Director Srinivas Raju who had recently decided to recognise his film with the symbol has finally titled the film a 'Shivam' and henceforth the film will be called as 'Shivam'.
The Upendra starrer film has raked in lot of controversies because of its title. Earlier, Srinivas Raju had titled the film as 'Basavanna', but the Lingayat community opposed to it saying that Raju is misusing the name of the 12th century social reformer by keeping his name to a commercial film with loads of action. The issue was even discussed in the Legislative Assembly and former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa himself had raised the issue in the Assembly.
After that Srinivas Raju titled the film as 'Bramhana' for which the Bramhins community and particularly the Akhila Karnataka Bramhana Mahasabha raised objections for keeping the title. With no other go, Srinivas Raju decided to identify the film with a symbol. Even after titling the film with a symbol, there were confusions about how to call the film. While some called the film as 'Naama', a section called it as 'Trinetra'.
Now the Regional Board of Film Certification has indicated the director to change the film's title and now director Srinivas Raju has renamed the film as 'Shivam' and the film will be called as 'Shivam' in the future.