It is time for Kollywood fans to brace themselves as the Sudha Kongara directorial Soorarai Pottru has entered the Oscar race under the General Category in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and several other categories. The announcement was made by co-producer Rajasekhar Pandiya who also said the film is currently under review by the Academy Screening Room.
Making an official announcement on Twitter, he wrote: “Happy Republic Day! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS under General Category in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score & other categories! The film has been made available in the Academy Screening Room today”. Soon after the announcement was made, fans were thrilled and shared the new all over social media. They wished success to the team.
The film stars Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in the lead. Soorarai Pottru is based on the life of Air Deccan CEO Gopinath. The film was scheduled to release last summer but took a backseat due to the pandemic. It was then released on Amazon Prime on November 12. The film received rave response from fans across the country. Several Bollywood stars lauded the great effort made by the cast and crew.
Meanwhile, Malayalam film, Jallikattu, is the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the forthcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021.