Soorarai Pottru is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga, under their respective banners 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment.The story was conceptualised and written by Kongara, along with Shalini Ushadevi and additional screenplay is by Aalif Surti, Ganesha and Vijay Kumar, the latter penning the dialogues. The film stars Suriya, Paresh Rawal, and Aparna Balamurali with Urvashi, Mohan Babu, and Karunas amongst others in supporting roles.
Several celebrities down South took to Twitter shower praises on the film. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film is a fictionalised version of the book, Simply Fly, written on the life of Air Deccan founder Capt. GR Gopinath, a retired Army captain. It’s garneringrave reviews from both audience as well as critics.
— VISHNU VISHAL (VV) (@TheVishnuVishal) November 11, 2020
@PrimeVideoIN @Suriya_offl #SooraraiPotru after watching this film I feel so proud to have been one of the first few customers and passengers on Air Deccan.Hats off @CaptGopinath . pic.twitter.com/Y3CkORyfKP
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) November 12, 2020
#SooraraiPottru An outstanding performance by @Suriya_offl brother!! Very well etched characters and all played their roles so well. Moved and very motivating. Hats off to director #Sudha Mam & her entire team for the excellent execution! Congratulations and keep flying high.👍❤
— ArunVijay (@arunvijayno1) November 12, 2020
— J. (@Highonfilmss) November 12, 2020
#SooraraiPottru is an Emotional Biopic. You will root for Maara scene after scene seeing his struggle. Hats off to @Suriya_offl sir who lived his character. He is lit🔥🔥. Sudha mam is terrific in every sense👌👍. Congrats to Entire passionate team. 😊🙏.
THIS WILL FLY HIGH✈️
— Rathna kumar (@MrRathna) November 11, 2020
— PS Mithran (@Psmithran) November 12, 2020
#SooraraiPottru is an inspiring biopic ! Perfect film for performance HUNGRY @Suriya_offl ! Incredible Maraa! You nailed it ! Kudos to #SudhaKongara , @2D_ENTPVTLTD @nikethbommi and the entire team. @gvprakash music is a big asset ! pic.twitter.com/q3r5HRseWW
— Rathnavelu ISC (@RathnaveluDop) November 12, 2020
#AakasamNeeHaddhuRa what a film !! @Suriya_offl anna was fantabulous. Brilliant writing and execution by #SudhaKongara.
Thoroughly enjoyed and thank you for making me a small part of this fantastic film. #SooraraiPottru pic.twitter.com/m6aoattzFA
— Satya Dev (@ActorSatyaDev) November 12, 2020
#SooraraiPottru is magnificent. Sudha get on twitter & feel the love.
— CS Amudhan (@csamudhan) November 12, 2020
The film was partly inspired by events from the life of Simplify Deccan founder G. R. Gopinath. While the project was announced on mid-2018, under the working title Suriya 38, the official title Soorarai Pottru was announced on 13 April 2019. Principal photography began in April 2019, and ended that September. Filming took place across Madurai, Chennai, and Chandigarh. The film features music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, while cinematography and editing were handled by Niketh Bommireddy and Sathish Suriya respectively. Suriya is now working on the pre-production of his upcoming film with director Vetri Maaran. The film, titled Vaadivaasal, is based on Jallikattu, a popular sport in Tamil Nadu.