Jananam (English: Birth) is a 2004 Tamil action drama film directed by Ramesh Selvan. The film stars Arun Kumar and Priyanka Trivedi in lead roles, while Ashish Vidyarthi, Raghuvaran, Charle, Vadivelu and Nassar play supporting roles. The music was composed by Bharadwaj. The film was launched in 2002, but got delayed and was released in 2004.
Surya (Arun Kumar) is an angry young man who is a post-graduate student looking for a job. His girlfriend is Sruthi (Priyanka Trivedi). She always tries to control his rage as he fights against injustice in society. Once, Surya fights for a friend, Ganesh (Charle), who is a gold medalist but does not get a job as he is not able to get a loan from a bank because he does not have any collateral to pledge. Another gold medalist friend dies in an accident after running helter-skelter hunting for a job. All this changes Surya’s life, especially after he meets a well-known writer and intellectual Udaya Murthy (Raghuvaran), who urges him, along with others, to start a movement against corruption and injustice in society. They start an Unemployed Graduate Association which rubs the local politician and don Muthukaruppan (Ashish Vidyarthi) the wrong way. The idealist Surya turns into a raging force after Murthy is shot dead by police and he is jailed. In jail, he is brutally tortured by the police as he becomes a rallying point for the youths who are fighting unemployment.