Suriya's Soorarai Pottru - Unseen visuals | Aparna Balamurali | Sudha Kongara
Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru is the current hot topic in K-town and the film has opened to a phenomenal response from fans across the world. The film has also received very positive reviews from the critics and has attracted a good viewership. The film released on November 12 as a festive release on Amazon Prime Video and there has been no look back since then. Ever since the release, the film and the team of Soorarai Pottru have been showered with love by people. This Sudha Kongara directorial came as a saviour to Amazon Prime’s endless unimpressive direct OTT releases. Suriya’s highly energetic and intense performance as Maara was one of the most talking points of the film, while GV Prakash’s fantastic music and Sudha Kongara’s filmmaking was also the other aspects that garnered good attention.
Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead, delivered a very impressive performance as Bommi aka Sundari and it was indeed great to see a female lead getting a meaty role in a star hero’s film. Bommi - Maara’s relationship was an interesting watch and it was nice to see their unusual yet beautiful rapport. Aparna Balamurali won the hearts of people in Tamil Nadu with her performance as Bommi and there were several memes and posts, praising her role and acting.
Having said that, a new making video has now been released by the makers and this video shows us how Aparna fitted into the shoes of Bommi. This making video gives us a glimpse of the script reading and training sessions that went behind shaping up the character of Bommi. Sharing her experience about playing Bommi in Soorarai Pottru, Aparna Balamurali said, “Until the shoot, I did not get any confirmation that I was the heroine. The role was set in the 90s and I haven’t worked to this extent in any of my previous films. There were several reading sessions and language corrections regularly. While in pre-production, I had a little stress about the role and so, I went for a workshop under actress Kalairani ma’am. She taught me so much about emotions and I was able to do the movie more freely because of her training.
I knew Tamil to an extent, but this one was quite challenging because of the Madurai dialect. Sathya akka (Aparna’s dialect trainer) was so smart and I am thankful to her. One of the main elements of the movie was the costumes and they wanted me to look unique. I was asked to wear a lot of organza sarees. All of these little details added so much to the character. Right from the first schedule, I was so happy with whatever was happening around me. Everyone helped me and made me do well,”. Check out the making video here:
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