Panaji (Goa) [India]: In what might be a marked departure from the norm, IFFI 53 delegates got a unique opportunity to get stimulated via the screening of emotion instead of a film. Don’t believe us? Yes, you have to consider us, going via the words of Tha. Se. Gnanavel, the director of one of the boldest takes on the flaws in law enforcement and the justice device.
‘Jai Bhim’ isn’t just a phrase; it’s miles an emotion; this is what the Director has to mention approximately the Tamil movie, that’s positive to have given goosebumps and transformed the lives of worldwide and domestic delegates alike, to talk up and rise for what is right, come what might also. Gnanavel, even as interacting with the media and festival delegates at one of the ‘Table Talks’ sessions being organized via PIB at the facet-lines of the festival shared the idea in the back of selecting the title ‘ Jai Bhim’ for the film.
“For me, the word Jai Bhim is synonymous with the word oppressed and marginalised humans for whom Dr BR Ambedkar continually stood for.”
He expressed great pleasure over the film’s impossible reception from all quarters, and Gnanavel said the movie related with all as it dealt with a frequent challenge. “Post Jai Bhim, I heard loads of such stories on caste discrimination, the failings in regulation enforcement and justice system,” he stated and added that through his movie, he is attempting to work that the Constitution is an actual weapon in fighting in opposition to injustice.
‘Jai Bhim, ‘ the raw and actual take on a series of burning problems, portrays the existence and struggles of tribal couple Rajakannu and Sengeni who leads lifestyles primarily based on the whims and fancies of higher caste human beings by using doing menial jobs for them. The film shifts to a gritty filmmaking style when Rajakannu receives arrested against the law he hasn’t dedicated. From then on, the movie, with its remarkable moments of defiance, powerfully captures the abuse and humiliation meted out to the underprivileged by using the ones in energy.
Describing how cinema can play a catalyst in a social alternate, Gnanavel stated although there’s a saviour within the movie who fights for the oppressed, his movie tries to provide a message based totally on a idea voiced by the splendid scholar BR Ambedkar that schooling is the handiest device that could empower people.
“In real existence, there aren’t any heroes. One needs to be their hero by empowering themselves thru schooling. My movie will obtain its real goal handiest when all the oppressed are empowered.”
The movie is based on an actual-life incident regarding Justice K Chandru, from his days as a lawyer and celebrated actor Suriya plays this role.
Stating how content is the actual hero in any movie, Gnanavel stated if there is a soul in the content material, there might be human beings to make the movie the way a writer desires and later the whole lot else will fall into its rightful location.
Throwing mild on Director Gnanavel being the guiding pressure in the back of the formation of NGO Agaram Foundation by actor Suriya, Co-manufacturer of the film Rajasekar K stated Gnanavel, who started his career as journalist and creator, has been associated with the reason of the downtrodden for years.
“Suriya was approached for generating the movie; however, once the actor heard the tale of our brilliant marvel, he said he wants to act in the movie,” he said.
Sharing the earnest efforts the cast, such as the people from the Irula tribe, took for the film, Rajasekar said actors Manikandan and Lijomol Jose, who plays Rajakannu and Sengeni, respectively, stayed with the tribal network for forty-five days to get a primary-hand experience.
To the immense pleasure of the Jai Bhim fan base, Rajasekar said the sequels of the Jai Bhim will show up for certain.
“They are in the pipeline since the discussions have already started,” he introduced.
Actor Lijomol Jose, predominantly recognized for films in Malayalam, said the actual undertaking was to play a Tamil-talking Irula person. “Our live with the tribal network changed into the key to developing my craft,” the actor instructed.
Actor Manikandan who was additionally in attendance at the interaction said the movie befell him pretty. Sharing how the movie has helped him to convert himself and helped him along with his inner boom, the actor said, “I met and lived with the folks who suppose that they have got the whole thing in the world, although they own nothing materialistic as we do.”
Jai Bhim screened beneath the Indian Panorama Feature Films segment at IFFI 53.