Suriya's 2020 hit film Jai Bhim will be getting sequels, 2D Entertainment's Rajsekar Pandian and filmmaker T. J. Gnanavel confirmed on Monday, November 28, at the 2022 International Film Festival of India, in Goa. During their interaction with the media and delegates at one of the 'Table Talks' sessions organized by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) at IFFFI 53, Rajsekar said the sequels are being planned and will happen for sure. "They are in the pipeline since the discussions have already started," he said. Rajsekar further stated, "The plan is definitely on, sir", while addressing a journalist, and added that Justice K Chandru, on whom the film is based, has handled many cases," thus hinting fans of Jai Bhim getting to witness more of his fight for justice during his years as an advocate. Watch Rajsekar Pandian talk about Jai Bhim 2 in the video below:
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Speaking at the Indian Panorama Feature Films section at IFFI 53, filmmaker T. J. Gnanavel shared how many incidents of intolerance against the oppressed and marginalized people were brought to light after the film’s release. He said, "Post Jai Bhim, I heard hundreds of such stories on caste discrimination, the flaws in law enforcement, and the justice system. Through his movie, he is trying to portray that the Constitution is a real weapon in fighting against injustice." He added, "In real life, there are no heroes. One has to be their own hero by empowering themselves through education. My movie will achieve its real goal only when all the oppressed are empowered."
On how Suriya got interested in portraying Justice K Chandru in Jai Bhim, co-producer Rajsekar Pandian said the actor said he wanted to act in the role after hearing the story. The film premiered on Amazon Prime Video in November 2021 after skipping a theatrical release and also starred Manikandan and Lijomol Jose in the lead roles, and is adapted from a real-life incident involving Justice K Chandru, back when he was a lawyer.