Tamil film director Sudha Kongara is on cloud nine after the 68th National Film Awards were announced on Friday evening, which saw the filmmaker's Soorarai Pottru sweeping the accolades. The Tamil action drama film starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles won 5 National Awards that included Best Film, Best Actor (Suriya), Best Actress (Aparna Balamurali), Best Music Director - Background Score (G. V. Prakash Kumar), and Best Screenplay (Sudha Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi). In that light, Sudha Kongara took to social media to share her excitement at Soorarai Pottru's massive haul at the National Awards by posting a couple of photos with her team and a special cake that included a popular dialogue from the film. 

Posting the pictures on Twitter, an elated Sudha Kongara captioned her tweet with the famous dialogue from Soorarai Pottru, "We won Maara!" Congratulatory messages and wishes have been pouring in for the team and the filmmaker for their spectacular showing at the 68th National Film Awards as it was long speculated that the film was a top contender and a favorite to bring home the honors. Soorarai Pottru, which had skipped a theatrical release in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in mid-2020, later premiered on Amazon Prime Video that year as a Diwali treat in November and turned out to be a phenomenal success for the streaming giant. Check out below Sudha Kongara's reaction after her National Award win for her Soorarai Pottru:

நாம ஜெயிச்சுட்டோம் மாறா!#SooraraiPottru @Suriya_offl @gvprakash @Aparnabala2 @rajsekarpandian @2D_ENTPVTLTD @nikethbommi @jacki_art @editorsuriya @PoornimaRamasw1 @deepakbhojraj @valentino_suren @gopiprasannaa pic.twitter.com/PxQe6chkoY

— Sudha Kongara (@Sudha_Kongara) July 22, 2022

Sudha Kongara and Suriya's move to make Soorarai Pottru, based loosely on the life story of Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. Gopinath, turned out to be a stroke of genius as the film continues to be revered by many for its performances and technical aspects. Produced jointly under the 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment banners, Soorarai Pottru is currently being remade in Hindi and under Sudha Kongara's direction with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar set to be seen in the character portrayed by Suriya, while Radhika Madan will be playing the role of Aparna Balamurali.