Actor Suriya has finally opened up on why he chose Jai Bhim, his upcoming film that is to release on Amazon Prime on November 2, to play a lawyer, a role he hasn’t essayed until now.
A powerful story, Jai Bhim is inspired from real-life events based on advocate Chandru’s endeavour to bring justice to those who’ve been wronged.
Speaking about ‘Jai Bhim’, Suriya says, “I got to meet Justice Chandru, much before we began work on the film, through director Tha.Se. Gnanavel. We were told he’s a disruptor, he’s a change maker and we had heard a lot of inspirational stories about him. We also got to know that he never charges any money for human rights case.”
The actor continues, “After getting to know more about Chandru sir and after reading his books and knowing what kind of person he was in his younger days, we all thought that his story had to reach every corner of the world. People like Justice Chandru are unsung heroes and we thought we must share his story and ignite younger minds, and this case was a remarkable one. Another interesting fact about ‘Jai Bhim’ is that a High Court set has not been erected before, at least in recent Tamil films. So, all of these things highly motivated me to choose ‘Jai Bhim’ as the project in which I would play a lawyer for the first time.”
‘Jai Bhim’ is a thought-provoking story based on true events that happened in the 1990s in Tamil Nadu. It has been written and directed by Tha. Se. Gnanavel and features popular actor Suriya in the lead along with Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan, Manikandan, and Lijo Mol Jose in pivotal roles.
Jai Bhim has been produced by Suriya and Jyotika under the banner of 2D Entertainment. Co-produced by Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian, Jai Bhim has music by Sean Rolden.
The team behind this film also includes DOP SR Kadhir, Editor Philominraj, and Art Director Kadhir. The movie will exclusively and globally premiere on Prime Video on November 2.