Jayam (2002 film)

Jayam (transl. Victory) is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language romantic action drama film written, produced and directed by Teja under the banner, Chitram Movies. Nithiin, Sadha, and Gopichand star in the film, and music was composed by R. P. Patnaik. The film went on to become a huge hit both critically and commercially. Performances of actors and the music was well received and appreciated by the viewers and critics.[2] It was remade by M. Raja in Tamil with the same title in 2003.

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Movie poster
Directed byTeja
Written byTeja
Produced byTeja
CinematographySameer Reddy
Edited byShankar
Music byR. P. Patnaik
Chitram Movies
Release date
  • 14 June 2002 (2002-06-14)
Running time
152 minutes
Budget18 million[1]
Box officeest. 320 million[1]


In a village, the parents of first cousins Sujatha and Raghu decide that the children will marry one another when they grow up. Raghu is seen to be arrogant and negatively shaded since young. He smokes and steals money from his father to gamble. Once when Raghu attacks Sujatha's classmate when he helps her, Sujatha breaks all bonds with Raghu. When Raghu's family moves to another village, Sujatha and Raghu do not even say goodbye to each other. Meanwhile, Raghu's father gifts Sujatha with silver anklets and requests her to never remove them, to which she obliges. Several years pass by. Raghu and Sujatha are very distanced. Sujatha grows up to be a beautiful teenage girl, whereas Raghu becomes a rogue and a womanizer. Every time his mother speaks of Sujatha, he feels disgusted. He goes to the extent of sleeping with his servant.

Meanwhile, Sujatha goes to college, where she meets Venkat. Venkat is from an extremely poor family and does small jobs to support his single mother, and pay the money lender. He has a decent group of friends, and they are classmates with Sujatha. Venkat has an instant crush on Sujatha, which Sujatha does not reciprocate. Venkat asks Sujatha to come to the temple festival, to which she refuses. But in the end, Sujatha comes, indicating that she is in love with Venkat. Venkat and Sujatha start dating and communicate with each other on the train by writing to each other on the blackboard at the side of the train.

Once, when building up the courage to board the same compartment in the train as Venkat, Sujatha is spotted by the family astrologer. She goes home scared, and as she had expected, the astrologer had told Sujatha's father. Her father tells her that she would be married to Raghu just as was decided years ago. Sujatha protests, but her father stays firm. This results in Sujatha dropping out of college and staying at home.

Raghu comes for the engagement reluctantly (still thinking of their childhood encounter), but instantly falls for her the moment he sees her. He warns Sujatha that she would never go away and marry him in the end. They both are engaged. Sujatha has a younger sister Kalyani, who turns out to be the messenger between her and Venkat. She gives a message to Venkat to meet Sujatha at the temple. The whole family goes to the temple after the engagement, and there Sujatha sees Venkat waiting for her. She is spotted talking to Venkat by Raghu and his gang, and they mercilessly beat him up. Traumatized, Sujatha runs to her father, but Raghu indirectly warns her family that things would turn out wrong if Venkat is seen anywhere near Sujatha.

He then mysteriously comes into Raghu's home and writes that he would be the one marrying Sujatha in the end, in blood, triggering Raghu. Fearing that Venkat would come and take Sujatha away, Raghu sends his men to Venkat's house. They trash the whole house and the things inside, sparing his mother. His mother tells Venkat's friends that he should come back with Sujatha, and if he does not, she herself would kill him. The same thing happens in Sujatha's home on their wedding day he writes he will take Sujatha at 7:00. Raghu, in a rush, asks the family to hurry and complete the wedding. Sujatha goes into the room to change, but in reality, she is waiting for Venkat, after seeing his message on the wall. Raghu comes and breaks open the door, and at the same time, Venkat comes through the roof and rescues Sujatha.

Angered and defeated, Raghu goes after the couple, and a chase ensues, which results in Venkat getting wounded by Raghu. The couple and Venkat's friend who helped them, escape in the train with the help of the conductor. But Raghu enters the train with his men, and the couple escape to the roof, where they are cornered. To save themselves, they jump off the train and roll down to a forest. To their shock, Raghu and his men come there as well. After gaining confidence from Sujatha, he fights with Raghu. Raghu is defeated in a face-to-face combat with Venkat, and Venkat marries Sujatha.



Film score by
LabelAditya Music
ProducerR. P. Patnaik
R. P. Patnaik chronology

Music was composed by R. P. Patnaik. Lyrics were penned by Kulasekhar. Music was released on ADITYA Music Company.

1."Veeri Veeri"R. P. Patnaik, Chorus3:32
2."Bandi Bandi"Ravi Varma, Balaji, R. P. Patnaik, Chorus5:35
3."Enduko" (Male)R.P. Patnaik4:52
4."Nestama"R. P. Patnaik, Usha1:24
5."Priyatama"R. P. Patnaik, Usha5:02
6."Gorantha Deepam"R. P. Patnaik, Gayatri1:01
7."Evvaru Emanna"R. P. Patnaik, Usha4:05
8."Enduko" (Female)Usha4:49
9."Raanu Raanu"Teja, Usha, R. P. Patnaik4:48
10."Prema O Prema"K.K.3:25
11."Dushkaram"Group Song1:09
12."Jayam"Group Song1:51
Total length:42:05


Award[a] Date of ceremony[b] Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
CineMAA Awards 5 October 2003 Best Director Teja Won [3]
Best Male Debut Nithiin Won
Best Villain Gopichand Won
Critics Best Music Director R. P. Patnaik Won
Filmfare Awards South 24 May 2003 Best Film – Telugu Jayam – Chitram Movies Nominated [4]
Best Director – Telugu Teja Nominated
Best Male Debut – South Nithiin Won
Best Actress – Telugu Sadha Won
Best Comedian – Telugu Suman Setty Nominated
Best Villain – Telugu Gopichand Nominated
Best Music Director – Telugu R. P. Patnaik Nominated
Nandi Awards 18 February 2004 Best Villain Gopichand [c] Won [5]
Best Male Comedian Suman Setty Won
Best Child Actress Baby Swetha Won
Best Female Dubbing Artist Sunitha Upadrashta (for Sadha) Won


  1. ^ Awards, festivals and organizations are in alphabetical order.
  2. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.
  3. ^ Shared with Ahuti Prasad for Nenu Ninnu Premistunnanu


  1. ^ a b "Teja: Our heroes don't know film appreciation". The Hindu. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2021. ...made with a budget of Rs. 1.80 crore and made a profit of Rs. 32 crore.
  2. ^ "Heading". idlebrain.com.
  3. ^ "Telugu CineMaa Awards 2002". Idlebrain.com. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  4. ^ "The Winner: 50th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 2002". Indian Times. The Times Group. Archived from the original on 28 August 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2002". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  6. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964 - 2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964 - 2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 June 2021.

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