Jana (film)

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Jana
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Kaja Mohideen
Starring Ajith Kumar
Sneha
Raghuvaran
Karunaas
Manoj K Jayan
Siddique
Radharavi
Manorama
Music by Dhina
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Release date(s) 1 May 2004
Language Tamil

Jana (Tamil: ஜனா) is a 2004 Tamil action film directed by Shaji Kailas. The film stars Ajith Kumar in the title role with Sneha, Raghuvaran, Karunaas and Srividya playing other key roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Dhina, while the camera is handled by Rajeev Ravi.[1]

Plot[edit]

Jana lives in a village in Tamil Nadu, leading life incognito, taking up the cause of the villagers, making enemies around. And then comes the twist in the tale, the caption in the interval reading...'Interval...Wait just see other face'. And when the film re-opens we do get to see the other face of Jana.

Jana, a terror to the Mumbai dons, corrupt politicians and their ilk, killing, maiming and teaching a lesson to them. Both the faces of Jana merge finally, when his bete noire Bhandari, out of jail, comes to the village to have his final round with Jana.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was announced in early 2002 titled as Thiruda. Trisha Krishnan was initially signed on to play the lead female role but pulled out due to unavailability of dates.[2] The title was subsequently changed to Jana after the lead character and Ajith began filming in December 2002.[3][4] Trisha's role was later taken by Sneha.[5]

The shooting took place at Palghat where some sets were erected. It was a lavish set costing INR9 lakh, consisting of two big bungalows, one belonging to Raghuvaran and the other to Radharavi, in the film. Most of the story has taken place in these bungalows. Among those present were hero Ajit and heroine Sneha. The sets have been designed by art-director Maniraj, and was the cynosure of all eyes for their authenticity. Apart from Palghat, a 20-day schedule took place at locations like Ottappalam, and Shornoor in Kerala.[6]

Release[edit]

The film received mixed reviews upon release with critics claiming that the film was a rehash of yesteryear films such as Baasha and Nayagan.[7][8][9]

The film was later dubbed into Telugu as Rowdy Don and later dubbed straight into the DVD Format as Main Hoon Soldier.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by Dhina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jana Tamil Movie Review - cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes". IndiaGlitz. 2004-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Movies: The Ajith Interview". rediff.com. 2002-12-21. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2004-06-14. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ "AllIndianSite.com - Jana - It's All About movie". Kollywood.allindiansite.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Unleashed Entertainment in Tamil Cinema". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  9. ^ "Jana". The Hindu. 2004-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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