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Jai Bhim teaser: Suriya’s film promises to be a hard-hitting courtroom drama

The film, produced by Suriya and Jyotika’s 2D Entertainment, will be premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 2 November.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The teaser for Suriya’s upcoming Tamil film Jai Bhim (2021), which will be premiered directly on Amazon Prime Video on 2 November, was unveiled today on Vijayadashami.

The visuals promise that the film, produced by Suriya and Jyotika’s 2D Entertainment, will be a hard-hitting courtroom drama on caste-based discrimination.

Jai Bhim shines the spotlight on the hardworking members of an oppressed tribe who, even with no land of their own or a proper roof over their heads, find joy in simple things. However, as social injustice and brutality sweep across these innocent lives, advocate Chandru (Suriya) fights for their rights. The teaser sets the tone for engrossing and hard-hitting courtroom sequences. 

Jai Bhim, which has been directed by TJ Gnanavel, also stars Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan and Lijo Mol Jose.

Suriya had said earlier that he was proud to present this story of “courage and faith in pursuit of justice”. The film features the actor as a lawyer fighting for land for tribal communities.

This will be the second direct-to-OTT release for Suriya after Soorarai Pottru (2020). It will also be his third production after Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum (2021) and Udanpirappe (2021) to take the OTT route for release.

Suriya's previous release was Soorarai Pottru, a film based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, India's first budget airline. The film was originally planned for a theatrical release, but it was released on OTT owing to the prolonged pandemic-induced shutdown of cinema halls last year.

The project, which marked Suriya’s maiden collaboration with a woman director, Sudha Kongara, also featured Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal and veteran Telugu actor Mohan Babu in crucial roles.

Produced by Suriya and actress wife Jyotika’s 2D Entertainment, Soorarai Pottru also marked the Southern debut of well-known indie producer Guneet Monga. The film is set to be remade in Hindi.