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Before Veeram: A Journey Through The Top 5 Works Of Jayaraj!

Jayaraj is all set to amaze the audiences with his new film Veeram, which is all set to hit the theatres. Meanwhile, we take you through the best 5 movies of Jayaraj, so far. Read on..

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Jayaraj's Veeram, is gearing up for a grand release tomorrow (February 24, 2017). The film, which has been with a huge budget is said to be a dream project of the master director.

The film-maker, is one such craftsman, who could rightly be termed as versatile. He has been able to satisfy all the sections of audiences with the wide variety of films that he has contributed.

Before Veeram: A Journey Through The Top 5 Works Of Jayaraj!

With Veeram, Jayaraj is exploring a new terrain. The story of Veeram, which is inspired from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, is set in the 13th century and we definitely can expect a real big treat from this director.

So before the release of Veeram, we take you for a journey through the best 5 movies of Jayaraj. Read on..

Ottaal (2015)

Ottaal, the previous work of Jayaraj is definitely one of the best works of the director. Jayaraj's take on bondage of an old man and his grandson did offer the industry one of the finest works of recent times. He once again proved his dexterity in making heart-touching movies. Rightly, the film went on to win various awards including the National and State Films Awards.

Shantham (2001)

Shantham released in the year 2001 was the second film of Jayaraj's Navarasa series. Once again, it was the inner conflict of human mind, that took the centre stage in this Jayaraj movie. Glaced in the background of political wars, the film did put forward a very valuable message. Shantham also went on to win the National Award for the Best Film.

Kaliyattam (1997)

How can we forget this movie, which went to become a hit, both in theatres and award circuits? Kaliyattam, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, narrated the lives of a Theyyam artist named Perumalayan and his wife Thamara. The making style of Jayaraj was much appreciated and he went on to win the National Award for the Best Director.

Deshadanam (1996)

Deshadanam, another heart-touching movie of Jayaraj was well-received by the audiences. The film narrated the story of a child, who is forced into priesthood and the emotional turmoil that his family goes through. One cannot complete watching this movie without shedding tears. A real gem by Jayaraj.

Karunam (2000)

Karunam, another film of Jayaraja's Navarasa series, narrated a simple story of an old couple. But, once again, the director made it a point to explore deep in to the loneliness that such couples go through in our society. The film was widely appreciated in various International Film Festivals.


Most of the movie from the above list didn't carry the tag of commercial cinema. But still, movies like Kaliyattam and Deshadanam, fetched good money at the box office.

There are many more movies of Jayaraj, which offered a different cinematic experience to viewers. Veeram is also expecting to be different from his previous works and the movie starring Kunal Kapoor in the lead role is expected to set the cash registers ringing.

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