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Suriya's Soorarai Pottru enters Shanghai International Film Festival

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

New honors continue to be bestowed upon Suriya's Soorarai Pottru as the critically-acclaimed action drama film, which had earlier gotten selected at the nominations for Oscars this year, has now entered the Panorama Section of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) 2021, which is set to take place this year from June 11 to June 20. The film directed by Sudha Kongara and featuring chart-buster music by G. V. Prakash Kumar has turned out to be a grand success for Suriya after its grand premiere last November on Amazon Prime Video. 

Earlier this year, Soorarai Pottru had left Tamil cinema fans beaming with pride after it had entered the Oscar 2021 race in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, and several other categories. Jointly produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banners, the film went on to become one of the most-watched Tamil ventures on Amazon Prime Video. Soorarai Pottru, which revolves around the character Nedumaran Rajangam overcoming obstacles at every turn in order to make it big in the aviation industry with his own airliner, had skipped its theatrical release due to the pandemic and was subsequently announced for an OTT release, which as well initially got pushed from October 30 to November 12 after a delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force (IAF). 

Apart from Suriya, actress Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead, captivated fans everywhere with her fiery performance, with praises pouring in for the film's supporting cast among whom include veteran actress Urvashi, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, Telugu superstar Mohan Babu, Karunas, Vivek Prasanna, Kaali Venkat and Krishna Kumar. Composer GV Prakash too garnered immense adulation for his massive contribution to Soorarai Pottru in the form of his chart-buster songs and thunderous background score. Dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra, Soorarai Pottru has been inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of the Air Deccan airliner. 

Singer Jonita Gandhi debuts as heroine opposite Soorarai Pottru fame Krishna Kumar | Vignesh Shivan | Nayanthara

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Hit director Vignesh Shivan and leading actress Nayanthara, one of Tamil cinema's favorite real-life couples, launched their own production banner, Rowdy Pictures, sometime back and have made a number of announcements. In that light, the duo had recently announced the title of their next production venture to be Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream apart from the films they are distributing under their banner. On Saturday, a formal pooja was conducted for Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream along with the big reveal that actor Krishna Kumar, who played the character Chaitanya "Che" Rao in Soorarai Pottru, has been cast in the lead role alongside singer Jonita Gandhi incidentally making her debut as a heroine. 

The Rowdy Pictures Twitter handle tweeted a few pictures of the Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream film launch pooja along with the announcement that the production is all to kick-off. Billed to be a cute romantic love story, the upcoming film also marks the directorial debut of Vinayak V, with the title poster launched a few days back by 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi, director Gautham Menon and 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander receiving a largely positive response from fans. Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream is already creating plenty of buzz with its casting of Krishna Kumar, who garnered a huge fan following after his performance in Soorarai Pottru. Likewise, singer Jonita Gandhi, who as well has a big fan base, has often been told by fans on social media to pursue acting and she will be looking to prove her mettle once again. 

Walking Talking Strawberry Icecream is the next big film for Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan, especially after their upcoming crime thriller film, Netrikann, which has been directed by Milind Rau of Aval fame. The superstar couple is also co-producing their Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal in association with Lalit Kumar's 7 Screen Studios, which will also include music by Anirudh. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal will see Vignesh Shivan directing Nayanthara once again after their Naanum Rowdydhaan in 2015, with the upcoming film also starring Vijay Sethupathi and Samantha Akkineni. Both Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara are also distributing films like debut director Arun Matheswaran's film, Rocky that stars Taramani fame Vasanth Ravi and veteran director Bharathiraja in the lead roles. In addition, they had recently acquired the theatrical distribution rights of Koozhangal directed by debutant PS Vinoth Raj, which recently won the prestigious Tiger Award in the competition section of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, incidentally making it the first Tamil film to win the honor. 

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru in Oscars 2021 List of Films Eligible for Best Picture - MASSIVE!

By | Galatta |
2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru has turned out to be a grand success for the actor after its grand premiere last November on Amazon Prime Video, with the film being hailed by fans and critics alike. Directed by Sudha Kongara and featuring chart-buster music by G. V. Prakash Kumar, the action drama jointly produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banners continues to be one of the most-watched Tamil ventures on the leading OTT platform. Soorarai Pottru, which revolves around the character Nedumaran Rajangam overcoming obstacles at every turn in order to make it big in the aviation industry with his own airliner, has been basking in massive glory of late and has now entered the Oscar 2021 race in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, and several other categories. 

