Talking about his character Nedumaaran Rajangam, Suriya explained that he was able to bring out the energy of his character only because of director Sudha Kongara’s writing and the person it was based on- Captain GK Gopinath.
“We have this extraordinary person like Captain Gopinath who has done some amazing things in life. Somebody who is not blessed with a lot of opportunities or a lot of support system in life. He did not have a blessed beginning, but even then he was able to fight it out and go out and prove to this world that he had this idea and he was right and he did not want just himself to benefit out of this, but the whole nation to benefit. He has changed the aviation industry,” he said.
Praising Kongara’s clarity of mind and passion for storytelling, the actor said, “She wanted to make this film 10 years back. She was saying that she was unsure about her position and whether anybody would give her the rights to make the film. I think she had the confidence to do the film after Irudhi Suttru. Despite getting rights from Captain Gopinath, Kongara took another three years to make the film as she wanted to get the perfect story.”
Shedding light on the film’s title, Suriya said: “It is about how in a world, a man should live up to his people, family, friends, wife and their expectations. It is okay if he falls, but what matters is how he learn from those mistakes.”
Saying that the film is not about patriarchy, he said: “It is not always the men who have to govern and have to be superior and take things forward. This movie does not have that patriarchy. Here, it is about how a husband and wife do something together. Even after losing everything, how can they both stand together and achieve a common dream.”
Lauding the work of film’s music composer GV Prakash, Suriya said his music made the film reach out to a wider audience even before its release.
“Even before I was told, GV Prakash and Sudha had a lot of time discussing this film, the music and how things should be treated. We had the music, including the complete album, ready a year back. I think he was able to give favouritism to this film,” he said.
Sporting long hair, he called it just another Covid-19 hairstyle.
“I used to grow my hair during the release of Thevar Magan. I used to grow my hair and hide it from my school’s PT master. After that I did not get a chance,” he said, adding that it will make his character in the upcoming film look better.
Talking about the film’s release on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video, Suriya said, “We will definitely miss theatres. There’s no doubt about that. I am sure it will be a good and a new experience to watch the film during this festive season at home with everyone.”
Despite the situation, his fans are eager to watch the film and have purchased home theatre systems and speakers to watch Soorarai Pottru at home, he said.
Soorarai Pottru will be premiering on Amazon Prime Video on November 12.