Jai Jagannatha

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Jai Jagannatha
Directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra
Produced by B.Chintu Mohapatra
Written by Sabyasachi Mohapatra
Starring Sarat Pujari
Sadhu Meher
Sritam Das
Jyoti Mishra
Pintu Nanda
Mohini Shilalipi
Music by Late Akshaya Mohanty
Cinematography Aum Prakash Mohapatra
Edited by Rajendra K. Mohapatra
Distributed by Adlabs
Release date
12 July 2007
Running time
127 minutes
Country India
Language Odia(Original)
Assamese, Chhattisgarhi
Budget $ 1,400,000

Jai Jagannatha is a 2007 Indian multilingual mythological film directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra, released in 15 languages. Besides Odia and Hindi, it's dubbed versions were released in English, Bengali, Assamese, Chhattisgarhi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Nepali languages.[1][2][3]


The story of Jai Jagannatha is based on the ancient scripture Laxmi Puran. The untouchables were not allowed to pray, worship and do rituals to God in the ancient ages. Sriya, one of the important characters in this story, dares to pray and worship and wins over the support of Goddess Lakshmi. The real drama begins when Lakshmi is separated by Lord Jagannath at the behest of his brother Balram (Balabhadra) because she ends discrimination on earth by encouraging even untouchables to conduct rituals and worship.

As Lakshmi moves out of Jagannath’s household, Jagannath and Balram undergo immense suffering — so much so that they have to starve without water and food. The curse of Lakshmi had such a severe impact on the brothers that for 12 years they had a tough time. Soon they realised the importance of Lakshmi and were keen to bring her back to their abode. Lakshmi returned to Jagannath’s abode on one condition: There will be no discrimination of caste and creed on earth.

This unique story highlighted that for God everyone was equal besides it reflected the reforms and progressive stance of Gods from the ancient times. Only in the end through Narad it is revealed that Jagannath to end casteism and discrimination had "set up" these series of events which highlighted the social message besides the strength of true spirituality.[4]





Jai Jagannatha, a movie directed by the Odia director Sabyasachi Mohapatra is being released with a record number of 13 languages apart from originals in Odia and Hindi. Jai Jagannatha is a multilingual socio-mythological feature film. State of the art graphics, rich production values and divine music are the highpoints of Jai Jagannatha. This socio-mythological film has six songs in all.[7]


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  7. ^ [2] Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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