Tamil superstar Suriya is ready with his new film, Soorarai Pottru, and, considering that cinema halls continue to remain shut, he has opted for a digital, direct-to-home release on October 30.
“Soorarai Pottru”, helmed by Sudha Kongara, is inspired by the life of Captain GR Gopinath, a retired Army captain, who founded the low-cost airline Air Deccan.
“Essaying Captain Gopinath’s character came to me as a challenge, but we are very proud of our final product. This film is our labour of love and I am happy that it will now entertain the global audience,” said Suriya.
He added that he was impressed with the subject right from the start.
“The moment I heard the script from director Sudha, I was sure it had to be told,” the actor said, adding that he wanted to produce the through his banner, 2D Entertainment.
Sudha Kongara shared that directing Suriya was a joy. “He was my first and last choice for the role of Capt. Gopinath,” the director pointed out.
The film will stream on the OTT platform, Amazon Prime Video.
Saravanan Sivakumar, well-known by his stage name Suriya, began his career Vasanth’s own 1997 film Nerrukku Ner, which was produced by Mani Ratnam. He started his career when he was 22 years of age.
Surya later appeared in films like Kaadhale Nimmadhi, Sandhippoma, Periyanna (1999) and many other films. He gave some of the hit films like Gautham Menon’s Kaakha Kaakha, Bala’s Pithamagan, A. R. Murugadoss’ Ghajini.