Soorarai Pottru won 5 National Film Awards at the recently announced 68th National Film Awards and that has been the talk of the town since Friday. Soorarai Pottru bagged awards in 5 categories - Best Feature Film, Best Actor (Suriya), Best Actress (Aparna Balamurali), Best Music Director - Background Score (GV Prakash), and Best Screenplay (Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara). Following the National Award win, Sudha Kongara has now officially issued a statement thanking everyone for their support and love for Soorarai Pottru.

Her statement read, "The journey of this film started with my dad passing away. The last image of my father that I carry is of him gesturing to me from his bed to come to him as I stood in the doorway. I went back and added this as a scene in Soorarai Pottru. As film makers I guess most of us are finally just greedy voyeurs looking for those moments in our lives to put into our films. Thank you dad for the many moments from our lives I've put into Soorarai Pottru. My only regret at this moment of winning the awards is you not being there to see it. Thank you to my guru. What am I mani sir without all that you have taught me? A zero.

Thank you Captain Gopinath and Suriya. To you sirs... one for entrusting me with his life story and the other for living it on screen. Thank you to the producers and every member of the cast and crew of the film. There are no better words than Mahakavi Bharathiyar's that I can say to each and every one of you at this moment - "Soorarai Pottru"! Above all, thank you to the audiences. I finally watched the film in the theatres after nearly two years and your every cheer, every scream and every whistle gave me my closure for this film. You keep me alive. You keep me going. You are my Gods.

And finally a big shout out to all the film makers from my tribe out there. You struggle and yet you preserve and create against all odds. You make films that you want to make the way you want to, when you want to, how you want to, and with who you want to. You are blazing paths for many many young ladies out there to tread fere less in the near future!". Sudha Kongara also thanked her family members, her close friends, and her assistant directors who have played an integral part in her life during the filming of Soorarai Pottru. On the work front, Sudha Kongara is currently busy with he Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru which stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan in the lead roles.

The makers are currently on a schedule break and the editing works are happening at a rapid pace. Following the completion of this remake, Sudha Kongara will be joining hands with Suriya once again for a new Tamil film, marking the reunion of the successful Soorarai Pottru combo.

For the loved ones on land and in the skies...heartfelt thanks.#SooraraiPottru @Suriya_offl @gvprakash @Aparnabala2 @rajsekarpandian @2D_ENTPVTLTD @nikethbommi @jacki_art @editorsuriya @PoornimaRamasw1 @deepakbhojraj @valentino_suren @gopiprasannaa

— Sudha Kongara (@Sudha_Kongara) July 26, 2022