suriya is making some crazy content based movies in his career. next in line is a courtroom drama called jai bhim which is available now on amazon prime.
the film is based on the life of a tribal couple rajanna(manikandan) and chinnatalli(lijomal jose). A robbery occurs at a rich man’s house and, with no other choice, the cops frame Rajanna and his wife. Things get pretty serious after a while when Rajanna breaks out of jail. A distraught Chinnatalli approaches a candid lawyer, Chandru (Suriya), for help on the case. how chandru goes all out and solves the case is the story.
suriya once again takes a story full of content and excels at it. He, as a Chandru lawyer, is dynamic and gives a realistic performance. suriya shows subtle emotions and never goes overboard until the end.
josé lijomal, who plays the tribal lady, is stunning in her role. the way she portrays a defenseless pregnant woman fighting for her husband is excellent. Similarly, Manikandan, who plays Rajanna, is also intense. Whether it’s the way he looks or the way he shows pain in all the investigation scenes, it seems realistic.
rao ramesh is seen as a lawyer and is quite powerful in his role. he speaks with confidence and gives suriya a solid fight. all the courtroom scenes have been showcased in a very gripping manner. Although the rest of the cast is Tamil, they have given a very realistic performance.
The first half of Jai Bhim bears similarities to the award-winning Tamil film Visaranai. the investigation scenes have the same flavor and take a while to get into the main plot.
The film is raw and serious. because of this, those looking for commercial aspects of suriya may be disappointed. the movie is a bit long and some scenes should have been cut in the first half to make things sharper.
The production values of the film are quite realistic. the whole court room is a big stage set up in chennai and it looks amazing. the camera work and the way the tribal cast is shown are quite good. Sean Roldan’s music and bgm are just amazing. the telugu dubbing is also decent.
referring to the director gynanavel, he has done an amazing job with the film. takes the real life story of lawyer chandru and brings one of his best cases to the screen. the way he adapts the script with a gripping narrative is the highlight. the film shows how lower castes are suppressed and keeps you on your toes. the pain the tribal couple goes through is poignantly shown.
Overall, jai bhim is another feather in suriya’s cap. It is raw, intense and full of exciting court scenes. Although it takes some time to get into the main story and has no commercial aspects, the film has enough drama to keep your attention until the end. a serious movie that makes a perfect ott watch.
123telugu.com rating: 3.25/5
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