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Jalsa (English: Fun) is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind, under the Geetha Arts banner. The film stars Pawan Kalyan, Ileana D'Cruz and Parvati Melton in pivotal roles and Mahesh Babu as narrator. The soundtrack of the film composed by Devi Sri Prasad, was launched on 29 February 2008. The film was originally scheduled to be released on 27 March 2008, but because of delays in the digital intermediate (DI) process, the film was released on 2 April 2008. Jalsa was released with 400 prints in 800 theaters across 1000 screens worldwide on 2 April 2008.[2] Jalsa grossed 38 crores.[1]

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Pawan Kalyan and Ileana
Directed byTrivikram Srinivas
Produced byAllu Aravind
Written byTrivikram Srinivas
StarringPawan Kalyan
Ileana D'Cruz
Kamalinee Mukherjee
Parvati Melton
Mukesh Rishi
Narrated byMahesh Babu
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyK. V. Guhan
Rasool Ellore
Edited bySreekar Prasad
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 2 April 2008 (2008-04-02)
Running time
167 minutes
Budget25 crores[1]
Box officeest.38 crores[1]


Sanjay Sahu (Pawan Kalyan) is a post-graduate from Osmania University and is working as a gym instructor. He is in love with Indu (Kamalini Mukherjee) who wishes to marry him. So she makes him meet her father (Prakash Raj), who is a police officer and also happens to be his old acquaintance. Her father declines to approve their love and she is forced to marry according to her father's choice. Meanwhile, Bhagmathi a.k.a. Bhagi (Ileana D'Cruz) and her friend Jyothsna a.k.a. Jo (Parvathi Melton) are chased by hoodlums before being rescued by Sanjay. Furthermore, Jo and Bhagi are ragged in the college before being again rescued by Sanjay. Both begin to like Sanjay and even decide to propose their love to him without the knowledge of the other. However, it is Jo who proposes first to Sanjay, who rejects her. Careful after seeing her friend's love rejected, Bhagi, with the help of Sreenu (Sunil), begins wooing Sanjay.

Meanwhile, Damodar Reddy (Mukesh Rishi), a powerful land-grabber who takes care of all the settlements while still in jail, is out on parole. He is in search of Sanjay for spoiling his land deals in the past and thrashing his son, who was one of the goons who chased Bhagi. He makes an attempt on life of Sanjay, but in vain. But, his friend Abhi (Ali) is taken as a hostage during the attack. Sanjay rescues Abhi, but is enraged when his friends stop him from assaulting the kidnapper by questioning his authority to take law into his hands and bringing them troubles. Sanjay then reveals his flashback, in which he hailed from a poor rural family. His brother dies of heart disease as a child. His father(Shishir Sharma) commits suicide as crops fail and his mother too passes away. While going to burial ground, he repeatedly slips and swoons at a stone pillar. He plucks it out, which enrages the henchmen of Damodar Reddy . When they attack him, Sahu beats them up, and disappears into a forest and joins the naxalites. During a combing operation, he joins hands with the father of Indu and Bhagi - a police officer - and his team to eliminate the team in an encounter. Sanjay is then rehabilitated as a college student in Hyderabad.

Bhagi confesses to her father about her intention to marry Sanjay, but her father rejects it by revealing to her about Sanjay being an ex-lover of her sister Indu, and an ex-naxal. Shocked, Bhagi agrees to get married as per her father's choice. Her father arranges engagement of Bhagi with Raghu Ram (Sivaji). Sanjay is disgusted that Bhagi has given her assent to the engagement and decides to break it. Meanwhile, Sanjay comes to know about the man who attempted on his life is none other than Damodar Reddy and Ragghu Ram is the elder son of Damodar Reddy. So Sanjay confronts him in jail and challenges him. Damodar Reddy gets out of jail, and forcibly arranges the marriage of Raghuram with Bhagi. Sanjay, meanwhile kidnaps the younger son of Damodar Reddy, and takes him head-on, defeats him and the film ends with Bhagi getting married to Sanjay.



Jalsa was released with 400 Prints in 800 theaters worldwide across 1000 Screens on 2 April 2008.[2][4]

Awards and nominationsEdit


The soundtrack of the film was launched on 29 February 2008. The audio rights were sold to Aditya Music for 9 million,[7][8] the highest for a Telugu film of its released month.[9] The music got very good reviews from websites[10][11][12] and an excellent response from the public itself.[13] The music has been topping the charts since its release.[14][15] Devi Sri Prasad received the 2008 Santosham Best Music Director Award for his work on the film's music.

Soundtrack album by
Released2 April 2008 (2008-04-02)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
1."Jalsa" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryBaba Sehgal, Rita4:19
2."My Heart is Beating" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryK. K.4:59
3."You and I" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan, Parvati Melton and Ileana D'Cruz)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryDevi Sri Prasad5:00
4."Chalore Chalore Chal" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Prakash Raj)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryRanjith2:46
5."Jennifer Lopez" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Parvati Melton)Ramajogayya SastryBenny Dayal, Priya4:19
6."Gaallo Thelinattunde" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana D'Cruz)Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarTippu, Gopika Poornima4:52
7."Chalore Chalore Chal (Hindi)" (Bonus track)Raqueeb AlamDevi Sri Prasad3:05
8."My Heart is Beating (Remix)" (Remix)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryK. K.3:02
9."Jalsa (The Devi Mix)" (Remix of title song)Sirivennela Seetharama SastryBaba Sehgal, Devi Sri Prasad4:02
Total length:36:24


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  7. ^ "Pawan kalyan's 'Jalsa' audio rights bagged for 90 Lakhs". 29 January 2008. Archived from the original on 1 February 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  8. ^ "'Jalsa' audio rights bagged for 90 Lakhs". 29 January 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  9. ^ "Power Star Pawan Kalyan's JALSA Title Song". Archived from the original on 12 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  10. ^ "Jalsa Music Review – Jalsa All The Way". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  11. ^ "Jalsa Music Review". Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  12. ^ "Jalsa is sheer fun". Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  13. ^ "'Jalsa' audio response from across the state". Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)Retrieved 29 March 2008
  15. ^ "Trilingual 'Jalsa' tops Telugu music charts". 6 March 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008.

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