While there were widespread speculations that Suriya’s upcoming film ‘Soorarai Pottru’ is based on the life of Air Deccan founder GR Gopinath and even the recently released teaser of the flick supported the claim, the movie’s director Sudha Kongara has however denied it.
Speaking to Vikatan, Sudha said that she was supposed to do Soorarai Pottru as her second film but due to the budget constraints, she narrated it to Suriya only after the success of her ‘Irudhi Suttru’ starring Madhavan.
“With Suriya, you don’t have to explain his various looks in the film. All we have to do is to narrate him the story, he would come with the desired look on his own”, the filmmaker said.
Sudha added that the film is not a biopic of GR Gopinath. “Yes, all the incidents in the film happened in Gopinath sir’s life but one can’t call it as a biopic”, she said and appreciated Suriya for spending lavishly for the quality of the film.
‘Soorari Pottru’ has Aparna Balamurali, Mohan Babu and Jackie Shroff in key characters. G V Prakash Kumar was selected to work on the film’s music, collaborating with director Sudha and actor Suriya for the first time. Niketh Bommireddy handles the film’s cinematography.