Soorarai Pottru, the much-awaited Suriya-starrer has been released on Amazon Prime Video. The action drama, which is directed by Sudha Kongara, features Aparna Balamurali as the female lead. Bankrolled by Suriya's 2D Entertainments and Sikhya Entertainment, Soorarai Pottru is based on GR Gopinath's Simply Fly and various stories from the aviation industry.
Did the Suriya-starrer meet the expectations of the audiences? Read Soorarai Pottru movie review here, to know...
Soorarai Pottru Plot
Nedumaaran Rajangam aka Maara (Suriya) ex-air force officer from a village in Madurai, dreams of starting an airline company and make the commoners fly. He falls in love with Sundari aka Bommi (Aparna Balamurali), a baker, and marries her.
Maara meets his idol Paresh Goswami (Paresh Rawal), the head of one of the biggest airline companies in the country, and puts forward his ideas, only to get rejected. How Maara achieves his dreams with the support of his mother Pechi (Urvashi), Bommi, and friends, forms the plot of Soorarai Pottru.
Script & Direction
Sudha Kongara has directed Soorarai Pottru, as well as written the project along with Shalini Ushadevi, Aalif Surti, Ganesha, and Vijaya Kumar. The backbone of the movie is the well-written screenplay, that has brought together the emotional highs and lows in protagonist Maara's journey with absolute conviction. Soorarai Pottru does not limit itself to a one-man show, but most of the characters get the space to create a mark. Director Kongara deserves special applause for the brilliant casting of the movie.
The movie takes digs at society's patriarchal ways through the character Bommi, which is commendable. Also, this film has one of the best romantic tracks (Maara and Bommi's love story) of Tamil cinema in recent times. Similarly, there are a handful of endearing scenes featuring Maara's parents and Bommi's uncle (played by Poo Ram, Urvashi, and Karunas, respectively).
But yes, Soorarai Pottru has its own minor flaws as well. The antagonist (Paresh Rawal's character) is shown as a classist, cleanliness-freak industrialist in the beginning, but the growth ends there. After a certain point, his character is reduced into a strictly one-dimensional Tamil cinema villain, whom we have seen in several films before. Similarly, certain scenes end up being repetitive and sometimes melodramatic.
Suriya once again reminds us why he has been considered as one of the finest actors of contemporary Tamil cinema, with his terrific performance. That actor has brought the slightest emotions of Maara into life with absolute brilliance, with his amazing acting skills and spectacular voice modulation.
Aparna Balamurali is simply amazing as the headstrong, ambitious girl who becomes the support system of her husband, but still has an identity of her own. It is so refreshing to see a Tamil-speaking heroine in a film after so long. The excellent supporting cast, including antagonist Paresh Rawal, Urvashi, Karunas, Poo Ram, Vivekh Prasanna, Krishna Kumar, Mohan Babu, and others are perfect in their respective roles.
Niketh Bommireddy, the director of photography, has done a great job with the visuals of Soorarai Pottru, which is one of the most well-shot Tamil films in recent times. Sathish Suriya's editing has made the Suriya-starrer a well-paced, engaging experience. The art and sound departments also deserve applause for the brilliant jobs they have done.
The music composed by the talented GV Prakash Kumar is the heart and soul of Soorarai Pottru. The brilliant soundtrack and excellent background score have completely elevated the overall experience.
- Script & making
- One-dimensional antagonist
- Repetitive scenes
This Suriya-starrer is a well-made film that has some brilliant performances, great visuals, and excellent music. It is undoubtedly a perfect watch for this festival season. Soorarai Pottru is born to fly high!