Jyothika and Suriya celebrate with family after receiving their National Awards for Soorarai Pottru - Here's her statement!
Actor-producer Jyothika has posted a few photos with Suriya and their children, Dev and Diya, after she received the Best Feature Film award for Soorarai Pottru at the 68th National Film Awards ceremony held at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday, September 30. She posted the pictures on her Instagram page along with the caption: "Proud and blessed !" In the first photo, we see Jyothika and Suriya entering the National Film Awards venue, while the couple poses for a selfie next inside the auditorium where the ceremony took place. The third picture shows both Jyothika and Suriya along with Soorarai Pottru director Sudha Kongara and Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead in the film, also joining them. We see the couple next along with their children while posing with their National Award medals and certificates. The final image shows Suriya and Jyothika's children, Dev and Diya, displaying their parents' proud achievements while smiling for the camera. Check out the pics below:
Jyothika produced Soorarai Pottru with Suriya under their 2D Entertainment banner in association with Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment and was released directly on Amazon Prime Video. The film skipped a theatrical release owing to the Covid pandemic and the lockdown, but went on to be well-received universally by audiences and critics alike. Directed by Sudha Kongara, Soorarai Pottru, which was inspired by events from the life of Simplifly Deccan founder G. R. Gopinath, featured Suriya as Nedumaaran Rajangam aka. Maara, who hails from a remote village and then launches his own airliner, while overcoming many obstacles in his path to achieve his dream. Soorarai Pottru also starred Aparna Balamurali, Urvashi, Karunas, Mohan Babu, Poo Ramu, Kaali Venkat, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Paresh Rawal among others, and features music by G. V. Prakash Kumar.
Suriya's first statement after receiving the Best Actor National Award for Soorarai Pottru - a huge honor!
Actor-producer Suriya received the Best Actor award for his performance in the 2020 film, Soorarai Pottru, at the 68th National Film Awards held at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday, September 30. The leading Tamil actor accepted his award from Droupadi Murmu, President of India, at the ceremony organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Speaking to news agency ANI after receiving his first-ever National Award, Suriya expressed his joy and excitement and said, "It's a huge honor. Truly grateful to the National Film Award jury and the Government of India. Lot of emotions running through my mind. I have a lot of people to thank. Definitely, it should start with my director Sudha Kongara. During the Covid times, it was definitely devastating and disturbing, but this film, I believe, gave a lot of hope to everyone and that's the feedback we got. This is Sudha's 10-year-old baby. We feel we've come a full cycle with five National Awards for Soorarai Pottru. We couldn't have asked for more. And, almost after 13 years, a Tamil film getting the Best Feature Film award is very, very special."
Suriya continued his statement by saying, "I was waiting for something like this and Sudha again brought it back to me. Again, the love, and respect, which I was waiting a really, really long time, Sudha again gave that to me. I'm truly grateful and thankful to Sudha. And, of course, the entire team, it was like a meditation - all three years of filming was almost like a meditation for us. And, my wife, she always shines her light on me. Few of them will still remember Kaakha Kaakha and how it came to be. Again, Jyotika was the one who first put her heart into this film before I could put my mind to it. That's how this film started. So, I was very happy to see her taking the Best Film award from the President of India. So, a lot of memories, my daughter and son were there, my appa and amma, they were there, and I was able to make them a part of this wonderful occasion. So, I'm definitely getting goosebumps. This is truly a moment which I'll never forget."
#WATCH | Actor Suriya, who won National Award for Best Actor for 'Soorarai Pottru' says, "Huge honour. Truly grateful to National Film Award jury & GoI. Lot of emotions running in my mind. I've a lot of people to thank...Getting goosebumps. Truly a moment which I'll never forget" pic.twitter.com/vOTEN4sqws— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2022
Fahadh Faasil and Soorarai Pottru sensation Aparna pair for a new film | Big announcement!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:53 PM
Fahadh Faasil will be joining hands with critically acclaimed Kannada filmmaker Pawan Kumar of Lucia fame for a new film titled Dhoomam and the official announcement regarding the project was made this morning (September 30), taking the fans by a huge surprise. This is indeed an exciting collaboration and the fans are in for a solid treat. The announcement/title poster looks intriguing and it piques our curiosity. Soorarai Pottru sensation Aparna Balamurali has been roped in to play the female lead and this is her second film with Fahadh Faasil after the highly successful Maheshinte Prathikaaram.
Popular Tamil cinematographer Preetha Jayaraman would be handling the visuals of the film, while the music composition will be taken care of by Poornachandra Tejaswi who has been a regular collaborator with Pawan Kumar. The duo has worked together in movies like Lucia, U Turn, and the web series, Kudi Yedamaithe. The shooting of the film will begin on October 9, while the release is expected to happen in the summer of 2023. An official announcement on the release date will be made close to the release time. Fahadh Faasil was last seen in the intense survival thriller, Malayankunju which opened to positive reviews from the fans and critics.
A.R.Rahman composed music for this Sajimon Prabhakar directorial. This film will be produced by Vijay Kirgandur under the banner of Hombale Films, the makers of KGF and KGF: Chapter 2. Dhoomam will be made in four languages - Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. Apart from Dhoomam, Fahadh Faasil also has multiple other interesting projects in his pipeline in various languages. Fahadh recently completed the shooting of Maamannan, the Tamil film, starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Keerthy Suresh, and Vadivelu as the other leads. Produced by Red Giant Movies, the film has music composed by A.R.Rahman. Fahadh will also be featuring in the highly anticipated sequel of Pushpa, starring Allu Arjun.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨𝐰, 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐩.
Kickstarting from Oct 9, 2022, End Game begins in Summer 2023.@twitfahadh #Pawan @VKiragandur @aparnabala2@hombalefilms @HombaleGroup @vjsub @Poornac38242912 #PreethaJayaraman @roshanmathew22 pic.twitter.com/5x9zXJsznj— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) September 30, 2022
Watch the impressive teaser of Ashok Selvan's Nitham Oru Vaanam - Soorarai Pottru heroine's next!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:32 PM
The official teaser of Ashok Selvan's next Tamil film - Nitham Oru Vaanam was unveiled this morning (September 23) and it looks quite promising. The teaser gives us a sneak peek into the breezy world of Nitham Oru Vaanam which is filled with characters that are full of life. The teaser breathes a sense of fresh air and a heartwarming romantic drama is on its way. We see Ashok Selvan in three completely different makeovers and we will have to wait and see if he plays three different roles or one man in three different time periods. Ritu Varma, Aparna Balamurali, and Shivathmika play the female leads and all three of them seem to have got meaty roles to play.
Among the three, Ritu Varma and Aparna hold our attention with their screen presence while Shivathmika is also equally good. Ashok Selvan's choice of scripts seem to be interesting in the recent past and this one seems to be a potential winner that will touch the hearts of the people. The visuals look rich and pleasing, serving as a feast for our eyes. The music also lends support and adds more breeziness to the teaser. Produced by Viacom 18 Studios in association with Rise East, Nitham Oru Vaanam has music composed by Gopi Sundar and cinematography handled by Vidhu Ayyanna.
The film is directed by debutant Ra Karthik and he seems to have got a promising product in hand. Anthony and Kamal Nathan have taken care of the editing and art direction departments respectively. Through this teaser, the makers have confirmed the official release plans of the movie. Nitham Oru Vaanam will be releasing in theatres in November and the exact release date will be announced next month. The film is a Tamil - Telugu bilingual and the Telugu version of the film is called Aakasham. Check out the Nitham Oru Vaanam teaser here:
Interesting similarity between the motion posters of Soorarai Pottru and Suriya 42 - Did you know this?
Leading Tamil actor-producer Suriya's next big film, the tentatively titled Suriya 42, was launched recently with a formal pooja under the joint production of UV Creations and Studio Green banners. Blockbuster director Siva is teaming up with the superstar for the first time and the makers dropped a big glimpse of the upcoming film on Friday, September 9, in the form of a motion poster, which is now the talk of the town. The Suriya 42 motion poster has created a huge buzz among the actor's fans as it bears a major resemblance with his 2020 film, Soorarai Pottru, and shows him being revealed after a bird is introduced in the visuals.
Let's start with the Soorarai Pottru motion poster, which shows a sparrow first while an aircraft is also seen in the backdrop taking off. The bird then takes flight and one of its feathers lands on a name card of Suriya's character Maara. The visuals of the Soorarai Pottru motion poster then progress to Suriya being revealed to the audience as the same feather passes by his face as he puts on his coolers. We then see the final and full reveal of Suriya looking uber cool and taking a leap while an airplane takes off in the background along with the announcement, "This Diwali, let dreams take flight!" Have a look at the Soorarai Pottru motion poster:
Similarly, the Suriya 42 motion poster starts off like the one for Soorarai Pottru with an eagle soaring over the high and open skies before taking a nosedive and crashing down as thunderstorms and lightning reveal warriors of different clans in the battle zone. Among the clans that are revealed are 'Arathar', 'Venkaater', 'Mandaankar', 'Mukaatar', and 'Perumaanathar', with the eagle revealed to be flying above a war-torn battlefield with countless soldiers everywhere. The Suriya 42 otion poster then shows the eagle flying in fast with the text 'Siva & Team' coming up and Suriya finally being revealed with an axe in his hand while sporting battle armor and the bird then landing on his shoulders.
Suriya 42 releasing in 3D and also coming out in 10 languages has been described to be "a mighty valiant saga". This one aspect of the Soorarai Pottru and Suriya 42 motion posters and the birds bringing Suriya to the forefront has no doubt left fans excited. Check out below the Suriya 42 motion poster:
Here is a super exciting announcement on Soorarai Pottru Hindi Remake - check out!
Soorarai Pottru recently made history by bagging five National Awards, including best feature film, best actor for Suriya, best actress for Aparna Balamurali, best screenplay (Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi) and best background score for G.V. Prakash Kumar. The composer is over the moon with this win as it is his first National Award.
But this has not slowed down his commitment towards his future projects. Among these projects is the Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru. The composer gave an insight into the soundtrack and background score of the upcoming movie to fans on social media saying he has finished recording three songs for the Hindi remake.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, he shared the current state of his work. He said, "Finished recording three songs for #sooraraipottru Hindi remake . Will be a completely fresh album with new tunes and songs. And new bgscore … super charged about it … @Sudha_Kongara @akshaykumar @Suriya_offl ". Check it out:
Finished recording three songs for #sooraraipottru Hindi remake . Will be a completely fresh album with new tunes and songs . And new bgscore … super charged about it … @Sudha_Kongara @akshaykumar @Suriya_offl— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) July 24, 2022
Soorarai Pottru revolves around Nedumaaran Rajangam or Maara, played by Suriya, who sets out to make the common man fly and in the process takes on the world’s most capital-intensive industry with the help of his family, friends, and sheer willpower. The film’s story was partly inspired by events from the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G R Gopinath. Since it is going to be remade, we can expect the same story from its Hindi counterpart, although we cannot expect something so grand as the recent National Award winner.
Suriya's Soorarai Pottru wins big at the 68th National Film Awards - Proud moment for Tamil cinema!
The 68th National Film Awards have been announced by the Government of India during an event in New Delhi on July 22, Friday. Ten jury members headed by acclaimed filmmaker Vipul Shah submitted the report for the 2020 National Film Awards to Anurag Thakur (Minister of Information and Broadcasting). It has been announced that around 305 films were submitted in the feature films category, while 150 non-feature films are competing for the awards in 50 categories this year in 30 different languages.
In that light, one Tamil film that had been speculated strongly to take home the big honors at the 2020 National Awards was Soorarai Pottru directed by Sudha Kongara and starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles. The Best Actor National Award was won by Suriya, while Aparna Balamurali has been declared to be the Best Actress Award for their performances in Soorarai Pottru, which is based loosely on the life story of Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. Gopinath. Produced jointly by Suriya's 2D Entertainment and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banners, the Tamil-language drama film has also won the Best Feature Film award, while director Sudha Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi have taken home the Best Screenplay Award. Composer G. V. Prakash Kumar has also won the Best Music Director (Background Music) award for his work in Soorarai Pottru and thus making it his maiden national accolade.
Suriya's Soorarai Pottru has swept the 68th National Film Awards and the buzz for the film to bring home the honors had been speculated since it first had its direct premiere on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the team to skip a theatrical release. Apart from the praise coming in for the performances and the technical aspects of the film, Soorarai Pottru was also made available for screening at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Super Happy News: Soorarai Pottru and Jai Bhim to release in theatre | show timing and theatre details out
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:55 PM
Feeling bad that you were not able to watch Suriya's two classic blockbuster hits Soorarai Pottru and Jai Bhim in theatres? Worry not! Here is delightful news for you all. Green Cinemas (Padi), owned by leading producer KE Gnanavel Raja, has planned to screen both the films for three days from July 22 - July 24. Suriya is celebrating his birthday on July 23 and marking the special occasion, both the OTT blockbusters will be screened for that particular weekend. The bookings for both the movies have been opened and people who want to catch the theatrical experience of Soorarai Pottru and Jai Bhim can find their comfortable show and book the tickets.
One can definitely be sure that the shows will go full house since there are lots of people still wanting to experience the theatrical magic of both these quality films. This year's Suriya birthday is sure to be a special one to remember for the fans and an exciting treat awaits fans. Soorarai Pottru is directed by Sudha Kongara and it follows the story of Maara, who dreams to launch his own airline service making it accessible to all sections of people, especially the lower strata. Suriya's raging performance as Maara won the hearts of the audiences and Sudha Kongara managed to deliver a rivetingly emotional film that hit the right chords.
On the other hand, Jai Bhim is more of an intense and serious film that dealt with an important issue. The film which is based on a series of real-life incidents follows the story of a brave activist-lawyer who fights for justice when a poor tribal man is falsely accused of robbery and goes missing from police custody. Suriya's next release in Kollywood will be director Bala's Vanangaan which has got high expectations among movie buffs. Vanangaan features Krithi Shetty as the female lead.
— Studio Green (@StudioGreen2) July 17, 2022
Suriya's Soorarai Pottru gets honoured yet again - check out this amazing feat!
Soorarai Pottru is a 2020 film written and directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Guneet Monga and Suriya under the banner of 2D Entertainment. The film stars Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, and Paresh Rawal while Mohan Babu, Urvashi, and Karunas are seen playing supporting roles. The music was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, while cinematography and editing were handled by Niketh Bommireddy and Sathish Suriya respectively.
Soorarai Pottru received critical acclaim, with praise for the major technical aspects of the film, along with an appreciation for the writing, Suriya's performance, and Sudha's direction. It was selected as one among ten Indian films to be screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. The film was also screened at the 93rd Academy Awards but did not make it to the list of nominations. The film also entered the Panorama Section of the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Now, the film has been picked to be screened for the audience at the Women's International Film Festival which is taking place in Kerala on 18 July 2022. Being another big milestone for the film and its makers, the team at 2D Entertainment took to their official Twitter handle to announce this exciting news. They wrote, "Official selection for the 3rd edition of #WIFF! #SooraraiPottru to be screened at the third #WomensInternationalFilmFestival - Kerala on 18th of July 🔥 ". Check it out:
Official selection for the 3rd edition of #WIFF!#SooraraiPottru to be screened at the third #WomensInternationalFilmFestival - Kerala on 18th of July 🔥@Suriya_offl @Sudha_Kongara @gvprakash @rajsekarpandian @jacki_art @Aparnabala2 @nikethbommi pic.twitter.com/AkX3WOrisx— 2D Entertainment (@2D_ENTPVTLTD) July 5, 2022
Fans of both Suriya and the movie itself are elated by this news and are celebrating this magnificent feat on their respective social media pages. On the work front, Suriya was last seen giving a literal killer cameo appearance as the bloodthirsty Rolex in Kamal Haasan starrer Vikram. He made another cameo appearance in the recently released Madhavan starrer Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. He is currently working with directors Bala and Siva on two seperate projects as well as Vetrimaaran's Vaadivaasal.
SAD NEWS: Soorarai Pottru and Karnan fame veteran actor Poo Ramu passes away!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 08:18 PM
In an unexpected turn of events, veteran Tamil actor Poo Ramu has passed away and his death has left the fans and film buffs in deep shock. According to reports, Poo Ramu was rushed to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital during the morning hours of Monday (June 27) after he suffered a cardiac arrest. Failing to respond to medications, the doctors declared him dead during the evening hours and his demise has left everyone shocked and worried.
Poo Ramu is known for his naturally realistic performances in various films and he is one of those rare actors who could breathe life into any given film. Poo Ramu rose to fame after his outstanding performance in Sasi;s directorial Poo, starring Srikanth and Parvathy Thiruvothu in the lead roles. Ramu eventually acted in memorable roles in movies like Neerparavai, Nedunalvaadai, Pariyerum Perumal, Peranbu, Karnan, and Soorarai Pottru. The condolence messages have been pouring in on social media and at this juncture, we at Galatta Media express our heartfelt condolences to the talented actor.
Poo Ramu's performances will continue to stay in our hearts. Details regarding the cremation and final rites are yet to be known and the information is expected to be known soon.
ராமு அய்யா உங்ககூட சேர்ந்து நடிக்கனும்னு ரொம்ப ஆசை பட்டேன்…எப்படி நீங்க ஒரு காதாபாத்திரத்த பிரதிபலிக்கிறீங்கனு நேர்ல பாக்க ரொம்ப ஆசை…நெறைய உங்க நடிப்புல கத்துக்க முயற்ச்சி பன்னியிருக்கேன்…என்றும் உங்கள் பெரும் ரசிகர்களாக நாங்கள்…
என்றும் நம் சினிமாவோடு நீங்கள்
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️… pic.twitter.com/MoZNvwkLe3— Bala saravanan actor (@Bala_actor) June 27, 2022