Jeeva is a 1988 Tamil language action film, directed by Pratap K. Pothen, starring Sathyaraj and Amala in lead roles. Amala created a sensation by appearing in a bikini onscreen.
The soundtrack was composed by Gangai Amaran.
Jeeva is a carefree unemployed youth living with his widowed mother and sister. When they are murdered, he seeks revenge.
The Indian Express said, “Pratap Pothen, in his attempt to put together a commercial yarn for Satya Movies, totters between two stools of varied height. On the one hand he tries to give a modish feel to his film – the jazzy interiors, the costumes that his actors wear, the five-star hotel-ad agency ambiance – but on the other he has to give a long rope to hero Satyaraj’s attempts to play to a plebeian constituency. Pothen ends up being stylish and moronic.
Directed by Pratap K. Pothen
Produced by G. Thyagarajan & G. Saravanan
Written by A. L. Narayanan
Screenplay by Pratap K. Pothen
Story by Pratap K. Pothen
Starring Sathyaraj, Amala, Janagaraj, Nizhalgal Ravi
Music by Gangai Amaran
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Sathya Jyothi Films
Release date 1 July 1988