Actor Suriya Sivakumar has not stopped entertaining the audience since he started his career in the film industry. The famous star plays every role – be it a soldier or an entrepreneur or a boy with him. After watching the movie everyone wants to know who is real Chandru?
Due to the recent release of his upcoming film ‘Jai Bhim’, there is a lot of talk around his which will be released on Amazon Prime Video this Diwali.
This movie is based on the true events that took place in the 1990s, in Tamil Nadu, Jai Bhim is a real-life court drama that follows a hardworking tribal couple, Sengeni and Rajkannu. Their world is badly shattered when Rajakannu is falsely arrested on false charges and later disappears from the police custody. To find her husband, Sengenni enlists the help of lawyer Chandru, who is strongly portrayed by Suriya.
Talking about the film, the actor explained the reason why he decided to play the role of a lawyer for the first time in his career.
Who is Real Chandru?
Suriya Tells That “He met Justice K Chandru long before the film started through director Gnanavel Tha Se. We were told that Justice Chandru was going to disrupt and bring about change. We’ve heard a lot of inspiring stories about him, including the fact that he never takes any money for human rights issues, “says Suriya.
Through this film, which is full of respect for the common man, has got more respect. Chandru went from an activist to a lawyer and a judge of the Madras High Court. Chandru is one of the prominent judges of India and has a historical record. As a judge, he handled 96,000 cases with a number of landmark decisions that made him head of state. Some landmark decisions include judgments on the availability of shared cemeteries and emphasize that cemeteries should be accessible to all, regardless of caste.
Advocate Chandru Wikipedia / Justice K Chandru Wikipedia
Chandru has a history of fighting against caste discrimination and for the rights of backward and oppressed communities. The biggest thing is that Chandru did not take a single rupee when he appeared in human rights cases and he never backed down from the battlefield. He also fought many cases on behalf of women, especially in small towns, low-income and marginalized communities. He wrote a book entitled ‘Listen to My Case! When women approach the courts of Tamil Nadu ‘, which is based on her experiences.
Even after his retirement, Justice Chandru, a former Madras High Court judge, has been unparalleled in the judiciary as a voice against injustice and has a clear social dialogue on social issues, and has a long way to go in the fight against injustice. As the father of the judiciary.
He added: “After learning more about Justice Chandru and reading about him in his books and in his youth, we all thought that his story should reach every corner of the globe. People like him are unsung heroes and we thought we should share their stories and awaken the minds of the youth, and it was a wonderful thing. Another interesting fact about the movie ‘Jai Bhim’ is that the High Court has never been formed before, at least not in Tamil films. So, all these things make me think and make me choose to do the movie ‘Jai Bhim‘ as the project where I want to play the role of a lawyer for the first time in my film career. “
In this film, Suriya is working as a lawyer. The emphasis should be on him, not he is playing the role of the Chandru. The directors were Gnanavel and Suriya who wanted to show some aspects of the lawyer Chandru’s life in the movie as they finalized the script and also wanted to give me a final thank you card. I consider it a recognition of the work I have done over the years.
The film is written and directed by Gnanavel Tha Se and stars Suriya in the lead roles along with Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan, Manikandan, and Lijomol Jose.
It was produced by Jyotika and Suriya under the banner of 2D Entertainment. Jai Bhim’s music is by Sean Roldan, co-produced by Rajsekar Karpursunderpandian. The team behind the film also includes editor Philominraj, DOP SR Kadhir, and art director Kadhir.