Surya’s Jai Bhim has dropped on OTT platforms ahead of Diwali. And the movie is receiving unanimously positive reviews so far. Meanwhile Tamilnadu’s CM, Mr. M K Stalin has also watched a special show of the socio-political legal drama.
Needless to say, he has been deeply moved by it. He has brought his feeling to light through a letter to Surya. Adding to the core of the letter he mentions that he is reminded of his own time in the prison.
MK Stalin was arrested in 1976 under MISA (MAINTENANCE OF INTERNAL SECURITY ACT, 1971) during the emergency period.
Our dear Chief Minister in Tamil says…
I saw the ‘Jai Bhim’ movie yesterday and it made my mind heavy throughout the night recalling my own experiences. You have shown that the lives of marginalized people and the sufferings they experience that is very difficult to be accurately and artistically visualized. Although the screenplay is based on an event that took place in history, the impact it has had on the minds of the audience is overwhelming. Sometimes the mistakes made by some police officers cause great disgrace to the department itself. At the same time, you have also shown that another police officer is assisting in uncovering the truth. You have also shown that the truth will be upheld by honest and conscientious officials. The film goes on to say that law and justice can wipe out any misery. The social disorder can be stopped if both a lawyer (Chandru) and a police officer (IG Perumalsamy) think and act with conscience.”
He also added “My friend Surya has effectively acted as a quiet, at the same time, authoritative lawyer. Rather than acting, the lawyer has lived as Chandru. Surya deserves accolades for choosing the story, producing it, and himself starring in it in spite of a limited scope for the role. The director Gnanavel has turned the story into a riveting film and I would like to express my appreciation to the entire film crew. It is my desire that there should be plenty of films like this made in Tamil. I was moved by the fact that my friend Surya had given me one crore rupee for the development of the Tribal Protection Association, and not stopping with just making a picture of the injustice and considering his duty was over. It is an attempt to illuminate the life of darkness.”
A similar attack by the police took place at the Chennai Central Jail on the night of February 2, 1976. The one who bore the many blows that fell on me was the venerable Chittibabu. So his life was taken away. Chittibabu has written the torture of that day as a prison diary. All of these memories haunted my mind’s eye when I saw ‘Jai Bhim’. Once again I compliment the crew for making such an impact on me. My congratulations and thanks to friend Surya.
Actor Surya with gratefulness responded to the tweet saying “I stand speechless with emotion reading the words of The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and his emotional appreciation has served the purpose of ‘Jai Bhim’. Heartfelt thanks to our Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on behalf of the entire team.”
Here’s the tweet:
வார்த்தைகளின்றி நெகிழ்ந்து நிற்கிறேன். மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வர் அவர்களின் உணர்வுப்பூர்வமான பாராட்டு, ஜெய்பீம் திரைப்படத்தின் நோக்கத்தை நிறைவேற்றி இருக்கிறது. ஜெய்பீம் படக்குழுவினர் அனைவரின் சார்பாகவும் நமது தமிழக முதல்வருக்கு நெஞ்சம் நிறைந்த நன்றிகள்… 🙏🏼 https://t.co/48vBWpdjGm
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) November 1, 2021
Team Insydfeed wishes the entire team of Jai Bhim a great success!