Chennai, May 16, 2021: Tamil actor, Suriya's drama film, Soorarai Pottru was a digital blockbuster. The movie, which was released on 12 November last year via Amazon Prime Video, was made available for screening at the 93rd Academy Awards but missed to make an entry in Oscar nominations.
Directed by Sudha Kongara, Soorarai Pottru has now been selected for the Panorama section at the Shanghai Film Festival, which is set to take place next month. The festival is scheduled to run from the 11th of June till the 20th.
The movie was also selected as one among ten Indian films to be screened under the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards which took place on February 28, nearly two months later than normal this year.
The movie is based on the life of the Air Deccan founder GR Gopinath. It is produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga under the banners of 2D Entertainment, and Sikhya Entertainment. It was scheduled for a theatrical release but due to the covid-19 pandemic, the makers opted for a direct-to-digital release on Amazon.