Kollywood star Suriya starrer Jai Bhim was awarded Best Film at the 12th Dadasaheb International Film Festival. Manikandan, who essayed the role of Rasakannu, won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the victim of police brutality in the movie..
The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival was founded with a mission to celebrate the legacy of Dadasaheb Phalke.
Jai Bhim is a courtroom drama which is all about the story of the couple- Rajakannu (Manikandan) and Sengeni (Lijomol Jose) who belong to the Irular Tribe and live in Konamalai near Villupuram, in sheer poverty. They have a girl child, and are expecting another one soon. One day, Rajakannu is falsely accused of stealing jeweler and is taken into custody by the police. After being tortured in the lockup, Rajakannu absconds from the jail, and his wife Sengeni seeks the help of a lawyer Chandru (Suriya) . How does Chandru solve the case, is the rest of the story. The movie is inspired by a real-life case handled by the retired MHC Judge K Chandru.
The movie Jai Bhim is written and directed by Tha Se Gnanavel. The production house 2D Entertainment tweeted: #JaiBhim wins the Best Film and Best Supporting Actor awards at the #DadaSahebPhalkeFilmFestival Thank you @dadasahebfest for the honour! Congratulations #Manikandan on winning the Best Supporting actor.”
#JaiBhim at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR✅
— Manobala Vijayabalan (@ManobalaV) May 3, 2022