Following the lukewarm responses to his last 2 releases - NGK and Kaappaan, Suriya has a lot of hopes banking on Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara, of Irudhi Suttru fame. This movie bankrolled jointly by Suriya's 2D Entertainment banner and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banner has music by GV Prakash, cinematography by Niketh Bommi and editing by Sathish Suriya. Aparna Balamurali, who was earlier seen in 8 Thottakal, will be playing the female lead in this movie. Soorarai Pottru was earlier set to release on April 9th then got postponed due to the corona pandemic. After an underwhelming 2019 with both his film failing at the box office, Suriya is now awaiting the release of his next movie Soorarai Pottru 
which has apparently earner profits already as a producer. 
Ace Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal is debuting in Tamil cinema through Soorarai Pottru, which will also see Jackie Shroff, Mohan Babu and Karunas as part of the cast. Widespread reports state that this movie would be based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, who made air travel affordable for the common man by founding the Air Deccan airlines. The shoot for this movie is over and we hear that even the post production work is done and the makers are waiting for the right time to release the movie. The Telugu version of Soorarai Pottru has been titled Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra. Niketh Bommireddy
has taken care of the cinematography while Sathish Suriya is handling the editing.

Today, the 5th of July marks the birthday of Soorarai Pottru director Sudha Kongara who worked as associate director for seven years with Mani Ratnam. She made her directorial debut with a film called Drohi which failed at the box office, she came back strong after 6 years with a sports drama Irudhi Suttru
which she later remade in Telugu as Guru. She is now one of the most successful female director in Tamil cinema who all top heroes are waiting to work with. On her birthday, 2D Entertainment has released a special promo for her. 

Meanwhile, Suriya will begin work on his next project soon after the lockdown is over. There are widespread reports that he would put Hari’s project Aruva on hold for sometime and start working on a movie with director Vetri Maaran which is tentatively titled Vaadivassal. This Suriya - Vetri Maaran project will once again have GV Prakash scoring the music and is to be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, under his V Creations banner.