Jaisurya

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Jaisurya
Directed by Manoj Kumar
Produced by Manoj Kumar
Selvi Manoj Kumar
Written by Manoj Kumar
Starring Arjun
Laila
Chaya Singh
Vadivelu
Music by Deva
Cinematography A. Karthik Raja
Edited by P. Mohan Raj
Production
company
Guru Films
Distributed by Lakshmipriya Combines
Release date
17 December 2004
Country India
Language Tamil

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 (Rajkapoor). So they seek the help of Pasupathy (Sobhraj), 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 Deva
Released 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Five Star Audio
Producer Deva

Music was composed by Deva.[3][4]

  • Jaisurya - Timmy, Mathangi
  • Kattuna Ivala - Krishnaraj, Vadivelu
  • Kattuna Ivala II - Arjun, Vadivelu
  • Matha Matha - Tippu, Anuradha Sriram
  • Theekuchi Penne - Krishnaraj, Jayalakshmi
  • Unnai Vachuka Solli - Karthik, Febi

Release[edit]

Due to producer's financial crunch, Jaisurya release was delayed for 4 months.[5]

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?".[6] 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."[7] 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!".[8]

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