Suriya was last seen in director TJ Gnanavel's Jai Bhim, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film is based on true incidents and spoke about caste discrimination against the Irular community. The film received overtly positive reviews from the critics and audience alike. The film became IMDB's top-rated film of 2021. Jai Bhim also courted controversy when Pattali Makkal Katchi found the film against the Vanniyar community.
Suriya, in a statement, said, " As an actor and producer, it’s not often that you come across incidents that leave you shaken. Jai Bhim has been one such experience, a film I am immensely proud to be a part of. It underlines an inarticulate subject and narrates a story of helplessness and social change in a fine blend of emotions and drama. It’s so heart-warming to see the love and appreciation that’s been coming our way from all quarters, critics and audience alike. I am elated that Jai Bhim is a part of the coveted ‘IMDb Top Rated Movies of 2021’ and would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our well-wishers and viewers for their votes. This kind of response reinstates our belief in good stories and the need to bring them to life. Thankful to Prime Video for taking Jai Bhim to more than 240 countries and territories.”