For the first time, a Tamil film has dislodged `The Shawshank Redemption’ to top the list of globally recognized movies on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Suriya-starrer `Jai Bhim’ has grabbed the first spot with 53,000 plus votes. IMDb ranks films based on the votes they are receiving from the audience.
Though “The Shawshank Redemption” received 24 lakh votes so far from fans all these years, Jai Bhim, within 10 days of its release time went to the top spot, due to the problem it discussed and the fan base of the lead actor.
The Shawshank Redemption of Frank Darabont is the film that topped the list followed by God Father, Dark Knight, 12 Angry Men, etc. Few Indian films on the list include Aamir Khan’s 3 idiots, Taare Zameen Par, Lagaan, and Dangaal. Gangs of Wasseypur, Andhadhun are the only non-Aamir films in the IMDb top 250 films.
“Jai Bhim” was released on Amazon Prime Video early this month. The film is getting a humongous amount of positive response from fans and is being widely watched due to the word of mouth.
Based on a true event that happened in the year 1995, the film concentrates on police atrocities on the tribal community.
Exposing the police brutality, the film shows how lawyer Chandru won the case without receiving a penny from his client who is the wife of the victim. Though the incident took place 25 years ago, it looks still relevant due to the police atrocities that are still taking place in the state.
Directed by T.J Gnanavel, the film is produced by actor Suriya under his own banner 2D entertainments.
Actor Kamal Haasan said that the film moved him to tears. He appreciated Suriya, Jyothika, and the crew members for stretching their voice for the oppressed through their product.
Ranjith, through his tweet, said that many more films about Rajakannus will be released in Tamil cinema in the coming days.