'Jai Bhim', which has become a magnum opus from Suriya, TJ Gnanavel, and the entire team, has been adding more feathers of iconic milestones to its cap and the movie is yet to get drained out from the floods of wishes and commendations from across and beyond the borders.
Though there has been a controversy, that was sparked by the fallacious claim, the movie has been defined as a masterpiece and acclaimed for throwing more light on the plight of tribal communities in their fight for justice. Adding another historical feat in the store of its iconic milestones, Jai Bhim has now become the highly-rated movie on IMDb, an online database of information related to films and television programs. IMDb is a global platform that rates movies based on the votes from the fans.
As Jai Bhim now tops the list of movies in India on IMDb, it has become the first Tamil movie to decorate the feat and it has beaten the Hollywood movie 'Shawshank Redemption' to top the list. According to reports, Jai Bhim has received a rating of 9.6 on IMDb and such rating was always on a chase by the Tamil movies and this magnum opus has ended it successfully. Wishes have been pouring in for the movie team for touching this global feat, which displayed that the movie had a wider reach beyond Tamil.
Jai Bhim was released directly on Amazon Prime Video on November 2 and it was dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. It has become a career breaking picture for Suriya and the movie was based on true events. Jai Bhim talks about the custodial torture and caste discrimination faced by the tribal community in 1995.
Former Judge of Madras High Court Justice Chandru was an advocate at that time when he had courageously fought against human rights violations and this battle was related to a bleak story where a tribal woman, who belonged to the Irular community, fought in the court against the custodial torture given by the police to her husband, who would eventually die in the police custody. The movie revolves around how women from a background community endure an ordeal in fighting against injustice.
It also has shown how the ignorance of the backward community is being used by the dominant caste people to conceal their crimes. Suriya has played Chandru in the movie and through Jai Bhim, Suriya had appeared as an advocate for the first time. Bankrolled by Suriya and Jyothika under their own banner 2D Entertainment, the movie is directed by TJ Gnanavel and while Suriya plays the lead role, Prakash Raj, Rajisha Vijayan, Lijomol Jose, Rao Ramesh, Guru Somasundaram, and Sibi Thomas had played important roles. Sean Roldan has composed the music. It is apparent that Jai Bhim had shaken the conscience of our society.