Soorarai Pottru Movie Review
Director: Sudha Kongara
Star Cast: Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, Mohan Babu, Paresh Rawal, Urvashi, Krishnakumar, Karunas, Prakash Belawadi
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Soorarai Pottru, starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles, appeared on Amazon Prime Video today, November 12.
Soorarai Pottru is based on Captain G R Gopinath’s autobiography Simply Fly A Deccan Odyssey. In the trailer for the film, we saw Maara from Suriya, a man from a remote village, taking on powerful politicians, businessmen, and bureaucrats to make his dream of launching his own airlines come true.
The script for the film changes seamlessly between the 1980s and 2000s, showing us different phases in the life of Nedumaran Rajangam (Suriya). We are introduced to Nedumaran Rajangam aka Maara as a fierce but passionate young man from a remote town in Madurai who dreams of launching a low-cost airline.
The movie works big, pulling at the fibers of your heart. You want Suriya to be as successful as you are, simply because beyond a point in time, you begin to travel along with the character and naturally encourage him to succeed. The movie inspired by the events in the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the man who revolutionized the Indian aviation industry, Sudha Kongara has created a beautiful story of hope and triumph.it makes sense to have actors working mostly in the Hindi industry such as Paresh Rawal and Prakash Belawadi; However, the impact was not enough. The same is true of Mohan Babu’s character.
Suriya’s emotional depth in understanding her character is exactly what helps her connect with her fans. He does the same to play Maara, and the results are a box office hit. The film is about Maara’s heartfelt relationship with Bommi (Aparna Balamurali), a girl from a small town who wants to own a bakery. She questions patriarchy and at the same time does everything she can to support her man’s dream.
Speaking of better roles, an overqualified Paresh Rawal gets the least interesting role of all. It is essential to the story. Soorarai Pottru covers almost every aspect of Gopinath’s life: her days in the village, her stint in the military, farming, and her Air Deccan launch.