Jai Bhim’ Wins Best Film at the 12th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival
The Tamil judicial drama Jai Bhim, starring Suriya, has won big at the 12th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival. On Tuesday, May 3, the film’s producers rushed to social media to announce that Jai Bhim had won two coveted honours at the annual festival. For those who are unfamiliar, the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival is an independent festival conducted each year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of Indian Cinema.’
Jai Bhim, starring Suriya, has won the Best Film Award.
The film’s production company, 2D Entertainment, just announced on Twitter that the regional film had received the award for Best Film. To add to the joy, actor Manikandan, who played Rajakann in the film, got the Best Supporting Actor award at the annual festival. While spreading the news online, the film’s production team stated, “At the #DadaSahebPhalkeFilmFestival, #JaiBhim wins Best Film and Best Supporting Actor. Thank you for the honour, @dadasahebfest! Congratulations on winning the Best Supporting Actor award, #Manikandan! ”
The Suriya-starrer legal drama titled Jai Bhim, which will be released on November 2, 2021, follows the story of a tribal couple – Senggeni and Rajakannu – and the injustice that the wife has to face when her husband goes missing from police custody after being arrested on false allegations. The woman seeks the assistance of lawyer Chandru, who promises to bring the couple to justice. The plot is based on true occurrences. Suriya’s production company, 2D Entertainment, is bringing it back.
It also starred Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan, and Lijo Mol Jose. On November 2, 2021, the film was released in India and 240 countries in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the film’s producers skipped the theatre release and instead released it on Amazon Prime Video. Jai Bhim received positive reviews from both fans and reviewers at its initial release. The film’s background music was composed by noted artist Sean Roldan alias Raghavendra Raja Rao and directed by TJ Gnanavel. S. R. Kathir and Philomin Raj handled the film’s cinematography and editing, respectively.