Southern superstar Suriya Sivakumar announced on Monday July 12 the release of her acclaimed film “Soorarai Pottru” (Praise the Brave). will be remade in Hindi. Sudha Kongara, who directed the original film, will also direct the remake. Suriya took to her Twitter and made the announcement.
“Happy to announce our association with @Abundantia_Ent led by @vikramix for #SooraraiPottru in Hindi, directed by #SudhaKongara @CaptGopinath #Jyotika @rajsekarpandian @ ShikhaaSharma03 @ 2D_ENTPVTLTD. “
Happy to announce our association with @Abundantia_Ent lead by @vikramix for #SooraraiPottru in Hindi, produced by #SudhaKongara@CaptGopinath#Jyotika @rajsekarpandian @ ShikhaaSharma03 @ 2D_ENTPVTLTD pic.twitter.com/ECjSpO9OOT
– Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) July 12, 2021
‘Soorarai Pottru’ is a touching and hard-hitting story of Nedumaaran Rajangam or Maara, played by Suriya, who sets out to make the common man fly and, in doing so, takes on the world’s most capital-intensive industry with the help of of his family, friends and sheer will. The film was in part inspired by events in the life of Air Deccan’s founder, Captain GR Gopinath. It was among the ten Indian films to be screened in the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards and was also sent for screening at the 93rd Academy Awards. “Soorarai Pottru” made history as the only Indian film to be ranked third on IMDb’s Top Rated Films list, with a rating of 9.1, behind two legendary films – Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Godfather (1972). Speaking about the film, Suriya said, “The love and appreciation that has been received on Soorarai Pottru was unparalleled! From the moment I heard this story for the first time, I felt that it had to be a pan-Indian film, because the soul was such. It gives me great pleasure to partner with Abundantia Entertainment, who have always created great content, to tell the inspiring story of Captain Gopinath in Hindi. “
Capt GR Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, expressed his enthusiasm for the Hindi remake. He said: “When Sudha first came to me with the idea of telling the story of my trip, I immediately agreed because of the sincerity with which she wanted to make the film as well as the possibility May my trip inspire young entrepreneurs, especially from rural towns and villages with meager resources to pursue their dreams and passions. I was overwhelmed by the response to Soorarai Pottru and now look forward to the film’s adaptation in Hindi ”.
Director Sudha Kongara adds, “I was immediately drawn to the story of Soorarai Pottru, the story of Captain Gopinath, an adventurous maverick and inspiring entrepreneur who embodied the New India of the 90s. I am grateful for all the love we have received so far and can’t wait to tell this unique and amazing story in Hindi. I hope this official Hindi remake will also receive the same love as the original.
Besides Suriya, “Soorarai Pottru” also starred Paresh Rawal, Aparna Balamurali, R Madhavan and Krishnakumar Balasubramanian in key roles.