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Soorarai Pottru: Behind-the-scenes Video Explores Making of Maara

Soorarai Pottru Movie Stills Starring Suriya

Makers of upcoming Tamil film Soorarai Pottru  released the second video in the series titled Making of Maara on Saturday.


The movie, directed by Sudha Kongara, is based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath who founded Air Deccan, India’s first low-cost airline.

Produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga under their respective banners, 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment, the film is based on the book Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey by Gopinath. The story revolves around a man from a remote village who makes it big in the aviation industry.

The film features actors Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, M Mohan Babu, Paresh Rawal, Urvashi, Karunas, Vivek Prasanna, Krishna Kumar, Kaali venkat and many others.

The behind-the-scenes video shows the physical transformation that Suriya underwent, as he had to play different stages of the character, including that of a 19-year-old.

The makers said that a lot of research was needed in the costumes department to ensure authenticity of the timeline they were portraying.

In the video, the director reveals that 90% of her cast had participated in a script reading session for the first time. The video also reveals that in order to get the Madurai dialect right, language coach Senthil coached Suriya through the process of dubbing and making to ensure an authentic portrayal of the character.


The video revealed that the idea of the film was conceived when Sudha watched an interview of the retired captain while writing her film Irudhi Suttru. Filming has taken place in Madurai, Chennai and Chandigarh.

Music director GV Prakash Kumar has collaborated with Sudha and Suriya for the first time for this film. Cinematography and editing of the film has been done by Niketh Bommireddy and Sathish Suriya, repectively.

According to reports, the film’s theatrical release had to be postponed twice, initially for post-production delays and later on because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown.