Jana (film)

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Jana
Jana 2004.jpg
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Kaja Mohideen
Written by Mona Palanisamy
Starring Ajith Kumar
Sneha
Raghuvaran
Karunas
Manoj K Jayan
Siddique
Radharavi
Manorama
Music by Original songs:
Dhina
Background Score
C. Raja Mani
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by L. Bhoominathan
Production
company
Raja Combines
Release date
  • 1 May 2004 (2004-05-01)
Language Tamil
Box office 6 crore

Jana 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]

Janardhanan 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 9 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. Apart from Palghat, a 20-day schedule took place at locations like Ottappalam, and Shornoor in Kerala.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jana
Soundtrack album by Dhina
Released 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label New Music
Producer Dhina
Dhina chronology
Anbe Un Vasam
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Jana
(2004)
Thirupaachi
(2004)Thirupaachi2004

The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by Dhina.

Release[edit]

Unexpected and untimely summer rains all over Tamil Nadu dampened the box office and opening of Jana. The second weekend too was disrupted by polling day (May 10) campaigns.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jana Tamil Movie Review". 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. 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". 2004-06-14. Archived from the original on 14 June 2004. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ Summer rains ruin Jana opening weekend

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