The second of the theaters sharing the same imposing outer structure, Shiva doesn't offer a bird's view of Gaddiannaram like Shivaganga does. That's good because like in Shivaganga you don't have to wear wings and soar the skies to reach your seat in the balcony.
The audio-visual experience in this huge hall has the reputation of being one of the best in the city. Even without the latest Neon projection lamps, the quality is decent. Although the seats here are of the old school, Rexene and all, you still wouldn't really mind placing your bottom in them. Nice and comfortable. Your hind limbs might, however, complain of a shortage of breathing space. The first row of seats (A row) will have further lack of legroom, so be wary.
The twin theaters Shiva and Shivaganga are popular for the absolute lack of black ticketing here. If it does exist at all, it's very minimal, and earns this place a big bonus in the rating. And even without the bonus, Shiva is worthy of landing at for the latest Hindi and Telugu flicks that it screens.