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Om Jai Jagadish is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by Anupam Kher and was his directorial debut. The film stars Waheeda Rehman, Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahima Chaudhry, Urmila Matondkar and Tara Sharma.


Saraswati Batra (Waheeda Rehman) who came from Pakistan before partition is the widowed mother of Om (Anil Kapoor), Jai (Fardeen Khan) and Jagadish (Abhishek Bachchan). Om is responsible and provides the income for the family. Jai is very ambitious and is studying in the United Statesmarker. His education is paid by Om. Jagadish is a college student who enjoys hacking on the computer. Jai soon returns after Om and his mother convinces him.

They all want different things and soon Om and Jai marry. Om marries the bubbly Ayesha (Mahima Chaudhry) and Jai marries Neetu (Urmila Matondkar) the daughter of a rich NRI. Jagadish is in love with Puja (Tara Sharma). When Jai clashes with Om's values they drift apart.

Soon Jai receives a promotion in America and leaves with Neetu. Jagadish is soon accused of computer hacking and Om chucks him out the house. Om, Ayesha and his mother have to leave the house after Om failed to pay the loan covering the house. The three brothers are separated. Eventually, they all come together at the house auction to buy back their house. Om is at the auction to see the winner but is surprised when Jagadish shows up to bid for the house. He reveals that he used his hacking skills to create a program to actually block hackers instead. Jai comes at the end of the auction and bids more, which he got by selling his engine for the fastest car, but he doesn't have enough so the three brothers combine their money to win back the house, but it isn't enough. Finally, it is revealed that the CEO of the company that Jagadish made the hacking program for bid for the house and won. Jagadish made a deal that the price of the house was the price of the program. The three brothers reunite and move back into the house.



  • Anupam Kher's brother, Raju Kher plays Urmila Matondkar's father in the film.
  • Originally Yash Raj Films wanted to rope in director Anupam Kher with his script and also wished to produce it, in a condition that the director managed to rope in Aamir Khan (Om), Shahrukh Khan (Jai), Salman Khan (Jagadish), Kajol (Ayesha), Rani Mukherji (Neetu)& Preity Zinta (Pooja) playing the leading charecters. However, surprisingly, all the actors declined the film stating date problems and the project was eventually produced by Vashu Bhagnani and released by Sa Re Ga Ma HMV.
  • Remains the only film offered to the three big Khan's (Aamir, Shahrukh & Salman), together till date.
  • This was the comeback role for Waheeda Rehman who returned to films after 11 years since her last appearance in Lamhe (1991)


The music was composed by Anu Malik, and the lyrics were written by Sameer. The soundtrack has the following songs:
  • Om Jai Jagadish - Sung by Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, K.K
  • Chori Chori - Sung by Alka Yagnik, Sonu Niigaam
  • Jeena Kya - Sung by K.K.
  • Happy Days - Sung by Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sonu Niigaam
  • Shaadi - Sung by Hema Sardesai, Shaan
  • Love Story - Sung by Abhijeet, Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
  • Pyar Ka Matlab - Sung by Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sonu Niigaam

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