Jaisurya

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Jaisurya
Directed byManoj Kumar
Produced byManoj Kumar
Selvi Manoj Kumar
Written byManoj Kumar
StarringArjun
Laila
Chaya Singh
Vadivelu
Music byDeva
CinematographyA. Karthik Raja
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Production
company
Guru Films
Distributed byLakshmipriya Combines
Release date
17 December 2004
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Jaisurya is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2004 directed by Manoj Kumar. The film stars Arjun in dual roles, along withLaila, Chaya Singh, Vadivelu in pivotal roles. The movie's score was scored by Deva. The film received negative reviews from critics and failed at box-office. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu with same name.[1]

Plot[edit]

Surya (Arjun), assisted by Baby (Laila), is a conman whose services can be bought by anyone for the right price. His tricks result in the dismissal of both the Assistant Commissioner (Ilavarasu) and his brother, the Police Minister (Raj Kapoor). So they seek the help of Pasupathy (Shobaraj), another dada in Madras. When Pasupathy is recruited by a goon from Calcutta to kidnap the Kancheepuram collector, Surya decides to foil his plan and save the collector. When saving the man, he finds that the collector Jai Anand (Arjun) is a spitting image of himself. Jai's fiancée Priya (Chaya Singh) tells Surya about Jai's past as the collector in Calcutta.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

During the launch event of the film in February 2004, producers had put up promotional stills of actress Sneha before she had signed the film. Subsequently, the team moved quickly to sign on Laila and make up for their error.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jaisurya
Soundtrack album by
Released2004
Recorded2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:23
LabelFive Star Audio
ProducerDeva
Deva chronology
Engal Anna
(2004)
Jaisurya
(2004)
Gajendra
(2004)

Music was composed by Deva and released on Five Star Audio.

All lyrics written by Pa. Vijay.

Track-List
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Jai Surya"Timmy, Mathangi Jagdish3:07
2."Kattuna Avala"Krishnaraj, Vadivelu4:50
3."Kattuna Avala" (Version 2)Arjun Sarja, Vadivelu4:50
4."Madha Madha"Tippu, Anuradha Sriram5:04
5."Theekuchi Penne"Krishnaraj, Jayalakshmi4:30
6."Vachukka Solli"Karthik, Febi Mani4:02
Total length:26:23

Release[edit]

Due to producer's financial crunch, Jaisurya release was delayed for 4 months.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

  • Biz Hat wrote "There is nothing spectacular about music and cinematography either.Manoj Kumar had produced and directed the film. On what basis did he choose such a story?".[4]
  • Thiraipadam wrote "Movies with dual roles usually pick up the pace and become more interesting after the two characters meet. But the reverse happens in Jai Soorya. Things get ridiculous and the movie skids to a complete stop after the collector's flashback."[5]
  • Chennai Online wrote "The problem with the film is that the director doesn�t seem to have quite made up his mind whether his narrative style should be a light-hearted one or serious. So it meanders somewhere between the two and ends in a confused amalgam of emotions, with neither the humour nor the intensity really touching one!".[6]

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