Surya’s Jai Bhim is a socially enlightening film that is running successfully. Among everything else some people just want to pick things out. Meaning, some are just focusing on how Prakash Raj’s slap is so wrong.
Full Details: Netizens Are Calling Out Prakash Raj For Slapping A Man Because He Spoke In Hindi, Is This Right?
The movie’s cast so far did not speak on the issue. However, finally, the actor himself has spoken about it. Prakash Raj says…
After watching a film like Jai Bhim, they did not see the agony of the tribal people, they did not see and feel terrible about the injustice, they saw only the slap. That is all they understood; this exposes their agenda. That said, certain things have to be documented
He further adds by saying…
For example, the anger of South Indians on Hindi being forced on them. How else will a police officer who is investigating a case react when he knows that a person who knows the local language chooses to speak in Hindi to dodge questioning? That has to be documented, right? The film is set in the 1990s. If that character had Hindi imposed on him, he would have reacted this way only. Probably if it came across as more intense, it is also because that is my thought too, and I stand by that thought. For some, the slap scene irked because it was Prakash Raj on screen. They appear more naked than me now because their intent has been revealed. If the pain of the tribal people did not move them, then, all I say is: Unakku avvalavuthaan purinjudhaa da, nee thaana avan? (Is that all you understood? Are you that person?) There’s no point reacting to such bigots,
The film is definitely a bold move. It’s completely raw and impolite far from all political interventions.