Jalsa

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Jalsa
Jalsa poster.jpg
Pawan Kalyan and Ileana
Directed by Trivikram Srinivas
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Trivikram Srinivas
Starring Pawan Kalyan
Sivaji
Ileana D'Cruz
Kamalinee Mukherjee
Parvati Melton
Makarand Deshpande
Narrated by Mahesh Babu
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography K.V. Guhan
Rasool Ellore
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
Distributed by Geetha Arts
Release dates
  • 2 April 2008 (2008-04-02)
Running time 160 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget INR150 million (US$2.4 million)[1]
Box office INR350 million (US$5.7 million)(Share)[1][2]

Jalsa (English translation: Fun) is a 2008 Telugu film directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind, under the Geetha Arts banner. The film stars Pawan Kalyan, Ileana D'Cruz and Parvati Melton in pivotal roles. The soundtrack of the film, composed by Devi Sri Prasad, was launched on 29 February 2008. The film was originally scheduled to be released on 27 March 2008, but because of delays in the digital intermediate (DI) process, the film was released on 2 April 2008 and became successful at the box Tollywood Box office. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Yeh Hai Jalsa. Jalsa was released with 400 prints in 800 theaters across 1000 screens worldwide on 2 April 2008.[1] Jalsa collected INR400 million (US$6.5 million) in 100 days and turned out to be biggest grosser of the year.

Plot[edit]

Sanjay Sahu (Pawan Kalyan) is a post-graduate from Osmania University and is working as a gym instructor. He is in love with Indu (Kamalini Mukherjee) who wishes to marry him. So she makes him meet her father (Prakash Raj), who is a police officer and also happens to be his old acquaintance. Her father declines to approve their love and she is forced to marry according to her father's choice. Meanwhile, Bhagmathi a.k.a Bhagi (Ileana D'Cruz) and her friend Jyothsna a.k.a Jo (Parvathi Melton) are chased by hoodlums before being rescued by Sanjay. Meanwhile, Jo and Bhagi are ragged in the college before being again rescued by Sanjay. Both begin to like Sanjay and even decide, to propose their love to him without the knowledge of the other. However, it is Jo who proposes first to Sanjay, who rejects her. Careful after seeing her friend's love rejected, Bhagi, with the help of Sreenu (Sunil), begins wooing Sanjay.

Meanwhile, Damodar Reddy (Mukesh Rishi), a powerful land-grabber who takes care of all the settlements while still in jail, is out on parole. He is in search of Sanjay for spoiling his land deals in the past and thrashing his son, who was one of the goons who chased Bhagi. He makes an attempt on life of Sanjay, but in vain. But, his friend Abhi (Ali) is taken as a hostage during the attack. Sanjay rescues Abhi, but is enraged when his friends stop him from assaulting the kidnapper by questioning his authority to take law into his hands. Sanjay then reveals his flashback, in which he hailed from a poor rural family. His brother dies of heart disease as a child. His father commits suicide as crops fail and his mother too passes away. While going to burial ground, he repeatedly slips and swoons at a stone pillar. He plucks it out, which enrages the henchmen of Damodar Reddy . When they attack him, Sahu beats them up, and disappears into a forest and joins the naxalites. During a combing operation, he joins hands with the father of Indu and Bhagi - a police officer - and his team to eliminate the team in an encounter. Sanjay is then rehabilitated as a college student in Hyderabad.

Bhagi confesses to her father about her intention to marry Sanjay, but her father rejects it by revealing to her about Sanjay being an ex-lover of her sister Indu, and an ex-naxal. Shocked, Bhagi agrees to get married as per her father's choice. Her father arranges engagement of Bhagi with Raghu Ram (Sivaji). Sanjay is disgusted that Bhagi has given her assent to the engagement and decides to break it. Meanwhile, Sanjay comes to know about the man who attempted on his life is none other than Damodar Reddy and Ragghu Ram is the elder son of Damodar Reddy. So Sanjay confronts him in jail and challenges him. Damodar Reddy gets out of jail, and forcibly arranges the marriage of Raghuram with Bhagi. Sanjay, meanwhile kidnaps the younger son of Damodar Reddy, and takes him head-on, defeats him and the film ends with Bhagi getting married to Sanjay.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Pre-release revenue's[edit]

Jalsa Satellite rights were sold for INR35 million (US$570,000).Its audio telecast rights fetched INR5 million (US$81,000).Aditya Music bought the music rights for approximately a whooping amount of INR10 million (US$160,000). Its Nizam rights were sold for INR70 million (US$1.1 million).

Statistics[edit]

Jalsa was released with 400 Prints in 800 theaters worldwide across 1000 Screens on 2 April 2008.[1][4] The openings fetched really well As the film collected INR76.7 million (US$1.2 million) gross on its first day.

Box office[edit]

Jalsa collected INR72 million (US$1.2 million) on its first day and INR210 million (US$3.4 million) on its first week It reached INR 400 million club within 31 Days all over the world.[1] The film went on collecting INR500 million (US$8.1 million) in its total run with a Share of INR350 million (US$5.7 million).[1] Jalsa collected a Share of INR350 million (US$5.7 million)(nett) delivering INR500 million (US$8.1 million) gross in 100 Days worldwide. In Nizam Area the film collected INR100 million (US$1.6 million).[1] The film was made with a whooping high budget of INR250 million (US$4.1 million) It collected INR350 million (US$5.7 million) Share in 100 Days leaving INR 100 million staright Profit to its producer.

Reception[edit]

  • The movie largely opened to positive response from both critics and audience. The film was released with 400 prints in 1000 Screens and the film proved to be a biggest grosser of the year.[5] The film grossed INR 96 million in Nizam territory. It was dubbed in Hindi as Yeh Hai Jalsa.It ran for 50 days in over 258 centers and 100 days in over 25 centers.[6]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack of the film was launched on 29 February 2008. The audio rights were sold to Aditya Music for INR 9 million,[8][9] the highest for a Telugu film of its released month.[10] The music got very good reviews from websites[11][12][13] and an excellent response from the public itself.[14] The music has been topping the charts since its release.[15][16] Devi Sri Prasad received the 2008 Santosham Best Music Director Award for his work on the film's music.

Jalsa
Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
Released 2 April 2008 (2008-04-02)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Aditya Music
Producer Allu Aravind
Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
"Jalsa"[17] Baba Sehgal and Rita 4:20 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz
"My Heart is Beating"[17] K. K. 5:00 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz
"You and I" Devi Sri Prasad 5:01 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan, Parvati Melton and Ileana D'Cruz
"Chalore Chalore Chal" Ranjith 2:48 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Prakash Raj
"Jennifer Lopez" Benny Dayal and Priya 4:21 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Parvati Melton
"Gaallo Thelinattunde" Tippu and Gopika Purnima 4:53 Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz
"Chalore Chalore Chal (Hindi)" Devi Sri Prasad 3:07 Bonus track
"My Heart is Beating (Remix)" K. K. 3:03 Remix track
"Jalsa (The Devi Mix)" Baba Sehgal, Devi Sri Prasad 4:03 Remix of title song

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