This is the tale of three brothers. Om (Anil Kapoor), Jai (Fardeen Khan) and Jagadish (Abhishek Bachchan).
Om is a simple man with extraordinary abilities. Working for a music company, he has an unerring instinct for spotting talent, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places. Thanks to him, a lift-man and a taxi driver have become major singing sensations. Jai is ambitious and driven and obsessed with creating a fast car that will revolutionise the automobile industry.
Recognising Jai's brilliance, Om has stinted no efforts in giving him the best education possible. To send Jai abroad, Om has taken massive loans from his company, positive that his clever brother will never let him down.
Jagadish is a light-hearted youngster studying in college. When he's not fooling around with his pals, he is stuck to his computer, trying to hack into sites.
Om loves and marries Ayesha (Mahima), a MTV VJ.
Jai loves Neetu (Urmila Matondkar), the daughter of rich NRI parents.
Jagadish has given his heart to Pooja (Tara Sharma), a fellow student.
Jai receives a fabulous job offer from General Motors, but because he loves and respects Om so much and because Om wants the entire family to be together, Jai reluctantly comes back to India.
Meanwhile, Jagadish wants to do a sophisticated computer course and requests Om for money. Heavily burdened with paying off the loans he has taken for Jai's education, Om flatly refuses him. Hurt and angry, Jagadish accuses Om of favouritism and discrimination.
Jai too shocks Om by informing him that he is returning to the US.
And then comes the final blow. Jagadish is found guilty of hacking into the college computer and stealing the exam papers. A shattered Om tells Jagadish to get out of the house.
In one day, Om has lost what he loves most in the world - his brothers.
Three brothers, three separate ways.
Om Jai Jagadish is a story about life?about its moments of glory and times of despair? a story about tenacity, ambition and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
Om Jai Jagadish is also a story about the powerful bonds of love that no force on earth can tear apart.
But above all, Om Jai Jagadish is a prayer - a prayer for togetherness.