The trailer of the upcoming Tamil film Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali was released at 10 am on Monday. It was also announced that the film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 12.
The film, helmed by Sudha Kongara, features Suriya as Nedumaaran Rajangam. His character is based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, the founder of Air Deccan, India’s first low-cost airlines. It also stars M Mohan Babu, Paresh Rawal, Urvashi, Karunas, Vivek Prasanna, Krishna Kumar, and Kaali Venkat. Soorarai Pottru is bankrolled by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and co-produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment.
The two-minute-long trailer features Nedumaaran, whose dream is to launch a low-cost airline in his country. He aspires even the farmers to be able to travel by flight. However, his dreams are faced with challenges when men in power oppose him as he struggles to find money to fund his ambitions.
Calling Soorarai Pottru a film close to his heart, Suriya said in a statement, “With this film, we want to bring out the message that nothing in this world can stop you from chasing your dreams if you are true to yourself and dedicated to the task.”
“The film is an inspiration to all those who dare to dream, by sharing a story a story of synergy, love, hardships and one man’s dream to fly,” Aparna Balamurali said in a statement.
Taking to social media, Suriya announced the trailer release on Saturday. In a less-than-a-minute-long video, the actor, folding a paper airplane, said, “I know a lot of you have been waiting for this for a very long time. You all have been very patient and super supportive while we were getting ready to take off.”
Soorarai Pottru, which was slated to release on October 30, was postponed due to a delay in obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Airforce. On Friday, the director and co-producer of 2D Entertainment Rajsekar Pandian confirmed that the film has secured the necessary clearance for release.
Suriya, who had confirmed the delay, in a statement, wrote that the postponement was inevitable as the film uses aircraft belonging to the Indian Airforce and that it is a matter of national security. Along with his statement, he had released Aagasam Song, jointly composed by GV Prakash and Thaikkudam Bridge.