A film that won the hearts of everyone since its release in 2020, Suriya's Soorarai Pottru took home top honors at the 68th National Film Awards on Friday, July 22. Directed by Sudha Kongara and produced jointly by Suriya's 2D Entertainment and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banners and featuring music by G. V. Prakash Kumar, the action drama film also starring Aparna Balamurali won awards for the Best Film, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Best Music Director (Background Score) and Best Screenplay. With the news of Soorarai Pottru winning five National Awards taking social media by storm, congratulatory messages and wishes have been pouring in for the team from leading celebrities and personalities from all walks of life. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin conveyed his wishes by congratulating actor Suriya, director Sudha Kongara, actress Aparna Balamurali, composer G. V. Prakash Kumar, and the Soorarai Pottru team on Twitter. The most notable names in Tamil cinema to send across their love are actors Karthi, Dhanush, Keerthy Suresh, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Khushbu Sundar, Madhavan, Arya, RJ Balaji and Sasikumar, followed by leading directors like Lokesh Kanagaraj, Venkat Prabhu, Pandiraj, Vasanth, producer and distributor S. R.  Prabhu and Dr. Dhananjayan Govind, and music composer Ghibran to name a notable few. Likewise, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and legendary Malayalam actor Mohanlal too extended their hearty wishes to the entire Soorarai Pottru team on their huge achievement. Check out their reactions in the tweets below:

#68thNationalFilmAwards-இல் விருதுகளைக் குவித்துத் தமிழ்த்திரையுலகுக்குப் பெருமை சேர்த்துள்ள தம்பி @Suriya_offl, @Sudha_Kongara, @gvprakash, @Aparnabala2 உள்ளிட்ட #SooraraiPottru படக்குழுவினருக்கும்; (1/3)

— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 22, 2022

#SooraraiPottru- A phenomenal film receiving the biggest national honor. Congratulations @Sudha_Kongara @gvprakash @Aparnabala2! You guys deserve it. The timing can’t be more appropriate:) This has been long pending for Anna. Celebration time for Anabana fans! @Suriya_offl #Proud

— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) July 22, 2022

A big congratulations to all the national award winners. Especially @Suriya_offl sir and my good friend @gvprakash A big day for Tamil cinema. Super proud.

— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 22, 2022

Yayyyyyyyy.. #SooraraiPottru is all the way at #NationalFilmAwards Congratulations to the entire team. Well deserving ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏👏@Suriya_offl @Aparnabala2 #sudhakongara

— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) July 22, 2022

Congratulations Best Actor @Suriya_offl sir 5 #NationalAwards for #SooraraiPottru birthday treat 🥇
Best wishes to All the winner of National Award 👍@2D_ENTPVTLTD #HappyBirthdaySuriya pic.twitter.com/SiJA8UgNDG

— M.Sasikumar (@SasikumarDir) July 22, 2022

#DirectorVasanth expresses happiness over his film #SivaranjaniyumInnumSilaPengalum winning three National Awards. He also congratulates other winners including @Suriya_offl and Dedicates the honour to his mentor #KBalachander@itsme_vasanth @sreekar_prasad @LakshmiPriyaaC pic.twitter.com/78ITrPUlKw

Nikil Murukan (@onlynikil) July 22, 2022

Congratulations dear @Suriya_offl #AparnaBalamurali #SudhaKongara and all the winners of this years National awards👏👏👏👏

Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) July 22, 2022

@Suriya_offl THATS MY BRO… CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NATIONAL AWARD for #Sooraraipottru… Heart swells with pride bro .. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️🚀🚀🚀

— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 22, 2022

Heartiest congratulations to Team #SooraraiPottru for sweeping 5 awards at the 68th National Film Awards!

You deserve every bit of this and many more, Maara @Suriya_offl sir 🤗
Very happy for you Bommi, @Aparnabala2 🤗
Best wishes to @Sudha_Kongara mam ♥️ & @gvprakash ♥️

Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) July 22, 2022

Flying high 😍😍🤗 @suriya sir’s long due national award has finally arrived 😍😍🔥🔥💪💪Congratulations sir so proud and happy for you 🤗 Congrats to #SooraraiPottru team #Sudha mam @Aparnabala2 and @gvprakash darling watta an achievement 👍 So happy for u guys 🤗@2D_ENTPVTLTD pic.twitter.com/FIPfBV3p7S

— Arya (@arya_offl) July 22, 2022

Very big congratulations to @Suriya_offl Sir 🙏🏻, #SudhaKongara maam, @gvprakash bro, @rajsekarpandian and @Aparnabala2
for bagging the #NationalFilmAwards✨.
More power to team #SooraraiPottru🤜🏼🤛🏼

Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) July 22, 2022

Congrats to all the national award winners!!! @Suriya_offl na @Sudha_Kongara @Aparnabala2 @gvprakash bro @rajsekarpandian for #SooraraiPottru @itsme_vasanth saar @LakshmiPriyaaC @sreekar_prasad saar for #SivaranjaniyumInnumSilaPengalum @madonneashwin bro for #Mandela

— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) July 22, 2022

Congratulations @Aparnabala2 on the national award !!! You deserve this and more !!! ☺️🤗 Congrats to team #Sooraraipottru and Madone Ashwin for winning the national awards !!! 👏👏

— RJ Balaji (@RJ_Balaji) July 22, 2022

What a Birthday Gift to you sir. Very much deserving Sir ❤️💐🤗#National Award for the Best Actor @Suriya_offl for #Sooraraipottru#NationalAwards2022

— Pandiraj (@pandiraj_dir) July 22, 2022

This made my day ! Very delighted for the awards & recognition showered on a great film!

Congratulations Team. May you fly higher #SooraraiPottru @Suriya_offl sir, @Aparnabala2, @Sudha_Kongara, @gvprakash, @2D_ENTPVTLTD, @rajsekarpandian#68thNationalFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/WVyKXGKBuo

— Ghibran (@GhibranOfficial) July 22, 2022

It's a great honor #SooraraiPottru gets the All-India Best Film Award for a Tamil Cinema, 13 Years after #Kanchivaram in 2007. Great honor for @2D_ENTPVTLTD @Suriya_offl sir #SudhaKongara @rajsekarpandian & Team for winning the Golden Lotus Award. Whole Tamil Cinema celebrates🏆 pic.twitter.com/JrDhXwF6TS

— Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) July 22, 2022

Congratulations @Suriya_offl na! #SudhaKongara, @gvprakash , @Aparnabala2 @2D_ENTPVTLTD @rajsekarpandian na for the #NationalFilmAwards#SooraraiPottru has made us all happy and proud! Indeed a great bday gift for #Suriya na🤗😍 pic.twitter.com/4lXiK2bss9

— SR Prabhu (@prabhu_sr) July 22, 2022

Heartiest congratulations to all national film award winners, especially the Best Actors, Suriya, Ajay Devgan and Aparna Balamurali, and Biju Menon and Nanjiamma, on this well-deserved recognition! Also, proudly remembering dear Sachy for winning the Best Director Award.

— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) July 22, 2022

Over the moon to see #SooraraiPottru win the top honours at the National Awards. Heartfelt congratulations my brother @Suriya_offl, #AparrnaBalamurali and my director #SudhaKongara. Humbled to be working in the Hindi adaptation of such an iconic film 🙏🏻

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 22, 2022

Loosely based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. Gopinath, Soorarai Pottru premiered on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020 after skipping a theatrical release due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases at the time. The film has since turned out to be a phenomenal success and a cult classic for the streamer and continues to be praised for its performances and technical aspects.