Soorarai Pottru and Mmmmm: Sound of Pain are the two Indian ventures to secure a place in the list of 366 films, with the voting for nominations to be held from March 5-10. It has been revealed that the final nominations list will be announced on March 15, 2021. Apart from Soorarai Pottru competing in the Best Picture category, the film's lead stars Suriya and Aparna Balamurali are also competing in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. If Soorarai Pottru makes its way to the final list of nominations for Academy Awards 2021, it could be a huge milestone for the Tamil film industry and Indian cinema altogether. It is to be noted that Soorarai Pottru was earlier made available in the Academy Screening Room, with the film now finding a place among the 366 films eligible for a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Oscars after the recent screening. 

The latest announcement from the Academy committee is no doubt great news for the entire Soorarai Pottru team, including the Tamil film industry and Indian cinema and is testimony of the film's theme overall - flying high despite the obstacles. Suriya's Soorarai Pottru had skipped its theatrical release due to the pandemic and was subsequently announced for an OTT release, which as well initially got pushed from October 30 to November 12 after a delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as the film revolved extensively around aviation.

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru continues to be one Tamil film that garners a massive talk on social media for its performances and technical aspects, with praises being showered on director Sudha Kongara for a tightly-packaged screenplay and the lead stars Suriya and Aparna Balamurali. The film also had incredible performances from its supporting cast among whom include veteran actress Urvashi, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, Telugu superstar Mohan Babu, Karunas, Vivek Prasanna, Kaali Venkat, Krishna Kumar, with composer GV Prakash being celebrated for his massive contribution in the form of his chart-buster songs and thunderous background score, Dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra, Soorarai Pottru has been inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of the Air Deccan airliner. 

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru Theatrical Screening - Stunning Response from fans | Watch Video

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru had a direct digital release on Amazon Prime Video on November 12 and the film opened to highly positive reviews from the critics and the general audience. People opined that Soorarai Pottru is one of Suriya's career best films and everyone were in awe of his impactful performance as Maara. Despite being celebrated widely by the Tamil audience, Suriya's fans and ardent film buffs were quite disappointed that they could not watch the film on the big screen. Soorarai Pottru was a film that was initially made for a theatrical viewing experience, but due to the global pandemic, the film had a digital release. The long pending desire and interest of the Suriya fans were fulfilled today (February 21).

Yes! Soorarai Pottru had a theatrical screening today and the reception has been phenomenally outstanding. The 18th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) is happening between February 18 and February 25 and several award winning films from across the world will be screened in this festival. Apart from world cinema films, few handpicked quality Tamil films will also be screened and that has been the practice. Having said that, 13 Tamil films will be screened this year and the list includes - Labour, Galtha, Soorarai Pottru, Ponmagal Vandhal, Mazhayil Nanaigiren, Yen Peyar Anandhan, Godfather, The Mosquito Philosophy, Chiyangal, Some Day, Kaalidas, Ka Pae Ranasingam, Kanni Maadam, and more.

On that note, Suriya's Soorarai Pottru had its theatrical screening today evening at 6 PM at Sathyam Cinemas. Usually, these film festivals would be attended by ardent film lovers and passionate art cinema followers, but surprisingly, Soorarai Pottru witnessed a mass crowd. It looks like several fans have bought tickets exclusively just to watch the film in a theatre. Videos from Sathyam Cinemas are now doing rounds on social media and we see a humongous crowd storming into the entrance of the theatre. Soorarai Pottru's co producer and director of 2D Entertainment, Rajsekar Pandian took to his Twitter page to share a video from inside the theatre and in the video, we see a rousing reception to the film's introduction scene.

