Shivalinga (2016) Kannada Movie Review | Critic Reviews | Shiva Rajkumar

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Total Reviews - 6
Average Rating - 6.8/10
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Critic Reviews Shivalinga

  • Times Of India | Review By -Sunayana Suresh Rating-7/10
The story, given its supernatural setting, has enough chills and thrills, while the Sadhu Kokila comedy plot plays an funny parallel track, managing to give ensure some breathing space between those tense moments. Another entertaining track is of Urvashi's, who is Shivarajkumar's mother and also a celebrated TV cookery show host. The film does have a few shortcomings, like some unnecessary songs that seem too long and maybe a few fight sequences that last longer than expected, but those can be overlooked given the entire package.
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  • Bangalore Mirror | Review By -Shyam Prasad S Rating-7/10
This is a film with the P Vasu touch. The director goes back to doing what he does best and makes a film that works only with a big star playing the lead. Shivalinga (the title has nothing to do with what is in the film) is an entertaining mixture of a thriller, suspense and horror. Of course, it calls for you to suspend your disbelief and go with the flow. Once that is done, it is a satisfying experience of the masala kind. The film's structure is basically that of Apthamitra but in a different setting.
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  • Deccan Herald | Review By -S Vishwanath Rating-8/10
Shivalinga is a double genre treat for viewers. It combines the taut elements of a murder mystery with ghostly visitations of a horror thriller. The film’s nearly 150 minutes — minus digressions in the form of comedy and song-dance sequences — turn out to be an edge-of-the-seat, engaging affair. Vasu’s nifty narrative has the audiences engrossed throughout, though a few scenes are reminiscent of films of the same genre — especially the climax which reminds one of Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes denouements.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Shashiprasad SM Rating-6/10
While the soul of the film is no doubt the combination of his two similar ventures – Apthamitra and Aptha Rakshaka, the biggest blockbusters, both featuring Sahasasimha late Dr Vishnuvardhan in the lead, Vasu opts Shivarajkumar here to solve a murder mystery as a special CID officer. However, this director’s CID officer is a very sophisticated officer who drives around in a high-end luxury car and seems like the state police has dedicated an entire elite force at his disposal to solve one suicide case which is suspected to be a murder.
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  • Cine Sinchana | Review By -Raju Shanbhag Rating-6/10
Shivalinga is a P. Vasu film with his brand of narrative style written all over it. A cute heroine lands up in some spooky environment and ghost with a troubled past decides to check in. Heroine gets worked up with the ghost and the next thing you know is she impersonalizes the ghost she is possessed with. The usual ghost symptoms like glowing eyeballs and free flowing hair with harsh backlights kick in and viola, you have the stage set for a ghost-fest!
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  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Veena N Rating-7/10
Shivalinga is a story weaved around a murder mystery. The story opens up to excitement & anticipation in each and every frame. Shivalinga turns more interesting when the murder mystery is seen linked to heroine Vedhika! Who is the character called Rahim in the movie? Clear all the confusions by watching the movie in the nearest theatres.
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Shivarajkumar, Vedhika, Shakthi Vasudevan, Vaishali Deepak, Sadhu Kokila, Urvashi, Ashok, Vinaya Prasad, Avinash, K.S. Sridhar, Edakallugudda Chandrashekhar, Pradeep Rawat, Malavika Avinash
P Vasu
P Vasu
P Vasu
V Nagendra Prasad
V Harikrishna
produced by: 
KA Suresh
Drama, Thriller
run time: 
153 minutes
censor certification: