Jalsa (transl. Fun) is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by Allu Aravind, under the Geetha Arts banner starring Pawan Kalyan, Ileana, Parvati Melton, Kamalinee Mukerji, Mukesh Rishi and Prakash Raj. The soundtrack of the film composed by Devi Sri Prasad, was launched on 29 February 2008. The film was released on 2 April 2008.[1]

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Directed byTrivikram Srinivas
Written byTrivikram Srinivas
Produced byAllu Aravind
StarringPawan Kalyan
Parvati Melton
Kamalinee Mukerji
Mukesh Rishi
Prakash Raj
Narrated byMahesh Babu
CinematographyK. V. Guhan
Rasool Ellore
Edited bySreekar Prasad
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 2 April 2008 (2008-04-02)
Running time
167 minutes


Sanjay Sahu aka Sanju (Pawan Kalyan) is a post-graduate and is working as a aerobics instructor. He is in love with Indu (Kamalini Mukherjee), who wishes to marry him. 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 of their love, and she is forced to marry according to her father's choice. Meanwhile, Indu's sister Bhagyamathi aka Bhagi (Ileana) and her friend Jyothsna aka Jo (Parvati Melton) are chased by hoodlums before being rescued by Sanju. Furthermore, Jo and Bhagi are ragged in the college before being again rescued by Sanju. Both begin to like Sanju and even decide to propose their love to him without their knowledge of the other. However, it is Jo who proposes first to Sanju, who rejects her. Careful after seeing her friend's love rejected, Bhagi, with the help of Sreenu (Sunil), begins wooing Sanju.

Bhagi keeps wooing Sanju in different ways under Sreenu's supervision. Sreenu keeps advising Bhagi with new ideas, so that she impresses Sanju. With his idea, Bhagi vacates the previous tenants in Sanjus' house and gets into that house to woo Sanju. She keeps trying in many ways to impress him, which evokes comedy. Bhagi keeps meeting Sanju, tries to know more about him. After many comical situations coming their way, love blossoms between the two, but unfortunately at a party where Jo is also one of the attendees, she spills all the beans about Bhagi and Sanju is infuriated and breaks their relationship. But later that party night in conversation with Bhagi, drunken Sanju begins to showcase that he isn't a correct fit to her, yet the unending love of Bhagi towards Sanju, makes him fall for her and both again get into a relationship marking it with a kiss.

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 Sanju 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 Sanju's life but in vain. However, Sanju's friend Abhi (Ali) is taken hostage during the attack. Sanju rescues Abhi but is enraged when his friends stop him from assaulting the kidnapper by questioning his authority to take the law into his hands and bringing them troubles. Sanju then reveals his flashback, in which he hailed from a poor rural family. His brother dies of heart disease as a child. His father Janardhan Sahu (Shishir Sharma) commits suicide as crops fail, and his mother too passes away. While going to the 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, disappears into a forest, and joins 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. Sanju is then rehabilitated as a college student in Hyderabad.

Bhagi confesses to her father about her intention to marry Sanju, but her father rejects it by revealing to her about Sanju 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 the engagement of Bhagi with Raghu Ram (Sivaji). Sanju is disgusted that Bhagi has given her assent to the engagement and decides to break it. Meanwhile, Sanju comes to know that the man who attempted on his life is none other than Damodar Reddy and that Raghu Ram is the elder son of Damodar Reddy. Sanju confronts Damodar Reddy in jail and challenges him. Damodar Reddy gets out of jail and forcibly arranges the marriage of Raghuram with Bhagi. Sanju, meanwhile, kidnaps the younger son of Damodar Reddy (Aditya Redij), takes Damodar Reddy head-on, and defeats him. The film ends with Bhagi marrying Sanju.

The movie ends with a paralyzed Damodar Reddy dying on the same road that Sanji defeated him on.



The film was originally scheduled to be released on 27 March 2008, but because of delays in the digital intermediate (DI) process. Jalsa was later released with 400 Prints in 800 theaters worldwide across 1000 Screens on 2 April 2008.[3][4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Ceremony Category Nominee Result Ref(s)
56th Filmfare Awards South Best Film – Telugu Allu Arvind Nominated [5]
Best Director – Telugu Trivikram Srinivas Nominated
Best Actor – Telugu Pawan kalyan Nominated
Best Actress – Telugu Ileana D'cruz Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Parvathi melton Nominated
Best Music Director – Telugu Devi sri prasad Nominated
Best Lyrcist – Telugu Sirivennela seethrama sastry - (chalore chalore) Nominated
Santosham Film Awards[6] Best Film – Telugu Jalsa Won [7]
Best Director – Telugu Trivikram srinivas Won
Best Actor – Telugu Pawan kalyan Nominated
Best Actress – Telugu Ileana D'cruz Won
Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Prakash raj Nominated
Best Supporting actress – Telugu Parvathi melton Nominated
Best Misic Director – Telugu Devi sri prasad Won


The soundtrack of the film was launched on 29 February 2008. The audio rights were sold to Aditya Music for 9 million,[8][9] the highest for a Telugu film of its released month.[10] The music got very good reviews from websites[11][12][13] and an excellent response from the public itself.[14] The music has been topping the charts since its release.[15][16] 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
Santosh Subramaniam
1."Jalsa" (Picturised on Pawan Kalyan and Ileana)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)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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  9. ^ "'Jalsa' audio rights bagged for 90 Lakhs". 29 January 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  10. ^ "Power Star Pawan Kalyan's JALSA Title Song". Archived from the original on 12 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  11. ^ "Jalsa Music Review – Jalsa All The Way". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  12. ^ "Jalsa Music Review". Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  13. ^ "Jalsa is sheer fun". Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2008.
  14. ^ "'Jalsa' audio response from across the state". Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  15. ^ "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
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