Banner: Chitram Movies
Cast: Nitin, Sada, Gopichand and Shakeela
Camera: Sameer Reddy
Thrills: Horseman Babu
Lyrics: Kula Sekhar
Producer - Dialogues - Story - Screenplay - Direction:
Release date: 5th June 2002
Combining art and commerce is his forte, says Teja, the man
who changed the course of Telugu cinema in the new millennium
with that surprise hit, Chitram starring an all-new star cast.
His latest venture Jayam depicts the conflict between the
young lovers but plays a lot on human emotions. Newcomer Nitin
plays the lead role and he makes his debut along with 36 other
major artistes. After a three-month search for a padahaaranala
acha Telugu heroine, Teja had to settle for another Mumbaite,
Sada. (She is in fact Sadaf, who's been renamed Sada). Like
in his previous films, he has avoided make-up for the artistes,
"The gloss is more on the technical side. I blend art
and commerce and am trying to break the barrier between art
films and commercial cinema," says Teja.
It was not an easy task to handle a 260-member crew, most
of them first timers in their respective technical fields.
"Though it was an uphill task to manage such a huge unit,
withstanding weather vagaries, we worked like one family.
We shot for 62 days and 50 percent of the movie was shot in
a train. We engaged a ten bogey rail for this purpose and
shot these scenes in Poothalapattu in Chittor district,"
says Teja who's taken quite a few risks while shooting some
action scenes. He made his heroine jump from a train, from
a hillock into the lake, and the sport that she was, Sada
did them all without complaining, of course winnings all the
unit members' hearts. Like in his earlier films, music is
a major asset in this film too. "R.P. Patnaik is confident
about his work and did a good job," informs Teja. He
plans to release the film in June 5..
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