The response is indeed phenomenal and this indeed shows the desperation among the Tamil audience to watch the film in theatres. We had recently seen Thalapathy Vijay's Master doing exceptionally well at the box office, despite the pandemic and even after the OTT release. This response to Soorarai Pottru's CIFF screening has indeed made a lot of fans request the makers of the film to reconsider their decision and release the film in the theatres. Will it happen? Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for an official word. For now, check out the video showcasing the response to Suriya's Soorarai Pottru's theatrical screening here:

Three new Soorarai Pottru deleted scenes released | Suriya | Aparna Balamurali | Sudha Kongara | GV Prakash

By | Galatta |
2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru has turned out to be a grand success for the actor-producer, who jointly bankrolled the action drama under his 2D Entertainment banner in association with Sikhya Entertainment. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film premiered on Amazon Prime Video last November as a grand Diwali treat and continues to be the talk of the town for its making, performances and other technical aspects. Featuring chart-buster music by G. V. Prakash Kumar, Soorarai Pottru completed 100 days this week, with the makers treating fans to never-before-seen scenes, including new visuals on Saturday. 

Suriya's 2D Entertainment released three back-to-back deleted scenes from Soorarai Pottru that were sliced from the final cut of the film fans had gotten to witness when it began streaming on Amazon Prime. The makers had gone through a number of hurdles in bringing the film out to viewers, despite skipping its theatrical release in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the makers also faced a minor setback after its initial premiere plan of October 30 was pushed to another two weeks till November 12 due to a delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as Soorarai Pottru’s plot was set largely around the aviation industry. 

With three months passed since Soorarai Pottru began streaming, including being telecast as a Pongal treat on Sun TV, the film continues to bask in the glory of critical acclaim. Among those who have been praised the most are director Sudha Kongara for her tightly-packaged screenplay, including its making, while Suriya has been lauded for his electrifying performance. In that light, Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead, left fans and critics stunned with her thunderous act, while veteran actress Urvashi and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal were showered with praises for their deft acts. Soorarai Pottru was also dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra and is said to be inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of the Air Deccan airliner. 

Watch the three Soorarai Pottru Deleted Scenes below:

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru - Deleted Scene - Maara Rejects Annamayilu | Sudha Kongara | 2D Entertainment

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Suriya's Soorarai Pottru continues to be the talk of the town even after its premiere on Amazon Premiere Video on November 12 last year. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film has been declared by many to be one of Suriya's best performances to date in his career and had completed 100 days of streaming earlier this week. Having garnered universal acclaim from fans and critics, Soorarai Pottru produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment in association with Sikhya Entertainment and featuring chart-buster music G. V. Prakash Kumar, the makers began releasing never-before-seen scenes from the action drama. 

On Saturday, 2D Entertainment dropped the second deleted scene from Soorarai Pottru featured on Suriya as Nedumaran Rajangam and his mother played by Urvashi. In the scene, we see Urvashi with the help of Kaali Venkat urging Suriya to agree for a marriage proposal from a girl named Annamayilu in their native. Although the scene isn't featured in the film, we see how it leads up to the next shot where Suriya eventually goes after the female lead Aparna Balamurali on his bike and pursues her for marriage. In Soorarai Pottru's final cut, we see Aparna in an auto promoting her bakery, with Suriya chasing her and the two laying out the groundwork for their future together. 

Soorarai Pottru endured several obstacles prior to its release, just as the character Nedumaran Rajangam faced in the aviation industry in the film. The makers decided to skip a theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the initial plan for its premiere on Amazon Prime Video announced for October 30, which got delayed for a couple of more weeks due to a delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as the film revolved extensively around aviation. 

Praises have been coming in non-stop for the entire team of Soorarai Pottru, with fans continuing to rave about Suriya's thunderous performance. Sudha Kongara's direction and tight screenplay have also received massive laurels, including GV Prakash's electrifying musical score, with fans also complimenting Aparna Balamurali, who left a huge impression with her impactful performance. Similarly, veteran actress Urvashi has been flawless in her acting and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal stunning in his Tamil film debut as the antagonist in the film, which also includes Telugu actor Mohan Babu, Vivek Prasanna, Karunas among others in pivotal roles. Dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra, Soorarai Pottru has been inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of the Air Deccan airliner. 

