Jism (2003 film)

Jism (transl. Body) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language erotic thriller film directed and edited by Amit Saxena, written by Mahesh Bhatt, produced by Pooja Bhatt and Sujit Kumar Singh under the banner Fish Eye Network [P] Ltd and Shreya Creations, which starred John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, the former making his début in Bollywood films. The music for the film was scored by M. M. Keeravani.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmit Saxena
Written byNiranjan Iyengar (dialogue)
Screenplay byMahesh Bhatt
Story byMahesh Bhatt
Based onBody Heat
by Lawrence Kasdan
Produced byPooja Bhatt
Sujit Kumar Singh
CinematographyFuwad Khan
Edited byAmit Saxena
Music byM. M. Keeravani
Fish Eye Network [P] Ltd
Distributed byShreya Creations
Release date
  • 17 January 2003 (2003-01-17)
Running time
136 minutes
Box office₹132.5 million

The film was inspired by Body Heat (1981) by Lawrence Kasdan.[1]


Kabir (John Abraham), an unhappy, rather poor, alcoholic lawyer lives a playboy lifestyle in Pondicherry. Kabir's best friends, Siddharth (Vinay Pathak), a policeman and Vishal (Ranvir Shorey), his colleague, try to keep him away from trouble. He meets Sonia Khanna (Bipasha Basu Singh Grover), the beautiful wife of a travelling millionaire, Rohit Khanna (Gulshan Grover).

They have a stormy affair and Kabir finds himself falling madly in love with Sonia. He suggests that she get a divorce, but she says that her husband is capable of killing them both. Sonia finally convinces Kabir to murder her husband and make it look like an accident. She also suggests that they should alter Rohit's will so that she inherits all his property. Kabir tries to reason with her, but she goes ahead and alters the will naming him as executor. Rohit's sister, Priyanka, tries to warn him that Sonia is only interested in money and has already killed Rohit's first wife. Siddharth, who is in charge of the case, suspects Kabir and is caught between friendship and duty. Kabir tries to get Sonia to leave the city with him. It is only when she sends someone to kill him that he realises that all she wants is the money.

Kabir confronts Sonia and she denies that she ever loved him. When he threatens to turn himself in and confess his crime to the police, she shoots him. He's wounded in the abdomen but manages to stand up. Sonia rushes to him as he stands and tells him that she has always loved him. They share a passionate kiss, and then the gun goes off in Sonia's hands. It is revealed that Kabir had shot Sonia in the stomach as he lays her down on the sofa.

He then flees and calls Siddharth and tells him and Vishal to meet him at the beach. They meet Kabir who apologizes to them and says that he just wants to see the sunrise one last time. As they watch the sunrise, Kabir has a vision of Sonia walking towards him. Kabir smiles to himself and then dies of his injury.



Soundtrack album by
Released18 December 2002
GenreFilm soundtrack
ProducerM. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Sur – The Melody of Life

The soundtrack of Jism soundtrack was released on 18 December 2002.[2] The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani under the pseudonym M. M. Kreem, with lyrics by Neelesh Misra and Sayeed Quadri. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, around 1.5 million units of this soundtrack were sold.[3]

1."Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" (Female Version)Neelesh MisraShreya Ghoshal5:29
2."Awarapan Banjarapan" (Version 1)Sayeed QuadriK.K.7:01
3."Shikayat Hai"Sayeed QuadriRoop Kumar Rathod6:47
4."Mere Khwabon Ka"Sayeed QuadriUdit Narayan4:37
5."Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale" (Version 1)Neelesh MisraShreya Ghoshal4:48
6."Awarapan Banjarapan" (Version 2)Sayeed QuadriM. M. Keeravani2:49
7."Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" (Duet Version)Neelesh MisraShreya Ghoshal, Shaan5:28
8."Awarapan Banjarapan" (Version 3)Sayeed QuadriM. M. Keeravani4:17
9."Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale" (Version 2)Neelesh MisraShreya Ghoshal2:57
Total length:44:13


Box officeEdit

Jism grossed 132.5 million (US$1.7 million) which Box Office India called a "hit".[4]

Critical responseEdit

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 2 out of 5 stars, writing "On the whole, JISM exhibits Bipasha Basu's talent and anatomy to its fullest. Coupled with a hot title and eroticism in plenty, the curiosity-value for the film increases manifold. But the subject and its treatment being city-centric, the film will appeal more to the big city audience. The reasonable price at which it is sold at should prove to be advantageous."[5] Deepa Gumaste of Rediff.com wrote "Director Saxena makes a bold debut with Jism and definitely deserves credit for daring to be different. Jism is a first of its kind theme for Bollywood and, therefore, worth a look."[6] India Today stated "Pooja Bhatt's film is not original, but it's good fun."[7]

In 2011, Channel 4 ranked the film No. 92 for its Top 100 sexiest movie scenes poll.[8]


Awards Category Recipient Result
Filmfare Awards Best Female Playback Singer Shreya Ghoshal for "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" Won
Best Performance in a Negative Role Bipasha Basu Nominated
Best Male Debut John Abraham Nominated
Bollywood Movie Awards Best Villain Bipasha Basu Won
Best Male Debut John Abraham Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Lyricist Sayeed Quadri Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Shreya Ghoshal for "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" Nominated
Screen Awards Best Female Playback Singer Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards
Best Performance in a Negative Role Bipasha Basu Won


A sequel titled Jism 2, starring Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh, directed by Pooja Bhatt was released worldwide on 3 August 2012.[9]


  1. ^ Adarsh, Taran (17 January 2003). "Jism Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama.
  2. ^ "Planet-Bollywood - Music Review - Jism". planetbollywood.com.
  3. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Box Office - 2003". Box Office India. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012.
  5. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Jism Review 2/5 | Jism Movie Review | Jism 2003 Public Review | Film Review". Bollywood Hungama.
  6. ^ "The Rediff Review: Jism". www.rediff.com.
  7. ^ "Film review: 'Jism' starring Bipasha Basu, John Abraham". India Today.
  8. ^ "Jism among hottest in UK poll - Times Of India". 11 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011.
  9. ^ Express, Indian (6 January 2012). "Sunny Leone to bare all for 'Jism 2'?". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016.

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