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Jai Bhim: Suriya’s 39th Film’s First Look Out, To Be a Courtroom Drama Based on True Events

Jai Bhim is the title of actor Suriya’s 39th film, the makers of the film announced while revealing the first look poster of the film on the occasion of the actor’s 46th birthday on Friday.


The makers later released a second poster as well. Both posters feature Suriya in the garb of a lawyer.

Speaking to Silverscreen India, a source close to the film unit said on condition of anonymity, “The film is based on real events that took place at the Madras High Court. It is a courtroom drama with socio-political elements.”

Written and directed by filmmaker TJ Gnanavel, who has previously made the 2017 romantic comedy film Kootathil Oruthan, Jai Bhim is produced by Suriya under his home banner 2D Entertainment with Rajsekar Pandian as co-producer.

The film also stars actors Rajisha Vijayan, Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj, and Sanjay Swaroop, among others.

The source further said, “Jai Bhim went on floors in February 2020 and took about a year to finish filming. The film is currently in the final stages of post production. The producers are yet to decide on the release. So far, the plan is to release it after the theatres reopen and before the third wave of the pandemic.”


Meanwhile, Suriya, who was last seen in Soorarai Pottru (2020), has a slew of projects lined up, including Navarasa, Mani Ratnam’s nine-part anthology which is slated to premiere on Netflix on August 6. The actor will be seen in filmmaker Gautam Vasudev Menon’s segment on love, titled Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru.

Suriya is teaming up with director Pandiraj for his 40th film, Etharkkum Thunindhavan. A first-look teaser and several posters of the film were released recently. It is notable that Suriya’s father, actor Sivakumar starred in a film with the same title in 1976.

Besides these, Suriya also has Vetri Maaran’s Vaadi Vaasal. Bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu’s V Creations, the film is expected to be based on Tamil writer CS Chellappa’s novel of the same name.