Watch the Soorarai Pottru - Deleted Scene 2 below: 

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru - DELETED SCENE | Don't Miss | Sudha Kongara

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Today (February 19) marks the hundredth day of Suriya's Soorarai Pottru. The film which released on November 12, directly on Amazon Prime Video, has crossed 100 days, and marking the special occasion, the makers have released a new deleted scene from the film. This video showcases the humiliations faced by the film's lead character, Maara, at different phases of his life. Suriya's emotionally charged performance is one of the highlights of Soorarai Pottru and we get to see that in this deleted scene. This video has got an outstanding response from the fans and the film buffs are expressing their thoughts about it. The majority of the audience feels that this scene could have been retained in the film. We are not sure why the sequences in the newly released video were removed from the final cut.

Suriya's performance is a treat to watch and these scenes add more strength to the emotions. Soorarai Pottru is directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment, in association with Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment. The film is based on the real-life incidents of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan Airlines and director Sudha Kongara managed to pack the film with the right amount of all the commercial elements. While Aparna Balamurali played the female lead, the film's star cast included several other talented artists including Paresh Rawal, Urvashi, Mohan Babu, Karunaas, Vivek Prasanna, Krishna Kumar, Kaali Venkat, Achyuth Kumar, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Poo Ramu, and others. All the actors delivered their best performances and Soorarai Pottru was definitely a film that stood high in terms of acting.

GV Prakash scored the music for the film and his work turned out to be one of the major strengths of the film. Niketh Bommi and Sathish Suriya handled the film's cinematography and editing departments respectively. The film opened to highly positive reviews from the critics and general audience and it became one of the best films in Suriya's career. Soorarai Pottru was widely celebrated by the people of Tamil Nadu. It was dubbed and released in Telugu as Aakasam Nee Haddu Raa. The film was also dubbed and released in Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Soorarai Pottru recently had its world television premiere on Sun TV and it was aired on January 14 for the festive occasion of Pongal.

For now, check out the newly released deleted scene from Suriya's Soorarai Pottru here:

 

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru enters Oscars 2021 race under the General Category

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru premiered on November 12 on Amazon Prime Video as a Diwali treat and has since received massive acclaim from fans and critics alike. Declared to be one of the finest performances in Suriya’s career, the action drama directed by Sudha Kongara and featuring chart-buster music by G. V. Prakash Kumar is currently one of the most-watched Tamil ventures on any OTT streaming service after it endured several obstacles prior to its release, just as the character Nedumaran Rajangam faced in the aviation industry in the film. The euphoria hasn't yet come to an end for the Soorarai Pottru team as yet as it has now been announced that the film has joined the Oscars 2021 race in multiple categories. 

Taking to their Twitter pages, Soorarai Pottru's co-producer Rajsekar Pandian and composer G. V. Prakash informed fans on Tuesday that the film has entered the Oscars 2021 race under the General Category in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and other categories. Rajsekar Pandian further revealed that the film has also been made available live in the Academy Screening Room starting today after it was reviewed by the Quality Control (QC) team. GV Prakash too expressed his joy on the news on his background score in Soorarai Pottru being submitted under the Best Original Score category. Check out the tweets below: 

Soorarai Pottru joining the General Category for Academy Awards 2021 will no doubt come as happy news for everyone associated with the film, especially after the film skipped its theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic. Produced jointly by 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment banners, Soorarai Pottru was then announced to premiere on Amazon Prime on October 30, but got delayed a couple of more weeks due to a delay in obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as the film revolved extensively around aviation. Despite 2020 being a year predominantly filled with grief and tragedy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Soorarai Pottru gave Tamil cinema fans plenty of reasons to cheer and the news of the film now entering the Oscars 2021 race is no doubt the icing on the cake and a proud moment for Tamil cinema. 

Apart from Suriya's power-packed performance, Sudha Kongara's direction and a well-written screenplay, including GV Prakash's electrifying musical score and chart-busters, Soorarai Pottru also gained attention for its casting in the form of Aparna Balamurali, who won the hearts of fans with her dedicated show of skills, including veteran actress Urvashi's flawless execution in her act and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal impressing fans as the villain in his Tamil debut, while Telugu actor Mohan Babu, Vivek Prasanna, Karunas among others left a lasting impression. Dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra, Soorarai Pottru has been inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of the Air Deccan airliner. 

MASSIVE: Suriya's Soorarai Pottru to be screened at Golden Globe Awards!

