Jai Bhim, the upcoming Tamil film starring Suriya, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 2, nearly a year after the actor made his digital debut with Soorarai Pottru on the same platform.
The film will release in time to mark the occasion of Diwali, the streaming platform announced on Friday.
Suriya’s 39th film, Jai Bhim will feature the actor as a lawyer fighting for tribal communities. It is written and directed by filmmaker TJ Gnanavel, who has previously made the 2017 romantic comedy film Kootathil Oruthan.
Produced by Suriya and his wife and actor Jyotika, under their 2D Entertainment banner, Jai Bhim is part of the four-film deal of the banner with Amazon Prime Video. The announcement of the film’s release comes a day after the platform revealed the premiere date of the Jyotika-starrer Udapirappe, which is also part of the deal. Udapirappe, which highlights sibling relationship, is set to release on October 14.
Sean Roldan has composed the music for Jai Bhim, which is co-produced by Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian. Apart from Suriya, the film also stars actors Rajisha Vijayan, Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj, and Sanjay Swaroop, among others.
Speaking to Silverscreen India earlier, a source in the know said Jai Bhim will be based on real events that took place at the Madras High Court and will be a courtroom drama with socio-political elements. The film went on floors in February 2020 and took about a year to finish filming.
According to a press release issued by the streamer, the film is a “fine blend of mystery and drama,” and will delve into the lives of a tribal couple, Senggeni and Rajakannu. “Ill fate strikes them as Rajakannu gets arrested and eventually disappears with no clue in sight. Out of despair, Senggeni seeks the help of a lawyer Chandru (Suriya), who takes it upon himself to unearth the truth and bring justice to the destitute tribal women of the state,” the synopsis reads.
Jai Bhim will also release in Telugu.