Jai Bhim: The Indian film that overtook The Godfather on IMDb

There’s a new film in town that is so popular, it has beaten The Godfather as the highest-rated flick on IMDb.

We’re talking about Jai Bhim, a Tamil-language courtroom drama that has received high praise from critics and audiences alike.

It is currently the highest-rated film on IMDb with a score of 9.6/10.

Directed by TJ Gnanavel, the social issue drama beautifully shoulders the responsibility of being a decisively realistic, without being preachy.

With brilliant performances and

authentic portrayal of hard-hitting realities on systemic violence and social discrimination in society.

Released on 2 November, 2021, the plot follows a young couple who live peacefully in a tribal community until the husband Rajakannu (K. Manikandan) is arrested and tortured by police in a false case.

When the authorities inform the pregnant wife Sengani (Lijomol Jose) that her partner had escaped custody and was missing, she turns to a human rights lawyer Chandru (Suriya) to help bring justice to the case.

The movie – set in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu – is based on a true incident that unfolded in 1993.

With a 9.6 score on IMDb, Jai Bhim now sits above other cinematic classics such as The Godfather (9.2/10) and The Shawshank Redemption (9.3/10).

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