Soorarai Pottru The National Award-winning movie bagged prestigious titles – Best Feature Film, Best Actor for Tamil star Suriya, Best Actress for Aparna Balamurali, Best Screenplay (Sudha Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi) and Best Background Score for Prakash Kumar. Film was announced to be remade in Hindi with none other than Akshay Kumar.
The Hindi remake set in North India, and Sudha Kongara Prasad, who directed the original Tamil film, is directing the Bollywood remake.
A few location stills of the film have been leaked online. One of it has Akshay in a rugged, shabby look. It is most likely to be the look for his character’s younger portions. In the original, Suriya had shed a few kilos to look the part.
Now we have exclusive on this film’s release.
Film will be premiered direct on digital on 26th January 2023. Yes you read it right it will be released on Republic Day. Also film will be released as Episodic series not as one film. There will be 4-5 episodes which will drop online every week.
Soorarai Pottru’ is based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan. It tells the story of a common man’s journey from humble backgrounds to accomplish his dream of launching an airlines service with the aim of serving the underprivileged. Reportedly, the Hindi version has been tweaked to suit the sensibilities of the North Indian audience.
Radhika Madan is playing the female lead’s role, essayed by Aparna Balamurali in Tamil. Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and Vikram Malhotra’s Abudantia Entertainment are jointly producing the remake.