The veteran political leader, who had watched the film on television had expressed a desire to watch the film on the big screen.
Acceding to his request, the filmmakers arranged a special screening for the leader at NFDC on Thursday.
After watching the film along with actor Suriya, his dad Sivakumar and director Gnanavel, sources say that the leader was visibly moved and expressed his heartfelt appreciation to both the director and the actor.
“The leader, who was silent for a long time, gently patted Suriya’s cheek and expressed his heartfelt appreciation,” says 2D Entertainment CEO Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian.
The appreciation from the veteran leader has added to the delight of the Jai Bhim unit.