Actor Nivin Pauly and director Vineeth Sreenivasan have joined hands once again for upcoming family entertainer "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" (JSR). The movie is scheduled to hit theatres all-over India Friday, April 8.

"JSR," which narrates the real-life story of an NRI family settled in Dubai, also has Renji Panicker, Lekshmi Ramakrishnan, Sreenath Bhasi, Aima Rosmy Sebastian, Stacen, Reba Monica John, Ashwin Kumar, Sai Kumar, TG Ravi and Dinesh Prabhakar in significant roles. The movie is being produced by Noble Babu Thomas under the banner of Big Bang Entertainments and is distributed throughout India by LJ films.

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Here are the five reasons to watch "JSR:"

Vineeth Sreenivasan

Like his father Sreenivasan, Vineeth is considered as an all-rounder in Mollywood, who has established himself as a successful singer, music composer, actor, scriptwriter as well as director. From "Malarvadi Arts Club" and "Thattathin Marayathu" to "Oru Vadakkan Selfie," all his directorial ventures were box office hits and the filmmaker has handled a family-oriented subject for the first time in "JSR."

Nivin Pauly

With the success of the blockbusters "Premam" and "Action Hero Biju," Nivin has become one of the bankable actors of the industry. "JSR" is one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, as it is the first family film of Nivin. The actor enjoys a huge fan following in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and this factor alone makes his movies box office hits in India.

Vineeth teams up with Nivin again

All the three directorial ventures of Vineeth had Nivin in the lead role and were box office hits in India and abroad. The friendly rapport the duo shares with their group of friends in the making of a film, is considered as their success mantra and their association again in "JSR" has the guarantee to entertain the audience. Therefore, movie-goers are eagerly waiting to see the magic of the director-actor duo again on the big screens.

Renji Panicker, many fresh faces, Shaan Rahman and the crew

From the 2014 movie "Om Shanthi Oshaana," director Renji Panicker has become a regular face in Malayalam movies. His association with Nivin in the upcoming movie has already raised the audience's expectation as the duo has proved their rapport in the Jude Anthony Joseph directorial and Alphonse Puthren's "Premam."

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"JSR" also has many fresh faces, including Reba Monica John, Aima Sebastian, Ashwin Kumar, who are set to try their luck in the industry with their debut performances. The songs of the movie, composed by Shaan Rahman, have already been well accepted by the audience. 


Since the release of Anjali Menon's blockbuster "Bangalore Days," including subtitles in Malayalam movies has become a trend to attract non-Malayali audience outside Kerala. The upcoming Nivin starrer, releasing in nearly 77 screens in Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Gujarat, Delhi/NCR, will be released with English subtitles. 

[Check the all-India theatre list of "JSR" in the slideshow]