Soorarai Pottru Review: Surya mesmerizes as Maara
Sudha Kongra is here with another promising film. Soorarai Pottru comes through as an epic picturizing of the book “Simply fly: A Deccan Odyssey” by G.R Gopinath based on his real-life events.
Actor Surya’s 2D Entertainment has co-produced the movie along with Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment.
With this OTT release, Surya and the team decided to make a big leap as this is the first big-budget film in Tamil to be released through this platform. The movie has been released on Amazon Prime on the 12th of November.
Though the film has been modified from the book to satisfy the cinematic cravings of the audience, the director hasn’t failed to make it look as real as it can, with the baselines being the same. A little comedy, romance and sentiment will stay in your heart even after the film.
Right from the start, the movie keeps you hooked and that’s what movies have to do to. It hasn’t let down the anticipation and the hype that it had accumulated after the release of the trailer.
The background score and the songs give a quick head start to the film.
After a gap of quite a few years, Surya has come back with a promising role in a promising story. The performance he has delivered is an absolute justification for the make of the character in the film.
All actors including the lead’s friends Vivek Prasanna and Krishnakumar Balasubramaniam stand by and make the flick worthwhile watching.
The director has sketched characters in a way that’ll never make you question their roles in the movie, say the lead’s mother supporting his dreams, the father that loved his son, or even other characters that appear along the way. They never go wrong in their parts. There’s no place for boredom throughout the movie and you’ll never feel the need to skip scenes or songs, as songs are steadfastly mesmerizing.
The lead Maara comes from a little town but builds big dreams after his father passes away. The man sets to make people fly around the country at unimaginable costs but faces several instances of denial and rejection, yet it never becomes a set back as he continues to go on and on with his ideas.
Paresh Rawal’s character is created as a corporate giant that rose from rags to riches but still has the “Rich shall remain rich and the poor shall continue to do so” mindset, and sets obstacles to Surya’s dream at every step. Though the character is just as equal to other villain roles in the Tamil film Industry, it matches with the theme of the film, because people from big places do provoke you at times when you’re trying to grow over them.
The romance and understanding between Maara and his wife Bommi/ Sundari played by Aparna Balamurali of the 8 Thotakkal is stunning, yet doesn’t make you cringe.
Overall the movie is worth the watch. Fly with Maara this Diwali. The movie will definitely be a blockbuster. Kudos to the director and Surya for carrying the movie the way it is.