Jayam ( Victory) is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language romantic action drama film written, produced and directed by Teja under the Chitram Movies banner. Nithiin, Sadha, and Gopichand starred in the lead roles and music was composed by R. P. Patnaik. The film was commercially successful and a trendsetter. It was remade by M. Raja in Tamil with the same title in 2003.


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.