Filmmaker Suseenthiran expressed disappointment after the critically acclaimed movie, Jai Bhim, starring actor Suriya as a Communist lawyer, did not win Nationwide awards in any class.
He stated: “I congratulate filmmaker Manikantan and composer Srikanth Deva for successful nationwide awards for Greatest Tamil movie and Karuvarai. I’ve a 1000 questions over why Jai Bhim didn’t win any awards. I’m stunned.”
Whereas the movie acquired virtually unanimous acclaim upon its launch on OTT, Pattali Makkal Katchi opposed the movie for what it known as insulting the Vanniyar group. A senior chief of the get together even wrote to the Info and Broadcasting Ministry urging it to not contemplate the movie for any nationwide awards.