Jai (2004 Telugu film)

Jai (Telugu: జై) is a 2004 Telugu drama film directed by Teja, starring Navdeep in his debut, and also has Santhoshi and Ayesha Jhulka. It was dubbed and partially reshot in Tamil as Jairam.[1] The film was successful in both the languages. The story tries to marry romance and patriotism.[2]

Directed byTeja
Produced byTeja
Written byTeja
Ayesha Jhulka
Salim Baig
Music byAnoop Rubens
CinematographyRavi Varman
Edited byShankar
Chitram Movies
Release date
  • 25 March 2004 (2004-03-25)


Jairam (Navdeep) is a son of a rich widow (Ayesha Jhulka) whose husband was killed by Pakistanis in the war. As usual, she neglects her son and is busy in earning money for him in the business. Jai is a brilliant student who possesses high moral values. He falls in love with Farah (Santhoshi), whose father teaches him boxing. Jai's mother holds the Indo-Pak Boxing Match. India loses the match, and the Pakistan champion challenges Indians saying that even after 56 years of independence, Indians cannot stop Pakistanis from butchering the Indian army members. Jai challenges that he will win them in 56 days. The twist in the tale is that the Pakistani boxer is none other than the ISI member sent by Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief Maulana Masood Azhar. When young Jai challenges them, he started his training and he gained punch weight upto 75kgs which was high compared to his opponent, then Pakistanis started trouble with Jai when he's upon training they rushed into fight and thrown stone to Jai's chest and crushed his right hand by their knee, Afterwards, Jai got rescued and admitted to hospital. The doctor reports that his ligament got teared and ribs got fractured and it caused Pneumothorax which it leads against boxing challenge to put him on hospital for 6 months. But Jai doesn't want to give up and started testing himself by punching the pillow but it caused his hand teared severely and blood was dropping from his hand. After, doctor warns him if he does like that again it leads to lose his hand. So he started his training by using only his left hand. But Pakistanis also troubled his trainer and he got admitted but his son was ready to train him instead of his father. After 15 days, he attends the boxing match but got hit to his chest and it leads getting points to Pakistan but Jai never give up and started punching even by using his right hand which was injured when it bleeds he doesn't care about it and started punching his opponent. After his opponent got knocked, blood is shown dripping from his ear, showing that Jai defeated him with his broken fist chanting 'Vande Mataram'. After India won the boxing challenge and proved that they defeated Pakistan.


Tamil version

Bilingual ReleaseEdit

Jai was director Teja's first bilingual film and was released in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously in 900 theaters worldwide including India, Singapore, UK, USA and Australia. The Tamil version, Jairam, was produced by Radaan Media Works, owned by veteran actress, Radhika. Senior actors in Tamil replaced the senior actors in Telugu in the Tamil Version to bring in nativity. The movie made good business in Tamil Nadu and was the first major film production for Radaan Media Works.


The music was composed By Anup Rubens and released by Sohan Audio. All lyrics were penned by Kulasekhar.

Soundtrack album by
LabelSohan Audio
ProducerAnup Rubens
Anup Rubens chronology
Telugu Track list
1."Jai Jai"Master Manu, Anup Rubens, Tippu4:51
2."Enni Ashalo"Shreya Ghoshal4:48
3."O Manasa O Manasa"Anup Rubens, Usha4:52
4."One Two Three"Tippu5:07
5."Vandemataram"Baby Preethi, Srinivas N4:25
6."Nee Kosame"Mallikarjun, K. S. Chithra5:32
7."Naa Chethilona"Sumangali3:05
Total length:36:37
Tamil Track list


The movie was successful at the box office. The film's music was a hit; songs like Desam Manade went on to become chart-busters.


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