By Divya Solgama(22 May 2008)
Jai Jagannath is film against th infamous caste system of Orissa. The story revolves around a lower caste woman Shreya (Chandaline) who wants to worship goddess Lakshmi. She is eventualy hindered by upper caste priests. However, God Jagannath has a plan to do away with such strictures. In the mean time Goddess Lakshmi comes down to earth to abserve whether women are pure and religious. She gets upset by seeing that ladies have become irrelegious and unfaithful. The Goddess is very pleased to see the lower caste woman Shreya who was worshipping the goddess, and rewards her with gold. Meanwhile Narad comes in disguise to the king's court and informs him that Lord Jagannath is against all this discrimination, and departs. Consequentially, the elder brother of Jagannath, Balbhadra gets very angry as according to him Lakshmi became outcaste by entering the house of the lower-caste woman. He orders Lord Jagannathe to abandon his wife and he does so. Goddess Lakshmi becomes very angry and before leaving the house she curses that Balbhadra and Jagannathe will starve for twelve years and they must break their starvation by having food from the hand of a lower caste woman. And she also instructed the dieties to destoy the food and wealth of the two gods. As a result the two gods were compelled to beg alms on the earth, unfortunately Pabander did not corperate with them either and they starved for long twelve years. At the end of the twelfth year they reached the house of Goddess Lakshmi, unknowingly, there she was feeding the beggars. The god of fire also did not cooperate with them. At last the goddess wins over the two gods as she gets them to be compelled to have food from a lower caste woman's hand. The two gods realised their mistake and the discrimination between the upper and lower caste wipes out of the earth.