Though there is no official confirmation about the price for which Amazon Prime purchased the digital streaming rights of Suriya-starrer Soorari Pottru, industry grapevine has it that the leading OTT platform acquired the film for Rs 40 crore.
“After several rounds of negotiations, the deal was finally signed recently, following which an official announcement was made,” sources said. Produced by Suriya himself, the film is directed by Sudha Kongara.
Also starring Aparna Balamurali, the film is inspired by the story of Captain Gopinath who founded Air Deccan, India’s first low cost airline. The film will be released on October 30 and is likely to push many more big budget flicks to take the direct OTT route.
“The moment I heard the script from Director Sudha, I was sure it has to be told and I wanted to produce this film under 2D Entertainment. Essaying Capt. Gopinath’s character came to me as a challenge, but we are very proud of our final product. I am glad that audiences across the world will be able to watch Soorarai Pottru from their homes in these unprecendented times. This film is our labour of love and I am happy that it will now entertain the global audience,” Suriya said.
Sudha Kongara shared, “Directing Suriya is a joy. He was my first and last choice for the role of Capt. Gopinath.”
Co-producer Guneet Monga said, “Soorarai Pottru is a very special film in many ways. It is an Indian story with a global connect. It was fulfilling to see Suriya and Sudha adapt the story of Capt Gopinath so beautifully. We are excited to bring this journey of hope, love, friendship, and entrepreneurship in times like these and really hope that the audience enjoys this cinematic experience in the comfort of their homes on Amazon Prime Video.”