed and having tattoos of the great lord’s snake, trident and the Lord himself, all over his body.

So this man finally meets the lady of his dreams and they start a family. But due to some personal reasons the lady leaves her new born with Shivaay and goes back to where she came from, Bulgaria.

The actual story begins when this bi-racial kid grows up to find out that her mother is alive and she wishes to meet her. Shivaay, who has never left and never wants to leave his beautiful home in the Himalayas, is compelled to do so for the love of his young daughter.

It so happens that in Bulgaria, the father and daughter duo get caught in a child trafficking racket which is shown to be widespread and unchecked by the law and order system in that country.


The movie very vaguely and in the most Bollywood-ish manner shows how Shivaay single handedly brings down the entire organ trafficking and flesh trade mafia in Bulgaria, just in a span of 48 hours, despite being wanted by the Police, finds his girl, makes a new lady character fall for him, brings back his daughter and survives severe injuries.

Devgn’s second directorial outing could have been way better, but it felt like the story was being written simultaneously with the shooting of the film. Ajay’s past movies with director Rohit Shetty have definitely shown their mark in this film too. You can see a lot of cars and vehicles flying, rolling, burning and going down a cliff in the film.


It was too much emotional drama, way too much action and very vague romance, all shown in a very long span of 2hrs 42mins. The movie tried to touch every genre and left the audience high and dry. The movie released around Diwali and was probably meant to show the “triumph of good over evil” which it did. Ajay is unstoppable in Shivaay but you wish he wasn’t!

The song “Bolo Har Har” is my personal favorite. Here in the movie, this song is played each time Shivaay climbs up a mountain and rappels down from one. So at the end of the movie, you’re left humming this song even if you don’t wish to.

In the end I’d like to say, this movie captures the beauty of glacial mountains like no other Hindi movie ever has, but fails to engage the audience emotionally.

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