Taking to social media, Suriya wrote, “Excited to share the First Look of #JaiBhim (sic).” The poster shows Suriya in lawyer’s attire, with a bunch of people from what can be interpreted as economically backward section of the society in the foreground.
Jai Bhim is a form of greeting used by followers of BR Ambedkar, a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables. Going by the title and the first-look, it can safely be assumed that Suriya plays a lawyer who fights for the oppressed in the film.
Gnanavel, who had directed Kootathil Oruvan earlier, has completed the shoot of the film in and around Chennai recently. A couple of months ago, a picture of Suriya from the set of the film had surfaced online. The actor was sporting a white shirt and had the lawyer’s gown with him, giving rise to speculations that he’d be playing a lawyer in it. And now, it’s indeed official!