Suriya’s film Soorarai Pottru will premiere on Amazon Prime Video starting October 30. The film is directed by Sudha Kongara, who also directed Madhavan-Ritika Singh star Irudhi Suttru.
Soorarai Pottru becomes the third film to have a direct OTT release in Tamil cinema history. The film also stars Aparna Balamurali, Mohan Babu, and Paresh Rawal in key roles.
Soorarai Pottru is inspired by the life of Captain GR Gopinath, a retired army captain who founded the low-cost airline Air Deccan. The actor made the announcement for Ganesh Chaturthi on Twitter.
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) August 22, 2020
Suriya shared in a statement, “I am glad that audiences across the world will be able to watch Soorarai Pottru, on Amazon Prime Video from their homes in these unprecedented times. This film is our labor of love and I am happy that it will now entertain the global audience.”
The director of the film, Sudha Kongara said, “Directing Suriya is a joy. He was my first and last choice for the role of Capt. Gopinath. Premiering the film on Amazon Prime Video is a novel experience and am looking forward to it. It’s exciting for a content creator to know that a wide variety of people are going to be watching this film, across the world.”
The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Aparna Balamurali, Jackie Shroff, and Mohan Babu in prominent roles. Soorarai Pottru’s tech team also includes composer GV Prakash, cinematographer Niketh Bommireddy and publisher Sathish Suriya.
The streamer recently announced the live-digital premiere of the Telugu V thriller by Nani September 5 and Fahadh Faasil.