While biopics tend to give documentary feel, director Sudha Kongara and Suriya have ensured that ‘Soorarai Pottru’, based on Captain GR Gopinath’s Simply Fly and ‘stories from the aviation industry’, is a racy and intense drama.
Right from the word go, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, while beautifully narrating the story of a common man who dreamt big.
Nedumaaran Rajangam aka Maara (Suriya) is the son of a school teacher Rajangam (Poo Ramu) in a village near Madurai. He works in the army and his aim is to start a low-cost airline, to give the poor the power to fly.
His wife is Sundari alias Bommi (Aparna Balamurali), a self-made woman who has her own dream of setting up a bakery. She helps her husband in whatever way she can.
However, Maara’s dream of starting an airline faces so many hurdles, mainly due to Paresh Goswami (Paresh Rawal), a leader in the aviation industry.
With the help of bureaucrats, he tries his best to stop Maara. The rest of Soorarai Pottru is all about whether Maara is able to achieve his dream or not.
Suriya is terrific as Maara and the actor has fully transformed himself into the character. His hardwork is visible on screen. Though the screen we get to see ‘Soorarai Pottru’ is small, Suriya’s performance give that ‘big’ feel.
Aparna Balamurali plays a strong character in power-packed manner, while the rest of the cast, including Urvashi, Ramu and Karunas, are perfect fit for their respective roles.
Music by G V Prakash (songs are already chartbusters), cinematography (Niketh Bommireddy) and editing (Sathish Suriya) departments add immense value to the film. Script by Shalini Ushadevi and Sudha Kongara make us feel the emotions of the characters.
After ‘Irudhi Suttru’ Sudha Kongara has once again come up with a solid show and Suriya, both as actor and producer, has played an important role in making her achieve her vision.