Directed by T. J. Gnanavel and produced by Jyothika and Suriya under 2D Entertainment, Jai Bhim is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language legal thriller film. The film's title is a reference to the slogan used by followers of B. R. Ambedkar. It features Suriya, Lijomol Jose, and Manikandan in the lead roles, with Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, and others in supporting roles. The film revolves around the lives of Sengeni and Rajakannu, a couple from the Irular tribe who face police bias and state violence. Based on a true incident in 1993 and the case fought by Justice K. Chandru, the film showcases Sengeni seeking justice for her husband with the help of an advocate.
Principal photography began in April 2021, with sequences being shot in Chennai and Kodaikanal, but the production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming resumed in July 2021 and was completed by September of that year. The film's cinematography and editing were handled by S. R. Kathir and Philomin Raj respectively, while Sean Roldan composed the music and film score.
Jai Bhim was released on Amazon Prime Video prior to Diwali, on 2 November 2021, as part of a multi-film deal signed by 2D Entertainment. The film received universal acclaim from critics, who praised the story, performances, direction, and social message. Several publications listed the film as one of the best Tamil and Indian films of 2021.
|Directed by||T. J. Gnanavel|
|Written by||T. J. Gnanavel|
|Produced by||Jyothika, Suriya|
|Starring||Suriya, Lijomol Jose, Manikandan, Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh,|
|Cinematography||S. R. Kathir|
|Edited by||Philomin Raj|
|Music by||Sean Roldan|
|Distributed by||Amazon Prime Video|
|Release date||2 November 2021|
|Running time||164 minutes|