Soorarai Potru to release on Amazon Prime; Suriya announces Rs Five crore for poor from proceeds of Soorarai Potru!

Actor Suriya’s Soorarai Potru, a film inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath, is to release on the OTT platform Amazon Prime.

Soorarai potru to release on Amazon prime

Actor Suriya’s much-awaited Soorarai Potru, a film inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath, is to release on the OTT platform Amazon Prime.

Making an official announcement, Suriya said, “When there is darkness encircling our path, we need to travel with belief towards the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Currently in the midst of a worldwide trial caused by an invisible virus, we need to fight against the odds with courage and faith.

“My production house, 2D Entertainment has so far produced and released eight films and another 10 films are under production. It is the producer’s duty to ensure that a film created by investing the creativity and hard work of artistes and technicians, reaches the audience at the right time. Only then will the film and the people who put their souls into it get the due recognition they deserve.

“‘Soorarai Pottru’, a master piece of several years of hard work by director Sudha Kongara will be a definite milestone in my career. I strongly believe this film will be well received by the audience and was eagerly waiting to watch it in theatres along with my loving brothers and sisters. But the current situation does not permit the same. If this long wait continues, the anticipation people have from the film may get drastically diluted. This will not only affect me but also the people associated with my ongoing productions and their families, who would have to go through unnecessary hardship. Moreover, in these testing times, I feel that my responsibility as a producer exceeds that of an actor.

“And so keeping in mind the above factors, we have decided to release ‘Soorarai Pottru’ in Amazon Prime Video. I hope that my fellow film industry associates, my beloved brothers and sisters and the people will understand and accept this conscious decision taken by me as a producer. I am sure that ‘Soorarai Pottru’ will definitely turn out to be a movie that is close to your hearts. Time will come very soon when people can enjoy watching movies in theatres. I assure and truly believe that I can work extra hard and release one or two movies in the theatres by the time they open.

“I have always felt that I should never be the sole person reaping the fruits of my labour, which I have strived to follow till today. I have always believed in giving back to society. I would like to share with the needy, an amount of Five Crore Rupees from the sale proceeds of the movie ’Soorarai Pottru’.

“These five Crores will be shared with the needy amongst the public, film industry workers, and the selfless frontline heroes in the COVID-19 war. The details regarding the distribution will be announced very soon. I sincerely request that your love and support continue as always!”