Jai Bhim at Oscars: Scene at the Academy Features Suriya’s Film – What it Means And Why It’s Important?

On Tuesday, the official Youtube channel of 'Scene at The Academy' featured a clip from Suriya starrer Jai Bhim. While the fans are going gaga over the news, here's what it really means and why it is important.

Published: January 18, 2022 2:07 PM IST

By India.com Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

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Jai Bhim at Oscars: Jai Bhim might not be India’s official entry at the Oscars this year but it’s still putting the industry on the world map. On Tuesday, the Academy team uploaded a scene from the film on their official YouTube handle, giving it a special honour under their series titled ‘Scene At The Academy.’

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Jai Bhim gets featured on ‘Scene at the Academy’: What does it signify?

The Academy runs a special section called ‘Scene At The Academy’ for their members worldwide where they feature a meticulously curated scene that speaks of the importance of filmmaking and highlights how cinema could be a powerful tool in storytelling with the potential to change the world. As mentioned on their website, “Scene at the Academy is an opportunity to create exclusive content – spotlighting the filmmaking and creative process behind the movies – for the Academy’s global members and fans.”

What is the Scene at the Academy?

As mentioned on the Academy’s official website, the Scene at the Academy “focuses on filmmakers and artists talking about the evolution and breakdown of a scene (one or two scenes, maximum) or an element (i.e. song) in the film that captures and represents the approach to the movie. For example, writers discuss how scene(s) originated, directors talk about the considerations throughout, composers/songwriters explain storytelling through song, visual effects supervisors show how moments came to life, etc.”

Why does Jai Bhim featuring at the academy mean this much?
Jai Bhim is the first Tamil film to have got such an honour by the Academy and Suriya becomes both the first Tamil leading star and producer to have achieved this feat. As soon as the news went out, the Suriya fans took over Twitter to trend ‘Jai Bhim’ with congratulatory messages for the film’s team. Check these out:

In Jai Bhim, Suriya plays the role of a lawyer who fights in court for the tribals and stands against the system for framing the oppressed people in fake charges. The film highlighted the story of a snake charmer who dies in police custody after being falsely framed in a case. His pregnant wife runs from pillar to pillar to get justice until a lawyer helps her and attempts to change the system. The film has garnered critical acclaim for being the voice of the oppressed. Jai Bhim is directed by TJ Gnanavel.

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Published Date: January 18, 2022 2:07 PM IST