The Oscars today announced the names of 226 feature films that are eligible for this year's prestigious honor. Suriya starrer Jai Bhim has been selected to vie for this prestigious award. This is the only Tamil language movie that has made it to the eligibility list this year. It is note worthy that last year Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru made it to the 93rd Academy Awards eligibility list. The movie had also received official entry to the prestigious Golden Globes 2022 in the Non-English language Movie category.
Jai Bhim is inspired by a case in Tamilnadu in the 90s. It narrates the story of Rajakannu and Sengeni, who belong to the Irula Tribe. A chance incident overturns their life as Rajakannu is subjected to wrathful custodial torture by the local police.
The film is written and directed by T. J. Gnanavel and produced by Jyotika and Suriya under 2D Entertainment. The film stars Suriya and Lijomol Jose with Manikandan, Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh and others in supporting roles. The award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood.