Soorarai Pottru

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Soorarai Pottru
Soorarai Pottru.JPG
First look poster
Directed bySudha Kongara
Produced bySuriya
Guneet Monga
Written byVijay Kumar (dialogues)
Screenplay bySudha Kongara
Shalini Ushadevi
Aalif Surti
Story bySudha Kongara
Aparna Balamurali
Jackie Shroff
Mohan Babu
Paresh Rawal
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
CinematographyNiketh Bommireddy
Edited bySathish Suriya
Distributed bySakthi Film Factory
Release date
  • 9 April 2020 (2020-04-09)[1]

Soorarai Pottru (transl. Hail the brave) is an upcoming 2020 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga, under their respective banners 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment.[2] The film is based on events during the life of Air Deccan founder G. R. Gopinath.[3] The film is scheduled for release on 9 April 2020.[1]



In 2018, Sudha Kongara stated that she will be collaborating with Suriya for the director's next film, which is tentatively called as Suriya 38. The film will be produced by Suriya's production house, 2D Entertainment[9] with Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment as the co-producer.[10] G. V. Prakash Kumar was selected to work on the film's music, collaborating with director Sudha and actor Suriya for the first time.[11] Niketh Bommireddy handles the film's cinematography. Meanwhile, Sathish Suriya who worked on director's Irudhi Suttru and Guru assigned as film editor and Jacki will handle as the film's art director.

The film production began with a principal photography on 7 April 2019.[12] On 13 April 2019, the title was revealed as Soorarai Pottru.[13] After months of shooting, the film was successfully wrapped in September 2019.[14][15][16]

Suriya spent about Rs 47 lakhs per day to rent an aircraft. The team shot almost a couple of weeks inside the aircraft, which indeed increased the budget of the film.[17]

The Telugu version of Soorarai Pottru is titled as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra which is also releasing on the same date.[18] The makers of the film have also announced that the film will be dubbed in Kannada.[19]


As part of the film's promotional strategy, the production company announced that they will collaborate with SpiceJet as their official partner. The chairman of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh was launched his company's Boeing 737 plane with a poster from the film branded on it on 13 February 2020, the same day where the second single of the film was launched inside on the company's Boeing 737 plane during mid-air flight. This will be the third time a passenger jet had been wrapped for advertising an Indian film, after AirAsia India did for Kabali in 2016 and SpiceJet for Darbar in 2020.[20][21]


The title poster of the film was unveiled on 13 April 2019. The first look poster was released on 10 November 2019.[15][16] The official teaser released on 7 January 2020. The film is expected to be released on 9 April 2020.[1]


Soorarai Pottru
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedApril 2020
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music India
ProducerG. V. Prakash Kumar
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Soorarai Pottru

The music and score will be composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, working with Suriya for the first time. The audio rights have been acquired by Sony Music India. The lyrics for the Tamil version will be written by Snehan, Yugabharathi, Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj, Yogi B, Ekadesi, Maya Mahalingam and Arivu.

The first single track, a theme song titled "Maara Theme" was released on 24 January 2020. The song, sung by Suriya, marks his third stint as a singer after sung for a song in 2014's Anjaan and still yet to be released Party.[22]

The second single track, titled "Veyyon Silli" was released during the second single's launching ceremony that was held inside SpiceJet's Boeing 737 aircraft flying on mid-air on 13 February 2020, the first in Tamil cinema history to held a film's music launch during mid-air flight.[20] In addition, 100 first-time fliers including 70 school children are invited to the second single launch that was held during mid-air flight.[23]

1."Maara Theme"ArivuSuriya1:10
2."Veyyon Silli"VivekHarish Sivaramakrishnan5:04


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  14. ^ "Suriya wraps up the shoot of 'Soorarai Pottru'". Sify. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  15. ^ a b "Sudha Kongara and Suriya's Soorarai Pottru first look released now". Behindwoods. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  16. ^ a b @2D_ENTPVTLTD (10 November 2019). "Yet another on time arrival!!#SooraraiPottruFirstLook #AakaasamNeeHaddhuRa @Suriya_offl #SudhaKongara @gvprakash @nikethbommi @Aparnabala2 @editorsuriya @jacki_art @rajsekarpandian @guneetm @SuperAalif @sikhyaent @SakthiFilmFctry @gopiprasannaa @PoornimaRamasw1 @SonyMusicSouth" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Suriya's 'Soorarai Pottru' budget soars high". The News Minute. 2020-01-14. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  18. ^ "Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra 2020 Telugu Movie - Soorarai Pottru in Telugu". Telugu Ace. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  19. ^ "Soorarai Pottru will be dubbed in Kannada - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  20. ^ a b "Suriya's Soorarai Pottru Veyyon Sili to release mid air on Feb 13th in Spicejet Boeing 737". Behindwoods. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  21. ^ "Suriya's Soorarai Pottru to release a branded Spiceject plane on February 13". Behindwoods. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  22. ^ "Suriya Sudha Kongara and GV Prakash's Maara theme from Soorarai Pottru". Behindwoods. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  23. ^ "Suriya Soorarai Pottru Veyyon Silli song launch at airport ft GV Prakash". Behindwoods. 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2020-02-16.

External links[edit]

Soorarai Pottru on IMDb