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Soorarai Pottru: Amazon Prime Video’s original biopic on Captain G.R. Gopinath

Soorarai Pottru will showcase Suriya as Maara, a rebel who wants to make affordable air fares a reality for people. The film will be based on an autobiography.

Amazon Prime Video recently launched the trailer of Soorarai Pottru. The Tamil-language action drama will embark on the real life journey of Captain G.R. Gopinath, who launched a low-cost airline service. Suriya will play Maara, a ‘rebel with an idea’.

Soorarai Pottru is based on Simply Fly: A Deccan Odyssey, an autobiography written by Gopinath. The book talks about Air Deccan, the airline founded by Gopinath.

The film however, will slightly alter what was in the book by shifting the surroundings of the protagonist. Director Sudha Kongara will encompass on the journey but with a more human touch.

Going by the trailer, protagonist Maara will be seen combatting the obstacles that come his way. He will fight a capitalist system and will fight tooth and nail to make his dream a reality.

Suriya had earlier shared the poster of the film on Instagram.

As evident from the post, Soorarai Pottru was formerly slated to release on October 30. But the actor later explained the delay saying: “SP is a story set in the aviation industry, so we had to deal with numerous procedures and permissions, because its a matter of national security and we were dealing with real Indian Airforce aircraft and security.”

By the looks of it, the film will boast a social message, with many action sequences involving airplanes. The film also features actors Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal and Mohan Babu.

It is produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and co-produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment. Soorarai Pottru will release in original languages Tamil and Telegu, along with dubbed versions in Kannada and Malayalam. It will release on November 12.

Watch the trailer here:


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