For the unversed, the Vanniyar Sangam issued a legal notice seeking an apology for showing the Vanniyar community in a bad light in Jai Bhim. They asked for the removal of some particular scenes from the movie and even asked for compensation of Rs 5 crore.
Jai Bhim narrates the tale of discrimination against a marginalised community in Tamil Nadu, and the storyline is believed to be loosely inspired by a true incident from 1993 when some tribal people were arrested and allegedly tortured by the police. Suriya is seen in the role of Advocate Chandru, who fights their case in the courtroom and helps to release them. Apart from Suriya, Lijomol Jose, Manikandan, Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh also essay key roles in the film.