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru will be screened at the prestigious and world famous Golden Globe Awards in January 2021. The 78th edition of Golden Globe Awards will take place in March 2021 and ahead of the grand event, the screening for foreign language films will be held in January. Having said that, Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru has been selected to be screened at the Golden Globe Awards and if it gets selected for further rounds, we may even witness the film in the final round of nominations. Along with Soorarai Pottru, Dhanush’s Asuran, Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji, Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu (Malayalam), Anurag Basu's Ludo, will also be screened.

It is indeed great to see two Tamil movies making their way into the Golden Globe Awards and let us hope that both the films make a strong impression among the overseas audience. The news about Soorarai Pottru getting screened at Golden Globe Awards was officially shared by Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian, who is the director of 2D Entertainment. Rajsekar tweeted, “Suriya’s 2D Entertainment Production #SooraraiPottru directed by #SudhaKongara will be screened at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, Jan 2021 at LA @Suriya_offl @gvprakash @Aparnabala2 @nikethbommi @goldenglobes #NoelDeSouza @2D_ENTPVTLTD @PrimeVideoIN”.

Suriya’s fans are celebrating this massive feat on social media with special hashtags and newer posters. Soorarai Pottru which had a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime Video on November 12 opened to highly positive reviews from the critics and audience and the worldwide audience celebrated the film in a grand manner. The film managed to garner wide attention despite releasing on an OTT platform. Soorarai Pottru was lauded for director Sudha Kongara’s conviction, strongly impactful performances of the lead actors, GV Prakash Kumar’s striking music and more. Suriya’s raging performance as Maara was also one of the most talking points of the movie and everyone was moved watching him perform.

Soorarai Pottru featured Aparna Balamurali as the female lead who essayed the role of Bommi with grace. Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, the film’s star cast also included Paresh Rawal, Mohan Babu, Oorvashi, Vivek Prasanna, Karunaas, KK, in important roles. Soorarai Pottru had music by GV Prakash, cinematography by Niketh Bommi, editing by Sathish Suriya, and art direction by Jacki. The film is based on the real life story of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan Airlines. For now, check out Rajsekar Pandian's tweet about Soorarai Pottru's Golden Globe Awards screening here:

Suriya's Soorarai Pottru unseen promo video - don't miss | Mohan Babu

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2021-05-13T18:03:48 +05:30 suriya soorarai pottru enters shanghai international film festival 2021 - Movie Cinema News

Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru is the current hot topic in K-town, thanks to the phenomenal response that the film is receiving. This Sudha Kongara directorial released on November 12 on Amazon Prime Video platform amidst huge expectations and it earned majorly positive reviews from the critics and fans. The film looked great in all aspects and it has already made a record breaking viewership in Prime Video’s history. The film is based on the life story of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan Airlines.

Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, in association with Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, the film had music scored by GV Prakash and featured Aparna Balamurali as the female lead. Veteran actor Mohan Babu played an important character in the film and his role received a very good response from the fans and audience. Having said that, the makers of Soorarai Pottru have now released a new making video in which Suriya shares how Mohan Babu was signed for the role. He also recollects the beautiful memories he shared with the legendary actor during the shooting.

Talking about Mohan Babu in the video, Suriya said, “Mohan Babu sir and Rajini sir started their careers together and they’ve now grown to be phenomenal superstars. Mohan Babu started out as a villain, later played supporting characters and then became a hero. Not just that, he also produced movies with NTR and other actors. People call him ‘Collection King’ in Andhra and he has seen everything in life. When we thought he would be suitable to play my mentor’s role in Soorarai Pottru, we heard that he disagreed to be a part of several offers that came his way. We were initially scared to approach him, but thanks to Lakshmi, his daughter, who made things work out.

Mohan Babu sir asked the director to come over to his house at 6.30 AM in the morning to narrate the story and the character. After listening to the story, he said that he is a part of the film and will do anything for me and Sudha. Seeing him work and get ready for the scene was a learning experience for other actors in the shooting spot. He was like a student. We felt responsible to show him in a different dimension that would be enjoyed by his fans and well-wishers. We hope we’ve done justice to that,”. Check out the newly released making video of Soorarai Pottru here: