Soorarai Pottru to be screened at the 78th Golden Globe Awards
Suriya starrer ‘Soorarai Pottru’ has been selected for screening at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. The prestigious event will be held this coming January in Los Angeles. It is indeed a phenomenal achievement for a South Indian film. Directed by Sudha Kongara, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ is about a commoner’s dream to start a commercial airline for the common man in India when flying was considered a privilege that was reserved only for the wealthy. The story is inspired from the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan.
‘Soorarai Pottru’ was supposed to release in theatres in the first half of the year but the makers eventually had to resort to a direct OTT release due to the pandemic. Upon its release in Amazon Prime Video on November 12, the film garnered highly positive reviews from the critics as well as the common audience. Suriya’s performance was rated as his best in several years. Aparna Balamurali, who played the female lead’s part also won widespread appreciation.