Suriya's Soorarai Pottru is one of the most talked about movies on social media, right now and it has opened to a very positive reception from the fans and critics. The film is directed by Sudha Kongara who is currently the most wanted filmmaker in K-town. Sudha extracted the natural best from Suriya and the audience witnessed a beautiful film with strong emotions. The film is based on the life story of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan Airlines. The film was a fictionalized version of Simply Fly, the book written by Gopinath. Suriya essayed his role in the film and he delivered a raging performance as Maara aka Nedumaaran Rajangam.

Produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment, the film had music scored by GV Prakash and featured Aparna Balamurali as the female lead. Aparna's performance as Bommi and her relationship with Maara was one of the important talking points of the film. However, a certain section of people felt that the film was more dramatized for cinematic viewing and did not convey the true essence. But, Gopinath has defended the makers by saying that the message has been portrayed neatly. He also added that the film would've become a documentary if the team had to stay completely true to the original happenings.

Gopinath posted a series of tweets that read, "A few school friends, army buddies and colleagues in Deccan are disappointed that the movie has not been true to the actual facts of my book / life depicted in Simply Fly. I tell them that it is fictionalised for cinematic effect but beneath the ‘masala’ there’s good meat ! Staying completely factual would have been a documentary. It has value but it is a different genre. A hero may seem ‘macho’ but is vulnerable and the movie shows ‘heroes’ need emotional support from wife and family to win, and team members often sacrifice more than the hero. A wife can share the dream of the hero without sacrificing her own dreams. She can support the male without subordinating herself and losing her own identity and self esteem. On the contrary she can give a fillip and uplift the husbands spirits when it’s flagging.

SUDHA has depicted this through Aparna very eloquently. It’s also in the main a story of rising each time one falls. It’s about telling oneself, I have failed but I’m not a failure. I’m a failure only when I quit. I’m going to get up every time I fall. It’s about not only persisting but believing that there are also good people and the sun will rise and doors are opened. That’s the true message of the movie portrayed so dashingly and convincingly by Suriya."