Oscar 2021: Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru Eligible For Best Picture At Academy Awards
Oscar 2021: Suriya Starrer Soorarai Pottru Only Indian Film Nominated in Best Picture Category
Tamil superstar Suriya has been winning hearts with his recent release Soorarai Pottru. The movie was released on OTT. It has joined the Oscar race this year in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and other categories. Here is some more good news for Suriya fans. Soorarai Pottru has become the only Indian film amongst the 366 films eligible for a Best Picture at Oscars 2021. The other film from India that made its place is Kerala’s ‘Mmmmm: Sound of Pain’.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed on Friday the list of 366 feature films that are eligible for consideration at the 93rd Oscars. Sudha Kongara directorial Soorarai Pottru was also featured on the list. It is the only Indian film to still be under consideration at the Oscars this year.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 25, 2021
Taking to social media the production house tweeted, “We are elated and thrilled!!! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS!!!.”
We are elated and thrilled!!! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS!!!https://t.co/JEDGgDWdZ9#SooraraiPottru🔥@Suriya_offl #SudhaKongara @rajsekarpandian @gvprakash @nikethbommi @Aparnabala2 @editorsuriya @jacki_art @deepakbhojraj @thanga18 @guneetm
— 2D Entertainment (@2D_ENTPVTLTD) February 26, 2021
Soorarai Pottru is partially based on Simply Fly, the biography of Captain GR Gopinath, who is the founder of Air Deccan. The movie featured Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in the leading roles. Soorarai Pottru was produced by 2D Entertainment and co-produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment. The movie was released on Amazon Prime Video on November 12.