Actor Suriya-starrer Tamil film Soorarai Pottru has joined the Oscar race for this 12 months within the Greatest Actor, Greatest Actress, Greatest Director, and different classes.
The movie, directed by Sudha Kongara, additionally stars Aparna Balamurli and Paresh Rawal.
It noticed a direct-to-digital launch in November 2020 after a number of delays as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
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Co-producer Rajsekar Pandian introduced the information on Twitter
The movie’s co-producer Rajsekar Pandian introduced the information. He tweeted, “Joyful Republic Day! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS underneath Normal Class in Greatest Actor, Greatest Actress, Greatest Director, Greatest Authentic Rating and different classes! The movie has been made accessible within the Academy Screening Room at present (sic).”
You’ll be able to learn the tweet right here
Joyful Republic Day! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS underneath Normal Class in Greatest Actor, Greatest Actress, Greatest Director, Greatest Authentic Rating different classes! The movie has been made accessible within the Academy Screening Room at present 👍🏼👍🏼 @Suriya_offl #SudhaKongara @gvprakash @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/6Pgem7ZUSy
— Rajsekar Pandian (@rajsekarpandian) January 26, 2021
What’s the film all about?
Soorarai Pottru, translated as “Hail the Courageous,” is loosely based mostly on the lifetime of Captain Gopinath, who based the airline Air Deccan.
Suriya’s character Nedumaran Rajangam fulfills his dream of beginning a finances airline for folks from all courses.
It was additionally chosen as one of many Indian movies to be screened underneath the Greatest Overseas Movie class on the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
OTT to Oscars? How the Academy Awards modified
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy, which conducts the Oscars, has allowed motion pictures that premiered on streaming platforms to contend for Oscars in 2021, even when they’d skipped a theatrical launch.
Now, a movie must be made accessible on the Academy Screening Room member-only streaming website inside 60 days of its streaming or VOD launch, based on the Academy’s official web site.
‘Jallikattu’ one other Indian film contending in Oscars 2021
The film has been produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga, underneath their respective banners, 2D Leisure and Sikhya Leisure.
Curiously, Monga’s 2018 documentary Interval. Finish of Sentence. had gained the Academy Award for Greatest Documentary (Brief Topic).
On a associated be aware, the critically-acclaimed Malayalam movie Jallikattu has been selected as India’s official entry within the Greatest Worldwide Characteristic Movie class on the Oscars 2021.