Jawaan (transl. Soldier) is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film directed by B. V. S. Ravi produced by Krishna on Arunachal Creations banner. It stars Sai Dharam Tej and Mehreen Pirzada while Prasanna and Subbaraju play the antagonists. The music was composed by S. Thaman. Jawaan was released worldwide on 1 December 2017.
Jai (Sai Dharam Tej) is a proud Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteer who wants to serve India by getting into the DRDO organization. He gave the interview to the DRDO, but his selection is put on hold for an indefinite period as a better candidate was selected. This is also the time when Jai’s childhood friend Keshava (Prasanna), who is a dreaded international criminal based in Hong Kong, plans to get hold of the new missile system which has been developed by the DRDO in Hyderabad.
Keshava is on the payroll of foreign enemies working to destroy India. The plot goes on. How Jai, with the help of his friends and police, defeats the heinous plans of Keshava by killing him and his henchmen in the climax even at the cost of danger to his family forms the rest of the story. The main theme of the movie is patriotism and willpower.