Jana (film)

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Directed byShaji Kailas
Produced byM. Kaja Mohideen,
K. Ayesha
Written byShaji Kailas
StarringAjith Kumar
Music bySongs:
Background score
C. Raja Mani
CinematographyRajeev Ravi
Edited byL. Bhoominathan
Roja Combines
Release date
  • 1 May 2004 (2004-05-01)
Running time
168 minutes

Janahan Appu is a 2004 Tamil action film directed by Shaji Kailas. The film stars Ajith Kumar in the title role with Sneha as the heroine, alongside an ensemble cast. The film's score was composed by Anirudh Ravichander and soundtrack was composed by Dhina, while the camera is handled by Rajeev Ravi.[1]the film bombed at the box office.[2]


Janardhanan lives in a village in Tamil Nadu, leading life incognito, taking up the cause of the villagers, and making enemies around. Then comes the twist in the tale, the caption in the interval reading '...Interval...Wait just see other face'. When the film reopens, we do get to see Jana's other face. Jana is a terror to the Mumbai dons, corrupt politicians, and their ilk, killing, and maiming. He wants to teach a lesson to them. Both the faces of Jana merge finally when his bete noire Bhandari comes out of jail to have his final round with him.



The film was announced in early 2002 titled as Thiruda. Trisha Krishnan was initially signed on to play the lead female role but pulled out due to unavailability of dates.[3] The title was subsequently changed to Jana after the lead character and Ajith began filming in December 2002.[4][5] Trisha's role was later taken by Sneha.[6]

The shooting took place at Palghat where some sets were erected. It was a lavish set costing 9 lakh, consisting of two big bungalows, one belonging to Raghuvaran and the other to Radharavi, in the film. Most of the story has taken place in these bungalows. Among those present were hero Ajit and heroine Sneha. The sets have been designed by art-director Maniraj. Apart from Palghat, a 20-day schedule took place at locations like Ottappalam, and Shornoor in Kerala.[7]


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelNew Music
ProducerM. Kaja Mohideen,
K. Ayesha
Dhina chronology
Anbe Un Vasam

The soundtrack features 6 songs composed by Dhina.All tracks written by P. Vijay, Kabilan, Snehan, Yugabharathi.

1."Konjam Uravinayum"Shankar Mahadevan4:25
2."Oru Vanamai"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam3:27
3."Pothuva Palaruku"Karthik, Anuradha Sriram4:13
4."Poochandi Vanthutta"Sunitha Sarathy3:44
5."Thakathimi Thakathimi"Tippu3:38
6."Thithi Thidavae"Bombay Jayashri4:34
Total length:24:01


The film released on 1 May 2004, Ajith's 33rd birthday.


The film received negative reviews among critics and audience, eventually becoming a box office bomb.


  1. ^ "Jana Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 8 May 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ Vignesh (29 October 2017). "Ajith Hit, Flop, Blockbuster Movies | Thala Ajith Kumar Films List". Scooptimes - Latest Online News. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Movies: The Ajith Interview". Rediff. 21 December 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  6. ^ "www.ajithkumar.fr.fm". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 14 June 2004. Archived from the original on 14 June 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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