“Soorarai Pottru” Surpassed “Inception”, “Dark Knight” & “The God Father” !! Tamil Internet Can’t Keep Calm

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CM / Updated: 2021-05-18
16:04 IST

Suriya starring “Soorarai Pottru” surpassed some of the greatest films that were made in the history of world cinema and grabbed the third spot in the list of IMDB’s top 1000 films. After Frank Darabont’s “The Shawshank Redemption” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “God Father Part 1”, it is Sudha Kongara’s “Soorarai Pottru”. Along with fans, Telugu actor Allu Sirish, Pan Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu and many others got excited on knowing about the achievement of the Suriya starrer and has been lauding the makers of it for providing a quality film that challenges world cinema. It is notable that the makers screened the film at “Oscars 2020” to get it nominated at the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.



The film which is inspired from the life history of Air Deccan founder G.R Gopinath, was touted to be a coming of age biographical drama. It is very well known that Gopinath is a retired Captain of the Indian Army, an author, and also a politician. Directed by Sudha Kongara who stunned audience with her “Irudhi Chuttru”, the film “Soorarai Pottru” is bankrolled by Suriya himself under his own banner 2D entertainments. Due to the corona outbreak, Suriya decided to release the movie directly on Amazon Prime.

The film’s plot revolves around Nedumaaran Rajangam’s constant struggles to initiate an Airline of his own to make simple people travel in it. Director Sudha Kongara, in an interview said that she took inspiration from G.R Gopinath’s autobiography “Simple fly” and made a story that is suitable for the entertainment medium.

“Soorarai Pottru” became the first Tamil film to have a background of flight, airport and airlines as its core plot. The film’s content impressed fans and critics big time during its release time. Now, it has been reported that the film reached the top third spot in the IMBD list surpassing some of the world class films that has cult following. The film has garnered 9.1 rating from the users of the site which left the fans of Tamil cinema excited.



“As a Suriya sir fan so happy to read this. Loved everything about #SooraraiPottru. It’s a film that deserves all these accolades and more.” wrote Telugu actor Allu Sirish with many other fans expressing their excitement. Check out some of the reactions below :


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