Jannal Oram

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Jannal Oram
Promotional poster
Directed byKaru Pazhaniappan
Written bySugunakumar K. E. (Dialogues)
Screenplay byNishad K. Koya
Manu Prasad
Story bySugeeth
Sangeeth Kollam
Based onOrdinary
By Sugeeth
Produced byHemanth (Presenter)
K Murugan
CinematographyArbhindu Saaraa
Edited bySaravana
Music byVidyasagar
Hemanth films
Distributed byHemanth films
Release date
  • 29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)

Jannal Oram (transl. Window Side) is a 2013 Tamil-language road comedy thriller film directed by Karu Pazhaniappan[1] A remake of the 2012 Malayalam film, Ordinary, it stars Parthiban, Vimal, Vidharth, Ramana, Poorna and Manisha Yadav of Vazhakku Enn 18/9 fame.[2] The story is set in Pannaikadu, a hillside village, with only one bus service to and from a nearby town.[3] The film released on 29 November 2013 to mixed reviews.



Jannal Oram
Soundtrack album by
Released17 October 2013 (2013-10-17)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelTimes Music
Vidyasagar chronology
Jannal Oram

Music was composed by Vidyasagar who composed the original film uniting with Karu Palaniappan for the sixth time.[4] Behindwoods called it "joyride".[5] Milliblog wrote:"Karu Palaniappan’s record with Vidyasagar is fantastic but – disappointingly – only half-way through the soundtrack".[6]

  • "Ennadi Ennadi Oviyame" - Tippu, Vishal
  • "Aasa Vecha Manasula" - Tippu, Haricharan, Priya Himesh, Abhirami, Priyadarshini, Velmurugan
  • "Ele Malathoppu" - Anuradha Sriram, Velmurugan
  • "Unnai Paarkama" - Abhirami, Ceceille, Haricharan
  • "Athili Pathili" - K. Lakshman, Aravind, Rishi, Haresh, Aishwarya, Aswitha
  • "Aatho Apatho" - Bhoopalam Pragadeesh, Senthil

Lyrics were penned by Yugabharathi

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews.[7]

  • Indiaglitz wrote:"Jannal Oram' is an interesting journey, which turns a thriller in the second half. Stopping by to take note of most of the small emotions and gestures we miss in our everyday rush, the film is an interesting tale of a humble small town".[8]
  • Behindwoods wrote:"Palaniappan takes his own time to begin the actual film just before the interval and it is the post-interval block where all the drama happens and keeps you engaged fairly. The climax is also stretched more than necessary and when the suspense gets lengthened, it actually loses its purpose".[9]
  • Times of India wrote:"Overall, the film is competently put together and somewhat interesting but you cannot escape a lingering feeling that it should have been a little ambitious and much better".[10]
  • Sify wrote:"The major problem with Jannal Oram a scene-by-scene remake of the original is the over-the top performances by lead actors, especially Parthipan. The director should have known that the likes of Parthipan and Prakashraj are past their sell-by dates and can only add to unwanted irritations and nuisances. A very similar irritating Sathyaraj seems to have realised it about himself and has stopped irritating audiences".[11]

Box office[edit]

The film took average opening and grossed Rs. 4.50 crore in first week.[12]


  1. ^ "Parthiban Kanavu director's next a remake". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Shoot for Jannal Oram begins with puja". Sify. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  3. ^ Nikhil Raghavan (4 May 2013). "Etc: Natural bonding". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (26 October 2013). "Audio Beat: Jannal Oram - A fascinating journey". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Jannal Oram aka Jannal Oram songs review". Behindwoods. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ Karthik (18 October 2013). "Jannal Oram (Music review), Tamil – Vidyasagar by Milliblog!". Itwofs.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  7. ^ "'Jannal Oram' Review Roundup: Vemal-Parthepan Film Gets Mixed Response - International Business Times". Ibtimes.co.in. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Jannal Oram Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 30 November 2013. Archived from the original on 19 May 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Jannal Oram (aka) Jannal Oram review". Behindwoods. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Jannal Oram movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Movie Review : Jannal Oram". Sify. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Jannal Oram box office collection". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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