In his virtual acceptance speech, a visibly elated Suriya said, “This is the first award for Soorarai Pottru and also the first virtual award I’m getting for Soorarai Pottru. This was one of the few releases that came during the unprecedented pandemic times. Thanks to all the fans, the well-wishers who have watched this. They have given us so much love. In my career personally… I again and again use this term disruptor. Thanks to my director Sudha Kongara. I felt bored with what I was doing. It had hit almost 20 years of my career and I thought, ‘What am I doing?’ I started actually not liking dubbing for my past few films. I really wanted some change. Thanks to my director Sudha. This film was her 10 years’ dream, and she worked almost four years on the writing itself. Without Sudha I’m not Maara, and Soorarai Pottru is not without my director Sudha Kongara. And of course, such a honour to tell Captain Gopinath‘s story. A pioneer in a low-cost airline, who made the common man fly for a Rs 1 ticket. So, such an honour to tell his story. Soorarai Pottru is very special and I can’t ask for more. Such an honour and such a privilege to have won an award at the Melbourne Film Festival.”
The actor also tweeted, “[email protected] you made it very special for us with 2 awards! Thank you #SudhaKongara for making me Maara… and trusting @2D_ENTPVTLTD #SooraraiPottru team this is for you..!” and tagged the cast and crew of the acclaimed film.
[email protected] you made it very special for us with 2 awards! Thank you #SudhaKongara for making me Maara… and trustin… https://t.co/qn8JVW4Xgx
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) 1629458263000
Soorarai Pottru has also won the Best Film award at this noted film festival.