Soorarai Pottru, Suriya’s latest biopic is based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath. This inspiring take on the rags-to-riches story of India’s aviation pioneer is a touching and hard-to-miss story of the dedication of the hero as he chases down his dreams.
Soorarai Pottru story:
This movie directed by Sudha Kongara narrates how a farmer’s son from Madurai, Nedumaaran Rajangam (Suriya), struggles hard to realize his dream of starting a low-cost airline in India. But, he has to overcome many obstacles – government bureaucracy and a formidable opponent Paresh Goswami (Paresh Rawal) before savoring the fruits of success. This movie is about the struggle of the One Man against all odds!
The movie opens with a young Suriya, hailing from an unprivileged background and without any godfathers, making dreams about taking to the skies. The film progresses with a string of incidents that end with Suriya’s romance with Sundari (Aparna Balamurali) and marriage. As the bold Sundari enters his life, Maaran becomes more confident to chase down his dreams. Aparna gives life to her portrayal as the dreamer’s wife and she continues to inspire and support him in his ‘wild endeavors’. She even gives him financial support by offering her hard-earned savings to the hero to make his dream a ‘reality’. How Maaran overcomes all challenges to execute his dream of launching the airline is the crux of the story and it will surely give goosebumps to the viewers.
Suriya has delivered one of his best performancs in the recent past to make Soorarai Pottru an endearing watch. Kudos to Aparna for her power-packed performance, and our only regret is that she should have received more screen time. Also, Sudha deserves appreciation for coming up with a neat, close script without any holes and a perfect narration.
But, we feel the movie lags from the interval onwards and the running time is overstretched. Also, the movie didn’t use the talents of an amazing actor like Paresh who played the villain. His character doesn’t evoke originality, and his dialogue delivery was horrible. We wish these flaws could have been avoided. Still, this movie is a good watch and truly inspiring for the young generation.
Cast: Suriya,Aparna Balamurali,Paresh RawalDirector – Sudha KongaraWhere to watch: Amazon Prime Video India.