Sudha Kongara’s directorial Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya turned out to be a winner when it came to appealing to the audience. The movie was directly released on an OTT platform and became the first Tamil movie that was launched straight on OTT. The movie starred Aparna Balamurali and had music score by GV Prakash. The movie was loosely based on the biography of Capt Gopinath, founder of the low-cost airline, Air Deccan.
Now, the latest news is that the movie has entered into the Oscar race.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,the organisors of the Academy Awards have made several changes in the Oscar rules this year. Due to the changes, movies released on OTT, also find a place in the competition section. According to a statement, Soorarai Pottru, which will be competing in the general category of Oscar, is in the race for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Composer and Best story writer among other categories. The movie is made available at the Academy Screening Room from today to be viewed by the academy members for votes and nomination.
Co-producer of the movie, Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian said, “Our team is confident that the film will impress upon the Oscar Jury members as how it has impressed millions of film lovers across the globe.”