Google India has announced its ‘Year in Search’ results as it distilled the top search trends of 2021 in the country. There appears to be a strong interest in regional cinema, paving the way for Suriya-starrer Jai Bhim on top of the charts. The Tamil blockbuster that focuses on real-life struggles of marginalised groups was the most searched film of the year, followed by the Bollywood film Shershaahthat starred Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. The film was a biopic on Captain Vikram Batra, and released on Amazon Prime.
T J Gnanavel’s Jai Bhim puts the spotlight on issue of institutionalised discrimination and is based on the struggle of an Irula woman Parvathi (played by Sengani) to get justice for her husband, who was arrested and tortured by police in a false case of theft. Suriya plays the protagonist, based on the communist lawyer-turned-judge, K Chandru.