Jayam (2003 film)
|Directed by||M. Raja|
|Written by||Prasanna Kumar (dialogues)|
|Music by||R. P. Patnaik|
|Edited by||Editor Mohan|
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Jayam (English: Victory) is a 2003 Tamil romantic action drama film directed by M. Raja. It featured Ravi and Sadha in their first Tamil ventures respectively, with the success of the film prompting the actor to retain the film's title as a prefix to his stage name. It also featured Senthil, Gopichand, Mayilsamy, Suman Setty and Ramesh Khanna in supporting roles. The film is a remake of the 2002 Telugu film with the same title. Till date, Jayam is the first and the only Tamil film Gopichand has performed in.
The story is centered in a village where the parents of first cousins Sujatha (Sadha) and Raghu (Gopichand) decide that they will be married to each other when they become adults. As a child, Sujatha's uncle gives her anklets, which she wears as she grows up. As they grow older, Raghu is caught smuggling money from his house. At school, Raghu beats up a kid for talking to Sujatha. They quarrel, and soon Raghu's family leaves for another village.
Sujatha grows to be an attractive college student, while Raghu becomes a good-for-nothing character. On her way to college, Sujatha meets Ravi (Jayam Ravi), a poor, handsome, charming, enthusiastic young man. He asks her to wear her anklets to college again, and soon after their quarrels, they fall in love. Meanwhile, Raghu’s parents (Nizhalgal Ravi and Nalini), hoping that he will become a responsible person after marriage, decide to carry out his marriage with Sujatha. The whole story takes a turn when Sujatha’s parents (Rajeev and Pragathi) learn about her love affair with Ravi. On the day of her marriage, Sujatha elopes with Ravi, and the action heats up as they are chased by Raghu and his thugs.
Finally, Raghu is defeated in a face-to-face combat with Ravi, and Ravi marries Sujatha.
- Jayam Ravi as Ravi
- Sadha as Sujatha
- Gopichand as Raghu
- Rajeev as Sujatha's father
- Pragathi as Sujatha's mother
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Raghu's father
- Nalini as Raghu's mother
- Kalyani as Kalyani (Sujatha's sister)
- Dhritiman Chatterjee as Seshu
- Senthil as Maadasamy
- Suman Setty as Alibaba
- Shakeela as College Professor
- Ramesh Khanna
- Reshmi Menon as Young Sujatha
- "Kanamoochi" - Shankar Mahadevan
- "Kavithayae Theriyuma" - Harini, Manicka Vinayagam, R.P. Patnaik
- "Thiruvizhannu Vantha" - Tippu, Gowri, Raja, Ravi
- "Vandi Vandi Railu Vandi" - Tippu, Manicka Vinayagam
- "Kaathal Kaathal" - Karthik
- "Kaathal Thandha Vali" - Karthik, Ganga
- "Kodi Kodi Minnalgal" - Vijay Yesudas
Jayam opened to mixed reviews, with a critic from The Hindu stating the film gave a sense of "déjà vu" but added that Raja's "treatment is interesting in patches". The film went on to become a surprise success at the box office, and prompted both Raja and Ravi to adopt "Jayam" to their stage names as a prefix, while their home production studio was renamed Jayam Company.The film collected 25 crores at the Box office and become commercially success.
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