Jay Jay

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Jay Jay
Directed by Saran
Produced by Viswanathan Ravichandran
Written by Saran
Starring R. Madhavan
Amogha
Pooja
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production
company
Release dates 14 November 2003
Running time 132 minutes
Language Tamil

Jay Jay (Tamil: ஜே ஜே) is a 2003 Tamil romance film written and directed by Saran. The film features R. Madhavan, Amogha and Pooja in the leading roles while Adithya Menon, Kalabhavan Mani, Charle, Dhamu and Malavika Avinash also play key supporting roles. Produced by V. Ravichandran of Oscar Films, the film had music scored by Bharathwaj. It released in November 2003 to average reviews and collections.[1] This plot is derived from the Hollywood film serendipity.

Plot[edit]

Jagan (R. Madhavan) and Jamuna (Amoga) meet in a shopping mall in Chennai. They like each other and spend a day chatting in the coffee shop. Jamuna, a believer in destiny, writes down her address and telephone number on a Rs.100 note and makes the payment at the cafe declaring that if the note comes back to Jagan then it means that he was destined to meet her. He tries hard to trace the note but in vain. Jamuna goes back to Kolkata. Meanwhile Pooja (Pooja), who was rescued by Madhavan from some thugs, has a crush on him. Finally Jagan manages to get Jamuna address on the eve of her wedding and unites with her.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was initially supposed to feature Mandira Bedi in the lead role, though she was later left out due to unknown reasons.[2] Priyanka Kothari made her debut in the film under the stage name of Amogha, while the film also marked the debut of another heroine, Pooja, who had already signed up to feature in Jeeva's Ullam Ketkumae at the time. Thappu Thaalangal Sunderraj, a popular Kannada actor, returned to the Tamil screen after a gap of 15 years, while Ceylon Manohar also too returned to acting after 23 years and played the main villain here. Malavika Avinash of Anni fame and Giri from the Sahana serial also made their entry into the big screen, with Giri playing the role of Madhavan's friend. Bengali actress Sharmila Ghosh was also in the cast. Reemma Sen, shot at the Vishakapatnam Railway Station with 40 models from Mumbai for a song in the film.[3] The song was the first venture of Suchitra as a playback singer.[4]

One of the dance numbers has Sarat-Subhash the popular dance-duo from Madurai dancing to the tune. Two songs have been picturised in Greece. And the crew travelled to the locations to the small islands surrounding the place. A song was picturised on Madhavan-Amoha-Pooja at a cave in the island of Milan, and at Santornini, famous for its volcanic eruptions. The locations selected for shooting the scenes were Chennai, Kolkatta, and Vishakapatnam. A ten day shooting took place at the Shoppers Stop shopping complex in Chennai and also at a local theater where Madhavan has a fight-scene with some rowdies. A week's shooting was at the Institute for the Dumb and Deaf at Ramavaram. At Kolkatta the chosen locations were, the old and new Howrah Bridge, Aajkal House (of the popular Aajkal Daily), the Dakshineshwar Temple and on trams.[5]

Release[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews, with a critic form The Hindu noting "Saran seems to have been carried away by the protracted route of the 100-rupee note and the hide and seek game between the lovers that he lets his screenplay go haywire."[6] Another reviewer noted "The movie also reminds of Kadhal Kottai at many instances but Jay Jay has not made itself as poignant as this movie. The costumes and the music are the only consolation for the producer of this boring and fruitless movie."[7]

Despite the mixed reviews, the film ran for seventy five days across Chennai.[8] The film was later dubbed and released under the same name in Telugu by producers Seetharam Reddy and Hema Babu.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jay Jay
Soundtrack album by Bharathwaj
Released 2003
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Hit Music

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Bharathwaj. The lyrics for the film were written by Vairamuthu.[10]

Track-list
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Unnai Naan"   Hariharan 5:01
2. "Unnai Ninaikave"   Reshmi 4:41
3. "Kaadhal Mazhaiye"   Srinivas 4:35
4. "Pengal Nenjai"   Kay Kay, Mahalakshmi Iyer 4:24
5. "Jee Boomba"   Boney Chakravathy 5:31
6. "May Maasam"   Suchitra 4:55

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