Rajakannu and his wife Sengeni belong to a lower cast and works as labors in the field to protect it from rats thou they live life of poverty but are happy with what they have.
Rajakannu and Sengeni plan a second child and soon Sengeni gives the good news once Rajkannu is called to the house of a upper caste man as a snake has sneaked inside his house. The next day theft of jewelry is reported in the same house suspicious raising towards Rajkannu .
The cops got to arrest Rajkannu but he leaves the town for work following which the cops detain a pregnant Sengani and rest of family members asking them details about the Rajkannu.The cops trace Rajkannu and torture him and his brothers in jail asking him to confess the crime they did not commit later Sengeni finds that Rajkannu and his brother have eloped from the prison to escape torture. Mythra who teaches tribal village comes across a lawyer Chandru who fights for tribal people and after hearing story of Senegeni files a Habeas corpus case in court.
Jai Bhim About
Jai Bhim follows the story of a pregnant tribal outcast who seeks justice following the mysterious disappearance of her husband. The story is hard hitting and extremely relevant. The screenplay is gripping right from the first scene and doesn’t let go off the grip right until the end.
A runtime of 164 minutes might seem to be daunting at first, but because this screenplay unfolds like a thriller and maintains a tight narrative, you hooked and booked from the very beginning. What must be appreciated are the courtroom scenes that are so well executed that they leave you with goosebumps.
Credit must be given to the writing for resisting the temptation of mellowing the drama by introducing some humour in the screenplay or unnecessary songs. This one is crisp and to the point tackling an issue which is delicate and unfortunately still prevalent in today’s times. The scenes of police brutality reminded me of the Tamil film Visaranai by Vetrimaran.
Your heart literally succumbs to the pain of the victims and dare I say it also boils your blood. The drama never dips pace as well which is attributed to the writing in a hard hitting drama that culminates into a rousing final act. This is a top notch screenplay if ever there was one!