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Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel to helm Dosa King

The Jai Bhim director will helm the story of Jeevajothi Santhakumar and her battle against a famous restaurant mogul 

Published: 25th July 2022

Junglee Pictures recently announced Dosa King, an epic crime thriller based on the life of Jeevajothi Santhakumar. The film is inspired by her tribulations with a restaurant mogul who harassed her and murdered her husband, resulting in a conviction after a trial that waged on for eighteen years – P.Rajagopal v. State of Tamil Nadu. 
To direct the film, Junglee Pictures has onboarded Jai Bhim's TJ Gnanavel. 

TJ Gnanavel will be making his directorial debut in Hindi cinema with Dosa King, after recently announcing his next with National Award-winner Suriya. Besides Jai Bhim, he is also known for directing Kootahil Oruthan (2017). 
Sharing his excitement for Dosa King, TJ Gnanavel said, “I have observed the subject closely, following the case during my days as a journalist. I hope to bring out new dimensions through Jeevajothi’s legal battle on screen. Today, directing this project & working on its characters feels surreal. I'm excited to begin this journey with Junglee Pictures who are known for developing some of the most iconic films in contemporary Indian Cinema.”

Amrita Pandey, CEO, Junglee Pictures, “Dosa King is a riveting tale that will require a keen eye while detailing the characters and story. Gnanavel’s years as a journalist makes him a balanced filmmaker with an obsession for details and authenticity. We're beyond excited to partner with him to bring this captivating, unbelievable and inspiring saga to life.”

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