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Jai Bhim wins Best Film award at Dada Saheb Phalke Festival

Manikandan has bagged the award for the Best Supporting Actor

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 09.00 AM, May 03, 2022

Jai Bhim wins Best Film award at Dada Saheb Phalke Festival

Jai Bhim

Suriya's Jai Bhim has bagged the Best Film award and the Best Supporting Actor Awards at the Dada Saheb Phalke Festival-22. Manikandan, who played Rajakannu, has bagged the award for the Best Supporting Actor. The film's production house took to its social media page to announce the news. The production house wrote, "#JaiBhim wins the Best Film & Best Supporting Actor awards at the #DadaSahebPhalkeFilmFestival. Thank you @dadasahebfest for the honour! Congratulations #Manikandan on winning the Best Supporting actor

➡️ @Suriya_offl #Jyotika @tjgnan @rajsekarpandian @prakashraaj @RSeanRoldan @srkathiir @KKadhirr_artdir @philoedit @rajisha_vijayan #Manikandan @jose_lijomol @PoornimaRamasw1 @kabilanchelliah @thanga18 @anbariv @proyuvraaj @SonyMusicSouth (sic)."

Jai Bhim is a legal drama directed by TJ Gnanavel and produced by Suriya and Jyotika under their production house, 2D Entertainment. The film has Suriya, Lijimol Jose,Manikandan, Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh as part of the star cast. The film based on a true incident that happened in 1993, which involves a case fought by Justice Chandru and deals with the Tamil Nadu police and violence against members of a marginalised community. The film has cinematography by SR Kathir and Philomin Raj. Music is by Sean Roldan.The film was shortlisted among the 276 films eligible for nomination at the 94th Academy Awards,[6] but failed to make the final list of nominations.

However, the film received critical acclaim from critics and audience alike. It won the Best Film award at the Critics Choice Film awards and at the Noida International Film Festival. Lijimol Jose won the Best Actress award at both festivals. A scene from the film was listed on The Oscars' official YouTube channel as a part of the segment Scene at the Academy where TJ Gnanavel explores the making of the film. The film has become one of the most-talked films among the anti-caste cinemas made in the country.